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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Texas Association of Business

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
TX U.S. House 14 Randy Weber Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 45%
TX U.S. House 23 Pete Gallego Democratic 36%
TX U.S. House 33 Marc Veasey Democratic 36%
TX State House 2 Dan Flynn Republican 100%
TX State House 5 Bryan Hughes Republican 73%
TX State House 8 Byron Cook Republican 82%
TX State House 13 Lois Kolkhorst Republican 73%
TX State House 16 Brandon Creighton Republican 91%
TX State House 17 Tim Kleinschmidt Republican 82%
TX State House 18 John Otto Republican 90%
TX State House 21 Allan Ritter Republican 55%
TX State House 22 Joe Deshotel Democratic 55%
TX State House 23 Craig Eiland Democratic 45%
TX State House 25 Dennis Bonnen Republican 91%
TX State House 28 John Zerwas Republican 70%
TX State House 30 Geanie Morrison Republican 82%
TX State House 31 Ryan Guillén Democratic 55%
TX State House 32 Todd Hunter Republican 73%
TX State House 34 Abel Herrero Democratic 36%
TX State House 37 René Oliveira Democratic 40%
TX State House 38 Eddie Lucio III Democratic 55%
TX State House 39 Armando Martinez Democratic 36%
TX State House 42 Richard Raymond Democratic 45%
TX State House 46 Dawnna Dukes Democratic 45%
TX State House 48 Donna Howard Democratic 45%
TX State House 49 Elliott Naishtat Democratic 45%
TX State House 51 Eddie Rodríguez Democratic 45%
TX State House 53 Harvey Hilderbran Republican 82%
TX State House 54 Jimmie Don Aycock Republican 91%
TX State House 55 Ralph Sheffield Republican 91%
TX State House 56 Doc Anderson Republican 91%
TX State House 58 Rob Orr Republican 91%
TX State House 60 Jim Keffer Republican 73%
TX State House 61 Phil King Republican 80%
TX State House 62 Larry Phillips Republican 91%
TX State House 63 Tan Parker Republican 91%
TX State House 64 Myra Crownover Republican 73%
TX State House 71 Susan King Republican 82%
TX State House 72 Drew Darby Republican 91%
TX State House 73 Doug Miller Republican 91%
TX State House 77 Marisa Marquez Democratic 55%
TX State House 78 Joe Moody Democratic 36%
TX State House 79 Joe Pickett Democratic 36%
TX State House 80 Tracy King Democratic 45%
TX State House 81 Tryon Lewis Republican 90%
TX State House 82 Thomas Craddick Republican 82%
TX State House 86 John Smithee Republican 82%
TX State House 89 Jodie Laubenberg Republican 91%
TX State House 90 Lon Burnam Democratic 36%
TX State House 94 Diane Patrick Republican 91%
TX State House 99 Charlie Geren Republican 90%
TX State House 101 Chris Turner Democratic 45%
TX State House 103 Rafael Anchía Democratic 40%
TX State House 104 Roberto Alonzo Democratic 27%
TX State House 105 Linda Harper-Brown Republican 82%
TX State House 108 Daniel Branch Republican 73%
TX State House 109 Helen Giddings Democratic 30%
TX State House 111 Yvonne Davis Democratic 27%
TX State House 112 Angie Chen Button Republican 91%
TX State House 116 Trey Martinez Fischer Democratic 45%
TX State House 118 Joe Farias Democratic 36%
TX State House 119 Rolando Gutierrez Democratic 36%
TX State House 120 Ruth Jones McClendon Democratic 27%
TX State House 123 Michael Villarreal Democratic 36%
TX State House 124 José Menéndez Democratic 36%
TX State House 126 Patricia Harless Republican 73%
TX State House 128 Wayne Smith Republican 82%
