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

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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