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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Virginia Society for Human Life

1978-1999 Lifetime Score

Issues: Abortion
State Office District Name Party Rating
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. 56%
VA State House 42 David Albo Republican 86%
James Frederick Almand 0%
Ward Armstrong 61%
William Barlow 48%
Warren Barry 69%
Viola Osborne Baskerville 0%
William Welden Bennett, Jr. 73%
VA State Senate 13 Richard Hayden Black Republican 100%
Harry Blevins 100%
Robert Bloxom 50%
Bill Bolling 100%
Robert Brink 0%
L. Bryant, Jr. 100%
VA State House 22 Kathy Byron Republican 100%
Vince Callahan, Jr. 97%
Eric Cantor 96%
John Chichester 88%
Mary Taylor Christian 7%
Whittington Whiteside Clement 85%
VA State Senate 29 Charles Colgan, Sr. Democratic 100%
J. Paul Councill, Jr. 55%
Emily Couric 0%
VA State House 66 Kirk Cox Republican 100%
Charles Cranwell 42%
Flora Davis Crittenden 14%
Glenn Croshaw 44%
L. Karen Darner 0%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
Barnie Day 93%
Jay Wayne DeBoer 19%
VA State Senate 25 Creigh Deeds Democratic 35%
Jeannemarie Devolites Davis 100%
Alan Arnold Diamonstein 50%
Vivian Earl Dickinson 81%
James Hardy Dillard II 29%
Thelma Drake 100%
Allen Wayne Dudley 95%
VA State Senate 21 John Edwards Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
George Wallace Grayson 3%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 90%
Franklin Hall 53%
Phillip Hamilton 96%
VA State Senate 24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. Republican 13%
Frank Hargrove, Sr. 90%
Paul Clinton Harris, Sr. 100%
Charles Hawkins 93%
Richard Joyner Holland 80%
Edd Houck 17%
VA State Senate 32 Janet Howell Democratic 0%
VA State House 28 William Howell Republican 100%
Robert Hull 14%
VA State House 62 Riley Ingram Republican 96%
Thomas Micajah Jackson, Jr. 62%
VA State House 79 Johnny Joannou Democratic 27%
Joseph Johnson, Jr. 96%
VA Mayor At-Large Dwight Jones Democratic 15%
Jerrauld Corey Jones 0%
VA State House 76 Chris Jones Republican 100%
Jay Kenneth Katzen 95%
Gladys Brown Keating 22%
VA State House 1 Terry Kilgore Republican 100%
Benjamin Joseph Lambert III 83%
VA State House 25 Steve Landes Republican 100%
VA State Senate 18 Louise Lucas Democratic 11%
Henry Marsh III 0%
VA State House 13 Bob Marshall Republican 100%
VA State Senate 11 Stephen Martin Republican 100%
Madison Ellis Marye 0%
W. Henry Maxwell 67%
Joe May 100%
Roger John McClure 100%
Bob McDonnell 100%
VA State Senate 9 Aston McEachin Democratic 75%
Michéle McQuigg 100%
Kenneth Melvin 8%
Kevin Grey Miller 100%
Yvonne Miller 18%
VA Justice of the Supreme Court Bill Mims 100%
Brian Moran 20%
Harvey Morgan 81%
Thomas Warren Moss, Jr. 34%
VA State Senate 23 Stephen Newman Republican 100%
Samuel Nixon, Jr. 100%
VA State Senate 3 Thomas Norment, Jr. Republican 100%
James O'Brien, Jr. 100%
VA State House 54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. Republican 100%
Harry Parrish 97%
Clarence Phillips 72%
VA State House 36 Ken Plum Democratic 0%
Harry Potts, Jr. 100%
Bob Purkey 89%
Lacey Putney 97%
Frederick Quayle 100%
John Spence Reid 96%
William Reynolds 100%
Anne Gregory Rhodes 9%
William Peters Robinson, Jr. 3%
John Adams Rollison III 93%
VA State Senate 15 Frank Ruff, Jr. Republican 95%
John Howson Rust, Jr. 88%
VA State Senate 35 Dick Saslaw Democratic 12%
Edward Schrock 100%
James Scott 4%
Beverly Sherwood 81%
James Shuler 20%
VA State House 77 Lionell Spruill, Sr. Democratic 21%
Kenneth Stolle 100%
VA State Senate 12 Walter Stosch Republican 100%
Jackie Thomas Stump 75%
Robert Tata 100%
John Harvey Tate, Jr. 75%
Alfred Victor Thomas 97%
Patricia Ticer 0%
Malfourd Trumbo 88%
Marian Amelia Van Landingham 0%
Mitchell Van Yahres 19%
VA State Senate 7 Frank Wagner Republican 100%
Stanley Clay Walker 12%
William Wampler, Jr. 100%
Leo Wardrup, Jr. 91%
VA State House 65 Lee Ware, Jr. Republican 100%
VA State Senate 10 John Watkins Republican 70%
VA State House 39 Vivian Watts Democratic 11%
Glenn Weatherholtz 100%
Mary Margaret Whipple 0%
S. Vance Wilkins, Jr. 100%
Donald Williams 25%
Martin Williams 100%
Clifton Alexander Woodrum 10%
Jane Haycock Woods 44%

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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