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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Texas Association of Business

2007 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 57
TX U.S. House 23 Pete Gallego Democratic 40
TX U.S. House 33 Marc Veasey Democratic 53
TX State House 2 Dan Flynn Republican 100
TX State House 5 Bryan Hughes Republican 67
TX State House 8 Byron Cook Republican 80
TX State House 10 Jim Pitts Republican 79
TX State House 13 Lois Kolkhorst Republican 93
TX State House 18 John Otto Republican 80
TX State House 21 Allan Ritter Republican 69
TX State House 22 Joe Deshotel Democratic 67
TX State House 23 Craig Eiland Democratic 67
TX State House 25 Dennis Bonnen Republican 93
TX State House 28 John Zerwas Republican 80
TX State House 30 Geanie Morrison Republican 87
TX State House 31 Ryan Guillén Democratic 67
TX State House 34 Abel Herrero Democratic 47
TX State House 37 René Oliveira Democratic 40
TX State House 38 Eddie Lucio III Democratic 53
TX State House 39 Armando Martinez Democratic 53
TX State House 42 Richard Raymond Democratic 53
TX State House 46 Dawnna Dukes Democratic 67
TX State House 48 Donna Howard Democratic 53
TX State House 49 Elliott Naishtat Democratic 53
TX State House 51 Eddie Rodríguez Democratic 47
TX State House 53 Harvey Hilderbran Republican 85
TX State House 54 Jimmie Don Aycock Republican 100
TX State House 56 Doc Anderson Republican 87
TX State House 58 Rob Orr Republican 80
TX State House 60 Jim Keffer Republican 80
TX State House 61 Phil King Republican 86
TX State House 62 Larry Phillips Republican 73
TX State House 63 Tan Parker Republican 93
TX State House 64 Myra Crownover Republican 93
TX State House 71 Susan King Republican 80
TX State House 72 Drew Darby Republican 93
TX State House 79 Joe Pickett Democratic 67
TX State House 80 Tracy King Democratic 53
TX State House 86 John Smithee Republican 80
TX State House 89 Jodie Laubenberg Republican 73
TX State House 90 Lon Burnam Democratic 40
TX State House 94 Diane Patrick Republican 100
TX State House 96 Bill Zedler Republican 93
TX State House 99 Charlie Geren Republican 92
TX State House 103 Rafael Anchía Democratic 47
TX State House 104 Roberto Alonzo Democratic 47
TX State House 105 Linda Harper-Brown Republican 100
TX State House 108 Daniel Branch Republican 87
TX State House 109 Helen Giddings Democratic 60
TX State House 111 Yvonne Davis Democratic 47
TX State House 116 Trey Martinez Fischer Democratic 53
TX State House 118 Joe Farias Democratic 40
TX State House 120 Ruth Jones McClendon Democratic 60
TX State House 121 Joe Straus Republican 87
TX State House 123 Michael Villarreal Democratic 64
TX State House 124 José Menéndez Democratic 67
TX State House 126 Patricia Harless Republican 100
TX State House 128 Wayne Smith Republican 87
TX State House 129 John Davis Republican 80
TX State House 131 Alma Allen Democratic 54
TX State House 132 Bill Callegari Republican 87
TX State House 133 Jim Murphy Republican 80
TX State House 135 Gary Elkins Republican 87
TX State House 138 Dwayne Bohac Republican 80
TX State House 139 Sylvester Turner Democratic 67
TX State House 141 Senfronia Thompson Democratic 47
TX State House 142 Harold Dutton, Jr. Democratic 53
TX State House 143 Ana Hernandez Democratic 53
TX State House 146 Borris Miles Democratic 47
TX State House 147 Garnet Coleman Democratic 40
TX State House 148 Jessica Farrar Democratic 53
TX State House 149 Hubert Vo Democratic 47
TX State House 150 Debbie Riddle Republican 93
TX State Senate 1 Kevin Eltife Republican 80
TX State Senate 2 Bob Deuell Republican 70
TX State Senate 3 Robert Nichols Republican 80
TX State Senate 4 Brandon Creighton Republican 93
TX State Senate 7 Dan Patrick Republican 80
TX State Senate 8 Ken Paxton, Jr. Republican 93
TX State Senate 9 Kelly Hancock Republican 87
TX State Senate 12 Jane Gray Nelson Republican 90
TX State Senate 13 Rodney Ellis Democratic 50
TX State Senate 14 Kirk Watson Democratic 50
TX State Senate 15 John Whitmire Democratic 60
TX State Senate 16 John Carona Republican 80
TX State Senate 18 Glenn Hegar, Jr. Republican 90
TX State Senate 19 Carlos Uresti Democratic 50
TX State Senate 20 Juan Hinojosa Democratic 50
TX State Senate 21 Judith Zaffirini Democratic 40
TX State Senate 23 Royce West Democratic 50
TX State Senate 24 Troy Fraser Republican 90
TX State Senate 26 Leticia Van de Putte Democratic 50
TX State Senate 27 Eddie Lucio, Jr. Democratic 40
TX State Senate 30 Craig Estes Republican 90
TX State Senate 31 Kel Seliger Republican 80
TX Council Member C Ellen Cohen No Party Affiliation 60
Kip Averitt 90
Kevin Bailey 50
Leo Berman 100
Valinda Bolton 60
Kenneth Brimer 80
Betty Brown 93
Fred Brown 87
Norma Chávez 67
Warren Chisum 87
Wayne Christian 80
Robert Cook III 73
Frank Corte, Jr. 87
Joe Crabb 93
Dianne White Delisi 87
Joe Driver 87
Robert Duncan 70
Jim Dunnam 53
Rob Eissler 100
Kirk England 67
Juan Manuel Escobar 40
David Farabee 80
Ismael Flores 50
Stephen Frost 60
Juan Garcia III 73
Dan Gattis 100
Veronica Gonzales 50
Yvonne González Toureilles 53
Tony Goolsby 87
Pat Haggerty 67
Mike Hamilton 80
Rick Hardcastle 87
Chris Harris 80
Will Ford Hartnett 87
Joe Heflin 53
Paula Hightower-Pierson 38
Fred Hill 80
Scott Hochberg 47
Terri Hodge 47
Mark Homer 62
Chuck Hopson 73
Charlie Howard 80
Carl Isett 87
Jim Jackson 93
Mike Jackson 90
Kyle Janek 70
Delwin Jones 57
Mike Krusee 87
Edmund Kuempel 80
Thomas Latham 87
David McQuade Leibowitz 47
Nathan Macias 100
Jerry Madden 87
Barbara Mallory Caraway 47
Brian McCall 73
Jim McReynolds 67
Thomas Merritt 73
Sid Miller 87
Anna Mowery 71
Rick Noriega 53
Mike O'Day 87
Steve Ogden 70
Dora Olivo 47
Solomon Ortiz, Jr. 53
Aaron Pena, Jr. 62
Robert Puente 64
Chente Quintanilla 60
Patrick Rose 80
Florence Shapiro 80
Eliot Shapleigh 50
Todd Smith 87
Burt Solomons 79
Mark Strama 73
David Swinford 87
Robert Talton 80
Larry Taylor 93
Vicki Truitt 80
Corbin Van Arsdale 80
Allen Vaught 53
Earl Wentworth 80
George West 80
Tommy Williams 90
Beverly Woolley 87

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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