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Paychecks Hawaii Rates Legislators
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From Paychecks Hawaii

This list is provided by PAYCHECKS HAWAII, an independent, non-partisan political action affiliate of Smart Business Hawaii

Each year since 1986, PAYCHECKS HAWAII, the private, independent, non-partisan political action affiliate of SmartBusiness Hawaii, rates each of the 76 state legislators on support for small business in collaboration with other small business associations, individuals, and those actively participating at the Capitol during the legislative session.

The subjective business ratings are based upon: (1) key business votes involving tax and fee Increases; (2) efforts to increase or decrease government size and spending; (3) employer mandates (e.g., workers’ compensation, UI, prepaid health, etc.), labor bills affecting business (minimum wage, “union card,” etc.) and regulations; (4) conduct in hearings, accessibility, and response of the legislator, and (5) active sponsorship, introduction and advocacy of better business climate positions.

Each lawmaker is rated, regardless of political party, from #1, “most supportive and outspoken advocate for a better business climate,” to #5, “least supportive of small business and an improved Hawaii business climate.” Ratings may be helpful at election time.

PAYCHECKS HAWAII RATINGS: STATE SENATE

STATE SENATOR

District

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Baker, Rosalyn (D)

6

4

3

4

4

4

Chun Oakland, Suzanne (D)

13

3

4

4

3

4

Dela Cruz, Donovan (D)

22

-

-

3

4

3

English, J. Kalani (D)

7

4

4

4

4

4

Espero, Will C. (D)

19

3

4

4

4

4

Gabbard, Mike (D)

20

2

3

4

5

4

Galuteria, Brickwood (D)

12

4

4

4

4

4

Green, Josh M.D. (D)

3

2

2

2

2

4

Hee, Clayton (D)

23

4

4

4

3

5

Ige, David (D)

16

4

3

3

3

3

Ihara, Jr. Les (D)

10

3

4

3

2

2

Kahele, Gilbert (D)

1

-

-

4

4

3

Keith-Agaran, Gilbert (D) *

5

4

4

4

4

3

Kidani, Michelle (D)

18

3

4

4

3

3

Kim, Donna Mercado (D)

14

3

3

3

3

2

Kouchi, Ronald D. (D)

8

-

-

3

3

3

Nishihara, Clarence K. (D)

17

2

3

4

4

3

Ruderman, Russell E. (D)

2

-

-

-

-

3

Shimabukuro, Maile (D)

21

4

4

4

4

4

Slom, Sam (R)

9

1

1

1

1

1

Solomon, Malama (D)

4

-

-

2

3

3

Taniguchi, Brian (D)

11

4

4

3

4

3

Thielen, Laura H. (D)

25

-

-

-

-

3

Tokuda, Jill N. (D)

24

3

4

3

3

3

Wakai, Glenn (D)

15

-

-

2

2

2

* appointed 2013 to fill vacant seat after Sen. Tsutsui was appointed Lt. Governor. 2009-2012 ratings reflect time Sen. Keith-Agaran was in the House.

PAYCHECKS HAWAII RATINGS: STATE HOUSE 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE District 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Acquino, Henry J.C. (D) 38 3 4 4 4 3
Awana, Karen L. (D) 43 4 4 3 3 3
Belatti, Della Au (D) 24 3 4 2 2 3
Brower, Tom (D) 22 3 2 2 3 2
Cabanilla, Rida T.R. (D) 41 3 4 4 4 3
Cachola, Romy M. (D) 30 - - - - 4
Carroll, Mele (D) 13 4 4 4 4 4
Cheape, Lauren (R) 45 - - - - 3
Choy, Isaac W. (D) 23 3 4 4 4 3
Coffman, Denny (D) 5 3 4 4 4 4
Cullen, Ty (D) 39 - - 4 4 4
Evans, Cindy (D) 7 3 4 4 4 4
Fale, Richard (R) 47 - - - - 2
Fukumoto, Beth (R) 36 - - - - 2
Hanohano, Faye P. (D) 4 4 4 4 4 4
Har, Sharon E. (D) 42 4 4 4 4 3
Hashem, Mark J. (D) 18 - - 3 4 3
Ichiyama, Linda (D) 32 - - 3 4 4
Ing, Kaniela (D) 11 - - - - 4
Ito, Ken (D) 49 3 3 3 3 3
Johanson, Aaron Ling (R) 31 - - 1 2 2
Jordan, Jo (D) 44 - - 4 4 4
Kawakami, Derek S.K. (D) 14 - - 3 4 4
Kobayashi, Bertrand (D) 19 - - - - 4
Lee, Chris (D) 51 3 4 4 4 4
Lowen, Nicole (D) 6 - - - - 4
Luke, Sylvia J. (D) 25 3 4 3 3 3
McDermott, Bob (R) 40 - - - - 1
McKelvey, Agnus L.K. (D) 10 2 3 3 3 3
Mizuno, John (D) 28 3 4 4 4 4
Morikawa, Dee (D) 16 - - 3 4 4
Nakashima, Mark M. (D) 1 3 4 4 4 4
Nishimoto, Scott Y. (D) 21 4 4 4 4 4
Ohno, Takashi (D) 27 - - - - 3
Onishi, Richard H.K. (D) 3 - - - - 3
Oshiro, Marcus (D) 46 5 5 5 4 4
Rhoads, Karl (D) 29 3 3 3 3 5
Saiki, Scott (D) 26 4 4 4 4 4
Say, Calvin K.Y. (D) 20 4 5 4 5 4
Souki, Joseph M. (D) 8 4 4 4 5 5
Takai, K. Mark (D) 33 - 4 3 3 3
Takayama, Gregg (D) 34 - - - - 3
Takumi, Roy M. (D) 35 5 5 5 4 4
Thielen, Cynthia (R) 50 2 2 2 2 3
Tokioka, James K. (D) 15 4 4 4 4 4
Tsuji, Clift (D) 2 4 4 4 4 4
Ward, Gene (R) 17 1 2 2 1 2
Woodson, Justin H. (D) 9 - - - - 3
Wooley, Jessica (D) 48 3 4 4 4 5
Yamane, Ryan I. (D) 37 3 4 4 4 3
Yamashita, Kyle T. (D) 12 3 4 4 4 3
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