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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Florida Chamber of Commerce

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 88%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 94%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 91%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 64%
FL Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera Republican 100%
FL State House 5 Marti Coley Republican 100%
FL State House 23 Dennis Baxley Republican 100%
FL State House 46 Bruce Antone Democratic 65%
FL State House 83 Gayle Harrell Republican 94%
FL State House 91 Irving Slosberg Democratic 56%
FL State Senate 2 Greg Evers Republican 84%
FL State Senate 4 Aaron Bean Republican 89%
FL State Senate 5 Charles Dean, Sr. Republican 100%
FL State Senate 8 Dorothy Hukill Republican 94%
FL State Senate 9 Audrey Gibson Democratic 53%
FL State Senate 10 David Simmons Republican 100%
FL State Senate 11 Alan Hays Republican 100%
FL State Senate 13 Andy Gardiner Republican 93%
FL State Senate 16 Thad Altman Republican 100%
FL State Senate 17 John Legg Republican 82%
FL State Senate 19 Arthenia Joyner Democratic 48%
FL State Senate 21 Denise Grimsley Republican 100%
FL State Senate 24 Tom Lee Republican 100%
FL State Senate 26 Bill Galvano Republican 85%
FL State Senate 28 Nancy Detert Republican 94%
FL State Senate 31 Christopher Smith Democratic 47%
FL State Senate 32 Joe Negron Republican 100%
FL State Senate 33 Eleanor Sobel Democratic 44%
FL State Senate 35 Gwen Margolis Democratic 82%
FL State Senate 37 Anitere Flores Republican 100%
FL State Senate 38 Rene Garcia Republican 89%
FL Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey Atwater Republican 73%
FL Mayor At-Large John Seiler Democratic 58%
FL Council Member At-Large Joyce Cusack Democratic 56%
FL Commissioner 2 Victor Crist Republican 89%
FL Commissioner 2 John Quiñones 100%
FL Commissioner 3 Charlie Justice Democratic 47%
FL Commissioner 7 Priscilla Ann Taylor Democratic 63%
Sandy Adams 100%
J.D. Alexander 94%
Bob Allen 100%
Kevin Ambler 95%
Tom Anderson 85%
Nancy Argenziano 82%
Dave Aronberg 70%
Ralph Arza 89%
Frank Attkisson 100%
Loranne Ausley 50%
Carey Baker 91%
Gustavo Barreiro 100%
Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall 47%
Michael Bennett 92%
Allan George Bense 100%
Holly Benson 100%
Kim Berfield 94%
Ellyn Bogdanoff 100%
Marsha Bowen 96%
Mary Brandenburg 62%
Donald Brown 100%
Fredrick Brummer 100%
Phillip Brutus 75%
Susan Bucher 38%
Edward Bullard 72%
Larcenia Bullard 77%
Walter Campbell, Jr. 73%
Dean Cannon, Jr. 90%
Lisa Carlton 92%
Jennifer Carroll 100%
Donna Clarke 95%
Charles Clary 100%
Lee Constantine 94%
Larry Cretul 89%
Faye Culp 100%
Don Davis 95%
Mike Davis 94%
Mandy Dawson 47%
Alex Diaz de la Portilla 78%
Paula Dockery 100%
Carl Domino 92%
Frank Farkas 89%
Mike Fasano 71%
Terry Fields 65%
Anne Gannon 55%
Rodolfo Garcia, Jr. 82%
Dan Gelber 46%
Steven Geller 59%
Hugh Gibson III 94%
Richard Glorioso 100%
Susan Goldstein 100%
J. Dudley Goodlette 94%
Kenneth Allan Gottlieb 65%
Michael Grant 100%
Ronald Greenstein 58%
Mike Haridopolos 93%
Adam Hasner 100%
Bob Henriquez 65%
Anthony Hill, Sr. 58%
Wilbert Theodore Holloway 70%
Edward Homan, Jr. 77%
Edward Jennings, Jr. 63%
Randy Johnson 94%
Dennis Jones 71%
Stan Jordan 100%
Will Kendrick 71%
James King, Jr. 90%
Ron Klein 71%
Jeff Kottkamp 100%
Dick Kravitz 87%
Paige Kreegel 100%
Bruce Kyle 100%
Al Lawson, Jr. 71%
Ken Littlefield 100%
Marcelo Llorente 100%
Evelyn Lynn 100%
Richard Machek 75%
Mark Mahon 100%
Stan Mayfield 100%
Sheri McInvale 96%
Matthew Meadows 54%
David Mealor 100%
Lesley Miller, Jr. 48%
Dave Murzin 100%
Mitch Needelman 100%
Pat Patterson 100%
Durell Peaden, Jr. 71%
Frank Peterman, Jr. 65%
Joe Pickens 100%
Juan-Carlos Planas 93%
Ralph Poppell 95%
Ari Abraham Porth 65%
Bill Proctor 94%
Ken Pruitt 90%
Ron Reagan 100%
Everett Rice 100%
Nan Rich 63%
Curtis Richardson 58%
David Rivera 89%
Julio Robaina 94%
Yolly Roberson 61%
David Russell, Jr. 88%
Timothy Ryan 52%
Franklin Sands 83%
Ray Sansom 100%
Burt Saunders 75%
Jim Sebesta 100%
Gary Siplin 63%
Rod Smith 75%
Ken Sorensen 100%
Dwight Stansel 100%
John Stargel 100%
Anthony Trey Traviesa 89%
Baxter Troutman 94%
Rochelle Vana 59%
J. Alex Villalobos 100%
Leslie Waters 95%
Trudi Williams 100%
Stephen Wise 100%
Juan Zapata 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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