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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Paychecks Hawaii (Small Business Hawaii)

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 0%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 25%
HI Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui Democratic 50%
HI State House 2 Clifton Tsuji Democratic 50%
HI State House 7 Cindy Evans Democratic 25%
HI State House 8 Joseph Souki, Jr. Democratic 0%
HI State House 12 Kyle Yamashita Democratic 50%
HI State House 13 Mele Carroll Democratic 25%
HI State House 20 Calvin Say Democratic 25%
HI State House 21 Scott Nishimoto 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 37 Ryan Yamane Democratic 50%
HI State House 41 Rida Cabanilla Democratic 25%
HI State House 46 Marcus Oshiro Democratic 0%
HI State House 49 Ken Ito Democratic 25%
HI State House 50 Cynthia Thielen Republican 75%
HI State Senate 3 Josh Green Democratic 50%
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 25%
HI State Senate 11 Brian Taniguchi Democratic 25%
HI State Senate 13 Suzanne Chun Oakland Democratic 25%
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 17 Clarence Nishihara Democratic 50%
HI State Senate 19 William Espero Democratic 0%
HI State Senate 21 Maile Shimabukuro Democratic 25%
HI State Senate 23 Clayton Hee Democratic 0%
HI Chair of Public Utilities Commission Hermina Morita Democratic 0%
HI Chairman of the Department of Agriculture Russell Kokubun Democratic 25%
HI Director of Labor and Industrial Relations Dwight Takamine Democratic 0%
HI Council Member 6 Carol Fukunaga Democratic 25%
Jun Abinsay 25%
Dennis Arakaki 0%
Lyla Berg 25%
Robert Bunda 0%
Kirk Caldwell 0%
Jerry Chang 25%
Corinne Ching 50%
Pono Chong 50%
Lynn Finnegan 100%
Galen Fox 50%
Heléne Hale 25%
Chris Halford 50%
Frederick Hemmings, Jr. 100%
Robert Herkes 25%
Kenneth Hiraki 25%
Bob Hogue 100%
Gary Hooser 0%
Lorraine Inouye 25%
Michael Kahikina 0%
Brian Kanno 0%
Ezra Kanoho 25%
Jon Karamatsu 25%
Bertha Kawakami 25%
Marilyn Lee 0%
Michael Magaoay 25%
Barbara Marumoto 75%
Ronnie Menor 25%
Colleen Meyer 100%
Mark Moses 75%
Robert Nakasone 25%
Blake Oshiro 0%
Kymberly Pine 75%
Norman Sakamoto 0%
Alex Sonson 25%
William Stonebraker 100%
Kameo Tanaka 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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