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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Paychecks Hawaii (Small Business Hawaii)

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 0%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 50%
HI Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui Democratic 50%
HI State House 7 Cindy Evans Democratic 50%
HI State House 8 Joseph Souki, Jr. Democratic 0%
HI State House 20 Calvin Say Democratic 0%
HI State House 21 Scott Nishimoto Democratic 50%
HI State House 25 Sylvia Luke Democratic 25%
HI State House 26 Scott Saiki Democratic 0%
HI State House 33 K. Mark Takai Democratic 25%
HI State House 35 Roy Takumi Democratic 0%
HI State House 46 Marcus Oshiro Democratic 0%
HI State House 49 Ken Ito Democratic 25%
HI State House 50 Cynthia Thielen Republican 100%
HI State Senate 6 Roz Baker Democratic 0%
HI State Senate 7 Kalani English Democratic 25%
HI State Senate 9 Sam Slom Republican 100%
HI State Senate 10 Les Ihara, Jr. Democratic 50%
HI State Senate 11 Brian Taniguchi Democratic 25%
HI State Senate 13 Suzanne Chun Oakland Democratic 50%
HI State Senate 14 Donna Kim Democratic 25%
HI State Senate 15 Glenn Wakai Democratic 50%
HI State Senate 16 David Ige Democratic 75%
HI State Senate 19 William Espero Democratic 25%
HI State Senate 21 Maile Shimabukuro Democratic 50%
HI Chair of Public Utilities Commission Hermina Morita Democratic 0%
HI Chairman of the Department of Agriculture Russell Kokubun Democratic 50%
HI Director of Labor and Industrial Relations Dwight Takamine Democratic 0%
HI Council Member 6 Carol Fukunaga Democratic 50%
Jun Abinsay 25%
Melodie Williams Aduja 50%
Dennis Arakaki 0%
Brian Blundell 75%
Kika Bukoski 75%
Robert Bunda 25%
Kirk Caldwell 25%
Jerry Chang 50%
Corinne Ching 75%
Lynn Finnegan 75%
Galen Fox 100%
Heléne Hale 25%
Chris Halford 75%
Eric Hamakawa 0%
Frederick Hemmings, Jr. 100%
Robert Herkes 50%
Kenneth Hiraki 0%
Bob Hogue 100%
Gary Hooser 0%
Lorraine Inouye 25%
Mark Jernigan 75%
Michael Kahikina 0%
Solomon Kaho'ohalahala 25%
Brian Kanno 25%
Ezra Kanoho 25%
Jon Karamatsu 50%
Bertha Kawakami 25%
Calvin Kazuo Kawamoto 50%
Marilyn Lee 25%
Bertha F.K. Leong 75%
Michael Magaoay 25%
Barbara Marumoto 100%
Ronnie Menor 25%
Colleen Meyer 100%
Romeo Mindo 25%
Mark Moses 100%
Robert Nakasone 50%
Guy Po'olanui Ontai 100%
Blake Oshiro 0%
David Pendleton 75%
Norman Sakamoto 25%
Alex Sonson 50%
William Stonebraker 100%
Tulsi Gabbard Tamayo 50%
Gordon Trimble 100%
Thomas Waters 25%
Paul Whalen 75%

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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