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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Paychecks Hawaii (Smart Business Hawaii)

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 25%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 75%
HI State House 8 Joseph Souki, Jr. Democratic 25%
HI State House 20 Calvin Say Democratic 25%
HI State House 25 Sylvia Luke Democratic 25%
HI State House 26 Scott Saiki Democratic 25%
HI State House 33 K. Mark Takai Democratic 25%
HI State House 35 Roy Takumi Democratic 0%
HI State House 40 Bob McDermott Republican 75%
HI State House 46 Marcus Oshiro Democratic 25%
HI State House 49 Ken Ito Democratic 25%
HI State House 50 Cynthia Thielen Republican 75%
HI State Senate 7 Kalani English Democratic 75%
HI State Senate 9 Sam Slom Republican 100%
HI State Senate 10 Les Ihara, Jr. Democratic 50%
HI State Senate 11 Brian Taniguchi Democratic 50%
HI State Senate 13 Suzanne Chun Oakland Democratic 50%
HI State Senate 14 Donna Kim Democratic 75%
HI State Senate 16 David Ige Democratic 75%
HI State Senate 19 William Espero Democratic 25%
HI Chair of Public Utilities Commission Hermina Morita Democratic 25%
HI Chairman of the Department of Agriculture Russell Kokubun Democratic 50%
HI Director of Labor and Industrial Relations Dwight Takamine Democratic 25%
HI Council Member 6 Carol Fukunaga Democratic 50%
HI Council Member 9 Nestor Garcia 50%
Jun Abinsay 50%
Lei Ahu Isa 75%
Dennis Arakaki 25%
Emily Daniel Auwae 75%
Jan Buen 75%
Kika Bukoski 75%
Robert Bunda 75%
Ben Cabreros 50%
Edward Case 100%
Jerry Chang 50%
Avery Chumbley 75%
Jonathan, Chun 50%
Ron Davis 75%
Charles Djou 100%
Galen Fox 100%
Joe Gomes 100%
Heléne Hale 50%
Chris Halford 75%
Eric Hamakawa 25%
Frederick Hemmings, Jr. 100%
Kenneth Hiraki 25%
Bob Hogue 100%
Lorraine Inouye 50%
Mindy Jaffe 75%
Michael Kahikina 25%
Brian Kanno 25%
Ezra Kanoho 50%
Bertha Kawakami 25%
Calvin Kazuo Kawamoto 25%
Marilyn Lee 25%
Bertha F.K. Leong 75%
Michael Magaoay 75%
Barbara Marumoto 100%
Matthew Matsunaga 50%
David Matsuura 50%
Ronnie Menor 50%
Colleen Meyer 100%
Mark Moses 100%
Robert Nakasone 25%
Bob Nakata 25%
Guy Po'olanui Ontai 100%
Blake Oshiro 25%
David Pendleton 75%
Jim Rath 100%
Norman Sakamoto 75%
William Stonebraker 75%
Nathan Suzuki 75%
Rod Tam 50%
Paul Whalen 100%
Noboru Yonamine 25%
Terry Nui Yoshinaga 25%

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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