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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Libertarian Party of Texas

2009 Positions on Economic and Personal Liberties

State Office District Name Party Rating
TX U.S. House 14 Randy Weber Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 33 Marc Veasey Democratic 17%
TX Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick Republican 51%
TX State House 2 Dan Flynn Republican 79%
TX State House 5 Bryan Hughes Republican 67%
TX State House 8 Byron Cook Republican 59%
TX State House 18 John Otto Republican 44%
TX State House 22 Joe Deshotel Democratic 27%
TX State House 25 Dennis Bonnen Republican 70%
TX State House 28 John Zerwas Republican 44%
TX State House 30 Geanie Morrison Republican 53%
TX State House 31 Ryan Guillén Democratic 31%
TX State House 32 Todd Hunter Republican 55%
TX State House 34 Abel Herrero Democratic 19%
TX State House 37 René Oliveira Democratic 31%
TX State House 38 Eddie Lucio III Democratic 19%
TX State House 39 Armando Martinez Democratic 12%
TX State House 42 Richard Raymond Democratic 23%
TX State House 46 Dawnna Dukes Democratic 30%
TX State House 48 Donna Howard Democratic 10%
TX State House 49 Elliott Naishtat Democratic 8%
TX State House 51 Eddie Rodríguez Democratic 19%
TX State House 54 Jimmie Don Aycock Republican 79%
TX State House 56 Doc Anderson Republican 85%
TX State House 60 Jim Keffer Republican 43%
TX State House 61 Phil King Republican 70%
TX State House 62 Larry Phillips Republican 81%
TX State House 63 Tan Parker Republican 77%
TX State House 64 Myra Crownover Republican 57%
TX State House 71 Susan King Republican 38%
TX State House 72 Drew Darby Republican 66%
TX State House 73 Doug Miller Republican 58%
TX State House 77 Marisa Marquez Democratic 13%
TX State House 78 Joe Moody Democratic 19%
TX State House 79 Joe Pickett Democratic 17%
TX State House 80 Tracy King Democratic 33%
TX State House 82 Thomas Craddick Republican 70%
TX State House 86 John Smithee Republican 60%
TX State House 89 Jodie Laubenberg Republican 90%
TX State House 99 Charlie Geren Republican 53%
TX State House 101 Chris Turner Democratic 25%
TX State House 103 Rafael Anchía Democratic 8%
TX State House 104 Roberto Alonzo Democratic 19%
TX State House 109 Helen Giddings Democratic 24%
TX State House 111 Yvonne Davis Democratic 18%
TX State House 112 Angie Chen Button Republican 66%
TX State House 116 Trey Martinez Fischer Democratic 13%
TX State House 118 Joe Farias Democratic 19%
TX State House 119 Roland Gutierrez Democratic 23%
TX State House 120 Ruth Jones McClendon Democratic 25%
TX State House 121 Joe Straus Republican 50%
TX State House 126 Patricia Harless Republican 75%
TX State House 128 Wayne Smith Republican 74%
TX State House 130 Allen Fletcher Republican 81%
TX State House 131 Alma Allen Democratic 13%
TX State House 135 Gary Elkins Republican 67%
TX State House 138 Dwayne Bohac Republican 37%
TX State House 139 Sylvester Turner Democratic 9%
TX State House 140 Armando Walle Democratic 9%
TX State House 141 Senfronia Thompson Democratic 21%
TX State House 142 Harold Dutton, Jr. Democratic 10%
