Representative Joe P. Tolson's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Joe P. Tolson
Current Office: State House - District 23, Democratic
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 04/15/1941
Home City: Pinetops, NC
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Environment

2013 Environment North Carolina - Lifetime Score 82% 2013 Environment North Carolina - Positions 100% 2013 North Carolina League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100% 2013 North Carolina League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Positions 81% 2012 North Carolina League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100% 2012 North Carolina League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 80% 2011 Environment North Carolina - Lifetime Score 76% 2011 Environment North Carolina - Positions 90% 2011 North Carolina League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 78% 2011 North Carolina League of Conservation Voters - Positions 67% 2010 Environment North Carolina - Lifetime Score 73% 2010 North Carolina League of Conservation Voters - Positions 83% 2009-2010 Environment North Carolina - Positions 80% 2009-2010 North Carolina League of Conservation Voters - Positions 75% 2009 Environment North Carolina - Lifetime Score 73% 2009 Environment North Carolina - Positions 82% 2009 North Carolina League of Conservation Voters - Positions 67% 2008 Environment North Carolina - Lifetime Score 70% 2008 Environment North Carolina - Positions 88% 2007-2008 North Carolina League of Conservation Voters - Positions 74% 2007 Environment North Carolina - Positions on Environmental Conservation 70 2007 North Carolina League of Conservation Voters - Positions on Environmental Conservation 63 2006 Environment North Carolina - Positions on Environmental Conservation 50 2006 North Carolina League of Conservation Voters - Positions 63% 2005-2006 North Carolina League of Conservation Voters - Positions 77% 2005 Environment North Carolina - Positions 78% 2005 North Carolina League of Conservation Voters - Positions 90% 2003-2004 North Carolina League of Conservation Voters - Positions 78% 2003 North Carolina League of Conservation Voters - Positions 75% 2002 North Carolina League of Conservation Voters - Positions 86% 2001 North Carolina League of Conservation Voters - Positions 71% 2000 North Carolina League of Conservation Voters - Positions 88% 1999 North Carolina League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%

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