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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Virginia League of Conservation Voters

2002 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
VA State House 1 Terry Kilgore Republican 57%
VA State Senate 3 Thomas Norment, Jr. Republican 20%
VA State Senate 4 Ryan McDougle Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 5 Robert Hurt Republican 57%
VA State Senate 7 Frank Wagner Republican 20%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 67%
VA State Senate 10 John Watkins Republican 0%
VA State Senate 11 Stephen Martin Republican 60%
VA State Senate 12 Walter Stosch Republican 40%
VA State Senate 13 Richard Hayden Black Republican 67%
VA State House 13 Bob Marshall Republican 100%
VA State Senate 14 John Cosgrove, Jr. Republican 40%
VA State House 14 Danny Marshall III Republican 43%
VA State Senate 15 Frank Ruff, Jr. Republican 0%
VA State Senate 18 Louise Lucas Democratic 40%
VA State Senate 21 John Edwards Democratic 60%
VA State House 22 Kathy Byron Republican 83%
VA State Senate 23 Stephen Newman Republican 80%
VA State Senate 24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. Republican 80%
VA State Senate 25 Creigh Deeds Democratic 80%
VA State House 25 Steve Landes Republican 71%
VA State House 28 William Howell Republican 71%
VA State Senate 29 Charles Colgan, Sr. Democratic 20%
VA State House 31 Scott Lingamfelter Republican 86%
VA State Senate 32 Janet Howell Democratic 80%
VA State Senate 34 Chap Petersen Democratic 67%
VA State Senate 35 Dick Saslaw Democratic 60%
VA State House 36 Ken Plum Democratic 71%
VA State Senate 36 Toddy Puller Democratic 60%
VA State House 39 Vivian Watts Democratic 67%
VA State Senate 40 Charles Carrico, Sr. Republican 29%
VA State House 42 David Albo Republican 43%
VA State House 54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. Republican 83%
VA State House 58 Robert Bell III Republican 67%
VA State House 61 Thomas Wright, Jr. Republican 57%
VA State House 62 Riley Ingram Republican 60%
VA State House 65 Lee Ware, Jr. Republican 100%
VA State House 66 Kirk Cox Republican 86%
VA State House 73 John O'Bannon III Republican 71%
VA State House 76 Chris Jones Republican 40%
VA State House 77 Lionell Spruill, Sr. Democratic 40%
VA State House 79 Johnny Joannou Democratic 83%
VA State House 86 Thomas Rust Republican 33%
VA State House 88 Mark Cole Republican 57%
VA Mayor At-Large Dwight Jones Democratic 50%
VA Justice of the Supreme Court Bill Mims 40%
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. 57%
James Frederick Almand 67%
Kristen Amundson 67%
Ward Armstrong 86%
Clifford Athey, Jr. 67%
William Barlow 57%
Viola Osborne Baskerville 67%
Fenton Bland, Jr. 71%
Harry Blevins 20%
Robert Bloxom 43%
Bill Bolling 80%
Thomas Bolvin 33%
Robert Brink 67%
George Broman Jr. 33%
L. Bryant, Jr. 80%
Leslie Byrne 80%
Vince Callahan, Jr. 50%
John Chichester 40%
Mary Taylor Christian 67%
J. Paul Councill, Jr. 57%
Flora Davis Crittenden 80%
L. Karen Darner 67%
Jeannemarie Devolites Davis 33%
James Hardy Dillard II 67%
Thelma Drake 17%
Allen Wayne Dudley 86%
Thomas Gear 86%
Franklin Hall 67%
Phillip Hamilton 40%
Frank Hargrove, Sr. 33%
Charles Hawkins 0%
Clarke Hogan 43%
Edd Houck 80%
Robert Hull 67%
Bill Janis 67%
Joseph Johnson, Jr. 43%
W.B. Keister 50%
Benjamin Joseph Lambert III 40%
Allen Louderback 71%
Bradley Marrs 83%
Henry Marsh III 40%
W. Henry Maxwell 25%
Joe May 33%
Bob McDonnell 33%
Michéle McQuigg 50%
Kenneth Melvin 50%
Floyd Miles, Sr. 50%
Kevin Grey Miller 80%
Yvonne Miller 60%
Brian Moran 67%
Harvey Morgan 40%
Samuel Nixon, Jr. 100%
Dave Nutter 86%
James O'Brien, Jr. 33%
Glenn Oder 43%
Harry Parrish 43%
Clarence Phillips 57%
Albert Pollard, Jr. 100%
Harry Potts, Jr. 40%
Phillip Puckett 40%
Bob Purkey 33%
Lacey Putney 50%
Frederick Quayle 40%
Melanie Rapp 57%
Gary Reese 33%
John Spence Reid 83%
D. Nick Rerras 20%
William Reynolds 60%
John Adams Rollison III 40%
Christopher Saxman 57%
James Scott 50%
Winsome Earle Sears 33%
Beverly Sherwood 57%
James Shuler 83%
Kenneth Stolle 0%
Jackie Thomas Stump 43%
Terrie Suit 43%
Robert Tata 40%
Alfred Victor Thomas 86%
Patricia Ticer 60%
Malfourd Trumbo 50%
Marian Amelia Van Landingham 67%
Mitchell Van Yahres 71%
William Wampler, Jr. 20%
Leo Wardrup, Jr. 50%
Glenn Weatherholtz 33%
John Welch III 17%
Mary Margaret Whipple 80%
Martin Williams 25%
Clifton Alexander Woodrum 67%

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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