Rating Group: Florida AFL-CIO

2004 Positions on Workplace Rights

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 23
FL State House-9 Loranne Ausley D 21
Susan Bucher 21
Kenneth Allan Gottlieb 21
Ron Klein 21
Christopher Smith 21
Walter Campbell, Jr. 20
Anne Gannon 20
FL U.S. House-5 Al Lawson, Jr. D 20
FL Commissioner-3 Lesley Miller, Jr. D 20
Curtis Richardson 20
Timothy Ryan 20
Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall 19
FL Representative-At-Large Joyce Cusack D 19
Ronald Greenstein 19
Anthony Hill, Sr. 19
Arthenia Joyner 19
FL Commissioner-3 Charlie Justice 19
Suzanne Kosmas 19
Matthew Meadows 19
FL Mayor-At-Large John Seiler 19
Eleanor Sobel 19
Rochelle Vana 19
Douglass Wiles 19
Dave Aronberg 18
Dan Gelber 18
Steven Geller 18
Bob Henriquez 18
Edward Jennings, Jr. 18
Nan Rich 18
Yolly Roberson 18
Rod Smith 18
FL U.S. House-24 Frederica Wilson D 18
Terry Fields 17
FL State Senate-6 Audrey Gibson D 17
FL State Senate-20 Tom Lee R 17
Richard Machek 17
Stacy Ritter 17
Gustavo Barreiro 16
Edward Bullard 16
Mandy Dawson 16
Wilbert Theodore Holloway 16
Will Kendrick 16
James King, Jr. 16
Gwen Margolis 16
Ken Pruitt 16
Dwight Stansel 16
FL State House-46 Bruce Antone D 15
Mary Brandenburg 15
Larcenia Bullard 15
Frank Peterman, Jr. 15
Phillip Brutus 14
Edward Homan, Jr. 14
Irving Slosberg 14
Ken Sorensen 14
FL Council Member-3 Lee Constantine 13
Dennis Jones 13
Julio Robaina 13
Roger Brian Wishner 13
Lisa Carlton 12
FL Commissioner-2 Victor Crist 12
Alex Diaz de la Portilla 12
Heather Fiorentino 12
James Harper, Jr. 12
Stan Jordan 12
Mitch Needelman 12
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 12
Burt Saunders 12
J. Alex Villalobos 12
Bob Allen 11
Nancy Argenziano 11
Ralph Arza 11
Jeffrey Atwater 11
Gaston Cantens 11
Charles Clary 11
Nancy Detert 11
Paula Dockery 11
Joseph Spratt 11
Ellyn Bogdanoff 10
Jennifer Carroll 10
Carl Domino 10
Rodolfo Garcia, Jr. 10
Dick Kravitz 10
Evelyn Lynn 10
Sheri McInvale 10
Joe Pickens 10
FL U.S. House-15 Dennis Ross R 10
Gary Siplin 10
J.D. Alexander 9
Michael Bennett 9
Allan George Bense 9
Holly Benson 9
Kim Berfield 9
Donna Clarke 9
Mike Davis 9
Lindsay Harrington 9
Ken Littlefield 9
FL Commissioner-1 Sandra Murman 9
Durell Peaden, Jr. 9
FL State Senate-9 David Simmons R 9
Donald Sullivan 9
Stephen Wise 9
Frank Attkisson 8
FL State Senate-4 Aaron Bean R 8
Marsha Bowen 8
Don Davis 8
Andy Gardiner 8
J. Dudley Goodlette 8
Jim Kallinger 8
Bev Kilmer 8
Mark Mahon 8
Pat Patterson 8
Manuel Prieguez 8
John Quiñones 8
Ray Sansom 8
Jim Sebesta 8
FL U.S. House-11 Daniel Webster R 8
Kevin Ambler 7
Carey Baker 7
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 7
Donald Brown 7
Fredrick Brummer 7
Anna Cowin 7
Faye Culp 7
Frank Farkas 7
Mike Fasano 7
Carole Green 7
FL State House-83 Gayle Harrell R 7
Randy Johnson 7
Jeff Kottkamp 7
Bruce Kyle 7
Marcelo Llorente 7
Stan Mayfield 7
David Mealor 7
Dave Murzin 7
FL State Senate-25 Joe Negron R 7
Jerry Paul 7
Juan-Carlos Planas 7
Ralph Poppell 7
David Rivera 7
FL U.S. Senate-Jr Marco Rubio R 7
Dave Russell, Jr. 7
John Stargel 7
Leslie Waters 7
Juan Zapata 7
Sandy Adams 6
Johnnie Byrd, Jr. 6
Larry Cretul 6
FL State Senate-21 Bill Galvano R 6
FL State Senate-36 Rene Garcia R 6
Adam Hasner 6
Ron Reagan 6
Baxter Troutman 6
FL State House-52 Thad Altman R 5
Tom Anderson 5
FL State Senate-12 Dennis Baxley R 5
Charles Dean, Sr. 5
Greg Evers 5
Mike Haridopolos 5

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