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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Paychecks Hawaii (Smart Business Hawaii)

2002 Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 5
HI U.S. House 1 Mark Takai Democratic 3
HI Governor David Ige Democratic 3
HI State House 8 Joseph Souki, Jr. Democratic 5
HI State House 20 Calvin Say Democratic 5
HI State House 25 Sylvia Luke Democratic 4
HI State House 26 Scott Saiki Democratic 4
HI State House 35 Roy Takumi Democratic 5
HI State House 40 Bob McDermott Republican 3
HI State House 46 Marcus Oshiro Democratic 5
HI State House 49 Ken Ito Democratic 4
HI State House 50 Cynthia Thielen Republican 2
HI State Senate 4 Lorraine Inouye Democratic 4
HI State Senate 7 Kalani English Democratic 3
HI State Senate 9 Sam Slom Republican 1
HI State Senate 10 Les Ihara, Jr. Democratic 4
HI State Senate 11 Brian Taniguchi Democratic 3
HI State Senate 13 Suzanne Chun Oakland Democratic 4
HI State Senate 14 Donna Kim Democratic 3
HI State Senate 19 Will Espero Democratic 5
HI Trustee, Office of Hawaiian Affairs At-Large Leina'ala Ahu Isa 2
HI Council Member 6 Carol Fukunaga 4
HI Council Member 6 Carol Fukunaga Democratic 4
HI Council Member 9 Ron Menor 5
Jun Abinsay 4
Dennis Arakaki 5
Emily Daniel Auwae 3
Jan Buen 3
Kika Bukoski 1
Robert Bunda 3
Ben Cabreros 5
Edward Case 3
Jerry Chang 3
Avery Chumbley 3
Jonathan, Chun 3
Ron Davis 3
Charles Djou 1
Galen Fox 1
Nestor Garcia 5
Joe Gomes 1
Heléne Hale 4
Chris Halford 2
Eric Hamakawa 4
Colleen Hanabusa 3
Frederick Hemmings, Jr. 1
Kenneth Hiraki 5
Bob Hogue 1
Mindy Jaffe 1
Michael Kahikina 5
Brian Kanno 4
Ezra Kanoho 5
Bertha Kawakami 4
Calvin Kazuo Kawamoto 3
Russell Kokubun 4
Marilyn Lee 5
Bertha F.K. Leong 3
Michael Magaoay 4
Barbara Marumoto 1
Matthew Matsunaga 4
David Matsuura 4
Colleen Meyer 1
Hermina Morita 5
Mark Moses 1
Robert Nakasone 4
Bob Nakata 5
Guy Po'olanui Ontai 1
Blake Oshiro 4
David Pendleton 3
Jim Rath 2
Norman Sakamoto 3
William Stonebraker 1
Nathan Suzuki 4
Dwight Takamine 5
Rod Tam 4
Paul Whalen 2
Noboru Yonamine 5
Terry Nui Yoshinaga 5

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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