Rating Group: Associated Industries of Florida

2002 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office Name Party Rating
FL U.S. Senate-Jr Marco Rubio R 85
FL U.S. House-5 Al Lawson, Jr. D 40
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 56
FL U.S. House-11 Daniel Webster R 59
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 88
FL U.S. House-15 Dennis Ross R 78
FL U.S. House-21 Lois Frankel D 42
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 43
FL U.S. House-24 Frederica Wilson D 52
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 88
FL State House-9 Loranne Ausley D 57
FL State House-83 Gayle Harrell R 83
FL State Senate-4 Aaron Bean R 85
FL State Senate-6 Audrey Gibson D 85
FL State Senate-9 David Simmons R 80
FL State Senate-12 Dennis Baxley R 81
FL State Senate-20 Tom Lee R 38
FL State Senate-25 Joe Negron R 72
FL State Senate-36 Rene Garcia R 76
FL Mayor-At-Large John Seiler 64
FL Council Member-3 Lee Constantine 56
FL Council Member-8 Katrina Brown 51
FL Commissioner-1 Sandra Murman 84
FL Commissioner-2 Victor Crist 55
FL Commissioner-3 Charlie Justice 45
FL Commissioner-3 Lesley Miller, Jr. D 35
FL Commissioner-4 Sally Heyman 56
FL Representative-At-Large Joyce Cusack D 47
J.D. Alexander 88
Bob Allen 84
William Andrews 87
Nancy Argenziano 68
Ralph Arza 88
Frank Attkisson 83
Jeffrey Atwater 88
Carey Baker 81
Randy Ball 85
Gustavo Barreiro 82
Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall 55
Michael Bennett 84
Allan George Bense 90
Holly Benson 83
Kim Berfield 76
Annie Betancourt 62
Marsha Bowen 89
Donald Brown 88
Ginny Brown-Waite 40
Fredrick Brummer 86
Phillip Brutus 58
Susan Bucher 47
Edward Bullard 61
Locke Burt 62
Johnnie Byrd, Jr. 88
Walter Campbell, Jr. 37
Gaston Cantens 87
John Carassas 84
Lisa Carlton 33
Donna Clarke 89
Charles Clary 50
Anna Cowin 52
Larry Crow 67
Don Davis 88
Mandy Dawson 33
Nancy Detert 82
Alex Diaz de la Portilla 47
Renier Diaz de la Portilla 82
Paula Dockery 83
John Dyer, Jr. 60
Greg Evers 86
Frank Farkas 81
Mike Fasano 87
Tom Feeney 87
Terry Fields 50
Heather Fiorentino 67
Mark Flanagan 79
Howard Futch 45
Anne Gannon 46
Rodolfo Garcia, Jr. 50
Andy Gardiner 88
Dan Gelber 59
Steven Geller 36
J. Dudley Goodlette 86
Kenneth Allan Gottlieb 53
Carole Green 83
Ronald Greenstein 59
Mike Haridopolos 88
James Harper, Jr. 64
Lindsay Harrington 89
Chris Hart IV 86
Bob Henriquez 50
Mike Hogan 88
Wilbert Theodore Holloway 64
Betty Smith Holzendorf 44
Edward Jennings, Jr. 65
Randy Johnson 85
Daryl Jones 45
Stan Jordan 86
Arthenia Joyner 45
Jim Kallinger 84
Will Kendrick 76
Bev Kilmer 88
James King, Jr. 50
Ron Klein 43
Suzanne Kosmas 54
Jeff Kottkamp 86
Dick Kravitz 85
Bruce Kyle 84
Carlos Lacasa 80
Jack Latvala 43
John Laurent 37
Cindy Lerner 50
Ken Littlefield 84
Evelyn Lynn 76
Richard Machek 70
Connie Mack 89
Mark Mahon 81
Stan Mayfield 91
Jerry Louis Maygarden 86
Perry McGriff, Jr. 56
John McKay 13
Matthew Meadows 57
David Mealor 86
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 32
Jerry Melvin 87
Richard Mitchell 33
Mitch Needelman 82
Jerry Paul 89
Durell Peaden, Jr. 48
Frank Peterman, Jr. 47
Joe Pickens 83
Manuel Prieguez 79
Ken Pruitt 28
Nan Rich 52
Curtis Richardson 56
Stacy Ritter 64
Sara Romeo 49
Thomas Rossin 41
Dave Russell, Jr. 85
Timothy Ryan 60
Debby Sanderson 73
Burt Saunders 46
Jim Sebesta 52
Ronald Silver 29
Gary Siplin 69
Irving Slosberg 52
Christopher Smith 51
Rod Smith 26
Eleanor Sobel 48
Ken Sorensen 82
Joseph Spratt 90
Dwight Stansel 74
Donald Sullivan 39
Allen Trovillion 83
J. Alex Villalobos 48
Rob Wallace 88
Leslie Waters 86
Mark Weissman 50
Douglass Wiles 54
Stephen Wise 76
Roger Brian Wishner 54

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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