TX State House 129 John Davis Republican 100%
TX State House 130 Allen Fletcher Republican 91%
TX State House 131 Alma Allen Democratic 36%
TX State House 132 Bill Callegari Republican 70%
TX State House 135 Gary Elkins Republican 91%
TX State House 138 Dwayne Bohac Republican 73%
TX State House 139 Sylvester Turner Democratic 30%
TX State House 140 Armando Walle Democratic 36%
TX State House 141 Senfronia Thompson Democratic 36%
TX State House 142 Harold Dutton, Jr. Democratic 27%
TX State House 143 Ana Hernandez Luna Democratic 30%
TX State House 145 Carol Alvarado Democratic 40%
TX State House 147 Garnet Coleman Democratic 40%
TX State House 148 Jessica Farrar Democratic 27%
TX State House 149 Hubert Vo Democratic 45%
TX State House 150 Debbie Riddle Republican 90%
TX State Senate 1 Kevin Eltife Republican 67%
TX State Senate 2 Bob Deuell Republican 67%
TX State Senate 3 Robert Nichols Republican 92%
TX State Senate 7 Dan Patrick Republican 92%
TX State Senate 8 Ken Paxton, Jr. Republican 91%
TX State Senate 9 Kelly Hancock Republican 100%
TX State Senate 10 Wendy Davis Democratic 33%
TX State Senate 12 Jane Gray Nelson Republican 83%
TX State Senate 13 Rodney Ellis Democratic 33%
TX State Senate 14 Kirk Watson Democratic 42%
TX State Senate 15 John Whitmire Democratic 42%
TX State Senate 16 John Carona Republican 67%
TX State Senate 17 Joan Huffman Republican 83%
TX State Senate 18 Glenn Hegar, Jr. Republican 92%
TX State Senate 19 Carlos Uresti Democratic 42%
TX State Senate 20 Juan Hinojosa Democratic 50%
TX State Senate 21 Judith Zaffirini Democratic 50%
TX State Senate 23 Royce West Democratic 42%
TX State Senate 24 Troy Fraser Republican 100%
TX State Senate 26 Leticia Van de Putte Democratic 42%
TX State Senate 27 Eddie Lucio, Jr. Democratic 50%
TX State Senate 28 Robert Duncan Republican 67%
TX State Senate 30 Craig Estes Republican 92%
TX State Senate 31 Kel Seliger Republican 83%
TX Council Member C Ellen Cohen No Party Affiliation 44%
Kip Averitt 67%
Leo Berman 100%
Valinda Bolton 40%
Betty Brown 100%
Fred Brown 100%
Norma Chávez 45%
Warren Chisum 100%
Wayne Christian 100%
Frank Corte, Jr. 91%
Joe Crabb 64%
Joe Driver 90%
Jim Dunnam 36%
Al Edwards 45%
Rob Eissler 82%
Kirk England 40%
David Farabee 55%
Ismael Flores 27%
Stephen Frost 55%
Mario Gallegos, Jr. 33%
Dan Gattis 82%
Veronica Gonzales 45%
Yvonne González Toureilles 45%
Mike Hamilton 73%
Rick Hardcastle 91%
Chris Harris 86%
Will Ford Hartnett 82%
Joe Heflin 56%
Paula Hightower-Pierson 30%
Scott Hochberg 44%
Terri Hodge 27%
Mark Homer 64%
Chuck Hopson 64%
Charlie Howard 91%
Carl Isett 91%
Jim Jackson 82%
Mike Jackson 92%
Delwin Jones 73%
Carol Kent 36%
Ken Legler 100%
David McQuade Leibowitz 36%
Jerry Madden 82%
Diana Maldonado 36%
Barbara Mallory Caraway 33%
Brian McCall 60%
Jim McReynolds 55%
Thomas Merritt 73%
Robert Miklos 45%
Sid Miller 80%
Steve Ogden 75%
Dora Olivo 36%
Solomon Ortiz, Jr. 45%
Aaron Pena, Jr. 55%
Chente Quintanilla 45%
Tara Rios Ybarra 55%
Patrick Rose 64%
Florence Shapiro 92%
Eliot Shapleigh 33%
Mark Shelton 91%
Todd Smith 73%
Burt Solomons 60%
Mark Strama 55%
David Swinford 82%
Larry Taylor 80%
Kristi Thibaut 45%
Vicki Truitt 82%
Allen Vaught 45%
Earl Wentworth 67%
Tommy Williams 92%
Beverly Woolley 91%

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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