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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Sierra Club Hawaii Chapter

2007-2008 Positions on Environmental Conservation

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 57
HI Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui Democratic 79
HI State House 2 Clifton Tsuji Democratic 33
HI State House 4 Faye Hanohano Democratic 73
HI State House 7 Cindy Evans Democratic 47
HI State House 8 Joseph Souki, Jr. Democratic 23
HI State House 10 Angus McKelvey Democratic 47
HI State House 12 Kyle Yamashita Democratic 40
HI State House 13 Mele Carroll Democratic 87
HI State House 15 James Tokioka Democratic 50
HI State House 17 Gene Ward Republican 33
HI State House 20 Calvin Say Democratic 40
HI State House 21 Scott Nishimoto Democratic 47
HI State House 22 Thomas Brower Democratic 33
HI State House 24 Della Belatti Democratic 80
HI State House 25 Sylvia Luke Democratic 67
HI State House 26 Scott Saiki Democratic 86
HI State House 28 John Mizuno Democratic 36
HI State House 29 Karl Rhoads Democratic 60
HI State House 33 K. Mark Takai Democratic 60
HI State House 35 Roy Takumi Democratic 69
HI State House 37 Ryan Yamane Democratic 40
HI State House 41 Rida Cabanilla Democratic 57
HI State House 42 Sharon Har Democratic 33
HI State House 43 Karen Awana Democratic 43
HI State House 46 Marcus Oshiro Democratic 53
HI State House 49 Ken Ito Democratic 33
HI State House 50 Cynthia Thielen Republican 85
HI State Senate 3 Josh Green Democratic 73
HI State Senate 6 Roz Baker Democratic 64
HI State Senate 7 Kalani English Democratic 85
HI State Senate 9 Sam Slom Republican 14
HI State Senate 10 Les Ihara, Jr. Democratic 93
HI State Senate 11 Brian Taniguchi Democratic 50
HI State Senate 13 Suzanne Chun Oakland Democratic 57
HI State Senate 14 Donna Kim Democratic 58
HI State Senate 15 Glenn Wakai Democratic 67
HI State Senate 16 David Ige Democratic 69
HI State Senate 17 Clarence Nishihara Democratic 64
HI State Senate 19 William Espero Democratic 50
HI State Senate 20 Mike Gabbard Democratic 86
HI State Senate 21 Maile Shimabukuro Democratic 79
HI State Senate 23 Clayton Hee Democratic 77
HI State Senate 24 Jill Tokuda Democratic 57
HI Chair of Public Utilities Commission Hermina Morita Democratic 100
HI Chairman of the Department of Agriculture Russell Kokubun Democratic 71
HI Director of Labor and Industrial Relations Dwight Takamine Democratic 60
HI Council Member 6 Carol Fukunaga Democratic 71
HI Council Member 7 Joey Manahan Democratic 40
Lyla Berg 86
Joe Bertram III 64
Robert Bunda 46
Kirk Caldwell 43
Jerry Chang 36
Corinne Ching 40
Pono Chong 33
Lynn Finnegan 21
Frederick Hemmings, Jr. 43
Robert Herkes 33
Gary Hooser 86
Lorraine Inouye 62
Jon Karamatsu 43
Marilyn Lee 60
Michael Magaoay 36
Barbara Marumoto 23
Ronnie Menor 85
Colleen Meyer 7
Robert Nakasone 30
Blake Oshiro 47
Kymberly Pine 20
Roland Sagum III 25
Norman Sakamoto 57
Alex Sonson 31
Gordon Trimble 14
Thomas Waters 50
Paul Whalen 15

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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