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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Paychecks Hawaii (Smart Business Hawaii)

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 25%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 50%
HI Governor David Ige Democratic 75%
HI State House 8 Joseph Souki, Jr. Democratic 25%
HI State House 20 Calvin Say Democratic 50%
HI State House 25 Sylvia Luke Democratic 75%
HI State House 26 Scott Saiki Democratic 50%
HI State House 35 Roy Takumi Democratic 25%
HI State House 40 Bob McDermott Republican 75%
HI State House 46 Marcus Oshiro Democratic 0%
HI State House 49 Ken Ito Democratic 50%
HI State House 50 Cynthia Thielen Republican 100%
HI State Senate 4 Lorraine Inouye Democratic 75%
HI State Senate 10 Les Ihara, Jr. Democratic 50%
HI State Senate 11 Brian Taniguchi Democratic 25%
HI State Senate 19 Will Espero Democratic 50%
HI Council Member 6 Carol Fukunaga 50%
Jun Abinsay 75%
Leina'ala Ahu Isa 75%
Dennis Arakaki 25%
Emily Daniel Auwae 75%
Jan Buen 75%
Robert Bunda 75%
Edward Case 75%
Jerry Chang 75%
Avery Chumbley 75%
Jonathan, Chun 75%
Suzanne Chun Oakland 50%
Galen Fox 100%
Nestor Garcia 75%
Chris Halford 100%
Eric Hamakawa 25%
Kenneth Hiraki 25%
Michael Kahikina 50%
Brian Kanno 0%
Ezra Kanoho 50%
Bertha Kawakami 25%
Calvin Kazuo Kawamoto 50%
Marilyn Lee 50%
Bertha F.K. Leong 100%
Barbara Marumoto 100%
David Matsuura 75%
Colleen Meyer 100%
Hermina Morita 25%
Mark Moses 100%
Robert Nakasone 50%
Bob Nakata 0%
David Pendleton 100%
Jim Rath 100%
Norman Sakamoto 100%
Sam Slom 100%
Nathan Suzuki 100%
Mark Takai 75%
Dwight Takamine 0%
Rod Tam 25%
Paul Whalen 100%
Noboru Yonamine 75%
Terry Nui Yoshinaga 0%

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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