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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Texas National Federation of Independent Business

2007 Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 75
TX U.S. House 23 Pete Gallego Democratic 75
TX U.S. House 33 Marc Veasey Democratic 75
TX State House 2 Dan Flynn Republican 75
TX State House 5 Bryan Hughes Republican 75
TX State House 8 Byron Cook Republican 63
TX State House 10 Jim Pitts Republican 86
TX State House 13 Lois Kolkhorst Republican 67
TX State House 18 John Otto Republican 63
TX State House 21 Allan Ritter Republican 63
TX State House 22 Joe Deshotel Democratic 50
TX State House 23 Craig Eiland Democratic 75
TX State House 25 Dennis Bonnen Republican 57
TX State House 28 John Zerwas Republican 63
TX State House 30 Geanie Morrison Republican 71
TX State House 31 Ryan Guillén Democratic 63
TX State House 34 Abel Herrero Democratic 63
TX State House 37 René Oliveira Democratic 50
TX State House 38 Eddie Lucio III Democratic 50
TX State House 39 Armando Martinez Democratic 71
TX State House 42 Richard Raymond Democratic 75
TX State House 46 Dawnna Dukes Democratic 63
TX State House 48 Donna Howard Democratic 50
TX State House 49 Elliott Naishtat Democratic 75
TX State House 51 Eddie Rodríguez Democratic 63
TX State House 53 Harvey Hilderbran Republican 86
TX State House 54 Jimmie Don Aycock Republican 75
TX State House 56 Doc Anderson Republican 75
TX State House 58 Rob Orr Republican 75
TX State House 60 Jim Keffer Republican 57
TX State House 61 Phil King Republican 63
TX State House 62 Larry Phillips Republican 71
TX State House 63 Tan Parker Republican 88
TX State House 64 Myra Crownover Republican 75
TX State House 71 Susan King Republican 75
TX State House 72 Drew Darby Republican 75
TX State House 79 Joe Pickett Democratic 75
TX State House 80 Tracy King Democratic 75
TX State House 86 John Smithee Republican 88
TX State House 89 Jodie Laubenberg Republican 100
TX State House 90 Lon Burnam Democratic 75
TX State House 94 Diane Patrick Republican 75
TX State House 96 Bill Zedler Republican 75
TX State House 99 Charlie Geren Republican 71
TX State House 103 Rafael Anchía Democratic 50
TX State House 104 Roberto Alonzo Democratic 75
TX State House 105 Linda Harper-Brown Republican 100
TX State House 108 Daniel Branch Republican 57
TX State House 109 Helen Giddings Democratic 43
TX State House 111 Yvonne Davis Democratic 75
TX State House 116 Trey Martinez Fischer Democratic 63
TX State House 118 Joe Farias Democratic 86
TX State House 120 Ruth Jones McClendon Democratic 63
TX State House 121 Joe Straus Republican 63
TX State House 123 Michael Villarreal Democratic 63
TX State House 124 José Menéndez Democratic 63
TX State House 126 Patricia Harless Republican 75
TX State House 128 Wayne Smith Republican 75
TX State House 129 John Davis Republican 63
TX State House 131 Alma Allen Democratic 71
TX State House 132 Bill Callegari Republican 75
TX State House 133 Jim Murphy Republican 75
TX State House 135 Gary Elkins Republican 88
TX State House 138 Dwayne Bohac Republican 75
TX State House 139 Sylvester Turner Democratic 50
TX State House 141 Senfronia Thompson Democratic 71
TX State House 142 Harold Dutton, Jr. Democratic 57
TX State House 143 Ana Hernandez Democratic 75
TX State House 146 Borris Miles Democratic 63
TX State House 147 Garnet Coleman Democratic 71
TX State House 148 Jessica Farrar Democratic 71
TX State House 149 Hubert Vo Democratic 63
TX State House 150 Debbie Riddle Republican 88
TX State Senate 1 Kevin Eltife Republican 78
TX State Senate 2 Bob Deuell Republican 67
TX State Senate 3 Robert Nichols Republican 67
TX State Senate 4 Brandon Creighton Republican 75
TX State Senate 7 Dan Patrick Republican 89
TX State Senate 8 Ken Paxton, Jr. Republican 100
TX State Senate 9 Kelly Hancock Republican 63
TX State Senate 12 Jane Gray Nelson Republican 100
TX State Senate 13 Rodney Ellis Democratic 67
TX State Senate 14 Kirk Watson Democratic 67
TX State Senate 15 John Whitmire Democratic 67
TX State Senate 16 John Carona Republican 75
TX State Senate 18 Glenn Hegar, Jr. Republican 67
TX State Senate 19 Carlos Uresti Democratic 67
TX State Senate 20 Juan Hinojosa Democratic 67
TX State Senate 21 Judith Zaffirini Democratic 67
TX State Senate 23 Royce West Democratic 67
TX State Senate 24 Troy Fraser Republican 89
TX State Senate 26 Leticia Van de Putte Democratic 67
TX State Senate 27 Eddie Lucio, Jr. Democratic 67
TX State Senate 30 Craig Estes Republican 67
TX State Senate 31 Kel Seliger Republican 67
TX Council Member C Ellen Cohen No Party Affiliation 71
Kip Averitt 67
Kevin Bailey 63
Leo Berman 75
Valinda Bolton 83
Kenneth Brimer 78
Betty Brown 88
Fred Brown 88
Norma Chávez 100
Warren Chisum 63
Wayne Christian 86
Robert Cook III 63
Frank Corte, Jr. 71
Joe Crabb 75
Dianne White Delisi 63
Joe Driver 86
Robert Duncan 67
Jim Dunnam 71
Rob Eissler 75
Kirk England 57
Juan Manuel Escobar 50
David Farabee 75
Ismael Flores 71
Stephen Frost 75
Mario Gallegos, Jr. 83
Juan Garcia III 63
Dan Gattis 60
Veronica Gonzales 50
Yvonne González Toureilles 63
Tony Goolsby 63
Pat Haggerty 75
Mike Hamilton 63
Rick Hardcastle 63
Chris Harris 89
Will Ford Hartnett 50
Joe Heflin 63
Paula Hightower-Pierson 75
Fred Hill 63
Scott Hochberg 63
Terri Hodge 71
Mark Homer 57
Chuck Hopson 63
Charlie Howard 75
Carl Isett 86
Jim Jackson 75
Mike Jackson 89
Kyle Janek 67
Delwin Jones 71
Mike Krusee 86
Edmund Kuempel 63
Thomas Latham 63
David McQuade Leibowitz 63
Nathan Macias 88
Jerry Madden 71
Barbara Mallory Caraway 88
Brian McCall 88
Jim McReynolds 63
Thomas Merritt 88
Sid Miller 75
Anna Mowery 50
Rick Noriega 43
Mike O'Day 63
Steve Ogden 75
Dora Olivo 75
Solomon Ortiz, Jr. 50
Aaron Pena, Jr. 57
Robert Puente 43
Chente Quintanilla 50
Patrick Rose 71
Florence Shapiro 67
Eliot Shapleigh 67
Todd Smith 63
Burt Solomons 67
Mark Strama 50
David Swinford 63
Robert Talton 100
Larry Taylor 63
Vicki Truitt 63
Corbin Van Arsdale 71
Allen Vaught 63
Earl Wentworth 78
George West 75
Tommy Williams 78
Beverly Woolley 75

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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