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Charles 'Charlie' W. Dent

Charles 'Charlie' W. Dent's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Full Name: Charles 'Charlie' W. Dent
Current Office: U.S. House - District 15, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2004
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 15
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014

Health and Health Care

2014 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2014 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (June 4, 2014) 75%
2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured January 9, 2014 (reflect past 6 years' voting record) 50%
2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions (June 27, 2014) 38%
2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 43%
2013-2014 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 0%
2013 American Public Health Association - Positions 50%
2013 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 62%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 62%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 66%
2013 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured February, 2013 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 50%
2012 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 25%
2012 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured June, 2012 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 50%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 4%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 71%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 71%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 100%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 60%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2011 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 33%
2011 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 American Nurses Association - Positions 0%
2011 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2011 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 0%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 57%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 0%
2010 American Public Health Association - Positions 40%
2010 National Association of Social Workers - House of Representatives Score 0%
2010 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 57%
2009-2010 Alzheimer's Impact Movement - Positions 33%
2009-2010 American Hospital Association - Positions 100%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 88%
2009-2010 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 50%
2009-2010 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - House of Representatives Score 100%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 66%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 13%
2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 33%
2009 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions on AIDS Drug Assistance 35%
2009 American Nurses Association - Positions 0%
2009 American Public Health Association - Positions 44%
2009 American Society for Radiation Oncology - Positions 0%
2009 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 55%
2009 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 44%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 50%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 16%
2008 Academy of General Dentistry - Positions 100%
2008 American Public Health Association - Positions 78%
2008 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 40%
2008 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 80%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 83%
2008 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - U.S. House Score 66%
2007-2008 American Hospital Association - Positions 86%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 87%
2007-2008 National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors) - Positions 80%
2007-2008 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 14%
2007-2008 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 66
2007-2008 The American Geriatrics Society - Elderly Health Advocacy Score B-
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 44%
2007 Academy of General Dentistry - Positions (House Only) 100%
2007 Alliance For Headache Disorders Advocacy - Positions 100%
2007 American Academy of Family Physicians - Positions 100%
2007 American Public Health Association - Positions 64%
2007 American Society for Radiation Oncology - Positions 50%
2007 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 40%
2007 Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - Positions 100
2007 League of Women Voters - Children's Health Issues Score 100%
2007 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 100%
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 57%
2007 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 100%
2006 American Public Health Association - Positions 0%
2006 National Association of Social Workers - Positions on Professional Advocacy 60
2006 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 67%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 33%
2005-2006 AIDS United - Positions 0%
2005-2006 American Academy of Emergency Medicine - Positions 50%
2005-2006 American Hospital Association - Positions 89%
2005-2006 American Nurses Association - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors) - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 75%
2005-2006 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 28%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 27%
2005-2006 National Rural Health Association - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 93%
2005-2006 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 16%
2005 American Public Health Association - Positions 12%
2005 Parkinsons Action Network - Positions 100%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 6%
2005 The American College of Physicians - Positions 100%

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