Rating Group: Virginia FREE

2009 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office Name Party Rating
VA U.S. House-5 Robert Hurt R 89
VA U.S. House-9 Morgan Griffith R 80
VA Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam D 76
VA State House-1 Terry Kilgore R 83
VA State House-9 Charles Poindexter R 80
VA State House-13 Bob Marshall R 60
VA State House-14 Danny Marshall III R 82
VA State House-15 Todd Gilbert R 67
VA State House-22 Kathy Byron R 84
VA State House-24 Benjamin Cline R 70
VA State House-25 Steve Landes R 76
VA State House-28 William Howell R 79
VA State House-31 Scott Lingamfelter R 71
VA State House-36 Ken Plum D 66
VA State House-37 David Bulova D 66
VA State House-39 Vivian Watts D 71
VA State House-40 Tim Hugo R 78
VA State House-42 David Albo R 81
VA State House-43 Mark Sickles D 77
VA State House-46 Charniele Herring D 70
VA State House-50 Jackson Miller R 78
VA State House-54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. R 83
VA State House-57 David Toscano D 68
VA State House-58 Robert Bell III R 72
VA State House-61 Thomas Wright, Jr. R 79
VA State House-62 Riley Ingram R 85
VA State House-65 Lee Ware, Jr. R 82
VA State House-66 Kirk Cox R 80
VA State House-68 Manoli Loupassi R 75
VA State House-70 Delores McQuinn D 70
VA State House-71 Jennifer McClellan D 80
VA State House-72 Jimmie Massie III R 82
VA State House-73 John O'Bannon III R 82
VA State House-75 Roslyn Tyler D 63
VA State House-76 Chris Jones R 81
VA State House-77 Lionell Spruill, Sr. D 72
VA State House-81 Barry Knight R 80
VA State House-88 Mark Cole R 71
VA State House-92 Jeion Ward D 68
VA State House-96 Brenda Pogge R 73
VA State House-97 Chris Peace R 77
VA State Senate-2 Mamie Locke D 64
VA State Senate-3 Thomas Norment, Jr. R 88
VA State Senate-4 Ryan McDougle R 85
VA State Senate-5 Kenny Alexander D 77
VA State Senate-6 Lynwood Lewis, Jr. D 77
VA State Senate-7 Frank Wagner R 88
VA State Senate-9 Donald McEachin D 67
VA State Senate-14 John Cosgrove, Jr. R 77
VA State Senate-15 Frank Ruff, Jr. R 88
VA State Senate-16 Rosalyn Dance D 70
VA State Senate-18 Louise Lucas D 69
VA State Senate-21 John Edwards D 66
VA State Senate-23 Stephen Newman R 79
VA State Senate-24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. R 86
VA State Senate-25 Creigh Deeds D 72
VA State Senate-26 Mark Obenshain R 79
VA State Senate-27 Jill Vogel R 76
VA State Senate-28 Richard Stuart R 79
VA State Senate-30 Adam Ebbin D 63
VA State Senate-32 Janet Howell D 71
VA State Senate-34 Chap Petersen D 70
VA State Senate-35 Dick Saslaw D 77
VA State Senate-37 David Marsden D 69
VA State Senate-39 George Barker D 68
VA State Senate-40 Charles Carrico, Sr. R 74
VA Attorney General Mark Herring D 74
VA Mayor-Ward 1 Kenny Alexander D 77
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. 78
Kristen Amundson 71
Ward Armstrong 76
Clifford Athey, Jr. 71
Mamye BaCote 49
William Barlow 66
Harry Blevins 85
David Bouchard 60
Daniel Bowling 71
Robert Brink 69
Charles Caputo 73
Charles Colgan, Sr. 77
Anne Crockett-Stark 73
Ken Cuccinelli II 77
Albert Eisenberg 55
David Englin 63
William Fralin, Jr. 83
Jeffrey Frederick 57
Thomas Gear 69
Franklin Hall 77
Phillip Hamilton 84
Frank Hargrove, Sr. 83
Clarke Hogan 70
Edd Houck 74
Algie Howell, Jr. 71
Robert Hull 75
Salvatore Iaquinto 78
Bill Janis 74
Johnny Joannou 76
Joseph Johnson, Jr. 76
Matthew Lohr 82
Henry Marsh III 64
Stephen Martin 75
Robert Mathieson 69
Joe May 81
Kenneth Melvin 80
Donald Merricks 74
John Miller 75
Paula Miller 75
Yvonne Miller 59
Harvey Morgan 75
Joe Morrissey 70
Paul Nichols 73
Samuel Nixon, Jr. 83
Dave Nutter 81
Glenn Oder 85
Clarence Phillips 71
David Poisson 78
Albert Pollard, Jr. 66
Phillip Puckett 70
Toddy Puller 72
Bob Purkey 82
Lacey Putney 85
Frederick Quayle 82
William Reynolds 73
Thomas Rust 90
Christopher Saxman 83
Edward Scott 84
James Scott 73
Stephen Shannon 79
Beverly Sherwood 82
James Shuler 70
Ralph Smith 71
Kenneth Stolle 87
Walter Stosch 90
Robert Tata 80
Patricia Ticer 64
Shannon Valentine 73
Margaret Vanderhye 68
William Wampler, Jr. 87
Onzlee Ware 74
John Watkins 92
Mary Margaret Whipple 65

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.

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