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Stephen 'Steve' D. Newman

Stephen 'Steve' D. Newman's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Stephen 'Steve' D. Newman
Current Office: State Senate - District 23, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/1991
Last Elected: 11/08/2011
Next Election: 2015

Business and Consumers

2014 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Business Issues 94%
2013 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 92%
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 94%
2012 Virginia FREE - Voting Positions 95%
2012 Virginia FREE - Business Rating 84%
2012 Virginia FREE - Lifetime Score 77%
2012 Virginia FREE - Stewardship Score 72%
2012 Virginia FREE - Effectiveness Score 68%
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 88
2010 Virginia FREE - Effectiveness Score 66
2010 Virginia FREE - Stewardship Score 76
2010 Virginia FREE - Positions 100%
2009 Virginia FREE - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 79
2009 Virginia FREE - Effectiveness Score 63
2009 Virginia FREE - Stewardship Score 73
2009 Virginia FREE - Positions 84%
2008 Virginia FREE - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 100
2007 Virginia FREE - Positions 70%
2006-2007 Virginia National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 86%
2005 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 91%
2005 Virginia FREE - Positions 91%
2004 Virginia FREE - Positions 78%
2003 Virginia FREE - Positions 73%
2002-2003 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 89%
2002 Virginia FREE - Positions 76%
2001 Virginia FREE - Positions 86%
2000-2001 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 86%
2000-2001 Virginia National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2000 Virginia FREE - Positions 91%
1999 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 94%
1999 Virginia FREE - Survey and Legislative Action Score 89
1998-1999 Virginia National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
1998 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 87%
1997 Virginia FREE - Survey and Legislative Action Score 83
1996-1997 Virginia National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

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

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