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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business & Industry Political Education Committee

2006 Positions on Economic Growth and Jobs

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

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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