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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Virginia Education Association

2008 Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues

Issues: Education
State Office District Name Party Rating
VA U.S. House 5 Robert Hurt Republican 75
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 25
VA Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam Democratic 75
VA State House 1 Terry Kilgore Republican 25
VA State House 9 Charles Poindexter Republican 0
VA State House 13 Bob Marshall Republican 25
VA State House 14 Danny Marshall III Republican 0
VA State House 15 Todd Gilbert Republican 0
VA State House 22 Kathy Byron Republican 0
VA State House 24 Benjamin Cline Republican 0
VA State House 25 Steve Landes Republican 0
VA State House 28 William Howell Republican 0
VA State House 30 Edward Scott Republican 0
VA State House 31 Scott Lingamfelter Republican 0
VA State House 36 Ken Plum Democratic 75
VA State House 37 David Bulova Democratic 75
VA State House 39 Vivian Watts Democratic 75
VA State House 40 Tim Hugo Republican 25
VA State House 42 David Albo Republican 0
VA State House 43 Mark Sickles Democratic 75
VA State House 50 Jackson Miller Republican 0
VA State House 54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. Republican 0
VA State House 57 David Toscano Democratic 75
VA State House 58 Robert Bell III Republican 0
VA State House 61 Thomas Wright, Jr. Republican 0
VA State House 62 Riley Ingram Republican 0
VA State House 63 Rosalyn Dance Democratic 75
VA State House 65 Lee Ware, Jr. Republican 0
VA State House 66 Kirk Cox Republican 0
VA State House 68 Manoli Loupassi Republican 0
VA State House 71 Jennifer McClellan Democratic 75
VA State House 72 Jimmie Massie III Republican 0
VA State House 73 John O'Bannon III Republican 0
VA State House 74 Joe Morrissey Democratic 50
VA State House 75 Roslyn Tyler Democratic 75
VA State House 76 Chris Jones Republican 0
VA State House 77 Lionell Spruill, Sr. Democratic 100
VA State House 79 Johnny Joannou Democratic 75
VA State House 86 Thomas Rust Republican 50
VA State House 88 Mark Cole Republican 0
VA State House 92 Jeion Ward Democratic 75
VA State House 95 Mamye BaCote Democratic 75
VA State House 96 Brenda Pogge Republican 0
VA State House 97 Chris Peace Republican 0
VA State Senate 1 John Miller Democratic 75
VA State Senate 2 Mamie Locke Democratic 75
VA State Senate 3 Thomas Norment, Jr. Republican 100
VA State Senate 4 Ryan McDougle Republican 100
VA State Senate 5 Kenny Alexander Democratic 50
VA State Senate 6 Lynwood Lewis, Jr. Democratic 75
VA State Senate 7 Frank Wagner Republican 100
VA State Senate 9 Aston McEachin Democratic 75
VA State Senate 10 John Watkins Republican 100
VA State Senate 11 Stephen Martin Republican 100
VA State Senate 12 Walter Stosch Republican 75
VA State Senate 14 John Cosgrove, Jr. Republican 0
VA State Senate 15 Frank Ruff, Jr. Republican 100
VA State Senate 18 Louise Lucas Democratic 75
VA State Senate 19 Ralph Smith Republican 75
VA State Senate 21 John Edwards Democratic 75
VA State Senate 23 Stephen Newman Republican 100
VA State Senate 24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. Republican 75
VA State Senate 25 Creigh Deeds Democratic 75
VA State Senate 26 Mark Obenshain Republican 100
VA State Senate 27 Jill Vogel Republican 100
VA State Senate 28 Richard Stuart Republican 100
VA State Senate 29 Charles Colgan, Sr. Democratic 100
VA State Senate 30 Adam Ebbin Democratic 75
VA State Senate 32 Janet Howell Democratic 75
VA State Senate 34 Chap Petersen Democratic 75
VA State Senate 35 Dick Saslaw Democratic 75
VA State Senate 36 Toddy Puller Democratic 75
VA State Senate 37 David Marsden Democratic 75
VA State Senate 39 George Barker Democratic 75
VA State Senate 40 Charles Carrico, Sr. Republican 25
VA Attorney General Mark Herring Democratic 75
VA Mayor At-Large Dwight Jones Democratic 75
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. 0
Kristen Amundson 75
Ward Armstrong 75
Clifford Athey, Jr. 0
William Barlow 75
Harry Blevins 100
Joseph Bouchard 75
Daniel Bowling 75
Robert Brink 75
Charles Caputo 75
Anne Crockett-Stark 25
Ken Cuccinelli II 75
Albert Eisenberg 75
David Englin 75
William Fralin, Jr. 0
Jeffrey Frederick 0
Thomas Gear 0
Franklin Hall 75
Phillip Hamilton 0
Frank Hargrove, Sr. 0
Clarke Hogan 0
Edd Houck 75
Algie Howell, Jr. 50
Robert Hull 75
Salvatore Iaquinto 0
Bill Janis 0
Joseph Johnson, Jr. 75
Matthew Lohr 0
Henry Marsh III 75
Robert Mathieson 75
Joe May 0
Kenneth Melvin 75
Donald Merricks 0
Paula Miller 75
Yvonne Miller 75
Brian Moran 75
Harvey Morgan 0
Paul Nichols 75
Samuel Nixon, Jr. 0
Dave Nutter 25
Glenn Oder 0
Clarence Phillips 75
David Poisson 50
Albert Pollard, Jr. 100
Phillip Puckett 100
Bob Purkey 0
Lacey Putney 0
Frederick Quayle 100
William Reynolds 75
Christopher Saxman 0
James Scott 75
Stephen Shannon 75
Beverly Sherwood 0
James Shuler 75
Kenneth Stolle 100
Terrie Suit 0
Robert Tata 0
Patricia Ticer 75
Shannon Valentine 75
Margaret Vanderhye 75
William Wampler, Jr. 100
Onzlee Ware 75
Mary Margaret Whipple 75

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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