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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

2009 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 14%
HI Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui Democratic 14%
HI State House 1 Mark Nakashima Democratic 13%
HI State House 2 Clifton Tsuji Democratic 13%
HI State House 4 Faye Hanohano Democratic 13%
HI State House 7 Cindy Evans Democratic 13%
HI State House 8 Joseph Souki, Jr. Democratic 13%
HI State House 10 Angus McKelvey Democratic 13%
HI State House 12 Kyle Yamashita Democratic 13%
HI State House 13 Mele Carroll Democratic 13%
HI State House 15 James Tokioka Democratic 25%
HI State House 17 Gene Ward Republican 46%
HI State House 20 Calvin Say Democratic 13%
HI State House 21 Scott Nishimoto Democratic 4%
HI State House 22 Thomas Brower Democratic 13%
HI State House 23 Isaac Choy Democratic 13%
HI State House 24 Della Belatti Democratic 13%
HI State House 25 Sylvia Luke Democratic 13%
HI State House 26 Scott Saiki Democratic 13%
HI State House 28 John Mizuno Democratic 13%
HI State House 29 Karl Rhoads Democratic 21%
HI State House 33 K. Mark Takai Democratic 63%
HI State House 35 Roy Takumi Democratic 13%
HI State House 37 Ryan Yamane Democratic 13%
HI State House 38 Henry Aquino Democratic 13%
HI State House 41 Rida Cabanilla Democratic 13%
HI State House 42 Sharon Har Democratic 38%
HI State House 43 Karen Awana Democratic 4%
HI State House 46 Marcus Oshiro Democratic 4%
HI State House 49 Ken Ito Democratic 13%
HI State House 50 Cynthia Thielen Republican 46%
HI State House 51 Chris Lee Democratic 13%
HI State Senate 3 Josh Green Democratic 19%
HI State Senate 5 Gilbert Keith-Agaran Democratic 4%
HI State Senate 6 Roz Baker Democratic 14%
HI State Senate 7 Kalani English Democratic 14%
HI State Senate 9 Sam Slom Republican 86%
HI State Senate 10 Les Ihara, Jr. Democratic 19%
HI State Senate 11 Brian Taniguchi Democratic 14%
HI State Senate 12 Brickwood Galuteria Democratic 14%
HI State Senate 13 Suzanne Chun Oakland Democratic 33%
HI State Senate 14 Donna Kim Democratic 33%
HI State Senate 15 Glenn Wakai Democratic 13%
HI State Senate 16 David Ige Democratic 19%
HI State Senate 17 Clarence Nishihara Democratic 33%
HI State Senate 18 Michelle Kidani Democratic 19%
HI State Senate 19 William Espero Democratic 19%
HI State Senate 20 Mike Gabbard Democratic 14%
HI State Senate 21 Maile Shimabukuro Democratic 13%
HI State Senate 23 Clayton Hee Democratic 5%
HI State Senate 24 Jill Tokuda Democratic 14%
HI Chair of Public Utilities Commission Hermina Morita Democratic 13%
HI Chairman of the Department of Agriculture Russell Kokubun Democratic 14%
HI Director of Labor and Industrial Relations Dwight Takamine Democratic 14%
HI Council Member 6 Carol Fukunaga Democratic 14%
HI Council Member 7 Joey Manahan Democratic 13%
Lyla Berg 46%
Joe Bertram III 46%
Robert Bunda 24%
Jerry Chang 21%
Corinne Ching 63%
Pono Chong 13%
Denny Coffman 13%
Lynn Finnegan 88%
Frederick Hemmings, Jr. 71%
Robert Herkes 13%
Gary Hooser 14%
Jon Karamatsu 25%
Marilyn Lee 13%
Michael Magaoay 13%
Barbara Marumoto 54%
Blake Oshiro 13%
Kymberly Pine 38%
Roland Sagum III 25%
Norman Sakamoto 33%
Jessica Wooley 13%

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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