Rating Group: Mississippi Human Services Coalition

1997 Positions

Issues:
State Office Name Party Rating
MS U.S. House-1 Alan Nunnelee R 33%
MS State House-10 H. Nolan Mettetal R 40%
MS State House-16 Stephen Holland D 57%
MS State House-27 Ferr Smith D 83%
MS State House-29 Linda Coleman D 71%
MS State House-30 Robert Huddleston D 86%
MS State House-32 Willie Perkins, Sr. D 86%
MS State House-33 Thomas Reynolds II D 83%
MS State House-38 Tyrone Ellis D 100%
MS State House-39 Jeffrey Smith R 29%
MS State House-42 Reecy Dickson D 100%
MS State House-45 Bennett Malone D 71%
MS State House-46 Bobby Howell R 0%
MS State House-49 Willie Bailey D 67%
MS State House-51 Rufus Straughter D 100%
MS State House-53 Robert Moak D 100%
MS State House-57 Edward Blackmon, Jr. D 71%
MS State House-58 Rita Martinson R 14%
MS State House-60 John Moore R 0%
MS State House-61 Ray Rogers R 33%
MS State House-62 Thomas Weathersby, Sr. R 43%
MS State House-64 William Denny, Jr. R 0%
MS State House-65 Mary Coleman D 71%
MS State House-67 Earle Banks D 100%
MS State House-69 Alyce Clarke D 50%
MS State House-70 James Evans D 100%
MS State House-79 Blaine Eaton II D 57%
MS State House-85 America Middleton D 71%
MS State House-87 Johnny Stringer D 67%
MS State House-89 C. Shows R 71%
MS State House-90 Joseph Warren D 43%
MS State House-94 Robert Johnson III D 80%
MS State House-98 David Myers D 83%
MS State House-103 Percy Watson D 100%
MS State House-106 Herbert Frierson R 67%
MS State House-108 Mark Formby R 0%
MS State House-112 John Read R 20%
MS State Senate-3 Nickey Browning R 57%
MS State Senate-7 Hob Bryan D 57%
MS State Senate-9 Gray Tollison R 71%
MS State Senate-13 Willie Simmons D 83%
MS State Senate-14 Lydia Chassaniol R 43%
MS State Senate-24 David Jordan D 100%
MS State Senate-26 John Horhn D 100%
MS State Senate-27 Hillman Frazier D 100%
MS State Senate-30 Dean Kirby R 14%
MS State Senate-31 Terry Burton R 67%
MS State Senate-32 Sampson Jackson II D 86%
MS State Senate-50 Tommy Gollott R 71%
MS Supervisor-3 Dirk Dedeaux D 57%
MS Public Service Commissioner Lynn Posey R 67%
Lester Barnett, Jr. 0%
Barbara Martin Blackmon 100%
William Bowles 29%
Billy Broomfield 86%
Thomas Cameron III 14%
William Ward Canon 0%
Charles Wilson Capps, Jr. 43%
Neely Carlton 71%
Robert Clark, Jr. 60%
Joseph Compretta 75%
Scottie Cuevas 86%
Ricky Cummings 71%
Lee Jarrell Davis 17%
Bob Dearing 57%
George Dickerson 43%
James Ellington 0%
Joe Ellzey 71%
Ronald David Farris 83%
George Flaggs, Jr. 100%
Timothy Alan Ford 33%
Jamie Franks, Jr. 86%
Frances Fredericks 100%
Vernon Delma Furniss 86%
Jack Gadd 71%
David Gibbs 83%
Carl Gordon, Jr. 67%
David Green 86%
Joe Grist, Jr. 57%
Daniel Guice, Jr. 43%
Edwin Glenn Hamilton 67%
Frank Hamilton 33%
Alice Harden 100%
Clayton Henderson 100%
William Hewes III 43%
Tommy Horne 57%
Joe Hudson 57%
Michael Janus 33%
Timothy Lamar Johnson 0%
Andrew Ketchings 14%
Ezell Lee 80%
Travis Little 33%
R.L. Livingston 71%
Percy Maples 71%
Warner McBride 43%
William McCoy 43%
William Minor 14%
Thomas Mitchell 50%
T.O. Moffatt 43%
Keith Norris Montgomery, Sr. 0%
Robert Moody 29%
E. Harvey Moss 71%
Clem Mullins Nettles 71%
Diane Peranich 71%
John Raymond Reeves 71%
Thomas Robertson 43%
Valeria Brower Robertson 14%
Eric Robinson 29%
Walter Robinson, Jr. 100%
Clinton Rotenberry, Jr. 29%
Vincent Scoper, Jr. 14%
Eloise Hale Scott 29%
James Simpson, Jr. 14%
Charles Smith 14%
Robert Harold Smith 67%
Mary Stevens 29%
Joseph Thomas Stogner 57%
Bobby Taylor 71%
Billy Thames 100%
Jimmy Thornton 100%
Bennie Turner 100%
Tom Wallace 71%
Johnnie Walls, Jr. 100%
Carmen Wells-Smith 17%
John Robert White 86%
Richard White 0%
Tommy Woods 14%
Charles Young, Sr. 57%

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