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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Texas National Federation of Independent Business

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
TX U.S. House 14 Randy Weber Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 71%
TX U.S. House 23 Pete Gallego Democratic 57%
TX U.S. House 33 Marc Veasey Democratic 63%
TX State House 2 Dan Flynn Republican 88%
TX State House 5 Bryan Hughes Republican 71%
TX State House 8 Byron Cook Republican 88%
TX State House 10 Jim Pitts Republican 100%
TX State House 13 Lois Kolkhorst Republican 100%
TX State House 16 Brandon Creighton Republican 100%
TX State House 17 Tim Kleinschmidt Republican 100%
TX State House 18 John Otto Republican 88%
TX State House 21 Allan Ritter Republican 63%
TX State House 22 Joe Deshotel Democratic 50%
TX State House 23 Craig Eiland Democratic 63%
TX State House 25 Dennis Bonnen Republican 100%
TX State House 28 John Zerwas Republican 88%
TX State House 30 Geanie Morrison Republican 86%
TX State House 31 Ryan Guillén Democratic 71%
TX State House 32 Todd Hunter Republican 88%
TX State House 34 Abel Herrero Democratic 63%
TX State House 37 René Oliveira Democratic 57%
TX State House 38 Eddie Lucio III Democratic 75%
TX State House 39 Armando Martinez Democratic 63%
TX State House 42 Richard Raymond Democratic 63%
TX State House 46 Dawnna Dukes Democratic 63%
TX State House 48 Donna Howard Democratic 63%
TX State House 49 Elliott Naishtat Democratic 63%
TX State House 51 Eddie Rodríguez Democratic 63%
TX State House 53 Harvey Hilderbran Republican 100%
TX State House 54 Jimmie Don Aycock Republican 88%
TX State House 55 Ralph Sheffield Republican 88%
TX State House 56 Doc Anderson Republican 100%
TX State House 58 Rob Orr Republican 88%
TX State House 60 Jim Keffer Republican 75%
TX State House 61 Phil King Republican 88%
TX State House 62 Larry Phillips Republican 100%
TX State House 63 Tan Parker Republican 75%
TX State House 64 Myra Crownover Republican 100%
TX State House 71 Susan King Republican 100%
TX State House 72 Drew Darby Republican 100%
TX State House 73 Doug Miller Republican 88%
TX State House 77 Marisa Marquez Democratic 71%
TX State House 78 Joe Moody Democratic 63%
TX State House 79 Joe Pickett Democratic 63%
TX State House 80 Tracy King Democratic 71%
TX State House 81 Tryon Lewis Republican 100%
TX State House 82 Thomas Craddick Republican 88%
TX State House 86 John Smithee Republican 57%
TX State House 89 Jodie Laubenberg Republican 88%
TX State House 90 Lon Burnam Democratic 63%
TX State House 94 Diane Patrick Republican 100%
TX State House 99 Charlie Geren Republican 75%
TX State House 101 Chris Turner Democratic 63%
TX State House 103 Rafael Anchía Democratic 63%
TX State House 104 Roberto Alonzo Democratic 63%
TX State House 105 Linda Harper-Brown Republican 88%
TX State House 108 Daniel Branch Republican 88%
TX State House 109 Helen Giddings Democratic 57%
TX State House 111 Yvonne Davis Democratic 63%
TX State House 112 Angie Chen Button Republican 88%
TX State House 116 Trey Martinez Fischer Democratic 71%
TX State House 118 Joe Farias Democratic 63%
TX State House 119 Rolando Gutierrez Democratic 63%
TX State House 120 Ruth Jones McClendon Democratic 63%
TX State House 121 Joe Straus Republican 0%
TX State House 123 Michael Villarreal Democratic 50%
TX State House 124 José Menéndez Democratic 63%
TX State House 126 Patricia Harless Republican 88%
