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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Associated Industries of Florida

2002 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
Stan Mayfield 91
Allan George Bense 90
Joseph Spratt 90
Marsha Bowen 89
Donna Clarke 89
Lindsay Harrington 89
Connie Mack 89
Jerry Paul 89
J.D. Alexander 88
Ralph Arza 88
FL Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey Atwater Republican 88
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 88
Donald Brown 88
Johnnie Byrd, Jr. 88
Don Davis 88
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 88
FL State Senate 13 Andy Gardiner Republican 88
Mike Haridopolos 88
Mike Hogan 88
Bev Kilmer 88
Rob Wallace 88
William Andrews 87
Gaston Cantens 87
Mike Fasano 87
Tom Feeney 87
Jerry Melvin 87
Fredrick Brummer 86
FL State Senate 2 Greg Evers Republican 86
J. Dudley Goodlette 86
Chris Hart IV 86
Stan Jordan 86
Jeff Kottkamp 86
Jerry Louis Maygarden 86
David Mealor 86
Leslie Waters 86
Randy Ball 85
FL State Senate 4 Aaron Bean Republican 85
FL State Senate 9 Audrey Gibson Democratic 85
Randy Johnson 85
Dick Kravitz 85
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 85
David Russell, Jr. 85
Bob Allen 84
Michael Bennett 84
John Carassas 84
Jim Kallinger 84
Bruce Kyle 84
Ken Littlefield 84
FL Commissioner 1 Sandra Murman 84
Frank Attkisson 83
Holly Benson 83
Paula Dockery 83
Carole Green 83
FL State House 83 Gayle Harrell Republican 83
Joe Pickens 83
Allen Trovillion 83
Gustavo Barreiro 82
FL State Senate 28 Nancy Detert Republican 82
Renier Diaz de la Portilla 82
Mitch Needelman 82
Ken Sorensen 82
Carey Baker 81
FL State House 23 Dennis Baxley Republican 81
Frank Farkas 81
Mark Mahon 81
Carlos Lacasa 80
FL State Senate 10 David Simmons Republican 80
Mark Flanagan 79
Manuel Prieguez 79
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 78
Kim Berfield 76
FL State Senate 38 Rene Garcia Republican 76
Will Kendrick 76
Evelyn Lynn 76
Stephen Wise 76
Dwight Stansel 74
Debby Sanderson 73
FL State Senate 32 Joe Negron Republican 72
Richard Machek 70
Gary Siplin 69
Nancy Argenziano 68
Larry Crow 67
Heather Fiorentino 67
Edward Jennings, Jr. 65
James Harper, Jr. 64
Wilbert Theodore Holloway 64
Stacy Ritter 64
FL Mayor At-Large John Seiler Democratic 64
Annie Betancourt 62
Locke Burt 62
Edward Bullard 61
John Dyer, Jr. 60
Timothy Ryan 60
Dan Gelber 59
Ronald Greenstein 59
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 59
Phillip Brutus 58
Loranne Ausley 57
Matthew Meadows 57
Lee Constantine 56
FL Commissioner 4 Sally Heyman 56
Perry McGriff, Jr. 56
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 56
Curtis Richardson 56
Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall 55
FL Commissioner 2 Victor Crist Republican 55
Suzanne Kosmas 54
Douglass Wiles 54
Roger Brian Wishner 54
Kenneth Allan Gottlieb 53
Anna Cowin 52
Nan Rich 52
Jim Sebesta 52
FL State House 91 Irving Slosberg Democratic 52
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 52
FL Council Member 8 E. Denise Lee 51
FL State Senate 31 Christopher Smith Democratic 51
Charles Clary 50
Terry Fields 50
Rodolfo Garcia, Jr. 50
Bob Henriquez 50
James King, Jr. 50
Cindy Lerner 50
Mark Weissman 50
Sara Romeo 49
Durell Peaden, Jr. 48
FL State Senate 33 Eleanor Sobel Democratic 48
J. Alex Villalobos 48
Susan Bucher 47
FL Council Member At-Large Joyce Cusack Democratic 47
Alex Diaz de la Portilla 47
Frank Peterman, Jr. 47
Anne Gannon 46
Burt Saunders 46
Howard Futch 45
Daryl Jones 45
FL State Senate 19 Arthenia Joyner Democratic 45
FL Commissioner 3 Charlie Justice Democratic 45
Betty Smith Holzendorf 44
Ron Klein 43
FL State Senate 20 Jack Latvala Republican 43
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 43
FL U.S. House 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 42
Thomas Rossin 41
Ginny Brown-Waite 40
Al Lawson, Jr. 40
Donald Sullivan 39
FL State Senate 24 Tom Lee Republican 38
Walter Campbell, Jr. 37
John Laurent 37
Steven Geller 36
Lesley Miller, Jr. 35
Lisa Carlton 33
Mandy Dawson 33
Richard Mitchell 33
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 32
Ronald Silver 29
Ken Pruitt 28
Rod Smith 26
John McKay 13

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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