Rating Group: Virginia Chamber of Commerce

2002-2003 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
VA U.S. House-5 Robert Hurt R 83%
VA U.S. House-9 Morgan Griffith R 100%
VA State House-1 Terry Kilgore R 100%
VA State House-13 Bob Marshall R 80%
VA State House-14 Danny Marshall III R 83%
VA State House-22 Kathy Byron R 100%
VA State House-25 Steve Landes R 100%
VA State House-28 William Howell R 100%
VA State House-31 Scott Lingamfelter R 100%
VA State House-36 Ken Plum D 80%
VA State House-39 Vivian Watts D 67%
VA State House-42 David Albo R 100%
VA State House-54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. R 100%
VA State House-58 Robert Bell III R 100%
VA State House-61 Thomas Wright, Jr. R 83%
VA State House-62 Riley Ingram R 83%
VA State House-65 Lee Ware, Jr. R 100%
VA State House-66 Kirk Cox R 100%
VA State House-73 John O'Bannon III R 100%
VA State House-76 Chris Jones R 100%
VA State House-77 Lionell Spruill, Sr. D 67%
VA State House-79 Johnny Joannou D 67%
VA State House-86 Thomas Rust R 100%
VA State House-88 Mark Cole R 100%
VA State Senate-3 Thomas Norment, Jr. R 89%
VA State Senate-4 Ryan McDougle R 100%
VA State Senate-7 Frank Wagner R 89%
VA State Senate-10 John Watkins R 89%
VA State Senate-11 Stephen Martin R 100%
VA State Senate-12 Walter Stosch R 100%
VA State Senate-13 Richard Hayden Black R 100%
VA State Senate-14 John Cosgrove, Jr. R 100%
VA State Senate-15 Frank Ruff, Jr. R 78%
VA State Senate-18 Louise Lucas D 50%
VA State Senate-21 John Edwards D 33%
VA State Senate-23 Stephen Newman R 89%
VA State Senate-24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. R 88%
VA State Senate-25 Creigh Deeds D 44%
VA State Senate-29 Charles Colgan, Sr. D 56%
VA State Senate-32 Janet Howell D 44%
VA State Senate-34 Chap Petersen D 67%
VA State Senate-35 Dick Saslaw D 44%
VA State Senate-36 Toddy Puller D 44%
VA State Senate-40 Charles Carrico, Sr. R 83%
VA Justice of the Supreme Court Bill Mims 67%
VA Mayor-At-Large Dwight Jones D 67%
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. 83%
Kristen Amundson 67%
Ward Armstrong 67%
Clifford Athey, Jr. 100%
William Barlow 67%
Viola Osborne Baskerville 67%
Harry Blevins 89%
Bill Bolling 89%
Robert Brink 67%
L. Bryant, Jr. 100%
Vince Callahan, Jr. 100%
John Chichester 89%
J. Paul Councill, Jr. 80%
James Hardy Dillard II 83%
Allen Wayne Dudley 100%
Thomas Gear 83%
Franklin Hall 67%
Phillip Hamilton 83%
Frank Hargrove, Sr. 100%
Charles Hawkins 89%
Clarke Hogan 80%
Edd Houck 67%
Robert Hull 67%
Bill Janis 100%
Joseph Johnson, Jr. 100%
W.B. Keister 83%
Benjamin Joseph Lambert III 44%
Allen Louderback 100%
Bradley Marrs 100%
Henry Marsh III 33%
Joe May 100%
Bob McDonnell 100%
Michéle McQuigg 83%
Kenneth Melvin 67%
Floyd Miles, Sr. 67%
Yvonne Miller 33%
Brian Moran 60%
Harvey Morgan 100%
Samuel Nixon, Jr. 100%
Dave Nutter 83%
Glenn Oder 100%
Harry Parrish 67%
Clarence Phillips 83%
Albert Pollard, Jr. 67%
Harry Potts, Jr. 67%
Phillip Puckett 44%
Bob Purkey 100%
Lacey Putney 100%
Frederick Quayle 100%
Melanie Rapp 100%
Gary Reese 100%
John Spence Reid 100%
D. Nick Rerras 89%
William Reynolds 44%
Christopher Saxman 100%
James Scott 60%
Beverly Sherwood 100%
James Shuler 50%
Kenneth Stolle 78%
Jackie Thomas Stump 83%
Terrie Suit 83%
Robert Tata 100%
Patricia Ticer 44%
Marian Amelia Van Landingham 67%
Mitchell Van Yahres 50%
William Wampler, Jr. 75%
Leo Wardrup, Jr. 100%
Glenn Weatherholtz 100%
John Welch III 100%
Mary Margaret Whipple 33%
Martin Williams 100%

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