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Mark L. Cole

Mark L. Cole's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Mark L. Cole
Current Office: State House - District 88, Republican
First Elected: 11/06/2001
Last Elected: 11/05/2013

Business and Consumers

2014 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Business Issues 70%
2013 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 96%
2013 Virginia FREE - Lifetime Score 67%
2013 Virginia FREE - Positions 0%
2012-2013 Virginia National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2012 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2012 Virginia FREE - Voting Positions 90%
2012 Virginia FREE - Business Rating 75%
2012 Virginia FREE - Effectiveness Score 52%
2012 Virginia FREE - Stewardship Score 60%
2012 Virginia FREE - Lifetime Score 67%
2011-2012 Montana National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2010-2011 Virginia National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2010 Virginia FREE - Stewardship Score 63
2010 Virginia FREE - Effectiveness Score 52
2010 Virginia FREE - Positions 82%
2010 Virginia FREE - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 73
2009 Virginia FREE - Stewardship Score 63
2009 Virginia FREE - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 71
2009 Virginia FREE - Positions 79%
2009 Virginia FREE - Effectiveness Score 53
2008 Virginia FREE - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 81
2007 Virginia FREE - Positions 61%
2006-2007 Virginia National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 78%
2005 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 77%
2005 Virginia FREE - Positions 77%
2004 Virginia FREE - Positions 71%
2003 Virginia FREE - Positions 50%
2002-2003 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2002 Virginia FREE - Positions 79%

Government Operations

2004-2005 Virginia21 - Positions 19%

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

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

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