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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Associated Industries of Florida

2008 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
Frank Peterman, Jr. 100
Dean Cannon, Jr. 95
Michael Grant 95
FL State Senate 8 Dorothy Hukill Republican 95
Pat Patterson 95
David Rivera 95
Frank Attkisson 94
Gary Aubuchon 94
Donald Brown 94
FL State House 5 Marti Coley Republican 94
FL State House 74 Doug Holder Republican 94
Dick Kravitz 94
FL Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera Republican 94
Bill Proctor 94
Ron Reagan 94
Ray Sansom 94
Anthony Trey Traviesa 94
FL State Senate 16 Thad Altman Republican 93
Kevin Ambler 93
Ellyn Bogdanoff 93
Marsha Bowen 93
Carl Domino 93
FL State Senate 2 Greg Evers Republican 93
FL State Senate 37 Anitere Flores Republican 93
Richard Glorioso 93
Adam Hasner 93
FL State House 67 Ed Hooper Republican 93
Stan Jordan 93
Kurt Kelly 93
Martin Kiar 93
FL State House 16 Charles McBurney, Jr. Republican 93
FL State House 40 Seth McKeel Republican 93
Peter Nehr 93
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 93
FL State Senate 10 David Simmons Republican 93
Nicholas Thompson 93
Baxter Troutman 93
FL State House 38 William Weatherford Republican 93
Sandy Adams 92
FL State Senate 4 Aaron Bean Republican 92
Jennifer Carroll 92
Christopher Dorworth 92
Terry Fields 92
Clay Ford 92
FL State Senate 26 Bill Galvano Republican 92
FL State Senate 13 Andy Gardiner Republican 92
FL State House 111 Eddy Gonzalez Republican 92
FL State House 83 Gayle Harrell Republican 92
Harold Heller 92
FL State House 80 Matt Hudson Republican 92
FL State Senate 17 John Legg Republican 92
Stan Mayfield 92
Dave Murzin 92
Stephen Oelrich 92
Joe Pickens 92
FL State Senate 23 Garrett Richter Republican 92
FL State House 35 Rob Schenck III Republican 92
William Snyder 92
Juan Zapata 92
Larry Cretul 91
Hugh Gibson III 91
Juan-Carlos Planas 91
Julio Robaina 91
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 91
Michael Scionti 91
FL State Senate 14 Darren Soto Democratic 91
Trudi Williams 91
Tom Anderson 90
Mary Brandenburg 90
Faye Culp 90
FL State Senate 21 Denise Grimsley Republican 90
Mike Haridopolos 90
FL State Senate 11 Alan Hays Republican 90
Anthony Hill, Sr. 90
Will Kendrick 90
Marcelo Llorente 90
Mitch Needelman 90
FL State House 31 Bryan Nelson Republican 90
Ralph Poppell 90
Stephen Precourt 90
Gary Siplin 90
James Frishe 89
FL State Senate 9 Audrey Gibson Democratic 89
Paige Kreegel 89
Ron Saunders 89
Ron Schultz 89
FL Commissioner 7 Priscilla Ann Taylor Democratic 89
FL State House 94 Perry Thurston, Jr. Democratic 89
FL Public Service Commissioner Ronald Brise, Sr. Democratic 88
Larcenia Bullard 88
FL Commissioner 5 Charles Chestnut IV Democratic 88
Keith Fitzgerald 88
Evan Jenne 88
FL Commissioner 1 Janet Long Democratic 88
Richard Machek 88
Matthew Meadows 88
FL State House 6 Jimmy Theo Patronis, Jr. Republican 88
FL State House 70 Darryl Rouson Democratic 88
Stephen Wise 88
FL State Senate 36 Oscar Braynon II Democratic 87
Edward Bullard 87
FL State Senate 38 Rene Garcia Republican 87
Dan Gelber 87
Steven Geller 87
Evelyn Lynn 87
Scott Randolph 87
Rochelle Vana 87
FL State House 96 James Waldman Democratic 87
Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall 86
Edward Homan, Jr. 86
FL State Senate 35 Gwen Margolis Democratic 86
FL State House 61 Betty Reed Democratic 86
FL State Senate 29 Jeremy Ring Democratic 86
Kelly Skidmore 86
FL State Senate 12 Geraldine Thompson Democratic 86
Loranne Ausley 85
Alex Diaz de la Portilla 85
Mike Fasano 85
Luis Garcia, Jr. 85
FL State House 100 Joseph Gibbons Democratic 85
James King, Jr. 85
FL Mayor At-Large Rick Kriseman Democratic 85
FL State Senate 34 Maria Sachs Democratic 85
Debra Boyd 84
Lisa Carlton 84
FL Mayor At-Large John Seiler Democratic 84
Al Lawson, Jr. 83
Curtis Richardson 83
Anthony Sasso III 83
Carey Baker 82
Lee Constantine 82
Ari Abraham Porth 82
Ken Pruitt 82
Yolly Roberson 82
FL Commissioner 2 Victor Crist Republican 81
FL Council Member At-Large Joyce Cusack Democratic 81
FL Commissioner 3 Charlie Justice Democratic 81
Franklin Sands 81
Dave Aronberg 80
Dennis Jones 80
FL State House 99 Elaine Schwartz Democratic 80
Ronda Storms 80
J. Alex Villalobos 80
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 80
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 79
FL State Senate 1 Don Gaetz Republican 79
Nan Rich 77
J.D. Alexander 76
FL State Senate 5 Charles Dean, Sr. Republican 76
Rodolfo Garcia, Jr. 76
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 76
Burt Saunders 74
Paula Dockery 73
Durell Peaden, Jr. 73
FL Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey Atwater Republican 72
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 72
FL State Senate 19 Arthenia Joyner Democratic 71
Michael Bennett 70
Susan Bucher 70
Mandy Dawson 61

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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