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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

2009 Total Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI U.S. House 1 K. Mark Takai Democratic 64%
HI Governor David Ige Democratic 16%
HI Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui Democratic 13%
HI State House 1 Mark Nakashima Democratic 11%
HI State House 2 Clifton Tsuji Democratic 8%
HI State House 7 Cindy Evans Democratic 8%
HI State House 8 Joseph Souki, Jr. Democratic 11%
HI State House 10 Angus McKelvey Democratic 29%
HI State House 12 Kyle Yamashita Democratic 8%
HI State House 13 Mele Carroll Democratic 14%
HI State House 15 James Tokioka Democratic 16%
HI State House 17 Gene Ward Republican 60%
HI State House 20 Calvin Say Democratic 8%
HI State House 21 Scott Nishimoto Democratic 14%
HI State House 22 Thomas Brower Democratic 38%
HI State House 23 Isaac Choy Democratic 8%
HI State House 24 Della Belatti Democratic 30%
HI State House 25 Sylvia Luke Democratic 22%
HI State House 26 Scott Saiki Democratic 19%
HI State House 28 John Mizuno Democratic 10%
HI State House 29 Karl Rhoads Democratic 10%
HI State House 35 Roy Takumi Democratic 14%
HI State House 37 Ryan Yamane Democratic 8%
HI State House 38 Henry Aquino Democratic 8%
HI State House 42 Sharon Har Democratic 27%
HI State House 46 Marcus Oshiro Democratic 6%
HI State House 49 Ken Ito Democratic 11%
HI State House 50 Cynthia Thielen Republican 50%
HI State House 51 Chris Lee Democratic 24%
HI State Senate 3 Josh Green Democratic 24%
HI State Senate 5 Gilbert Keith-Agaran Democratic 12%
HI State Senate 6 Roz Baker Democratic 23%
HI State Senate 7 Kalani English Democratic 7%
HI State Senate 9 Sam Slom Republican 91%
HI State Senate 10 Les Ihara, Jr. Democratic 17%
HI State Senate 11 Brian Taniguchi Democratic 9%
HI State Senate 12 Brickwood Galuteria Democratic 10%
HI State Senate 13 Suzanne Chun Oakland Democratic 11%
HI State Senate 14 Donna Kim Democratic 15%
HI State Senate 15 Glenn Wakai Democratic 14%
HI State Senate 17 Clarence Nishihara Democratic 17%
HI State Senate 18 Michelle Kidani Democratic 10%
HI State Senate 19 William Espero Democratic 12%
HI State Senate 20 Mike Gabbard Democratic 13%
HI State Senate 21 Maile Shimabukuro Democratic 8%
HI State Senate 24 Jill Tokuda Democratic 8%
HI Chair of Public Utilities Commission Hermina Morita Democratic 19%
HI Director of Labor and Industrial Relations Dwight Takamine Democratic 7%
HI Council Member 6 Carol Fukunaga Democratic 13%
HI Council Member 7 Joey Manahan Democratic 8%
Karen Awana 6%
Lyla Berg 43%
Joe Bertram III 47%
Robert Bunda 27%
Rida Cabanilla 13%
Jerry Chang 13%
Corinne Ching 59%
Pono Chong 8%
Denny Coffman 19%
Lynn Finnegan 71%
Colleen Hanabusa 8%
Faye Hanohano 27%
Clayton Hee 8%
Frederick Hemmings, Jr. 73%
Robert Herkes 8%
Gary Hooser 9%
Jon Karamatsu 14%
Russell Kokubun 9%
Marilyn Lee 8%
Michael Magaoay 8%
Barbara Marumoto 63%
Blake Oshiro 8%
Kymberly Pine 62%
Roland Sagum III 14%
Norman Sakamoto 21%
Jessica Wooley 24%

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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