Rating Group: Mississippi Association of Educators

1997 Positions

Issues: Education
State Office Name Party Rating
MS State House-10 H. Nolan Mettetal R 95%
MS State House-16 Stephen Holland D 83%
MS State House-27 Ferr Smith D 92%
MS State House-29 Linda Coleman D 92%
MS State House-30 Robert Huddleston D 92%
MS State House-32 Willie Perkins, Sr. D 95%
MS State House-33 Thomas Reynolds II D 83%
MS State House-38 Tyrone Ellis D 92%
MS State House-39 Jeffrey Smith R 69%
MS State House-42 Reecy Dickson D 91%
MS State House-46 Bobby Howell R 78%
MS State House-49 Willie Bailey D 90%
MS State House-51 Rufus Straughter D 92%
MS State House-53 Robert Moak D 83%
MS State House-57 Edward Blackmon, Jr. D 92%
MS State House-58 Rita Martinson R 78%
MS State House-60 John Moore R 51%
MS State House-61 Ray Rogers R 91%
MS State House-62 Thomas Weathersby, Sr. R 92%
MS State House-64 William Denny, Jr. R 66%
MS State House-65 Mary Coleman D 92%
MS State House-67 Earle Banks D 92%
MS State House-69 Alyce Clarke D 92%
MS State House-70 James Evans D 83%
MS State House-79 Blaine Eaton II D 91%
MS State House-80 Omeria Scott D 92%
MS State House-85 America Middleton D 92%
MS State House-87 Johnny Stringer D 83%
MS State House-89 C. Shows R 91%
MS State House-90 Joseph Warren D 74%
MS State House-94 Robert Johnson III D 91%
MS State House-98 David Myers D 91%
MS State House-103 Percy Watson D 87%
MS State House-106 Herbert Frierson R 92%
MS State House-108 Mark Formby R 69%
MS State House-112 John Read R 79%
MS State Senate-3 Nickey Browning R 89%
MS State Senate-7 Hob Bryan D 93%
MS State Senate-9 Gray Tollison R 90%
MS State Senate-13 Willie Simmons D 83%
MS State Senate-14 Lydia Chassaniol R 77%
MS State Senate-24 David Jordan D 89%
MS State Senate-26 John Horhn D 89%
MS State Senate-27 Hillman Frazier D 89%
MS State Senate-30 Dean Kirby R 66%
MS State Senate-31 Terry Burton R 95%
MS State Senate-32 Sampson Jackson II D 89%
MS State Senate-50 Tommy Gollott R 89%
MS Supervisor-3 Dirk Dedeaux D 92%
MS Public Service Commissioner Lynn Posey R 89%
Jim Crawley Barnett 92%
Lester Barnett, Jr. 60%
Barbara Martin Blackmon 89%
William Bowles 94%
Billy Broomfield 92%
Thomas Cameron III 51%
William Ward Canon 66%
Charles Wilson Capps, Jr. 92%
Neely Carlton 92%
Robert Clark, Jr. 92%
Joseph Compretta 92%
Scottie Cuevas 83%
Ricky Cummings 92%
Lee Jarrell Davis 78%
Bob Dearing 89%
George Dickerson 89%
James Ellington 60%
Joe Ellzey 92%
Ronald David Farris 87%
George Flaggs, Jr. 92%
Timothy Alan Ford 92%
Jamie Franks, Jr. 92%
Frances Fredericks 92%
Vernon Delma Furniss 89%
Jack Gadd 92%
David Gibbs 92%
Carl Gordon, Jr. 95%
David Green 77%
Joe Grist, Jr. 92%
Daniel Guice, Jr. 92%
Edwin Glenn Hamilton 89%
Frank Hamilton 78%
Alice Harden 92%
Clayton Henderson 91%
William Hewes III 69%
Tommy Horne 51%
Joe Hudson 92%
Michael Janus 69%
Tim Johnson 89%
Andrew Ketchings 60%
Ezell Lee 95%
Travis Little 83%
R.L. Livingston 92%
Bennett Malone 92%
Percy Maples 92%
James Markham, Jr. 91%
Warner McBride 92%
William McCoy 93%
William Miles 92%
William Minor 95%
Thomas Mitchell 92%
T.O. Moffatt 66%
Keith Norris Montgomery, Sr. 33%
Robert Moody 92%
E. Harvey Moss 92%
Clem Mullins Nettles 92%
Alan Nunnelee 89%
Diane Peranich 92%
John Raymond Reeves 83%
Thomas Robertson 89%
Valeria Brower Robertson 69%
Eric Robinson 60%
Walter Robinson, Jr. 76%
Clinton Rotenberry, Jr. 80%
Vincent Scoper, Jr. 77%
Eloise Hale Scott 92%
James Simpson, Jr. 92%
Charles Smith 78%
Robert Harold Smith 83%
Mary Stevens 78%
Joseph Thomas Stogner 89%
Bobby Taylor 92%
Billy Thames 89%
Jimmy Thornton 87%
Bennie Turner 93%
Tom Wallace 87%
Johnnie Walls, Jr. 89%
Carmen Wells-Smith 60%
John Robert White 77%
Richard White 66%
Tommy Woods 65%
Charles Young, Sr. 92%

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