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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

2009 Scope of Government Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 22%
HI Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui Democratic 33%
HI State House 1 Mark Nakashima Democratic 25%
HI State House 2 Clifton Tsuji Democratic 25%
HI State House 4 Faye Hanohano Democratic 50%
HI State House 7 Cynthia FW Evans Democratic 25%
HI State House 8 Joseph Souki, Jr. Democratic 38%
HI State House 10 Angus McKelvey Democratic 46%
HI State House 12 Kyle Yamashita Democratic 25%
HI State House 13 Mele Carroll Democratic 38%
HI State House 15 Kunane Tokioka Democratic 38%
HI State House 17 Gene Ward Republican 50%
HI State House 20 Calvin Say Democratic 25%
HI State House 21 Scott Nishimoto Democratic 25%
HI State House 22 Thomas Brower Democratic 25%
HI State House 23 Isaac Choy Democratic 25%
HI State House 24 Della Belatti Democratic 50%
HI State House 25 Sylvia Luke Democratic 38%
HI State House 26 Scott Saiki Democratic 38%
HI State House 28 John Mizuno Democratic 33%
HI State House 29 Karl Rhoads Democratic 25%
HI State House 33 K. Mark Takai Democratic 58%
HI State House 35 Roy Takumi Democratic 50%
HI State House 37 Ryan Yamane Democratic 25%
HI State House 38 Henry Aquino Democratic 25%
HI State House 41 Rida Cabanilla Arakawa Democratic 25%
HI State House 42 Sharon Har Democratic 38%
HI State House 43 Karen Awana Democratic 25%
HI State House 46 Marcus Oshiro Democratic 25%
HI State House 48 Jessica Wooley Democratic 25%
HI State House 49 Ken Ito Democratic 38%
HI State House 50 Cynthia Thielen Republican 46%
HI State House 51 Chris Lee Democratic 38%
HI State Senate 3 Joshua Green Democratic 26%
HI State Senate 5 Gilbert Keith-Agaran Democratic 38%
HI State Senate 6 Rosalyn Baker Democratic 26%
HI State Senate 7 Jamie Kalani English Democratic 15%
HI State Senate 9 Sam Slom Republican 100%
HI State Senate 10 Les Ihara, Jr. Democratic 30%
HI State Senate 11 Brian Taniguchi Democratic 22%
HI State Senate 12 Brickwood Galuteria Democratic 22%
HI State Senate 13 Suzanne Chun Oakland Democratic 15%
HI State Senate 14 Donna Kim Democratic 37%
HI State Senate 15 Glenn Wakai Democratic 25%
HI State Senate 16 David Ige Democratic 22%
HI State Senate 17 Clarence Nishihara Democratic 26%
HI State Senate 18 Michelle Kidani Democratic 26%
HI State Senate 19 William Espero Democratic 26%
HI State Senate 20 Mike Gabbard Democratic 26%
HI State Senate 21 Maile Shimabukuro Democratic 25%
HI State Senate 23 Clayton Hee Democratic 33%
HI State Senate 24 Jill Tokuda Democratic 22%
HI Chair of Public Utilities Commission Hermina Morita Democratic 54%
HI Chairman of the Department of Agriculture Russell Kokubun Democratic 22%
HI Director of Labor and Industrial Relations Dwight Takamine Democratic 15%
HI Council Member 6 Carol Fukunaga Democratic 19%
HI Council Member 7 Joey Manahan Democratic 25%
Lyla Berg 50%
Joe Bertram III 42%
Robert Bunda 19%
Jerry Chang 38%
Corinne Ching 50%
Pono Chong 25%
Denny Coffman 50%
Lynn Finnegan 46%
Frederick Hemmings, Jr. 78%
Robert Herkes 25%
Gary Hooser 22%
Jon Karamatsu 38%
Marilyn Lee 25%
Michael Magaoay 25%
Barbara Marumoto 50%
Blake Oshiro 25%
Kymberly Pine 50%
Roland Sagum III 25%
Norman Sakamoto 33%

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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