Senator John Chewning Watkins's Special Interest Group Ratings

Office: State Senate (VA) - District 10, Republican
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Business and Consumers

2014 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Business Issues 100% 2013 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 92% 2013 Virginia FREE - Positions 100% 2013 Virginia FREE - Lifetime Score 93% 2012-2013 Virginia National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 82% 2012 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 99% 2012 Virginia FREE - Voting Positions 95% 2012 Virginia FREE - Lifetime Score 85% 2012 Virginia FREE - Business Rating 92% 2012 Virginia FREE - Stewardship Score 88% 2012 Virginia FREE - Effectiveness Score 89% 2011-2012 Montana National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 53% 2010-2011 Virginia National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 82% 2010 Virginia FREE - Stewardship Score 85 2010 Virginia FREE - Positions 92% 2010 Virginia FREE - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 89 2010 Virginia FREE - Effectiveness Score 81 2009 Virginia FREE - Stewardship Score 83 2009 Virginia FREE - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 92 2009 Virginia FREE - Effectiveness Score 79 2009 Virginia FREE - Positions 100% 2008 Virginia FREE - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 100 2007 Virginia FREE - Positions 80% 2006-2007 Virginia National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 86% 2005 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 92% 2005 Virginia FREE - Positions 92% 2004 Virginia FREE - Positions 86% 2003 Virginia FREE - Positions 77% 2002-2003 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 89% 2002 Virginia FREE - Positions 90% 2001 Virginia FREE - Positions 93% 2000-2001 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 93% 2000-2001 Virginia National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100% 2000 Virginia FREE - Positions 87% 1999 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 79% 1999 Virginia FREE - Survey and Legislative Action Score 84 1998-1999 Virginia National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 67% 1998 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 94% 1997 Virginia FREE - Survey and Legislative Action Score 90

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