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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business & Industry Political Education Committee

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MS U.S. House 1 Alan Nunnelee Republican 96%
MS State Senate 3 Nickey Browning Republican 85%
MS Supervisor 3 Dirk Dedeaux Democratic 53%
MS State Senate 7 Hob Bryan Democratic 52%
MS State House 7 Wanda Jennings Republican 90%
MS State Senate 9 Gray Tollison Republican 46%
MS State House 10 H. Nolan Mettetal Republican 91%
MS State Senate 13 Willie Simmons Democratic 39%
MS State Senate 14 Lydia Chassaniol Republican 82%
MS State House 16 Stephen Holland Democratic 60%
MS State Senate 24 David Jordan Democratic 27%
MS State Senate 26 John Horhn Democratic 33%
MS State Senate 27 Hillman Frazier Democratic 45%
MS State House 27 Ferr Smith Democratic 32%
MS State House 29 Linda Coleman Democratic 46%
MS State House 30 Robert Huddleston Democratic 35%
MS State Senate 30 Dean Kirby Republican 95%
MS State Senate 31 Terry Burton Republican 85%
MS State House 31 Sara Thomas Democratic 46%
MS State Senate 32 Sampson Jackson II Democratic 46%
MS State House 32 Willie Perkins, Sr. Democratic 26%
MS State Senate 33 Fredie Carmichael Republican 73%
MS State House 33 Thomas Reynolds II Democratic 64%
MS State House 37 Gary Chism Republican 93%
MS State House 38 Tyrone Ellis Democratic 51%
MS State House 39 Jeffrey Smith Republican 87%
MS State Senate 41 Joey Fillingane Republican 85%
MS State House 41 Esther Harrison Democratic 39%
MS State House 42 Reecy Dickson Democratic 32%
MS State House 45 Bennett Malone Democratic 58%
MS State House 46 Bobby Howell Republican 89%
MS State Senate 48 Deborah Dawkins Democratic 30%
MS State House 49 Willie Bailey Democratic 26%
MS State Senate 50 Tommy Gollott Republican 56%
MS State House 50 John Hines Democratic 22%
MS State House 51 Rufus Straughter Democratic 37%
MS State House 53 Robert Moak Democratic 46%
MS State House 57 Edward Blackmon, Jr. Democratic 2%
MS State House 58 Rita Martinson Republican 92%
MS State House 60 John Moore Republican 94%
MS State House 61 Ray Rogers Republican 89%
MS State House 62 Thomas Weathersby, Sr. Republican 87%
MS State House 64 William Denny, Jr. Republican 93%
MS State House 65 Mary Coleman Democratic 60%
MS State House 66 Cecil Brown Democratic 74%
MS State House 67 Earle Banks Democratic 39%
MS State House 69 Alyce Clarke Democratic 50%
MS State House 70 James Evans Democratic 22%
MS State House 76 Greg Holloway, Sr. Democratic 43%
MS State House 79 Blaine Eaton II Democratic 53%
MS State House 80 Omeria Scott Democratic 37%
MS State House 83 Elton Gregory Snowden Republican 91%
MS State House 85 America Middleton Democratic 39%
MS State House 87 Johnny Stringer Democratic 68%
MS State House 89 C. Shows Republican 88%
MS State House 90 Joseph Warren Democratic 70%
MS State House 94 Robert Johnson III Democratic 33%
MS State House 98 David Myers Democratic 35%
MS State House 103 Percy Watson Democratic 32%
MS State House 106 Herbert Frierson Republican 74%
MS State House 108 Mark Formby Republican 92%
MS State House 112 John Read Republican 83%
MS State House 113 Henry Zuber III Republican 85%
MS Associate Justice of the Supreme Court District 2 Place 2 Randy Pierce Non-partisan 82%
MS Commissioner of Insurance Michael Jackson Chaney Republican 91%
MS Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith Republican 90%
MS Commissioner of Transportation Thomas King, Jr. Republican 93%
MS Public Service Commissioner Lynn Posey Republican 76%
Larry Baker 84%
Jeptha Fowlkes Barbour IV 87%
Jim Crawley Barnett 72%
Lester Barnett, Jr. 90%
Barbara Martin Blackmon 34%
William Bowles 75%
Billy Broomfield 38%
Thomas Cameron III 90%
William Ward Canon 89%
Charles Wilson Capps, Jr. 89%
Neely Carlton 76%
Robert Chamberlin 73%
Robert Clark, Jr. 67%
Joseph Compretta 69%
Jamie Keith Creel 80%
Scottie Cuevas 75%
Ricky Cummings 68%
Bob Dearing 87%
George Dickerson 81%
John William Eads 83%
Mike Eakes 87%
James Ellington 94%
Joe Ellzey 79%
Henry William Espy III 54%
Ronald David Farris 85%
George Flaggs, Jr. 72%
Erik Fleming 26%
Timothy Alan Ford 78%
Jamie Franks, Jr. 39%
Frances Fredericks 40%
Vernon Delma Furniss 46%
Jack Gadd 77%
David Gibbs 49%
Carl Gordon, Jr. 81%
David Green 39%
Joe Grist, Jr. 39%
Daniel Guice, Jr. 83%
Edwin Glenn Hamilton 80%
Frank Hamilton 89%
Alice Harden 34%
Clayton Henderson 47%
William Hewes III 92%
Tommy Horne 41%
Joe Hudson 81%
Roger Ishee 89%
Michael Janus 90%
Timothy Lamar Johnson 93%
Andrew Ketchings 91%
Ezell Lee 66%
Travis Little 82%
David Blane Livingston 56%
Michael Lott 86%
Percy Maples 84%
James Markham, Jr. 85%
Chester Masterson, Sr. 81%
John Mayo 79%
Warner McBride 87%
William McCoy 73%
J. Walter Michel 94%
William Miles 81%
William Minor 94%
Thomas Mitchell 70%
T.O. Moffatt 92%
B. Pat Montgomery 77%
Keith Norris Montgomery, Sr. 91%
Robert Moody 82%
Oscar Moore 77%
E. Harvey Moss 70%
Clem Mullins Nettles 63%
Billy Nicholson 78%
Diane Peranich 50%
John Raymond Reeves 57%
Loyd Roberson II 87%
Thomas Robertson 96%
Valeria Brower Robertson 76%
Eric Robinson 84%
Walter Robinson, Jr. 40%
Charles Ross 86%
Clinton Rotenberry, Jr. 89%
Zachary Calvin Rushing 63%
Donny Ryals 65%
Vincent Scoper, Jr. 89%
Eloise Hale Scott 65%
James Simpson, Jr. 92%
Charles Smith 77%
Clayton Smith 89%
Robert Harold Smith 62%
Mary Stevens 82%
Joseph Thomas Stogner 89%
Bobby Taylor 70%
Billy Thames 71%
Bennie Turner 32%
Tom Wallace 47%
Johnnie Walls, Jr. 28%
Greg Ward 79%
Carmen Wells-Smith 91%
Phillip West 36%
Richard White 95%
May Ringold Whittington 62%
Gloria Williamson 29%
Tommy Woods 89%
Charles Young, Sr. 47%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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