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Mark D. Obenshain's Ratings and Endorsements

Business and Consumers

2016 Virginia Association of Realtors - Positions 86%
2016 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 92%
2016 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 93%
2015 Virginia Association of Realtors - Positions 100%
2015 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 98%
2015 Virginia FREE - Positions 89%
2014-2015 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions (State Legislatures) 100%
2014-2015 Virginia FREE - Positions 69%
2014 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Business Issues 88%
2014 Virginia FREE - Positions 91%
2013 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 95%
2013 Virginia FREE - Positions 0%
2013 Virginia FREE - Lifetime Score 77%
2012-2013 Virginia National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2012 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 89%
2012 Virginia FREE - Business Rating 83%
2012 Virginia FREE - Effectiveness Score 76%
2012 Virginia FREE - Stewardship Score 72%
2012 Virginia FREE - Lifetime Score 74%
2012 Virginia FREE - Voting Positions 94%
2011-2012 Montana National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2010-2011 Virginia National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2010 Virginia FREE - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 83
2010 Virginia FREE - Positions 91%
2010 Virginia FREE - Stewardship Score 75
2010 Virginia FREE - Effectiveness Score 68
2009 Virginia FREE - Stewardship Score 72
2009 Virginia FREE - Effectiveness Score 64
2009 Virginia FREE - Positions 85%
2009 Virginia FREE - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 79
2008 Virginia FREE - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 94
2007 Virginia FREE - Positions 65%
2006-2007 Virginia National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2005 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2005 Virginia FREE - Positions 100%
2004 Virginia FREE - Positions 65%

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

2013 Equality Virginia - Positions 25%
2012 Equality Virginia - Positions 0%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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