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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Florida AFL-CIO

1997 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Anthony Hill, Sr. 100%
John Rayson 97%
FL U.S. House 5 Al Lawson, Jr. Democratic 93%
James Bush III 90%
John Cosgrove 90%
Betty Smith Holzendorf 90%
Edward Healey 88%
Suzanne Jacobs 88%
Howard Forman 86%
FL Commissioner 3 Lesley Miller, Jr. Democratic 86%
Elaine Bloom 85%
John Dyer, Jr. 85%
Cynthia Moore Chestnut 84%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 84%
Annie Betancourt 83%
James Hargrett, Jr. 83%
Tracy Eugene Stafford 83%
Rudolph Bradley 82%
Josephus Eggelletion, Jr. 82%
Beryl Denise Roberts-Burke 82%
Larcenia Bullard 81%
Walter Campbell, Jr. 81%
Roberto Casas 81%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 81%
FL Commissioner 4 Sally Heyman 81%
Mark Ogles 81%
Steve Effman 80%
Addie Greene 79%
Willie Logan, Jr. 79%
Alzo Reddick 79%
Daryl Jones 78%
Patsy Ann Kurth 78%
Pat Thomas 78%
Luis Rojas 76%
Stacy Ritter 74%
Ronald Silver 74%
Lars Hafner 73%
Ron Klein 72%
Thomas Rossin 69%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 68%
Alberto Gutman 61%
W.D. Childers 60%
James Scott 60%
Marjorie Turnbull 59%
Durell Peaden, Jr. 57%
Lori Edwards 56%
Everett Kelly 56%
Suzanne Kosmas 55%
Douglass Wiles 55%
George Abraham Crady 54%
Harry Goode, Jr. 54%
Shirley Brown 53%
Robert Casey 53%
Robert Starks 53%
Janegale Boyd 52%
FL Commissioner 2 Victor Crist 51%
Joseph Spratt 51%
Kelley Smith 49%
J. Alex Villalobos 49%
Rick Minton, Jr. 48%
Bill Sublette 48%
Joseph Arnall 47%
Howard Futch 46%
Rodolfo Garcia, Jr. 45%
George Albright 42%
Locke Burt 42%
FL Commissioner 1 Sandra Murman 42%
Ginny Brown-Waite 41%
Dennis Jones 41%
Greg Allen Gay 39%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 39%
Ken Pruitt 39%
John Grant, Jr. 36%
Donald Sullivan 33%
Jack Latvala 30%
Toni Jennings 29%
William Myers 28%
FL State Senate 20 Tom Lee Republican 26%
Charles Clary 25%
Anna Cowin 23%
Paula Dockery 23%
George Kirkpatrick, Jr. 23%
Charles Bronson, Jr. 22%
James Horne 22%
Evelyn Lynn 22%
Larry Crow 21%
Jerry Louis Maygarden 21%
FL Commissioner 6 John Morroni 21%
John Thrasher 21%
Randy Ball 20%
Stephen Wise 20%
Nancy Argenziano 19%
Bud Bronson 19%
Mike Fasano 19%
William Andrews 18%
Stan Bainter 18%
FL Council Member 3 Lee Constantine 18%
Charles Sembler II 18%
Jerry Melvin 17%
Lindsay Harrington 16%
Rob Wallace 16%
David Bitner 15%
James Fuller 15%
Johnnie Byrd, Jr. 14%
Carlos Lacasa 14%
Mark Flanagan 13%
John McKay 13%
Debby Sanderson 12%
Allen Trovillion 10%
Adam Putnam 8%
Tom Feeney 7%
Sharon Merchant 7%

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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