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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

2009 Taxes Score

Issues: Conservative , Taxes
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 0%
HI Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui Democratic 4%
HI State House 1 Mark Nakashima Democratic 6%
HI State House 2 Clifton Tsuji Democratic 0%
HI State House 4 Faye Hanohano Democratic 29%
HI State House 7 Cindy Evans Democratic 0%
HI State House 8 Joseph Souki, Jr. Democratic 0%
HI State House 10 Angus McKelvey Democratic 29%
HI State House 12 Kyle Yamashita Democratic 0%
HI State House 13 Mele Carroll Democratic 6%
HI State House 15 James Tokioka Democratic 0%
HI State House 17 Gene Ward Republican 69%
HI State House 20 Calvin Say Democratic 0%
HI State House 21 Scott Nishimoto Democratic 18%
HI State House 22 Thomas Brower Democratic 65%
HI State House 23 Isaac Choy Democratic 0%
HI State House 24 Della Belatti Democratic 29%
HI State House 25 Sylvia Luke Democratic 24%
HI State House 26 Scott Saiki Democratic 18%
HI State House 28 John Mizuno Democratic 0%
HI State House 29 Karl Rhoads Democratic 0%
HI State House 33 K. Mark Takai Democratic 67%
HI State House 35 Roy Takumi Democratic 0%
HI State House 37 Ryan Yamane Democratic 0%
HI State House 38 Henry Aquino Democratic 0%
HI State House 41 Rida Cabanilla Democratic 10%
HI State House 42 Sharon Har Democratic 18%
HI State House 43 Karen Awana Democratic 0%
HI State House 46 Marcus Oshiro Democratic 0%
HI State House 49 Ken Ito Democratic 0%
HI State House 50 Cynthia Thielen Republican 55%
HI State House 51 Chris Lee Democratic 29%
HI State Senate 3 Josh Green Democratic 26%
HI State Senate 5 Gilbert Keith-Agaran Democratic 6%
HI State Senate 6 Roz Baker Democratic 26%
HI State Senate 7 Kalani English Democratic 2%
HI State Senate 9 Sam Slom Republican 91%
HI State Senate 10 Les Ihara, Jr. Democratic 14%
HI State Senate 11 Brian Taniguchi Democratic 4%
HI State Senate 12 Brickwood Galuteria Democratic 5%
HI State Senate 13 Suzanne Chun Oakland Democratic 4%
HI State Senate 14 Donna Kim Democratic 2%
HI State Senate 15 Glenn Wakai Democratic 12%
HI State Senate 16 David Ige Democratic 14%
HI State Senate 17 Clarence Nishihara Democratic 9%
HI State Senate 18 Michelle Kidani Democratic 2%
HI State Senate 19 William Espero Democratic 7%
HI State Senate 20 Mike Gabbard Democratic 11%
HI State Senate 21 Maile Shimabukuro Democratic 0%
HI State Senate 23 Clayton Hee Democratic 0%
HI State Senate 24 Jill Tokuda Democratic 2%
HI Chair of Public Utilities Commission Hermina Morita Democratic 10%
HI Director of Labor and Industrial Relations Dwight Takamine Democratic 2%
HI Council Member 6 Carol Fukunaga Democratic 14%
HI Council Member 7 Joey Manahan Democratic 0%
Lyla Berg 37%
Joe Bertram III 57%
Robert Bunda 37%
Jerry Chang 0%
Corinne Ching 57%
Pono Chong 0%
Denny Coffman 12%
Lynn Finnegan 69%
Frederick Hemmings, Jr. 68%
Robert Herkes 0%
Gary Hooser 4%
Jon Karamatsu 0%
Russell Kokubun 4%
Marilyn Lee 0%
Michael Magaoay 0%
Barbara Marumoto 71%
Blake Oshiro 0%
Kymberly Pine 71%
Roland Sagum III 6%
Norman Sakamoto 7%
Jessica Wooley 35%

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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