Rating Group: Foundation for Florida's Future

2012 Positions

Issues: Education

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State Office Name Party Rating
FL U.S. House - 1 Matthew Gaetz Republican 80%
FL U.S. House - 9 Darren Soto Democratic 40%
FL U.S. House - 17 Greg Steube Republican 80%
FL Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez Republican 80%
FL State House - 5 Brad Drake Republican 80%
FL State House - 29 Scott Plakon Republican 80%
FL State House - 44 Geraldine Thompson Democratic 0%
FL State House - 52 Thad Altman Republican 80%
FL State House - 99 Evan Jenne Democratic 0%
FL State Senate - 1 Doug Broxson Republican 80%
FL State Senate - 6 Audrey Gibson Democratic 0%
FL State Senate - 8 Keith Perry Republican 80%
FL State Senate - 9 Jason Brodeur Republican 80%
FL State Senate - 12 Dennis Baxley Republican 80%
FL State Senate - 16 Ed Hooper Republican 80%
FL State Senate - 17 Debbie Mayfield Republican 80%
FL State Senate - 18 Janet Cruz Democratic 0%
FL State Senate - 19 Darryl Rouson Democratic 0%
FL State Senate - 21 Jim Boyd Republican 80%
FL State Senate - 22 Kelli Stargel Republican 80%
FL State Senate - 24 Jeff Brandes Republican 80%
FL State Senate - 25 Gayle Harrell Republican 80%
FL State Senate - 26 Ben Albritton Republican 80%
FL State Senate - 28 Kathleen Passidomo Republican 80%
FL State Senate - 31 Lori Berman Democratic 0%
FL Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Theo Patronis, Jr. Republican 80%
FL Mayor - At-Large Rick Kriseman 0%
FL Mayor - At-Large Bryan Nelson 80%
FL Commissioner - 1 Nan Rich Democratic 0%
FL Commissioner - 3 John Tobia 80%
FL Commissioner - 5 Charles Chestnut IV 0%
FL Commissioner - 5 Maria Sachs 20%
FL Commissioner - 7 Mackenson Bernard 0%
FL Commissioner - 13 Rene Garcia 80%
Joseph Abruzzo 0%
Janet Adkins 80%
Larry Ahern 80%
J.D. Alexander 100%
Frank Artiles 80%
Gary Aubuchon 80%
Leonard Bembry 20%
Lizbeth Benacquisto 100%
Michael Bennett 80%
Michael Bileca 80%
Ellyn Bogdanoff 80%
Oscar Braynon II 20%
Dwight Bullard 0%
Larcenia Bullard 20%
Rachel Burgin 80%
Matthew Caldwell 80%
Daphne Campbell 0%
Dean Cannon, Jr. 80%
Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed 0%
Jeff Clemens 0%
Marti Coley 80%
Richard Corcoran 80%
Fred Costello 80%
Steve Crisafulli 80%
Daniel Davis 80%
Charles Dean, Sr. 60%
Nancy Detert 40%
Jose Diaz 80%
Miguel Diaz de la Portilla 80%
Paula Dockery 40%
Christopher Dorworth 80%
Eric Eisnaugle 80%
Greg Evers 80%
Mike Fasano 40%
Anitere Flores 100%
Clay Ford 80%
Erik Fresen 80%
James Frishe 80%
Reggie Fullwood 0%
Don Gaetz 100%
Luis Garcia, Jr. 0%
Andy Gardiner 100%
Joseph Gibbons 0%
Richard Glorioso 80%
Eddy Gonzalez 80%
Tom Goodson 20%
J.W. Grant 80%
Denise Grimsley 80%
Bill Hager 80%
Mike Haridopolos 80%
Shawn Harrison 80%
Alan Hays 60%
Doug Holder 80%
Mike Horner 80%
Matt Hudson 80%
Dorothy Hukill 80%
