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Rating Group: Heritage Alliance

2007 Positions on Conservative Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 33
TX U.S. House 23 Pete Gallego Democratic 31
TX U.S. House 33 Marc Veasey Democratic 28
TX State House 2 Dan Flynn Republican 85
TX State House 5 Bryan Hughes Republican 76
TX State House 8 Byron Cook Republican 84
TX State House 10 Jim Pitts Republican 79
TX State House 13 Lois Kolkhorst Republican 72
TX State House 16 Brandon Creighton Republican 78
TX State House 18 John Otto Republican 87
TX State House 21 Allan Ritter Republican 55
TX State House 22 Joe Deshotel Democratic 43
TX State House 23 Craig Eiland Democratic 34
TX State House 25 Dennis Bonnen Republican 81
TX State House 28 John Zerwas Republican 87
TX State House 30 Geanie Morrison Republican 82
TX State House 31 Ryan Guillén Democratic 48
TX State House 34 Abel Herrero Democratic 28
TX State House 37 René Oliveira Democratic 31
TX State House 38 Eddie Lucio III Democratic 36
TX State House 39 Armando Martinez Democratic 40
TX State House 42 Richard Raymond Democratic 42
TX State House 46 Dawnna Dukes Democratic 31
TX State House 48 Donna Howard Democratic 31
TX State House 49 Elliott Naishtat Democratic 24
TX State House 51 Eddie Rodríguez Democratic 24
TX State House 53 Harvey Hilderbran Republican 82
TX State House 54 Jimmie Don Aycock Republican 87
TX State House 56 Doc Anderson Republican 85
TX State House 58 Rob Orr Republican 91
TX State House 60 Jim Keffer Republican 84
TX State House 61 Phil King Republican 84
TX State House 62 Larry Phillips Republican 88
TX State House 63 Tan Parker Republican 90
TX State House 64 Myra Crownover Republican 84
TX State House 71 Susan King Republican 72
TX State House 72 Drew Darby Republican 79
TX State House 79 Joe Pickett Democratic 52
TX State House 80 Tracy King Democratic 40
TX State House 86 John Smithee Republican 79
TX State House 89 Jodie Laubenberg Republican 96
TX State House 90 Lon Burnam Democratic 15
TX State House 94 Diane Patrick Republican 82
TX State House 96 Bill Zedler Republican 91
TX State House 99 Charlie Geren Republican 61
TX State House 103 Rafael Anchía Democratic 27
TX State House 104 Roberto Alonzo Democratic 19
TX State House 105 Linda Harper-Brown Republican 94
TX State House 108 Daniel Branch Republican 69
TX State House 109 Helen Giddings Democratic 31
TX State House 111 Yvonne Davis Democratic 19
TX State House 116 Trey Martinez Fischer Democratic 33
TX State House 118 Joe Farias Democratic 33
TX State House 120 Ruth Jones McClendon Democratic 33
TX State House 121 Joe Straus Republican 52
TX State House 123 Michael Villarreal Democratic 30
TX State House 124 José Menéndez Democratic 37
TX State House 126 Patricia Harless Republican 75
TX State House 128 Wayne Smith Republican 90
TX State House 129 John Davis Republican 81
TX State House 131 Alma Allen Democratic 22
TX State House 132 Bill Callegari Republican 84
TX State House 133 Jim Murphy Republican 87
TX State House 135 Gary Elkins Republican 81
TX State House 138 Dwayne Bohac Republican 84
TX State House 139 Sylvester Turner Democratic 39
TX State House 141 Senfronia Thompson Democratic 21
TX State House 142 Harold Dutton, Jr. Democratic 24
TX State House 143 Ana Hernandez Luna Democratic 22
TX State House 146 Borris Miles Democratic 24
TX State House 147 Garnet Coleman Democratic 21
TX State House 148 Jessica Farrar Democratic 18
TX State House 149 Hubert Vo Democratic 33
TX State House 150 Debbie Riddle Republican 94
TX State Senate 1 Kevin Eltife Republican 70
TX State Senate 2 Bob Deuell Republican 72
TX State Senate 3 Robert Nichols Republican 79
TX State Senate 7 Dan Patrick Republican 77
TX State Senate 8 Ken Paxton, Jr. Republican 91
TX State Senate 9 Kelly Hancock Republican 90
TX State Senate 12 Jane Gray Nelson Republican 72
TX State Senate 13 Rodney Ellis Democratic 45
TX State Senate 14 Kirk Watson Democratic 45
TX State Senate 15 John Whitmire Democratic 47
TX State Senate 16 John Carona Republican 70
TX State Senate 18 Glenn Hegar, Jr. Republican 72
TX State Senate 19 Carlos Uresti Democratic 47
TX State Senate 20 Juan Hinojosa Democratic 51
TX State Senate 21 Judith Zaffirini Democratic 43
TX State Senate 23 Royce West Democratic 47
TX State Senate 24 Troy Fraser Republican 77
TX State Senate 26 Leticia Van de Putte Democratic 43
TX State Senate 27 Eddie Lucio, Jr. Democratic 62
TX State Senate 28 Robert Duncan Republican 66
TX State Senate 30 Craig Estes Republican 68
TX State Senate 31 Kel Seliger Republican 64
TX Council Member C Ellen Cohen No Party Affiliation 27
Kip Averitt 72
Kevin Bailey 37
Leo Berman 88
Valinda Bolton 31
Kenneth Brimer 72
Betty Brown 94
Fred Brown 84
Norma Chávez 36
Warren Chisum 88
Wayne Christian 90
Robert Cook III 54
Frank Corte, Jr. 85
Joe Crabb 94
Dianne White Delisi 87
Joe Driver 79
Jim Dunnam 28
Rob Eissler 90
Kirk England 64
Juan Manuel Escobar 30
David Farabee 58
Ismael Flores 28
Stephen Frost 42
Mario Gallegos, Jr. 42
Juan Garcia III 33
Dan Gattis 64
Veronica Gonzales 30
Yvonne González Toureilles 30
Tony Goolsby 70
Pat Haggerty 75
Mike Hamilton 70
Rick Hardcastle 82
Chris Harris 74
Will Ford Hartnett 85
Joe Heflin 58
Paula Hightower-Pierson 24
Fred Hill 78
Scott Hochberg 30
Terri Hodge 30
Mark Homer 52
Chuck Hopson 52
Charlie Howard 93
Carl Isett 87
Jim Jackson 82
Mike Jackson 68
Kyle Janek 74
Delwin Jones 55
Mike Krusee 76
Edmund Kuempel 81
Thomas Latham 76
David McQuade Leibowitz 28
Nathan Macias 91
Jerry Madden 82
Barbara Mallory Caraway 25
Brian McCall 66
Jim McReynolds 54
Thomas Merritt 66
Sid Miller 82
Paul Moreno 3
Anna Mowery 51
Rick Noriega 36
Mike O'Day 81
Steve Ogden 51
Dora Olivo 33
Solomon Ortiz, Jr. 28
Aaron Pena, Jr. 48
Robert Puente 37
Chente Quintanilla 45
Patrick Rose 45
Florence Shapiro 72
Eliot Shapleigh 40
Todd Smith 81
Burt Solomons 85
Mark Strama 34
David Swinford 85
Robert Talton 85
Larry Taylor 90
Vicki Truitt 87
Corbin Van Arsdale 85
Allen Vaught 33
Earl Wentworth 49
George West 84
Tommy Williams 72
Beverly Woolley 82

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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