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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Paychecks Hawaii (Smart Business Hawaii)

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 80%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 60%
HI Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui Democratic 60%
HI State House 2 Clifton Tsuji Democratic 60%
HI State House 7 Cindy Evans Democratic 80%
HI State House 8 Joseph Souki, Jr. Democratic 80%
HI State House 12 Kyle Yamashita Democratic 60%
HI State House 13 Mele Carroll Democratic 80%
HI State House 20 Calvin Say Democratic 100%
HI State House 21 Scott Nishimoto Democratic 80%
HI State House 25 Sylvia Luke Democratic 60%
HI State House 26 Scott Saiki Democratic 80%
HI State House 33 K. Mark Takai Democratic 80%
HI State House 35 Roy Takumi Democratic 100%
HI State House 37 Ryan Yamane Democratic 60%
HI State House 41 Rida Cabanilla Democratic 80%
HI State House 46 Marcus Oshiro Democratic 100%
HI State House 49 Ken Ito Democratic 60%
HI State House 50 Cynthia Thielen Republican 40%
HI State Senate 3 Josh Green Democratic 60%
HI State Senate 6 Roz Baker Democratic 100%
HI State Senate 7 Kalani English Democratic 80%
HI State Senate 9 Sam Slom Republican 20%
HI State Senate 10 Les Ihara, Jr. Democratic 60%
HI State Senate 11 Brian Taniguchi Democratic 80%
HI State Senate 13 Suzanne Chun Oakland Democratic 80%
HI State Senate 14 Donna Kim Democratic 60%
HI State Senate 15 Glenn Wakai Democratic 60%
HI State Senate 16 David Ige Democratic 40%
HI State Senate 17 Clarence Nishihara Democratic 40%
HI State Senate 19 William Espero Democratic 80%
HI State Senate 21 Maile Shimabukuro Democratic 80%
HI State Senate 23 Clayton Hee Democratic 80%
HI Chair of Public Utilities Commission Hermina Morita Democratic 80%
HI Chairman of the Department of Agriculture Russell Kokubun Democratic 60%
HI Director of Labor and Industrial Relations Dwight Takamine Democratic 100%
HI Council Member 6 Carol Fukunaga Democratic 60%
Jun Abinsay 60%
Dennis Arakaki 80%
Lyla Berg 80%
Robert Bunda 80%
Kirk Caldwell 80%
Jerry Chang 80%
Corinne Ching 60%
Pono Chong 60%
Lynn Finnegan 20%
Heléne Hale 60%
Chris Halford 40%
Beverly Harbin 60%
Frederick Hemmings, Jr. 40%
Robert Herkes 60%
Bob Hogue 20%
Gary Hooser 80%
Lorraine Inouye 80%
Michael Kahikina 80%
Brian Kanno 100%
Ezra Kanoho 80%
Jon Karamatsu 80%
Bertha Kawakami 80%
Marilyn Lee 80%
Michael Magaoay 80%
Barbara Marumoto 20%
Ronnie Menor 100%
Colleen Meyer 20%
Mark Moses 20%
Robert Nakasone 80%
Blake Oshiro 100%
Kymberly Pine 40%
Norman Sakamoto 80%
Alex Sonson 60%
Anne Stevens 40%
William Stonebraker 60%
Kameo Tanaka 60%
Gordon Trimble 20%
Thomas Waters 80%
Paul Whalen 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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