Rating Group: Virginia FREE

2009 Effectiveness Score

State Office Name Party Rating
VA U.S. House-5 Robert Hurt R 67
VA U.S. House-9 Morgan Griffith R 77
VA Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam D 68
VA State House-1 Terry Kilgore R 81
VA State House-9 Charles Poindexter R 51
VA State House-13 Bob Marshall R 43
VA State House-14 Danny Marshall III R 68
VA State House-15 Todd Gilbert R 58
VA State House-22 Kathy Byron R 69
VA State House-24 Benjamin Cline R 59
VA State House-25 Steve Landes R 70
VA State House-28 William Howell R 81
VA State House-30 Edward Scott R 69
VA State House-31 Scott Lingamfelter R 60
VA State House-36 Ken Plum D 59
VA State House-37 David Bulova D 55
VA State House-39 Vivian Watts D 62
VA State House-40 Tim Hugo R 68
VA State House-42 David Albo R 78
VA State House-43 Mark Sickles D 61
VA State House-46 Charniele Herring D 37
VA State House-50 Jackson Miller R 58
VA State House-54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. R 71
VA State House-57 David Toscano D 57
VA State House-58 Robert Bell III R 62
VA State House-61 Thomas Wright, Jr. R 50
VA State House-62 Riley Ingram R 71
VA State House-63 Rosalyn Dance D 48
VA State House-65 Lee Ware, Jr. R 75
VA State House-66 Kirk Cox R 80
VA State House-68 Manoli Loupassi R 60
VA State House-70 Delores McQuinn D 46
VA State House-71 Jennifer McClellan D 71
VA State House-72 Jimmie Massie III R 57
VA State House-73 John O'Bannon III R 71
VA State House-74 Joe Morrissey D 46
VA State House-75 Roslyn Tyler D 45
VA State House-76 Chris Jones R 78
VA State House-77 Lionell Spruill, Sr. D 51
VA State House-79 Johnny Joannou D 67
VA State House-81 Barry Knight R 54
VA State House-86 Thomas Rust R 75
VA State House-88 Mark Cole R 53
VA State House-92 Jeion Ward D 48
VA State House-95 Mamye BaCote D 46
VA State House-96 Brenda Pogge R 49
VA State House-97 Chris Peace R 66
VA State Senate-1 John Miller D 59
VA State Senate-2 Mamie Locke D 58
VA State Senate-3 Thomas Norment, Jr. R 81
VA State Senate-4 Ryan McDougle R 61
VA State Senate-5 Kenny Alexander D 58
VA State Senate-6 Lynwood Lewis, Jr. D 69
VA State Senate-7 Frank Wagner R 78
VA State Senate-9 Aston McEachin D 63
VA State Senate-10 John Watkins R 79
VA State Senate-11 Stephen Martin R 52
VA State Senate-12 Walter Stosch R 82
VA State Senate-14 John Cosgrove, Jr. R 72
VA State Senate-15 Frank Ruff, Jr. R 61
VA State Senate-18 Louise Lucas D 58
VA State Senate-19 Ralph Smith R 44
VA State Senate-21 John Edwards D 62
VA State Senate-23 Stephen Newman R 63
VA State Senate-24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. R 68
VA State Senate-25 Creigh Deeds D 64
VA State Senate-26 Mark Obenshain R 64
VA State Senate-27 Jill Vogel R 59
VA State Senate-28 Richard Stuart R 58
VA State Senate-29 Charles Colgan, Sr. D 86
VA State Senate-30 Adam Ebbin D 44
VA State Senate-32 Janet Howell D 70
VA State Senate-34 Chap Petersen D 58
VA State Senate-35 Dick Saslaw D 86
VA State Senate-36 Toddy Puller D 60
VA State Senate-37 David Marsden D 55
VA State Senate-39 George Barker D 50
VA State Senate-40 Charles Carrico, Sr. R 59
VA Attorney General Mark Herring D 63
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. 59
Kristen Amundson 55
Ward Armstrong 77
Clifford Athey, Jr. 66
William Barlow 54
Harry Blevins 66
David Bouchard 49
Daniel Bowling 48
Robert Brink 55
Charles Caputo 57
Anne Crockett-Stark 52
Ken Cuccinelli II 57
Albert Eisenberg 36
David Englin 44
William Fralin, Jr. 67
Jeffrey Frederick 35
Thomas Gear 45
Franklin Hall 67
Phillip Hamilton 83
Frank Hargrove, Sr. 67
Clarke Hogan 67
Edd Houck 78
Algie Howell, Jr. 48
Robert Hull 54
Salvatore Iaquinto 60
Bill Janis 65
Joseph Johnson, Jr. 58
Matthew Lohr 62
Henry Marsh III 52
Robert Mathieson 53
Joe May 75
Kenneth Melvin 73
Donald Merricks 57
Paula Miller 54
Yvonne Miller 53
Harvey Morgan 62
Paul Nichols 48
Samuel Nixon, Jr. 84
Dave Nutter 63
Glenn Oder 73
Clarence Phillips 61
David Poisson 54
Albert Pollard, Jr. 58
Phillip Puckett 70
Bob Purkey 69
Lacey Putney 86
Frederick Quayle 65
William Reynolds 60
Christopher Saxman 69
James Scott 59
Stephen Shannon 71
Beverly Sherwood 69
James Shuler 63
Kenneth Stolle 80
Robert Tata 64
Patricia Ticer 57
Shannon Valentine 61
Margaret Vanderhye 55
William Wampler, Jr. 82
Onzlee Ware 58
Mary Margaret Whipple 70

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