Rating Group: Business & Industry Political Education Committee

2006 Positions on Economic Growth and Jobs

State Office Name Party Rating
MS U.S. House-1 Alan Nunnelee R 86
MS State House-6 Eugene Hamilton R 73
MS State House-7 Wanda Jennings R 79
MS State House-9 Clara Burnett D 28
MS State House-10 H. Nolan Mettetal R 84
MS State House-14 Margaret Rogers R 67
MS State House-16 Stephen Holland D 34
MS State House-17 Brian Aldridge R 82
MS State House-18 Jerry Turner R 80
MS State House-22 Preston Sullivan D 48
MS State House-23 Jim Beckett R 85
MS State House-27 Ferr Smith D 31
MS State House-29 Linda Coleman D 39
MS State House-30 Robert Huddleston D 20
MS State House-31 Sara Thomas D 28
MS State House-32 Willie Perkins, Sr. D 27
MS State House-33 Thomas Reynolds II D 33
MS State House-37 Gary Chism R 90
MS State House-38 Tyrone Ellis D 42
MS State House-39 Jeffrey Smith R 80
MS State House-41 Esther Harrison D 28
MS State House-42 Reecy Dickson D 26
MS State House-44 C. Scott Bounds R 86
MS State House-45 Bennett Malone D 50
MS State House-46 Bobby Howell R 77
MS State House-47 Bryant Clark D 35
MS State House-49 Willie Bailey D 28
MS State House-50 John Hines D 26
MS State House-51 Rufus Straughter D 28
MS State House-53 Robert Moak D 35
MS State House-56 Philip Gunn R 91
MS State House-57 Edward Blackmon, Jr. D 31
MS State House-58 Rita Martinson R 94
MS State House-60 John Moore R 95
MS State House-61 Ray Rogers R 80
MS State House-62 Thomas Weathersby, Sr. R 69
MS State House-64 William Denny, Jr. R 93
MS State House-65 Mary Coleman D 38
MS State House-66 Cecil Brown D 50
MS State House-67 Earle Banks D 25
MS State House-68 Credell Calhoun D 31
MS State House-69 Alyce Clarke D 34
MS State House-70 James Evans D 27
MS State House-74 Mark Baker R 90
MS State House-76 Greg Holloway, Sr. D 35
MS State House-79 Blaine Eaton II D 33
MS State House-80 Omeria Scott D 30
MS State House-81 Stephen Horne R 57
MS State House-83 Elton Gregory Snowden R 89
MS State House-85 America Middleton D 28
MS State House-86 Sherra Lane D 36
MS State House-87 Johnny Stringer D 52
MS State House-88 Gary Staples R 86
MS State House-89 C. Shows R 69
MS State House-90 Joseph Warren D 46
MS State House-94 Robert Johnson III D 35
MS State House-96 Angela Cockerham D 30
MS State House-97 Sam Mims V R 87
MS State House-98 David Myers D 32
MS State House-103 Percy Watson D 38
MS State House-106 Herbert Frierson R 76
MS State House-108 Mark Formby R 94
MS State House-112 John Read R 83
MS State House-113 Henry Zuber III R 84
MS State House-115 Randall Patterson D 73
MS State Senate-3 Nickey Browning R 80
MS State Senate-5 J. P. Wilemon, Jr. D 82
MS State Senate-7 Hob Bryan D 58
MS State Senate-9 Gray Tollison R 59
MS State Senate-11 Robert Jackson D 53
MS State Senate-13 Willie Simmons D 52
MS State Senate-15 Gary Jackson R 82
MS State Senate-22 Eugene Clarke R 89
MS State Senate-24 David Jordan D 42
MS State Senate-26 John Horhn D 50
MS State Senate-27 Hillman Frazier D 52
MS State Senate-30 Dean Kirby R 96
MS State Senate-31 Terry Burton R 88
MS State Senate-32 Sampson Jackson II D 54
MS State Senate-33 Fredie Carmichael R 87
MS State Senate-35 Perry Lee R 86
MS State Senate-38 Kelvin Butler D 69
MS State Senate-41 Joey Fillingane R 88
MS State Senate-48 Deborah Dawkins D 45
MS State Senate-50 Tommy Gollott R 80
MS Auditor Stacey Pickering R 91
MS Commissioner of Insurance Michael Jackson Chaney R 95
MS Commissioner of Transportation Thomas King, Jr. R 90
MS Supervisor-3 Dirk Dedeaux D 49
MS Public Service Commissioner Lynn Posey R 79
MS Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith R 85
Noal Akins 71
Sidney Albritton 82
Tracy Arinder, Jr. 70
Larry Baker 77
Jim Barnett 65
Leonard Bentz 91
Sidney Bondurant 83
Billy Broomfield 32
Terry Brown 89
Kelvin Buck 41
Virginia Carlton 91
Joseph Compretta 58
Scottie Cuevas 81
Ricky Cummings 37
Doug Davis 91
Lee Jarrell Davis 79
Bob Dearing 82
Ralph Doxey 92
James Ellington 85
Henry William Espy III 38
George Flaggs, Jr. 50
Erik Fleming 27
Merle Flowers 90
Jamie Franks, Jr. 27
Frances Fredericks 32
Jack Gadd 58
David Gibbs 31
Carl Gordon, Jr. 77
James Gale Gregory 79
Daniel Guice, Jr. 85
Frank Hamilton 81
Alice Harden 45
William Hewes III 95
Joe Hudson 60
Roger Ishee 77
Michael Janus 85
Ezell Lee 76
Travis Little 84
Michael Lott 88
James Markham, Jr. 43
Chester Masterson, Sr. 77
W.T. Mayhall, Jr. 88
John Mayo 45
Warner McBride 65
William McCoy 35
J. Walter Michel 92
William Miles 43
T.O. Moffatt 93
B. Pat Montgomery 41
J. Ed Morgan 91
Leonard Morris 57
E. Harvey Moss 47
Billy Nicholson 70
David Norquist 47
Deryk Parker 72
Diane Peranich 32
Dannie Reed 80
John Raymond Reeves 64
Thomas Robertson 96
Eric Robinson 82
Walter Robinson, Jr. 36
Charles Ross 96
Clinton Rotenberry, Jr. 78
James Simpson, Jr. 93
Clayton Smith 84
Mary Stevens 76
Billy Thames 74
Joseph Thomas 49
Bennie Turner 48
Jessica Upshaw 84
Robert Vince 61
James Walley 77
J. Shaun Walley 53
Johnnie Walls, Jr. 42
Greg Ward 60
Carmen Wells-Smith 84
Richard White 91
Gloria Williamson 38
Tommy Woods 79
Charles Young, Sr. 35

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