TX State House 143 Ana Hernandez Democratic 13%
TX State House 145 Carol Alvarado Democratic 5%
TX State House 147 Garnet Coleman Democratic 18%
TX State House 148 Jessica Farrar Democratic 11%
TX State House 149 Hubert Vo Democratic 15%
TX State House 150 Debbie Riddle Republican 90%
TX State Senate 1 Kevin Eltife Republican 40%
TX State Senate 3 Robert Nichols Republican 34%
TX State Senate 4 Brandon Creighton Republican 75%
TX State Senate 9 Kelly Hancock Republican 67%
TX State Senate 12 Jane Gray Nelson Republican 49%
TX State Senate 13 Rodney Ellis Democratic 15%
TX State Senate 14 Kirk Watson Democratic 25%
TX State Senate 15 John Whitmire Democratic 25%
TX State Senate 17 Joan Huffman Republican 34%
TX State Senate 18 Lois Kolkhorst Republican 43%
TX State Senate 19 Carlos Uresti Democratic 30%
TX State Senate 20 Juan Hinojosa Democratic 25%
TX State Senate 21 Judith Zaffirini Democratic 15%
TX State Senate 23 Royce West Democratic 10%
TX State Senate 24 Troy Fraser Republican 51%
TX State Senate 26 José Menéndez Democratic 20%
TX State Senate 27 Eddie Lucio, Jr. Democratic 15%
TX State Senate 30 Craig Estes Republican 49%
TX State Senate 31 Kel Seliger Republican 27%
TX Attorney General Ken Paxton, Jr. Republican 93%
TX Commissioner of Agriculture Sid Miller Republican 69%
TX Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar, Jr. Republican 42%
TX Council Member C Ellen Cohen No Party Affiliation 24%
Kip Averitt 30%
Leo Berman 65%
Valinda Bolton 19%
Daniel Branch 67%
Betty Brown 77%
Fred Brown 75%
Lon Burnam 11%
Bill Callegari 59%
John Carona 25%
Norma Chávez 11%
Warren Chisum 67%
Wayne Christian 77%
Frank Corte, Jr. 66%
Joe Crabb 69%
John Davis 59%
Wendy Davis 20%
Bob Deuell 18%
Joe Driver 47%
Robert Duncan 25%
Jim Dunnam 19%
Al Edwards 26%
Craig Eiland 21%
Rob Eissler 61%
Kirk England 31%
David Farabee 25%
Ismael Flores 20%
Stephen Frost 34%
Pete Gallego 20%
Mario Gallegos, Jr. 30%
Dan Gattis 72%
Veronica Gonzales 13%
Yvonne González Toureilles 15%
Mike Hamilton 61%
Rick Hardcastle 61%
Linda Harper-Brown 68%
Chris Harris 34%
Will Ford Hartnett 55%
Joe Heflin 23%
Paula Hightower-Pierson 12%
Harvey Hilderbran 67%
Scott Hochberg 15%
Terri Hodge 24%
Mark Homer 25%
Chuck Hopson 32%
Charlie Howard 71%
Carl Isett 80%
Jim Jackson 49%
Mike Jackson 66%
Delwin Jones 48%
Carol Kent 11%
Tim Kleinschmidt 73%
Edmund Kuempel 43%
Ken Legler 79%
David McQuade Leibowitz 13%
Tryon Lewis 74%
Jerry Madden 60%
Diana Maldonado 21%
Barbara Mallory Caraway 19%
Brian McCall 44%
Jim McReynolds 30%
Thomas Merritt 52%
Robert Miklos 21%
Steve Ogden 34%
Dora Olivo 9%
Rob Orr 74%
Solomon Ortiz, Jr. 19%
Diane Patrick 61%
Aaron Pena, Jr. 33%
Jim Pitts 50%
Chente Quintanilla 30%
Tara Rios Ybarra 21%
Allan Ritter 28%
Patrick Rose 25%
Florence Shapiro 27%
Eliot Shapleigh 15%
Ralph Sheffield 72%
Mark Shelton 59%
Todd Smith 53%
Burt Solomons 64%
Mark Strama 11%
David Swinford 56%
Larry Taylor 77%
Kristi Thibaut 15%
Vicki Truitt 56%
Leticia Van de Putte 25%
Allen Vaught 25%
Michael Villarreal 10%
Earl Wentworth 20%
Tommy Williams 61%
Beverly Woolley 57%

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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