Rating Group: Associated Industries of Florida

2007 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office Name Party Rating
FL U.S. Senate-Jr Marco Rubio R 96
FL U.S. House-5 Al Lawson, Jr. D 83
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 84
FL U.S. House-9 Darren Soto D 88
FL U.S. House-11 Daniel Webster R 89
FL U.S. House-15 Dennis Ross R 96
FL U.S. House-22 Ted Deutch D 81
FL U.S. House-24 Frederica Wilson D 80
FL Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera R 93
FL State House-9 Loranne Ausley D 86
FL State House-52 Thad Altman R 96
FL State House-75 Michael Grant R 96
FL State House-83 Gayle Harrell R 98
FL State House-99 Evan Jenne D 83
FL State Senate-4 Aaron Bean R 96
FL State Senate-6 Audrey Gibson D 87
FL State Senate-9 David Simmons R 96
FL State Senate-14 Dorothy Hukill R 98
FL State Senate-21 Bill Galvano R 94
FL State Senate-26 Denise Grimsley R 98
FL State Senate-33 Perry Thurston, Jr. D 84
FL State Senate-36 Rene Garcia R 89
FL State Senate-39 Anitere Flores R 97
FL Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Theo Patronis, Jr. R 92
FL Mayor-At-Large Rick Kriseman 80
FL Mayor-At-Large John Seiler 83
FL Council Member-3 Lee Constantine 89
FL Commissioner-1 Janet Long 91
FL Commissioner-2 Victor Crist 85
FL Commissioner-3 Charlie Justice 83
FL Commissioner-5 Charles Chestnut IV 87
FL Representative-At-Large Joyce Cusack D 83
Sandy Adams 97
J.D. Alexander 82
Bob Allen 96
Kevin Ambler 95
Tom Anderson 92
Dave Aronberg 84
Frank Attkisson 97
Jeffrey Atwater 85
Gary Aubuchon 97
Carey Baker 86
Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall 86
Michael Bennett 85
Ellyn Bogdanoff 95
Marsha Bowen 96
Debra Boyd 92
Mary Brandenburg 90
Ronald Brisé, Sr. 83
Donald Brown 98
Susan Bucher 78
Edward Bullard 87
Larcenia Bullard 82
Dean Cannon, Jr. 98
Lisa Carlton 82
Jennifer Carroll 95
Marti Coley 97
Larry Cretul 98
Faye Culp 93
Don Davis 100
Mandy Dawson 86
Charles Dean, Sr. 95
Alex Diaz de la Portilla 93
Paula Dockery 88
Carl Domino 92
Greg Evers 96
Mike Fasano 89
Terry Fields 86
Keith Fitzgerald 86
Clay Ford 96
James Frishe 95
Don Gaetz 82
Luis Garcia, Jr. 82
Rodolfo Garcia, Jr. 80
Andy Gardiner 95
Dan Gelber 84
Steven Geller 85
Joseph Gibbons 88
Hugh Gibson III 95
Richard Glorioso 96
Eddy Gonzalez 92
Mike Haridopolos 94
Adam Hasner 95
Alan Hays 95
Harold Heller 88
Anthony Hill, Sr. 86
Doug Holder 97
Wilbert Theodore Holloway 86
Edward Homan, Jr. 93
Ed Hooper 93
Dennis Jones 86
Stan Jordan 98
Arthenia Joyner 79
Will Kendrick 94
Martin Kiar 88
James King, Jr. 91
Dick Kravitz 96
Paige Kreegel 96
John Legg 97
Marcelo Llorente 93
Evelyn Lynn 88
Richard Machek 89
Gwen Margolis 85
Stan Mayfield 95
Seth McKeel 98
Matthew Meadows 88
David Mealor 98
Dave Murzin 97
Mitch Needelman 96
Peter Nehr 97
Bryan Nelson 96
Stephen Oelrich 93
Pat Patterson 98
Durell Peaden, Jr. 84
Frank Peterman, Jr. 89
Joe Pickens 97
Juan-Carlos Planas 94
Ralph Poppell 93
Ari Abraham Porth 85
Stephen Precourt 95
Bill Proctor 96
Ken Pruitt 90
Scott Randolph 88
Ron Reagan 93
Betty Reed 82
Nan Rich 82
Curtis Richardson 81
Garrett Richter 95
Jeremy Ring 85
David Rivera 95
Julio Robaina 96
Yolly Roberson 85
Maria Sachs 84
Franklin Sands 87
Ray Sansom 96
Burt Saunders 85
Ron Saunders 89
Rob Schenck III 96
Elaine Schwartz 82
Michael Scionti 88
Gary Siplin 90
Kelly Skidmore 85
William Snyder 96
Ronda Storms 82
Priscilla Ann Taylor 85
Geraldine Thompson 87
Nicholas Thompson 98
Anthony Trey Traviesa 94
Baxter Troutman 95
Rochelle Vana 82
J. Alex Villalobos 79
James Waldman 90
William Weatherford 92
Trudi Williams 96
Stephen Wise 89
Juan Zapata 93

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.

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