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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Paychecks Hawaii (Small Business Hawaii)

2008 Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 3
HI Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui Democratic 3
HI State House 2 Clifton Tsuji Democratic 4
HI State House 4 Faye Hanohano Democratic 4
HI State House 7 Cynthia FW Evans Democratic 4
HI State House 8 Joseph Souki, Jr. Democratic 4
HI State House 10 Angus McKelvey Democratic 3
HI State House 12 Kyle Yamashita Democratic 4
HI State House 13 Mele Carroll Democratic 4
HI State House 15 James Tokioka Democratic 4
HI State House 17 Gene Ward Republican 1
HI State House 20 Calvin Say Democratic 4
HI State House 21 Scott Nishimoto Democratic 4
HI State House 22 Thomas Brower Democratic 4
HI State House 24 Della Belatti Democratic 3
HI State House 25 Sylvia Luke Democratic 3
HI State House 26 Scott Saiki Democratic 4
HI State House 28 John Mizuno Democratic 4
HI State House 29 Karl Rhoads Democratic 4
HI State House 33 K. Mark Takai Democratic 4
HI State House 35 Roy Takumi Democratic 5
HI State House 37 Ryan Yamane Democratic 4
HI State House 41 Rida Cabanilla Democratic 3
HI State House 42 Sharon Har Democratic 4
HI State House 43 Karen Awana Democratic 4
HI State House 46 Marcus Oshiro Democratic 5
HI State House 49 Ken Ito Democratic 3
HI State House 50 Cynthia Thielen Republican 2
HI State Senate 3 Josh Green Democratic 3
HI State Senate 6 Roz Baker Democratic 5
HI State Senate 7 Kalani English Democratic 5
HI State Senate 9 Sam Slom Republican 1
HI State Senate 10 Les Ihara, Jr. Democratic 3
HI State Senate 11 Brian Taniguchi Democratic 5
HI State Senate 13 Suzanne Chun Oakland Democratic 3
HI State Senate 14 Donna Kim Democratic 3
HI State Senate 15 Glenn Wakai Democratic 4
HI State Senate 16 David Ige Democratic 3
HI State Senate 17 Clarence Nishihara Democratic 3
HI State Senate 19 William Espero Democratic 3
HI State Senate 20 Mike Gabbard Democratic 3
HI State Senate 21 Maile Shimabukuro Democratic 4
HI State Senate 23 Clayton Hee Democratic 5
HI State Senate 24 Jill Tokuda Democratic 4
HI Chair of Public Utilities Commission Hermina Morita Democratic 5
HI Chairman of the Department of Agriculture Russell Kokubun Democratic 5
HI Director of Labor and Industrial Relations Dwight Takamine Democratic 5
HI Council Member 6 Carol Fukunaga Democratic 3
HI Council Member 7 Joey Manahan Democratic 4
Lyla Berg 5
Joe Bertram III 4
Robert Bunda 3
Kirk Caldwell 5
Jerry Chang 4
Corinne Ching 2
Pono Chong 4
Lynn Finnegan 1
Frederick Hemmings, Jr. 2
Robert Herkes 3
Gary Hooser 5
Lorraine Inouye 3
Jon Karamatsu 4
Marilyn Lee 5
Michael Magaoay 5
Barbara Marumoto 2
Ronnie Menor 4
Colleen Meyer 1
Robert Nakasone 4
Blake Oshiro 4
Kymberly Pine 1
Roland Sagum III 4
Norman Sakamoto 4
Alex Sonson 4
Gordon Trimble 1
Thomas Waters 5
Paul Whalen 3

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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