Rating Group: Florida Chamber of Commerce

2008 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office Name Party Rating
FL U.S. Senate-Jr Marco Rubio R 96
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 84
FL U.S. House-10 Daniel Webster R 67
FL U.S. House-15 Dennis Ross R 100
FL U.S. House-21 Ted Deutch D 69
FL U.S. House-24 Frederica Wilson D 87
FL Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera R 98
FL State House-5 Marti Coley R 96
FL State House-6 Jimmy Theo Patronis, Jr. R 96
FL State House-16 Charles McBurney, Jr. R 89
FL State House-31 Bryan Nelson R 93
FL State House-35 Rob Schenck III R 97
FL State House-38 William Weatherford R 98
FL State House-40 Seth McKeel R 96
FL State House-61 Betty Reed D 88
FL State House-67 Ed Hooper R 100
FL State House-70 Darryl Rouson D 90
FL State House-74 Doug Holder R 96
FL State House-80 Matt Hudson R 96
FL State House-83 Gayle Harrell R 96
FL State House-94 Perry Thurston, Jr. D 78
FL State House-96 James Waldman D 85
FL State House-99 Elaine Schwartz D 72
FL State House-100 Joseph Gibbons D 75
FL State House-111 Eddy Gonzalez R 97
FL State Senate-1 Don Gaetz R 75
FL State Senate-2 Greg Evers R 89
FL State Senate-4 Aaron Bean R 97
FL State Senate-5 Charles Dean, Sr. R 85
FL State Senate-8 Dorothy Hukill R 98
FL State Senate-9 Audrey Gibson D 77
FL State Senate-10 David Simmons R 96
FL State Senate-11 Alan Hays R 97
FL State Senate-12 Geraldine Thompson D 75
FL State Senate-13 Andy Gardiner R 96
FL State Senate-14 Darren Soto D 79
FL State Senate-16 Thad Altman R 95
FL State Senate-17 John Legg R 96
FL State Senate-19 Arthenia Joyner D 72
FL State Senate-21 Denise Grimsley R 96
FL State Senate-23 Garrett Richter R 96
FL State Senate-26 Bill Galvano R 97
FL State Senate-29 Jeremy Ring D 80
FL State Senate-34 Maria Sachs D 81
FL State Senate-35 Gwen Margolis D 88
FL State Senate-36 Oscar Braynon II D 85
FL State Senate-37 Anitere Flores R 96
FL State Senate-38 Rene Garcia R 86
FL Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey Atwater R 81
FL Mayor-At-Large Rick Kriseman D 85
FL Mayor-At-Large John Seiler D 74
FL Council Member-At-Large Joyce Cusack D 70
FL Public Service Commissioner Ronald Brise, Sr. D 87
FL Commissioner-1 Janet Long D 85
FL Commissioner-2 Victor Crist R 81
FL Commissioner-3 Charlie Justice D 74
FL Commissioner-5 Charles Chestnut IV D 81
FL Commissioner-7 Priscilla Ann Taylor D 77
Sandy Adams 96
J.D. Alexander 91
Kevin Ambler 97
Tom Anderson 96
Dave Aronberg 79
Frank Attkisson 98
Gary Aubuchon 96
Loranne Ausley 73
Carey Baker 74
Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall 75
Michael Bennett 68
Ellyn Bogdanoff 97
Marsha Bowen 97
Debra Boyd 75
Mary Brandenburg 80
Donald Brown 97
Susan Bucher 61
Edward Bullard 73
Larcenia Bullard 85
Dean Cannon, Jr. 98
Lisa Carlton 79
Jennifer Carroll 96
Lee Constantine 76
Larry Cretul 96
Faye Culp 92
Mandy Dawson 85
Alex Diaz de la Portilla 75
Paula Dockery 78
Carl Domino 97
Christopher Dorworth 96
Mike Fasano 74
Terry Fields 87
Keith Fitzgerald 80
Clay Ford 96
James Frishe 100
Luis Garcia, Jr. 92
Rodolfo Garcia, Jr. 76
Dan Gelber 83
Steven Geller 83
Hugh Gibson III 96
Richard Glorioso 97
Michael Grant 98
Mike Haridopolos 88
Adam Hasner 97
Harold Heller 91
Anthony Hill, Sr. 100
Edward Homan, Jr. 97
Evan Jenne 83
Dennis Jones 78
Stan Jordan 97
Kurt Kelly 97
Will Kendrick 90
Martin Kiar 92
James King, Jr. 82
Dick Kravitz 97
Paige Kreegel 84
Al Lawson, Jr. 100
Marcelo Llorente 97
Evelyn Lynn 84
Richard Machek 85
Stan Mayfield 94
Matthew Meadows 69
Dave Murzin 97
Mitch Needelman 97
Peter Nehr 97
Stephen Oelrich 84
Pat Patterson 97
Durell Peaden, Jr. 79
Joe Pickens 100
Juan-Carlos Planas 100
Ralph Poppell 94
Ari Abraham Porth 85
Stephen Precourt 93
Bill Proctor 96
Ken Pruitt 79
Scott Randolph 92
Ron Reagan 98
Nan Rich 74
Curtis Richardson 64
David Rivera 97
Julio Robaina 97
Yolly Roberson 83
Franklin Sands 76
Ray Sansom 97
Anthony Sasso III 85
Burt Saunders 67
Ron Saunders 87
Ron Schultz 90
Michael Scionti 94
Gary Siplin 100
Kelly Skidmore 85
William Snyder 96
Ronda Storms 89
Nicholas Thompson 97
Anthony Trey Traviesa 97
Baxter Troutman 100
Rochelle Vana 74
J. Alex Villalobos 72
Trudi Williams 96
Stephen Wise 81
Juan Zapata 97

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