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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Florida Chamber of Commerce

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 77%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 46%
FL Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera Republican 100%
FL State House 5 Brad Drake Republican 100%
FL State House 29 Scott Plakon Republican 100%
FL State House 44 Eric Eisnaugle Republican 100%
FL State House 52 Thad Altman Republican 89%
FL State House 81 Joseph Abruzzo Democratic 63%
FL State House 99 Evan Jenne Democratic 26%
FL State Senate 5 Charles Dean, Sr. Republican 92%
FL State Senate 6 Audrey Gibson Democratic 56%
FL State Senate 14 Dorothy Hukill Republican 85%
FL State Senate 17 Debbie Mayfield Republican 100%
FL State Senate 19 Darryl Rouson Democratic 38%
FL State Senate 21 Bill Galvano Republican 94%
FL State Senate 22 Kelli Stargel Republican 100%
FL State Senate 26 Denise Grimsley Republican 95%
FL State Senate 29 Kevin Rader Democratic 57%
FL State Senate 33 Perry Thurston, Jr. Democratic 38%
FL State Senate 35 Oscar Braynon II Democratic 35%
FL State Senate 39 Anitere Flores Republican 94%
FL Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey Atwater Republican 100%
FL Mayor At-Large Rick Kriseman 27%
FL Council Member 3 Lee Constantine 86%
FL Commissioner 1 Janet Long 68%
FL Commissioner 2 Victor Crist 68%
FL Commissioner 3 Charlie Justice 43%
FL Commissioner 5 Charles Chestnut IV 23%
FL Commissioner 7 Priscilla Ann Taylor 55%
FL Commissioner 13 Esteban Bovo, Jr. 75%
FL State Board of Education Tom Grady Republican 100%
Sandy Adams 87%
Janet Adkins 100%
J.D. Alexander 96%
Kevin Ambler 71%
Tom Anderson 100%
Dave Aronberg 61%
Gary Aubuchon 100%
Carey Baker 100%
Leonard Bembry 56%
Michael Bennett 88%
Ellyn Bogdanoff 100%
Debra Boyd 63%
Mary Brandenburg 35%
Ronald Brisé, Sr. 39%
Dwight Bullard 17%
Larcenia Bullard 84%
Rachel Burgin 100%
James Bush III 22%
Dean Cannon, Jr. 100%
Jennifer Carroll 100%
Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed 30%
Marti Coley 100%
Larry Cretul 100%
Steve Crisafulli 92%
Faye Culp 100%
Alex Diaz de la Portilla 100%
Paula Dockery 46%
Carl Domino 100%
Christopher Dorworth 100%
Greg Evers 94%
Mike Fasano 89%
Adam Fetterman 33%
Keith Fitzgerald 49%
Clay Ford 94%
Erik Fresen 100%
James Frishe 100%
Don Gaetz 93%
Luis Garcia, Jr. 31%
Rodolfo Garcia, Jr. 56%
Andy Gardiner 100%
Dan Gelber 46%
Joseph Gibbons 38%
Richard Glorioso 100%
Eddy Gonzalez 94%
Mike Haridopolos 83%
Adam Hasner 100%
Alan Hays 95%
Harold Heller 53%
Anthony Hill, Sr. 63%
Doug Holder 93%
Edward Homan, Jr. 88%
Ed Hooper 94%
Mike Horner 100%
Matt Hudson 100%
Dennis Jones 68%
Mia Jones 36%
Arthenia Joyner 48%
Kurt Kelly 93%
Martin Kiar 21%
James King, Jr. 100%
Paige Kreegel 100%
Al Lawson, Jr. 64%
John Legg 76%
Marcelo Llorente 82%
Evelyn Lynn 82%
Charles McBurney, Jr. 95%
Seth McKeel 100%
Dave Murzin 100%
Peter Nehr 88%
Bryan Nelson 100%
Stephen Oelrich 86%
Marlene O'Toole 100%
Mark Pafford 31%
Jimmy Theo Patronis, Jr. 100%
Pat Patterson 100%
Durell Peaden, Jr. 76%
Juan-Carlos Planas 81%
Ralph Poppell 93%
Ari Abraham Porth 22%
Stephen Precourt 94%
Bill Proctor 100%
Ken Pruitt 87%
Scott Randolph 43%
Lake Ray III 100%
Ron Reagan 100%
Betty Reed 32%
Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda 41%
Doc Renuart, Sr. 100%
Nan Rich 58%
Garrett Richter 100%
Jeremy Ring 63%
David Rivera 100%
Julio Robaina 55%
Kenneth Roberson 100%
Yolly Roberson 31%
Hazelle Rogers 30%
Maria Sachs 45%
Franklin Sands 31%
Ray Sansom 100%
Ron Saunders 52%
Rob Schenck III 100%
Ron Schultz 81%
Elaine Schwartz 11%
Michael Scionti 50%
Gary Siplin 68%
Kelly Skidmore 32%
Christopher Smith 86%
William Snyder 100%
Eleanor Sobel 32%
Darren Soto 41%
Richard Steinberg 39%
Ronda Storms 71%
Dwayne Taylor 50%
Geraldine Thompson 41%
Nicholas Thompson 95%
John Tobia 100%
Baxter Troutman 94%
Charles Van Zant 93%
J. Alex Villalobos 50%
James Waldman 57%
William Weatherford 100%
Michael Weinstein 100%
Alan Williams 27%
Trudi Williams 94%
Stephen Wise 82%
John Wood 100%
Ritch Workman 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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