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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Associated Industries of Florida

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 96%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 76%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 89%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 94%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 26%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 41%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 36%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 96%
FL State House 23 Dennis Baxley Republican 92%
FL State House 83 Gayle Harrell Republican 96%
FL State House 91 Irving Slosberg Democratic 32%
FL State Senate 4 Aaron Bean Republican 90%
FL State Senate 10 David Simmons Republican 83%
FL State Senate 13 Andy Gardiner Republican 93%
FL State Senate 19 Arthenia Joyner Democratic 34%
FL State Senate 20 Jack Latvala Republican 72%
FL State Senate 24 Tom Lee Republican 89%
FL State Senate 28 Nancy Detert Republican 90%
FL State Senate 31 Christopher Smith Democratic 32%
FL State Senate 32 Joe Negron Republican 88%
FL State Senate 33 Eleanor Sobel Democratic 29%
FL State Senate 38 Rene Garcia Republican 93%
FL Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey Atwater Republican 94%
FL Mayor At-Large John Seiler Democratic 32%
FL Council Member 8 E. Denise Lee 33%
FL Council Member At-Large Joyce Cusack Democratic 32%
FL Commissioner 1 Sandra Murman 91%
FL Commissioner 2 Victor Crist Republican 85%
FL Commissioner 3 Charlie Justice Democratic 35%
FL Commissioner 4 Sally Heyman 33%
J.D. Alexander 97%
Bob Allen 90%
William Andrews 96%
Nancy Argenziano 73%
Ralph Arza 96%
Frank Attkisson 97%
Loranne Ausley 32%
Carey Baker 97%
Randy Ball 94%
Gustavo Barreiro 97%
Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall 37%
Michael Bennett 89%
Allan George Bense 92%
Holly Benson 97%
Kim Berfield 88%
Annie Betancourt 41%
Marsha Bowen 93%
Donald Brown 91%
Ginny Brown-Waite 85%
Fredrick Brummer 98%
Phillip Brutus 35%
Susan Bucher 21%
Edward Bullard 31%
Locke Burt 88%
Johnnie Byrd, Jr. 97%
Walter Campbell, Jr. 55%
Gaston Cantens 97%
John Carassas 97%
Lisa Carlton 80%
Donna Clarke 88%
Charles Clary 79%
Lee Constantine 78%
Anna Cowin 91%
Larry Crow 73%
Don Davis 96%
Mandy Dawson 50%
Alex Diaz de la Portilla 84%
Renier Diaz de la Portilla 86%
Paula Dockery 92%
John Dyer, Jr. 56%
Frank Farkas 90%
Mike Fasano 93%
Tom Feeney 96%
Terry Fields 41%
Heather Fiorentino 90%
Mark Flanagan 93%
Anne Gannon 38%
Rodolfo Garcia, Jr. 78%
Dan Gelber 26%
Steven Geller 41%
Hugh Gibson III 97%
J. Dudley Goodlette 93%
Kenneth Allan Gottlieb 26%
Carole Green 94%
Ronald Greenstein 41%
Mike Haridopolos 97%
James Harper, Jr. 41%
Lindsay Harrington 94%
Chris Hart IV 93%
Bob Henriquez 36%
Mike Hogan 90%
Wilbert Theodore Holloway 36%
Betty Smith Holzendorf 50%
Edward Jennings, Jr. 32%
Randy Johnson 97%
Daryl Jones 50%
Stan Jordan 88%
Jim Kallinger 88%
Will Kendrick 63%
Bev Kilmer 86%
James King, Jr. 81%
Ron Klein 68%
Suzanne Kosmas 41%
Jeff Kottkamp 90%
Dick Kravitz 93%
Bruce Kyle 97%
Carlos Lacasa 96%
John Laurent 89%
Al Lawson, Jr. 67%
Cindy Lerner 33%
Ken Littlefield 97%
Evelyn Lynn 88%
Richard Machek 40%
Connie Mack IV 91%
Mark Mahon 93%
Stan Mayfield 93%
Jerry Louis Maygarden 97%
Perry McGriff, Jr. 44%
John McKay 90%
Matthew Meadows 33%
David Mealor 96%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 55%
Jerry Melvin 91%
Lesley Miller, Jr. 50%
Richard Mitchell 57%
Mitch Needelman 79%
Jerry Paul 89%
Durell Peaden, Jr. 87%
Frank Peterman, Jr. 38%
Joe Pickens 93%
Manuel Prieguez 97%
Ken Pruitt 84%
Nan Rich 33%
Curtis Richardson 37%
Stacy Ritter 50%
Sara Romeo 32%
Thomas Rossin 36%
David Russell, Jr. 93%
Timothy Ryan 44%
Debby Sanderson 85%
Burt Saunders 86%
Jim Sebesta 88%
Ronald Silver 78%
Gary Siplin 41%
Rod Smith 75%
Ken Sorensen 97%
Joseph Spratt 91%
Dwight Stansel 56%
Donald Sullivan 88%
Allen Trovillion 96%
J. Alex Villalobos 91%
Rob Wallace 97%
Leslie Waters 91%
Mark Weissman 39%
Douglass Wiles 33%
Roger Brian Wishner 43%

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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