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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Virginia FREE

2009 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
VA State Senate 10 John Watkins Republican 92
VA State House 86 Thomas Rust Republican 90
VA State Senate 12 Walter Stosch Republican 90
VA U.S. House 5 Robert Hurt Republican 89
VA State Senate 3 Thomas Norment, Jr. Republican 88
VA State Senate 15 Frank Ruff, Jr. Republican 88
VA State Senate 7 Frank Wagner Republican 88
Kenneth Stolle 87
William Wampler, Jr. 87
VA State Senate 24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. Republican 86
Harry Blevins 85
VA State House 62 Riley Ingram Republican 85
VA State Senate 4 Ryan McDougle Republican 85
Glenn Oder 85
Lacey Putney 85
VA State House 22 Kathy Byron Republican 84
Phillip Hamilton 84
VA State House 30 Edward Scott Republican 84
William Fralin, Jr. 83
Frank Hargrove, Sr. 83
VA State House 1 Terry Kilgore Republican 83
Samuel Nixon, Jr. 83
VA State House 54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. Republican 83
Christopher Saxman 83
Matthew Lohr 82
VA State House 14 Danny Marshall III Republican 82
VA State House 72 Jimmie Massie III Republican 82
VA State House 73 John O'Bannon III Republican 82
Bob Purkey 82
Frederick Quayle 82
Beverly Sherwood 82
VA State House 65 Lee Ware, Jr. Republican 82
VA State House 42 David Albo Republican 81
VA State House 76 Chris Jones Republican 81
Joe May 81
Dave Nutter 81
VA State House 66 Kirk Cox Republican 80
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 80
VA State House 81 Barry Knight Republican 80
VA State House 71 Jennifer McClellan Democratic 80
Kenneth Melvin 80
VA State House 9 Charles Poindexter Republican 80
Robert Tata 80
VA State House 28 William Howell Republican 79
VA State Senate 23 Stephen Newman Republican 79
VA State Senate 26 Mark Obenshain Republican 79
Stephen Shannon 79
VA State Senate 28 Richard Stuart Republican 79
VA State House 61 Thomas Wright, Jr. Republican 79
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. 78
VA State House 40 Tim Hugo Republican 78
Salvatore Iaquinto 78
VA State House 50 Jackson Miller Republican 78
David Poisson 78
VA State Senate 5 Kenny Alexander Democratic 77
VA State Senate 29 Charles Colgan, Sr. Democratic 77
VA State Senate 14 John Cosgrove, Jr. Republican 77
Ken Cuccinelli II 77
Franklin Hall 77
VA State Senate 6 Lynwood Lewis, Jr. Democratic 77
VA State House 97 Chris Peace Republican 77
VA State Senate 35 Dick Saslaw Democratic 77
VA State House 43 Mark Sickles Democratic 77
Ward Armstrong 76
VA State House 79 Johnny Joannou Democratic 76
Joseph Johnson, Jr. 76
VA State House 25 Steve Landes Republican 76
VA Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam Democratic 76
VA State Senate 27 Jill Vogel Republican 76
Robert Hull 75
VA State House 68 Manoli Loupassi Republican 75
VA State Senate 11 Stephen Martin Republican 75
VA State Senate 1 John Miller Democratic 75
Paula Miller 75
Harvey Morgan 75
VA State Senate 40 Charles Carrico, Sr. Republican 74
VA Attorney General Mark Herring Democratic 74
Edd Houck 74
Bill Janis 74
Donald Merricks 74
Onzlee Ware 74
Charles Caputo 73
Anne Crockett-Stark 73
Paul Nichols 73
VA State House 96 Brenda Pogge Republican 73
William Reynolds 73
James Scott 73
Shannon Valentine 73
VA State House 58 Robert Bell III Republican 72
VA State Senate 25 Creigh Deeds Democratic 72
VA State Senate 36 Toddy Puller Democratic 72
VA State House 77 Lionell Spruill, Sr. Democratic 72
Kristen Amundson 71
Clifford Athey, Jr. 71
Daniel Bowling 71
VA State House 88 Mark Cole Republican 71
Algie Howell, Jr. 71
VA State Senate 32 Janet Howell Democratic 71
VA State House 31 Scott Lingamfelter Republican 71
Clarence Phillips 71
VA State Senate 19 Ralph Smith Republican 71
VA State House 39 Vivian Watts Democratic 71
VA State House 24 Benjamin Cline Republican 70
VA State House 63 Rosalyn Dance Democratic 70
VA State House 46 Charniele Herring Democratic 70
Clarke Hogan 70
VA State House 70 Delores McQuinn Democratic 70
VA State House 74 Joe Morrissey Democratic 70
VA State Senate 34 Chap Petersen Democratic 70
Phillip Puckett 70
James Shuler 70
Robert Brink 69
Thomas Gear 69
VA State Senate 18 Louise Lucas Democratic 69
VA State Senate 37 David Marsden Democratic 69
Robert Mathieson 69
VA State Senate 39 George Barker Democratic 68
VA State House 57 David Toscano Democratic 68
Margaret Vanderhye 68
VA State House 92 Jeion Ward Democratic 68
VA State House 15 Todd Gilbert Republican 67
VA State Senate 9 Aston McEachin Democratic 67
William Barlow 66
VA State House 37 David Bulova Democratic 66
VA State Senate 21 John Edwards Democratic 66
VA State House 36 Ken Plum Democratic 66
Albert Pollard, Jr. 66
Mary Margaret Whipple 65
VA State Senate 2 Mamie Locke Democratic 64
Henry Marsh III 64
Patricia Ticer 64
VA State Senate 30 Adam Ebbin Democratic 63
David Englin 63
VA State House 75 Roslyn Tyler Democratic 63
David Bouchard 60
VA State House 13 Bob Marshall Republican 60
Yvonne Miller 59
Jeffrey Frederick 57
Albert Eisenberg 55
VA State House 95 Mamye BaCote Democratic 49

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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