TX State House 128 Wayne Smith Republican 100%
TX State House 129 John Davis Republican 88%
TX State House 130 Allen Fletcher Republican 88%
TX State House 131 Alma Allen Democratic 63%
TX State House 132 Bill Callegari Republican 75%
TX State House 135 Gary Elkins Republican 100%
TX State House 138 Dwayne Bohac Republican 75%
TX State House 139 Sylvester Turner Democratic 57%
TX State House 140 Armando Walle Democratic 63%
TX State House 141 Senfronia Thompson Democratic 71%
TX State House 142 Harold Dutton, Jr. Democratic 57%
TX State House 143 Ana Hernandez Luna Democratic 63%
TX State House 145 Carol Alvarado Democratic 63%
TX State House 147 Garnet Coleman Democratic 57%
TX State House 148 Jessica Farrar Democratic 67%
TX State House 149 Hubert Vo Democratic 63%
TX State House 150 Debbie Riddle Republican 88%
TX State Senate 1 Kevin Eltife Republican 50%
TX State Senate 2 Bob Deuell Republican 60%
TX State Senate 3 Robert Nichols Republican 80%
TX State Senate 7 Dan Patrick Republican 90%
TX State Senate 8 Ken Paxton, Jr. Republican 88%
TX State Senate 9 Kelly Hancock Republican 88%
TX State Senate 10 Wendy Davis Democratic 50%
TX State Senate 12 Jane Gray Nelson Republican 80%
TX State Senate 13 Rodney Ellis Democratic 50%
TX State Senate 14 Kirk Watson Democratic 50%
TX State Senate 15 John Whitmire Democratic 50%
TX State Senate 16 John Carona Republican 50%
TX State Senate 17 Joan Huffman Republican 80%
TX State Senate 18 Glenn Hegar, Jr. Republican 80%
TX State Senate 19 Carlos Uresti Democratic 50%
TX State Senate 20 Juan Hinojosa Democratic 50%
TX State Senate 21 Judith Zaffirini Democratic 50%
TX State Senate 23 Royce West Democratic 50%
TX State Senate 24 Troy Fraser Republican 90%
TX State Senate 26 Leticia Van de Putte Democratic 50%
TX State Senate 27 Eddie Lucio, Jr. Democratic 50%
TX State Senate 28 Robert Duncan Republican 40%
TX State Senate 30 Craig Estes Republican 80%
TX State Senate 31 Kel Seliger Republican 60%
TX Council Member C Ellen Cohen No Party Affiliation 63%
Kip Averitt 40%
Leo Berman 100%
Valinda Bolton 63%
Betty Brown 100%
Fred Brown 100%
Norma Chávez 71%
Warren Chisum 100%
Wayne Christian 100%
Frank Corte, Jr. 100%
Joe Crabb 88%
Joe Driver 100%
Jim Dunnam 71%
Al Edwards 57%
Rob Eissler 100%
Kirk England 57%
David Farabee 63%
Ismael Flores 63%
Stephen Frost 63%
Mario Gallegos, Jr. 50%
Dan Gattis 86%
Veronica Gonzales 63%
Yvonne González Toureilles 63%
Mike Hamilton 86%
Rick Hardcastle 86%
Chris Harris 67%
Will Ford Hartnett 100%
Joe Heflin 57%
Paula Hightower-Pierson 57%
Scott Hochberg 50%
Terri Hodge 50%
Mark Homer 63%
Chuck Hopson 75%
Charlie Howard 100%
Carl Isett 100%
Jim Jackson 88%
Mike Jackson 70%
Delwin Jones 75%
Carol Kent 71%
Edmund Kuempel 80%
Ken Legler 100%
David McQuade Leibowitz 63%
Jerry Madden 75%
Diana Maldonado 63%
Barbara Mallory Caraway 57%
Brian McCall 75%
Jim McReynolds 63%
Thomas Merritt 75%
Robert Miklos 71%
Sid Miller 100%
Steve Ogden 50%
Dora Olivo 71%
Solomon Ortiz, Jr. 63%
Aaron Pena, Jr. 57%
Chente Quintanilla 63%
Tara Rios Ybarra 75%
Patrick Rose 75%
Florence Shapiro 50%
Eliot Shapleigh 50%
Mark Shelton 88%
Todd Smith 63%
Burt Solomons 63%
Mark Strama 75%
David Swinford 63%
Larry Taylor 100%
Kristi Thibaut 63%
Vicki Truitt 88%
Allen Vaught 67%
Earl Wentworth 40%
Tommy Williams 80%
Beverly Woolley 100%

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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