ACU FOUNDATION'S Ratings of Hawaii 2019
From American Conservative Union, October, 2020
The American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Legislative Accountability is proud to present our Ratings of the Hawaii Legislature for 2019. Like our Ratings of Congress, which date back 48 years, ACU Foundation’s Ratings of the States are meant to reflect how elected officials view the role of government in an individual’s life. We begin with our philosophy (conservatism is the political philosophy that sovereignty resides in the person) and then apply the correct purpose of government (its essential role is to defend Life, Liberty and Property). …
ACUF reviewed selected pieces of legislation voted on in both the Senate and House to produce average scores of each chamber as well as individual scores for each sitting member. A description of the selected bills may be seen HERE. …
The average score for Republican Hawaii representatives was 32%. For Democrats the average was 20%. The overall average for the Hawaii House was 21%—up from 14% in 2018. The highest-ranked Representative was Republican Rep Bob McDermott at 43%. The highest-ranked House Democrats were Reps Sam Kong and James Tokioka tied at 36%. The most liberal Representatives were Republican Rep Cynthia Thielen at 15% and Democratic Rep Nicole Lowen at 14%.
Hawaii’s lone Republican State Senator, Kurt Fevella, scored 28%. The overall average for the Hawaii Senate was 21% – up from 7% in 2018. The highest-ranked Senator was Democrat Gil Riviere at 31%.
Full Report: Hawaii Legislators’ Ratings 2019