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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Heritage Alliance

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 23 Pete Gallego Democratic 16%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 25%
TX State House 10 Jim Pitts Republican 70%
TX State House 23 Craig Eiland Democratic 20%
TX State House 25 Dennis Bonnen Republican 71%
TX State House 37 René Oliveira Democratic 7%
TX State House 42 Richard Raymond Democratic 17%
TX State House 46 Dawnna Dukes Democratic 10%
TX State House 49 Elliott Naishtat Democratic 10%
TX State House 53 Harvey Hilderbran Republican 78%
TX State House 60 Jim Keffer Republican 84%
TX State House 79 Joe Pickett Democratic 16%
TX State House 80 Tracy King Democratic 29%
TX State House 82 Thomas Craddick Republican 85%
TX State House 86 John Smithee Republican 70%
TX State House 90 Lon Burnam Democratic 11%
TX State House 109 Helen Giddings Democratic 10%
TX State House 111 Yvonne Davis Democratic 13%
TX State House 120 Ruth Jones McClendon Democratic 13%
TX State House 135 Gary Elkins Republican 89%
TX State House 139 Sylvester Turner Democratic 12%
TX State House 141 Senfronia Thompson Democratic 10%
TX State House 142 Harold Dutton, Jr. Democratic 16%
TX State House 147 Garnet Coleman Democratic 14%
TX State House 148 Jessica Farrar Democratic 11%
TX State Senate 12 Jane Gray Nelson Republican 84%
TX State Senate 13 Rodney Ellis Democratic 26%
TX State Senate 15 John Whitmire Democratic 34%
TX State Senate 16 John Carona Republican 59%
TX State Senate 20 Juan Hinojosa Democratic 14%
TX State Senate 21 Judith Zaffirini Democratic 34%
TX State Senate 23 Royce West Democratic 18%
TX State Senate 24 Troy Fraser Republican 68%
TX State Senate 26 Leticia Van de Putte Democratic 12%
TX State Senate 27 Eddie Lucio, Jr. Democratic 32%
TX Commissioner of Agriculture Todd Staples Republican 78%
TX Commissioner of the General Land Office Jerry Patterson Republican 53%
TX Mayor At-Large Miguel Wise 12%
TX Judge of the U.S. District Court Eastern Ron Clark 76%
TX Judge of the U.S. District Court Western Robert Junell 26%
Clyde Alexander 27%
Ray Allen 75%
Leo Alvarado, Jr. 10%
Ken Armbrister 38%
Kip Averitt 73%
Kevin Bailey 10%
Gonzalo Barrientos 5%
Teel Bivins 49%
Fred Bosse 16%
Kenneth Brimer 57%
J.E. Brown 47%
David Cain 40%
Bill Gene Carter 70%
Norma Chávez 12%
Warren Chisum 67%
Wayne Christian 82%
Robert Cook III 37%
Frank Corte, Jr. 87%
David Counts 35%
Joe Crabb 88%
Debra Danburg 12%
Diana Davila 18%
Mary Denny 72%
Joe Driver 70%
Robert Duncan 59%
Jim Dunnam 18%
Al Edwards 8%
Harryette Bushong Ehrhardt 13%
Charles Finnell 76%
Ismael Flores 14%
Mario Gallegos, Jr. 23%
Carolyn Galloway 82%
Michael Galloway 73%
Domingo Garcia 13%
Bob Glaze 20%
Toby Goodman 49%
Tony Goolsby 60%
Patricia Gray 16%
Sherri Greenberg 18%
Kent Grusendorf 90%
Roberto Gutierrez 14%
Pat Haggerty 48%
Peggy Hamric 83%
Chris Harris 55%
Will Ford Hartnett 92%
Judy Hawley 43%
Tom Haywood 63%
Talmadge Heflin 98%
Christine Hernandez 14%
Allen Ross Hightower, Jr. 14%
Paul Hilbert 72%
Fred Hill 84%
John Hirschi 20%
Scott Hochberg 14%
Terri Hodge 13%
Steve Holzheauser 73%
Jim Horn 87%
Charlie Howard 89%
Bob Hunter 77%
Suzanna Gratia Hupp 88%
Carl Isett 94%
Mike Jackson 80%
Kyle Janek 80%
Delwin Jones 60%
Jesse Jones 13%
Ted Kamel 59%
Terry Keel 65%
Mike Krusee 81%
Dan Kubiak 54%
Edmund Kuempel 73%
Glenn Lewis 18%
Ronald Lewis 21%
Jon Lindsay 56%
John Amos Longoria 13%
Gregory Luna 11%
Vilma Luna 12%
Jerry Madden 85%
Frank Madla, Jr. 30%
Glen Maxey 12%
Brian McCall 72%
Jim McReynolds 21%
Thomas Merritt 71%
Nancy Moffat 72%
Mike Moncrief 30%
Paul Moreno 6%
Anna Mowery 69%
Drew Nixon 55%
Joe Nixon 89%
Keith Oakley 22%
Steve Ogden 73%
Dora Olivo 11%
Sue Palmer 80%
L. P. Patterson 39%
Allen Place, Jr. 25%
Albert Price 10%
Robert Puente 16%
Bob Rabuck 80%
Tom Ramsay 42%
Irma Rangel 14%
Bill Ratliff 52%
Arthur Reyna 8%
Elvira Reyna 86%
Alec Rhodes 36%
Bill Roman 67%
Paul Sadler 17%
Gene Seaman 87%
Gilberto Serna 13%
Florence Shapiro 68%
Eliot Shapleigh 18%
John Shields 94%
David Sibley 51%
William Siebert 83%
Todd Smith 72%
Jim Solís 8%
Burt Solomons 65%
Mark Stiles 23%
David Swinford 64%
Robert Talton 92%
Barry Telford 19%
Dale Bryan Tillery 23%
Gerard Torres 17%
Carlos Truan 12%
Robert Turner 39%
D. R. Uher 46%
Gary Walker 70%
Earl Wentworth 48%
George West 80%
Tommy Williams 94%
Ric Williamson 59%
Ron Wilson 8%
Arlene Reid Wohlgemuth 92%
Steven Wolens 19%
Beverly Woolley 73%
Ken Yarbrough 16%
Zeb Zbranek 23%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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