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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Hawaii State AFL-CIO

2005 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 86%
HI U.S. House 1 Mark Takai Democratic 100%
HI Governor David Ige Democratic 60%
HI Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui Democratic 100%
HI State House 2 Clifton Tsuji Democratic 100%
HI State House 7 Cindy Evans Democratic 71%
HI State House 8 Joseph Souki, Jr. Democratic 100%
HI State House 12 Kyle Yamashita Democratic 100%
HI State House 20 Calvin Say Democratic 100%
HI State House 21 Scott Nishimoto Democratic 100%
HI State House 25 Sylvia Luke Democratic 100%
HI State House 26 Scott Saiki Democratic 100%
HI State House 35 Roy Takumi Democratic 100%
HI State House 37 Ryan Yamane Democratic 100%
HI State House 46 Marcus Oshiro Democratic 100%
HI State House 49 Ken Ito Democratic 100%
HI State House 50 Cynthia Thielen Republican 29%
HI State Senate 3 Josh Green Democratic 100%
HI State Senate 4 Lorraine Inouye Democratic 100%
HI State Senate 6 Roz Baker Democratic 100%
HI State Senate 7 Kalani English Democratic 100%
HI State Senate 9 Sam Slom Republican 14%
HI State Senate 10 Les Ihara, Jr. Democratic 100%
HI State Senate 11 Brian Taniguchi Democratic 100%
HI State Senate 13 Suzanne Chun Oakland Democratic 100%
HI State Senate 14 Donna Kim Democratic 100%
HI State Senate 15 Glenn Wakai Democratic 100%
HI State Senate 17 Clarence Nishihara Democratic 100%
HI State Senate 19 Will Espero Democratic 100%
HI State Senate 21 Maile Shimabukuro Democratic 100%
HI Council Member 1 Kymberly Pine 43%
HI Council Member 6 Carol Fukunaga 100%
HI Council Member 6 Carol Fukunaga Democratic 100%
HI Council Member 9 Ron Menor 100%
HI Council Member At-Large Gary Hooser 100%
Jun Abinsay 100%
Dennis Arakaki 100%
Lyla Berg 100%
Robert Bunda 100%
Rida Cabanilla 100%
Kirk Caldwell 100%
Mele Carroll 100%
Jerry Chang 100%
Corinne Ching 29%
Pono Chong 100%
Lynn Finnegan 14%
Galen Fox 43%
Heléne Hale 100%
Chris Halford 67%
Colleen Hanabusa 100%
Clayton Hee 100%
Frederick Hemmings, Jr. 14%
Robert Herkes 100%
Kenneth Hiraki 86%
Bob Hogue 0%
Michael Kahikina 100%
Brian Kanno 100%
Ezra Kanoho 100%
Jon Karamatsu 100%
Bertha Kawakami 100%
Russell Kokubun 100%
Marilyn Lee 100%
Michael Magaoay 100%
Barbara Marumoto 43%
Colleen Meyer 0%
Hermina Morita 100%
Mark Moses 29%
Robert Nakasone 100%
Blake Oshiro 100%
Norman Sakamoto 71%
Alex Sonson 100%
William Stonebraker 29%
Dwight Takamine 100%
Kameo Tanaka 100%
Gordon Trimble 14%
Thomas Waters 100%
Paul Whalen 29%

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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