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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Heritage Alliance

1995 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 23 Pete Gallego Democratic 37%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 48%
TX State House 10 Jim Pitts Republican 90%
TX State House 23 Craig Eiland Democratic 56%
TX State House 37 René Oliveira Democratic 29%
TX State House 46 Dawnna Dukes Democratic 13%
TX State House 49 Elliott Naishtat Democratic 21%
TX State House 53 Harvey Hilderbran Republican 86%
TX State House 79 Joe Pickett Democratic 33%
TX State House 80 Tracy King Democratic 51%
TX State House 82 Thomas Craddick Republican 93%
TX State House 86 John Smithee Republican 65%
TX State House 109 Helen Giddings Democratic 21%
TX State House 111 Yvonne Davis Democratic 14%
TX State House 135 Gary Elkins Republican 99%
TX State House 139 Sylvester Turner Democratic 10%
TX State House 141 Senfronia Thompson Democratic 20%
TX State House 142 Harold Dutton, Jr. Democratic 16%
TX State House 147 Garnet Coleman Democratic 26%
TX State House 148 Jessica Farrar Democratic 13%
TX State Senate 12 Jane Gray Nelson Republican 95%
TX State Senate 13 Rodney Ellis Democratic 44%
TX State Senate 15 John Whitmire Democratic 61%
TX State Senate 16 John Carona Republican 83%
TX State Senate 21 Judith Zaffirini Democratic 57%
TX State Senate 23 Royce West Democratic 46%
TX State Senate 26 Leticia Van de Putte Democratic 30%
TX State Senate 27 Eddie Lucio, Jr. Democratic 58%
TX State Senate 28 Robert Duncan Republican 89%
TX Commissioner of Agriculture Todd Staples Republican 95%
TX Judge of the U.S. District Court Western Robert Junell 58%
Clyde Alexander 66%
Ray Allen 90%
Leo Alvarado, Jr. 23%
Ken Armbrister 72%
Kip Averitt 95%
Kevin Bailey 28%
Gonzalo Barrientos 35%
Teel Bivins 88%
Fred Bosse 43%
Kenneth Brimer 86%
J.E. Brown 86%
David Cain 67%
Bill Gene Carter 89%
Warren Chisum 98%
Frank Corte, Jr. 98%
David Counts 63%
Joe Crabb 98%
Debra Danburg 34%
Dianne White Delisi 88%
Mary Denny 97%
Joe Driver 88%
Jim Dunnam 16%
Al Edwards 15%
Harryette Bushong Ehrhardt 16%
Mario Gallegos, Jr. 41%
Bob Glaze 49%
Toby Goodman 78%
Tony Goolsby 85%
Patricia Gray 33%
Sherri Greenberg 31%
Kent Grusendorf 90%
Roberto Gutierrez 34%
Pat Haggerty 84%
Peggy Hamric 89%
Chris Harris 87%
Will Ford Hartnett 91%
Judy Hawley 58%
Tom Haywood 91%
Talmadge Heflin 98%
Paul Hilbert 88%
Fred Hill 81%
Scott Hochberg 35%
Charlie Howard 99%
Bob Hunter 93%
Mike Jackson 91%
Kyle Janek 91%
Delwin Jones 55%
Jesse Jones 14%
Mike Krusee 96%
Edmund Kuempel 94%
Glenn Lewis 24%
Ronald Lewis 66%
John Amos Longoria 11%
Vilma Luna 16%
Jerry Madden 96%
Frank Madla, Jr. 56%
Glen Maxey 11%
Brian McCall 74%
Mike Moncrief 66%
Paul Moreno 11%
Anna Mowery 84%
Drew Nixon 88%
Joe Nixon 90%
Steve Ogden 85%
Robert Puente 23%
Tom Ramsay 78%
Irma Rangel 14%
Bill Ratliff 87%
Elvira Reyna 91%
Paul Sadler 41%
Florence Shapiro 91%
John Shields 98%
David Sibley 97%
William Siebert 94%
Burt Solomons 89%
David Swinford 94%
Robert Talton 95%
Barry Telford 61%
Dale Bryan Tillery 33%
Carlos Truan 37%
Robert Turner 80%
D. R. Uher 49%
Gary Walker 91%
Earl Wentworth 76%
George West 89%
Ron Wilson 40%
Arlene Reid Wohlgemuth 96%
Steven Wolens 51%
Beverly Woolley 94%
Ken Yarbrough 44%
Zeb Zbranek 40%

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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