Rating Group: Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI)

2006 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office Name Party Rating
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 100
LA U.S. House-2 Cedric Richmond D 26
LA Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne, Jr. R 79
LA State House-2 Roy Burrell D 37
LA State House-13 James Fannin D 89
LA State House-29 Regina Barrow D 40
LA State House-35 Brett Geymann R 85
LA State House-36 Charles Kleckley R 85
LA State House-41 Mickey Guillory D 75
LA State House-45 Joel Robideaux R 87
LA State House-52 Gordon Dove, Sr. R 83
LA State House-59 Eddie Lambert R 93
LA State House-60 Karen St Germain D 54
LA State House-66 Hunter Greene R 96
LA State House-75 Harold Ritchie D 63
LA State House-89 Tim Burns R 68
LA State House-100 Austin Badon, Jr. D 31
LA State House-102 Jeffery Arnold D 35
LA State Senate-1 A. Crowe, Jr. R 83
LA State Senate-3 Jean-Paul Morrell D 28
LA State Senate-4 Edwin Murray D 23
LA State Senate-5 Karen Peterson D 29
LA State Senate-6 Bodi White, Jr. R 96
LA State Senate-8 John Alario, Jr. R 69
LA State Senate-10 Daniel Martiny R 79
LA State Senate-12 Ben Nevers, Sr. D 33
LA State Senate-13 Dale Erdey R 89
LA State Senate-14 Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb D 35
LA State Senate-15 Sharon Broome D 32
LA State Senate-18 Jody Amedee R 53
LA State Senate-19 Gary Smith, Jr. D 63
LA State Senate-25 Dan Morrish R 85
LA State Senate-27 Ronnie Johns R 85
LA State Senate-28 Eric LaFleur D 51
LA State Senate-29 Richard Gallot, Jr. D 35
LA State Senate-30 John Smith R 86
LA State Senate-33 Michael Walsworth R 100
LA State Senate-34 Francis Thompson D 52
LA State Senate-35 Robert Kostelka R 83
LA State Senate-36 Robert Adley R 76
LA State Senate-38 Sherri Buffington R 62
LA Secretary of State Tom Schedler, Jr. R 74
LA Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Michael Strain R 85
Ernest Alexander 96
Glenn Ansardi 52
Diana Bajoie 27
Damon Baldone 57
Robert Barham 92
Clara Baudoin 50
Ernest Baylor, Jr. 28
Gary Beard 100
Walter Boasso 77
Shirley Bowler 89
Beverly Gourdon Bruce 50
Emile Bruneau 90
James Cain 53
Robert Carter 56
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 60
Joel Chaisson II 49
Billy Chandler 77
Carl Crane 98
Donald Cravins, Jr. 21
Donald Cravins, Sr. 67
Israel Curtis 27
N. J. Damico 79
William Daniel IV 89
Carla Dartez 49
Charles DeWitt, Jr. 52
Jean Doerge 72
Hollis Downs 70
Ann Duplessis 49
Reggie Dupre, Jr. 47
Sydnie Mae Durand 65
Noble Ellington 63
Rick Farrar 65
Robert Faucheux, Jr. 87
Cleo Fields 25
Heulette Fontenot 85
Mickey Frith 74
Butch Gautreaux 29
Nick Gautreaux 41
Cedric Bradford Glover 66
Cheryl Gray Evans 26
Elcie Guillory 46
Bryan Hammett 43
Terrell Harris 30
Alexander Heaton 50
Troy Hebert 50
Francis Heitmeier 43
Herman Ray Hill 54
Donald Hines 31
Ken Hollis 61
Avon Honey 28
Roy Hopkins 56
Willie Hunter, Jr. 28
Nita Hutter 66
Lydia Jackson 18
Michael Jackson 60
Jalila Jefferson-Bullock 18
Charles Jones 17
Kay Katz 93
Donald Kennard 80
Lelon Kenney 61
John LaBruzzo, Jr. 88
Juan LaFonta 28
Charles Lancaster, Jr. 73
Arthur Lentini 66
Max Malone 98
Robert Marionneaux, Jr. 43
Charles McDonald 81
Joe McPherson 24
Thomas McVea 65
Michael Michot 88
Billy Montgomery 76
Willie Mount 44
Kenneth Odinet, Sr. 40
Wilfred Pierre 48
Gillis Pinac 48
Loulan Pitre, Jr. 76
Henry Powell 81
Michael Powell 96
Roy Quezaire, Jr. 31
Julie Quinn 86
Craig Romero 73
Errol Romero 50
Joe Salter 40
Matthew Schneider III 96
Derrick Shepherd 40
M. J. Smiley, Jr. 96
Jack Smith 46
Jane Smith 92
Kenneth Smith 74
Charmaine Stiaes 26
Gerald Theunissen 81
Joseph Toomy 70
Thomas Townsend 46
Donald Trahan 89
Warren Triche, Jr. 54
Jim Tucker 89
J. Chris Ullo 58
Wayne Waddell 92
Monica Walker 38
Diane Winston 88
Ernest Wooton 65

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