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Ryan T. McDougle

Ryan T. McDougle's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Ryan T. McDougle
Current Office: State Senate - District 4, Republican
First Elected: 11/06/2001
Last Elected: 11/08/2011
Next Election: 2015

Business and Consumers

2014 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Business Issues 100%
2013 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 92%
2013 Virginia FREE - Positions 0%
2013 Virginia FREE - Lifetime Score 79%
2012-2013 Virginia National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2012 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 99%
2012 Virginia FREE - Stewardship Score 77%
2012 Virginia FREE - Effectiveness Score 76%
2012 Virginia FREE - Business Rating 86%
2012 Virginia FREE - Lifetime Score 78%
2012 Virginia FREE - Voting Positions 94%
2011-2012 Montana National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 94%
2010-2011 Virginia National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2010 Virginia FREE - Effectiveness Score 70
2010 Virginia FREE - Stewardship Score 79
2010 Virginia FREE - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 85
2010 Virginia FREE - Positions 91%
2009 Virginia FREE - Positions 100%
2009 Virginia FREE - Stewardship Score 69
2009 Virginia FREE - Effectiveness Score 61
2009 Virginia FREE - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 85
2008 Virginia FREE - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 94
2007 Virginia FREE - Positions 74%
2006-2007 Virginia National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2005 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 85%
2005 Virginia FREE - Positions 85%
2004 Virginia FREE - Positions 54%
2003 Virginia FREE - Positions 57%
2002-2003 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2002 Virginia FREE - Positions 83%

Government Operations

2004-2005 Virginia21 - Positions 43%

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

2013 Equality Virginia - Positions 50%
2012 Equality Virginia - Positions 0%

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