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Charles Joseph Colgan, Sr.

Charles Joseph Colgan, Sr.'s Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Charles Joseph Colgan, Sr.
Current Office: State Senate - District 29, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/1975
Last Elected: 11/08/2011
Next Election: 2015

Business and Consumers

2013 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 79%
2013 Virginia FREE - Positions 100%
2013 Virginia FREE - Lifetime Score 75%
2012-2013 Virginia National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 50%
2012 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 94%
2012 Virginia FREE - Lifetime Score 74%
2012 Virginia FREE - Stewardship Score 84%
2012 Virginia FREE - Effectiveness Score 83%
2012 Virginia FREE - Voting Positions 95%
2012 Virginia FREE - Business Rating 90%
2011-2012 Montana National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 53%
2010-2011 Virginia National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 70%
2010 Virginia FREE - Effectiveness Score 82
2010 Virginia FREE - Stewardship Score 80
2010 Virginia FREE - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 70
2010 Virginia FREE - Positions 60%
2009 Virginia FREE - Effectiveness Score 86
2009 Virginia FREE - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 77
2009 Virginia FREE - Positions 74%
2009 Virginia FREE - Stewardship Score 80
2008 Virginia FREE - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 62
2007 Virginia FREE - Positions 81%
2006-2007 Virginia National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 86%
2005 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 69%
2005 Virginia FREE - Positions 69%
2004 Virginia FREE - Positions 82%
2003 Virginia FREE - Positions 70%
2002-2003 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 56%
2002 Virginia FREE - Positions 81%
2001 Virginia FREE - Positions 77%
2000-2001 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 77%
2000-2001 Virginia National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 67%
2000 Virginia FREE - Positions 77%
1999 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 76%
1999 Virginia FREE - Survey and Legislative Action Score 80
1998-1999 Virginia National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 83%
1998 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 81%
1997 Virginia FREE - Survey and Legislative Action Score 80
1996-1997 Virginia National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 75%

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

2013 Equality Virginia - Positions 75%
2012 Equality Virginia - Positions 50%

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