Clay Ingram 80%
Dennis Jones 60%
Mia Jones 0%
Arthenia Joyner 0%
John Julien 80%
Martin Kiar 0%
Paige Kreegel 80%
Jack Latvala 80%
John Legg 80%
Ana Logan 80%
State Office Name Party Rating
FL U.S. House - 1 Matthew Gaetz R 80%
FL U.S. House - 9 Darren Soto D 40%
FL U.S. House - 17 Greg Steube R 80%
FL Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez R 80%
FL State House - 5 Brad Drake R 80%
FL State House - 29 Scott Plakon R 80%
FL State House - 44 Geraldine Thompson D 0%
FL State House - 52 Thad Altman R 80%
FL State House - 99 Evan Jenne D 0%
FL State Senate - 1 Doug Broxson R 80%
FL State Senate - 6 Audrey Gibson D 0%
FL State Senate - 8 Keith Perry R 80%
FL State Senate - 9 Jason Brodeur R 80%
FL State Senate - 12 Dennis Baxley R 80%
FL State Senate - 16 Ed Hooper R 80%
FL State Senate - 17 Debbie Mayfield R 80%
FL State Senate - 18 Janet Cruz D 0%
FL State Senate - 19 Darryl Rouson D 0%
FL State Senate - 21 Jim Boyd R 80%
FL State Senate - 22 Kelli Stargel R 80%
FL State Senate - 24 Jeff Brandes R 80%
FL State Senate - 25 Gayle Harrell R 80%
FL State Senate - 26 Ben Albritton R 80%
FL State Senate - 28 Kathleen Passidomo R 80%
FL State Senate - 31 Lori Berman D 0%
FL Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Theo Patronis, Jr. R 80%
FL Mayor - At-Large Rick Kriseman 0%
FL Mayor - At-Large Bryan Nelson 80%
FL Commissioner - 1 Nan Rich D 0%
FL Commissioner - 3 John Tobia 80%
FL Commissioner - 5 Charles Chestnut IV 0%
FL Commissioner - 5 Maria Sachs 20%
FL Commissioner - 7 Mackenson Bernard 0%
FL Commissioner - 13 Rene Garcia 80%
Joseph Abruzzo 0%
Janet Adkins 80%
Larry Ahern 80%
J.D. Alexander 100%
Frank Artiles 80%
Gary Aubuchon 80%
Leonard Bembry 20%
Lizbeth Benacquisto 100%
Michael Bennett 80%
Michael Bileca 80%
Ellyn Bogdanoff 80%
Oscar Braynon II 20%
Dwight Bullard 0%
Larcenia Bullard 20%
Rachel Burgin 80%
Matthew Caldwell 80%
Daphne Campbell 0%
Dean Cannon, Jr. 80%
Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed 0%
Jeff Clemens 0%
Marti Coley 80%
Richard Corcoran 80%
Fred Costello 80%
Steve Crisafulli 80%
Daniel Davis 80%
Charles Dean, Sr. 60%
Nancy Detert 40%
Jose Diaz 80%
Miguel Diaz de la Portilla 80%
Paula Dockery 40%
Christopher Dorworth 80%
Eric Eisnaugle 80%
Greg Evers 80%
Mike Fasano 40%
Anitere Flores 100%
Clay Ford 80%
Erik Fresen 80%
James Frishe 80%
Reggie Fullwood 0%
Don Gaetz 100%
Luis Garcia, Jr. 0%
Andy Gardiner 100%
Joseph Gibbons 0%
Richard Glorioso 80%
Eddy Gonzalez 80%
Tom Goodson 20%
J.W. Grant 80%
Denise Grimsley 80%
Bill Hager 80%
Mike Haridopolos 80%
Shawn Harrison 80%
Alan Hays 60%
Doug Holder 80%
Mike Horner 80%
Matt Hudson 80%
Dorothy Hukill 80%
Clay Ingram 80%
Dennis Jones 60%
Mia Jones 0%
Arthenia Joyner 0%
John Julien 80%
Martin Kiar 0%
Paige Kreegel 80%
Jack Latvala 80%
John Legg 80%
Ana Logan 80%
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