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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI)

2006 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 100
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 26
LA State House 4 Cedric Glover Democratic 66
LA State House 72 Robby Carter Democratic 56
LA State Senate 3 Jean-Paul Morrell Democratic 28
LA State Senate 5 Karen Peterson Democratic 29
LA State Senate 6 Bodi White, Jr. Republican 96
LA State Senate 8 John Alario, Jr. Republican 69
LA State Senate 10 Daniel Martiny Republican 79
LA State Senate 13 Dale Erdey Republican 89
LA State Senate 14 Yvonne Colomb Democratic 35
LA State Senate 15 Regina Barrow Democratic 40
LA State Senate 18 Eddie Lambert Republican 93
LA State Senate 19 Gary Smith, Jr. Democratic 63
LA State Senate 25 Dan Morrish Republican 85
LA State Senate 27 Ronnie Johns Republican 85
LA State Senate 28 Eric LaFleur Democratic 51
LA State Senate 30 John Smith Republican 86
LA State Senate 33 Michael Walsworth Republican 100
LA State Senate 34 Francis Thompson Democratic 52
LA State Senate 35 James Fannin Republican 89
LA Parish President At-Large Errol Romero 50
LA Mayor President At-Large Sharon Broome Democratic 32
LA Mayor President At-Large Joel Robideaux Republican 87
Robert Adley 76
Ernest Alexander 96
Jody Amedee 53
Glenn Ansardi 52
Jeff Arnold 35
Austin Badon, Jr. 31
Diana Bajoie 27
Damon Baldone 57
Robert Barham 92
Clara Baudoin 50
Ernest Baylor, Jr. 28
Gary Beard 100
Walter Boasso 77
Shirley Bowler 89
Beverly Gourdon Bruce 50
Emile Bruneau 90
Sherri Buffington 62
Tim Burns 68
Roy Burrell 37
James Cain 53
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 60
Joel Chaisson II 49
Billy Chandler 77
Carl Crane 98
Donald Cravins, Jr. 21
Donald Cravins, Sr. 67
A. Crowe, Jr. 83
Israel Curtis 27
N. J. Damico 79
William Daniel IV 89
Jay Dardenne, Jr. 79
Carla Dartez 49
Charles DeWitt, Jr. 52
Jean Doerge 72
Gordon Dove, Sr. 83
Hollis Downs 70
Ann Duplessis 49
Reggie Dupre, Jr. 47
Sydnie Mae Durand 65
Noble Ellington 63
Rick Farrar 65
Robert Faucheux, Jr. 87
Cleo Fields 25
Heulette Fontenot 85
Mickey Frith 74
Richard Gallot, Jr. 35
Butch Gautreaux 29
Nick Gautreaux 41
Brett Geymann 85
Cheryl Gray Evans 26
Hunter Greene 96
Elcie Guillory 46
Mickey Guillory 75
Bryan Hammett 43
Terrell Harris 30
Alexander Heaton 50
Troy Hebert 50
Francis Heitmeier 43
Herman Ray Hill 54
Donald Hines 31
Ken Hollis 61
Avon Honey 28
Roy Hopkins 56
Willie Hunter, Jr. 28
Nita Hutter 66
Lydia Jackson 18
Michael Jackson 60
Jalila Jefferson-Bullock 18
Charles Jones 17
Kay Katz 93
Donald Kennard 80
Lelon Kenney 61
Charles Kleckley 85
Robert Kostelka 83
John LaBruzzo, Jr. 88
Juan LaFonta 28
Charles Lancaster, Jr. 73
Arthur Lentini 66
Max Malone 98
Robert Marionneaux, Jr. 43
Charles McDonald 81
Joe McPherson 24
Thomas McVea 65
Michael Michot 88
Billy Montgomery 76
Willie Mount 44
Edwin Murray 23
Ben Nevers, Sr. 33
Kenneth Odinet, Sr. 40
Wilfred Pierre 48
Gillis Pinac 48
Loulan Pitre, Jr. 76
Henry Powell 81
Michael Powell 96
Roy Quezaire, Jr. 31
Julie Quinn 86
Harold Ritchie 63
Craig Romero 73
Joe Salter 40
Tom Schedler, Jr. 74
Pete Schneider III 96
Derrick Shepherd 40
M. J. Smiley, Jr. 96
Jack Smith 46
Jane Smith 92
Kenneth Smith 74
Karen St Germain 54
Charmaine Stiaes 26
Mike Strain 85
Gerald Theunissen 81
Joseph Toomy 70
Thomas Townsend 46
Donald Trahan 89
Warren Triche, Jr. 54
Jim Tucker 89
J. Chris Ullo 58
Wayne Waddell 92
Monica Walker 38
Diane Winston 88
Ernest Wooton 65

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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