Rating Group: Associated Industries of Florida

2008 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office Name Party Rating
FL U.S. Senate-Jr Marco Rubio R 91
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 76
FL U.S. House-10 Daniel Webster R 80
FL U.S. House-15 Dennis Ross R 93
FL U.S. House-21 Ted Deutch D 79
FL U.S. House-24 Frederica Wilson D 72
FL Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera R 94
FL State House-9 Loranne Ausley D 85
FL State House-52 Thad Altman R 93
FL State House-75 Michael Grant R 95
FL State House-83 Gayle Harrell R 92
FL State House-99 Evan Jenne D 88
FL State Senate-4 Aaron Bean R 92
FL State Senate-5 Charles Dean, Sr. R 76
FL State Senate-6 Audrey Gibson D 89
FL State Senate-9 David Simmons R 93
FL State Senate-14 Dorothy Hukill R 95
FL State Senate-19 Darryl Rouson D 88
FL State Senate-21 Bill Galvano R 92
FL State Senate-26 Denise Grimsley R 90
FL State Senate-33 Perry Thurston, Jr. D 89
FL State Senate-35 Oscar Braynon II D 87
FL State Senate-36 Rene Garcia R 87
FL State Senate-39 Anitere Flores R 93
FL Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey Atwater R 72
FL Mayor-At-Large Rick Kriseman 85
FL Mayor-At-Large John Seiler 84
FL Council Member-3 Lee Constantine 82
FL Commissioner-1 Janet Long 88
FL Commissioner-2 Victor Crist 81
FL Commissioner-3 Charlie Justice 81
FL Commissioner-5 Charles Chestnut IV 88
FL Commissioner-7 Priscilla Ann Taylor 89
FL Representative-At-Large Joyce Cusack D 81
Sandy Adams 92
J.D. Alexander 76
Kevin Ambler 93
Tom Anderson 90
Dave Aronberg 80
Frank Attkisson 94
Gary Aubuchon 94
Carey Baker 82
Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall 86
Michael Bennett 70
Ellyn Bogdanoff 93
Marsha Bowen 93
Debra Boyd 84
Mary Brandenburg 90
Ronald Brisé, Sr. 88
Donald Brown 94
Susan Bucher 70
Edward Bullard 87
Larcenia Bullard 88
Dean Cannon, Jr. 95
Lisa Carlton 84
Jennifer Carroll 92
Marti Coley 94
Larry Cretul 91
Faye Culp 90
Mandy Dawson 61
Alex Diaz de la Portilla 85
Paula Dockery 73
Carl Domino 93
Christopher Dorworth 92
Greg Evers 93
Mike Fasano 85
Terry Fields 92
Keith Fitzgerald 88
Clay Ford 92
James Frishe 89
Don Gaetz 79
Luis Garcia, Jr. 85
Rodolfo Garcia, Jr. 76
Andy Gardiner 92
Dan Gelber 87
Steven Geller 87
Joseph Gibbons 85
Hugh Gibson III 91
Richard Glorioso 93
Eddy Gonzalez 92
Mike Haridopolos 90
Adam Hasner 93
Alan Hays 90
Harold Heller 92
Anthony Hill, Sr. 90
Doug Holder 94
Edward Homan, Jr. 86
Ed Hooper 93
Matt Hudson 92
Dennis Jones 80
Stan Jordan 93
Arthenia Joyner 71
Kurt Kelly 93
Will Kendrick 90
Martin Kiar 93
James King, Jr. 85
Dick Kravitz 94
Paige Kreegel 89
Al Lawson, Jr. 83
John Legg 92
Marcelo Llorente 90
Evelyn Lynn 87
Richard Machek 88
Gwen Margolis 86
Stan Mayfield 92
Charles McBurney, Jr. 93
Seth McKeel 93
Matthew Meadows 88
Dave Murzin 92
Mitch Needelman 90
Peter Nehr 93
Bryan Nelson 90
Stephen Oelrich 92
Jimmy Theo Patronis, Jr. 88
Pat Patterson 95
Durell Peaden, Jr. 73
Frank Peterman, Jr. 100
Joe Pickens 92
Juan-Carlos Planas 91
Ralph Poppell 90
Ari Abraham Porth 82
Stephen Precourt 90
Bill Proctor 94
Ken Pruitt 82
Scott Randolph 87
Ron Reagan 94
Betty Reed 86
Nan Rich 77
Curtis Richardson 83
Garrett Richter 92
Jeremy Ring 86
David Rivera 95
Julio Robaina 91
Yolly Roberson 82
Maria Sachs 85
Franklin Sands 81
Ray Sansom 94
Anthony Sasso III 83
Burt Saunders 74
Ron Saunders 89
Rob Schenck III 92
Ron Schultz 89
Elaine Schwartz 80
Michael Scionti 91
Gary Siplin 90
Kelly Skidmore 86
William Snyder 92
Darren Soto 91
Ronda Storms 80
Geraldine Thompson 86
Nicholas Thompson 93
Anthony Trey Traviesa 94
Baxter Troutman 93
Rochelle Vana 87
J. Alex Villalobos 80
James Waldman 87
William Weatherford 93
Trudi Williams 91
Stephen Wise 88
Juan Zapata 92

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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