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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Associated Industries of Florida

2003 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 94
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 77
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 88
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 94
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 98
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 48
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 59
FL State House 23 Dennis Baxley Republican 95
FL State House 46 Bruce Antone Democratic 59
FL State House 83 Gayle Harrell Republican 94
FL State House 91 Irving Slosberg Democratic 61
FL State Senate 2 Greg Evers Republican 95
FL State Senate 4 Aaron Bean Republican 94
FL State Senate 5 Charles Dean, Sr. Republican 97
FL State Senate 9 Audrey Gibson Democratic 66
FL State Senate 10 David Simmons Republican 95
FL State Senate 13 Andy Gardiner Republican 95
FL State Senate 16 Thad Altman Republican 95
FL State Senate 19 Arthenia Joyner Democratic 49
FL State Senate 24 Tom Lee Republican 81
FL State Senate 26 William Galvano Republican 92
FL State Senate 28 Nancy Detert Republican 97
FL State Senate 31 Christopher Smith Democratic 50
FL State Senate 32 Joe Negron Republican 95
FL State Senate 33 Eleanor Sobel Democratic 73
FL State Senate 35 Gwen Margolis Democratic 65
FL State Senate 38 Rene Garcia Republican 82
FL Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey Atwater Republican 81
FL Mayor At-Large John Seiler Democratic 58
FL Council Member At-Large Joyce Cusack Democratic 51
FL Commissioner 1 Sandra Murman 94
FL Commissioner 2 Victor Crist Republican 78
FL Commissioner 2 John QuiƱones 89
FL Commissioner 3 Charlie Justice Democratic 51
Sandy Adams 97
J.D. Alexander 90
Bob Allen 95
Kevin Ambler 94
Tom Anderson 94
Nancy Argenziano 88
Dave Aronberg 61
Ralph Arza 95
Frank Attkisson 92
Loranne Ausley 67
Gustavo Barreiro 89
Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall 68
Michael Bennett 93
Allan George Bense 95
Holly Benson 95
Kim Berfield 97
Marsha Bowen 97
Mary Brandenburg 74
Donald Brown 96
Fredrick Brummer 95
Phillip Brutus 58
Susan Bucher 46
Edward Bullard 71
Larcenia Bullard 75
Johnnie Byrd, Jr. 97
Walter Campbell, Jr. 66
Gaston Cantens 92
John Carassas 97
Lisa Carlton 75
Jennifer Carroll 100
Donna Clarke 97
Charles Clary 90
Lee Constantine 96
Anna Cowin 94
Larry Cretul 97
Faye Culp 97
Don Davis 98
Mike Davis 98
Mandy Dawson 60
Alex Diaz de la Portilla 70
Paula Dockery 83
Carl Domino 95
Frank Farkas 95
Mike Fasano 80
Terry Fields 67
Heather Fiorentino 94
Anne Gannon 63
Rodolfo Garcia, Jr. 87
Dan Gelber 53
Steven Geller 70
Hugh Gibson III 97
J. Dudley Goodlette 94
Kenneth Allan Gottlieb 45
Carole Green 94
Ronald Greenstein 58
Mike Haridopolos 95
James Harper, Jr. 63
Lindsay Harrington 97
Adam Hasner 92
Bob Henriquez 74
Anthony Hill, Sr. 63
Mike Hogan 96
Wilbert Theodore Holloway 78
Edward Homan, Jr. 88
Edward Jennings, Jr. 64
Randy Johnson 95
Dennis Jones 79
Stan Jordan 97
Jim Kallinger 98
Will Kendrick 76
Bev Kilmer 96
James King, Jr. 90
Ron Klein 69
Suzanne Kosmas 66
Jeff Kottkamp 98
Dick Kravitz 92
Bruce Kyle 94
Al Lawson, Jr. 60
Ken Littlefield 98
Marcelo Llorente 95
Evelyn Lynn 88
Richard Machek 54
Connie Mack 96
Mark Mahon 94
Stan Mayfield 95
Sheri McInvale 78
Matthew Meadows 56
David Mealor 95
Lesley Miller, Jr. 60
Dave Murzin 96
Mitch Needelman 89
Pat Patterson 95
Jerry Paul 93
Durell Peaden, Jr. 71
Frank Peterman, Jr. 54
Joe Pickens 97
Juan-Carlos Planas 86
Ralph Poppell 97
Manuel Prieguez 91
Ken Pruitt 90
Ron Reagan 97
Nan Rich 71
Curtis Richardson 63
Stacy Ritter 74
David Rivera 92
Julio Robaina 93
Yolly Roberson 51
David Russell, Jr. 95
Timothy Ryan 64
Ray Sansom 98
Burt Saunders 84
Jim Sebesta 93
Gary Siplin 71
Rod Smith 76
Ken Sorensen 95
Joseph Spratt 95
Dwight Stansel 76
John Stargel 96
Baxter Troutman 97
Rochelle Vana 50
J. Alex Villalobos 79
Leslie Waters 94
Douglass Wiles 52
Stephen Wise 96
Roger Brian Wishner 68
Juan Zapata 94

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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