Rating Group: Florida AFL-CIO

2003 Positions on Workplace Rights

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
FL U.S. Senate-Jr Marco Rubio R 9
FL U.S. House-5 Al Lawson, Jr. D 20
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 13
FL U.S. House-11 Daniel Webster R 9
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 8
FL U.S. House-15 Dennis Ross R 11
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 23
FL U.S. House-24 Frederica Wilson D 19
FL State House-9 Loranne Ausley D 18
FL State House-46 Bruce Antone D 15
FL State House-83 Gayle Harrell R 7
FL State Senate-4 Aaron Bean R 11
FL State Senate-6 Audrey Gibson D 20
FL State Senate-9 David Simmons R 13
FL State Senate-12 Dennis Baxley R 7
FL State Senate-20 Tom Lee R 16
FL State Senate-21 Bill Galvano R 7
FL State Senate-25 Joe Negron R 8
FL State Senate-36 Rene Garcia R 10
FL Mayor-At-Large John Seiler 19
FL Council Member-3 Lee Constantine 12
FL Commissioner-1 Sandra Murman 8
FL Commissioner-2 Victor Crist 13
FL Commissioner-3 Charlie Justice 20
FL Commissioner-3 Lesley Miller, Jr. D 21
FL Representative-At-Large Joyce Cusack D 20
J.D. Alexander 8
Bob Allen 17
Nancy Argenziano 12
Dave Aronberg 20
Ralph Arza 13
Frank Attkisson 10
Jeffrey Atwater 11
Gustavo Barreiro 14
Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall 19
Michael Bennett 10
Allan George Bense 8
Holly Benson 10
Kim Berfield 13
Marsha Bowen 8
Mary Brandenburg 17
Donald Brown 9
Fredrick Brummer 7
Phillip Brutus 15
Susan Bucher 21
Edward Bullard 16
Larcenia Bullard 16
Johnnie Byrd, Jr. 8
Walter Campbell, Jr. 22
Gaston Cantens 9
John Carassas 11
Lisa Carlton 10
Donna Clarke 8
Charles Clary 12
Anna Cowin 6
Larry Cretul 5
Faye Culp 7
Don Davis 10
Mandy Dawson 19
Charles Dean, Sr. 5
Nancy Detert 11
Alex Diaz de la Portilla 14
Paula Dockery 9
Carl Domino 11
Greg Evers 5
Frank Farkas 8
Mike Fasano 7
Terry Fields 16
Heather Fiorentino 12
Anne Gannon 20
Rodolfo Garcia, Jr. 13
Andy Gardiner 5
Dan Gelber 21
Steven Geller 20
J. Dudley Goodlette 9
Kenneth Allan Gottlieb 21
Carole Green 10
Ronald Greenstein 19
Mike Haridopolos 6
James Harper, Jr. 16
Lindsay Harrington 9
Adam Hasner 12
Bob Henriquez 19
Anthony Hill, Sr. 21
Wilbert Theodore Holloway 16
Edward Homan, Jr. 10
Edward Jennings, Jr. 14
Randy Johnson 7
Dennis Jones 10
Stan Jordan 12
Arthenia Joyner 20
Jim Kallinger 9
Will Kendrick 15
Bev Kilmer 8
James King, Jr. 14
Ron Klein 22
Suzanne Kosmas 19
Jeff Kottkamp 9
Dick Kravitz 9
Bruce Kyle 8
Ken Littlefield 7
Evelyn Lynn 8
Richard Machek 19
Connie Mack IV 8
Mark Mahon 6
Gwen Margolis 18
Stan Mayfield 8
Sheri McInvale 11
Matthew Meadows 19
David Mealor 10
Mitch Needelman 10
Pat Patterson 8
Jerry Paul 8
Durell Peaden, Jr. 8
Frank Peterman, Jr. 19
Joe Pickens 12
Juan-Carlos Planas 10
Ralph Poppell 10
Manuel Prieguez 14
Ken Pruitt 17
John Quiñones 10
Ron Reagan 7
Nan Rich 18
Curtis Richardson 20
Stacy Ritter 16
David Rivera 12
Julio Robaina 15
Yolly Roberson 19
Dave Russell, Jr. 8
Timothy Ryan 20
Ray Sansom 12
Burt Saunders 11
Jim Sebesta 11
Gary Siplin 14
Irving Slosberg 17
Christopher Smith 17
Rod Smith 18
Eleanor Sobel 19
Ken Sorensen 14
Joseph Spratt 10
Dwight Stansel 15
John Stargel 8
Baxter Troutman 9
Rochelle Vana 20
J. Alex Villalobos 9
Leslie Waters 9
Douglass Wiles 18
Stephen Wise 9
Roger Brian Wishner 14
Juan Zapata 9

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