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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Mississippi Human Services Coalition

1998 Positions

Issues:
State Office District Name Party Rating
MS State House 49 Willie Bailey Democratic 90%
MS State House 67 Earle Banks Democratic 80%
Jim Crawley Barnett 44%
Lester Barnett, Jr. 10%
Barbara Martin Blackmon 88%
MS State House 57 Edward Blackmon, Jr. Democratic 100%
William Bowles 60%
Billy Broomfield 90%
MS State Senate 3 Nickey Browning Republican 71%
MS State Senate 7 Hob Bryan Democratic 100%
MS State Senate 31 Terry Burton Republican 63%
Thomas Cameron III 11%
William Ward Canon 0%
Charles Wilson Capps, Jr. 11%
Neely Carlton 75%
MS State Senate 14 Lydia Chassaniol Republican 29%
Robert Clark, Jr. 63%
MS State House 69 Alyce Clarke Democratic 100%
MS State House 29 Linda Coleman Democratic 88%
MS State House 65 Mary Coleman Democratic 90%
Joseph Compretta 56%
Scottie Cuevas 88%
Ricky Cummings 80%
Lee Jarrell Davis 30%
Bob Dearing 88%
MS Supervisor 3 Dirk Dedeaux Democratic 50%
MS State House 64 William Denny, Jr. Republican 0%
George Dickerson 50%
MS State House 42 Reecy Dickson Democratic 90%
MS State House 79 Blaine Eaton II Democratic 50%
James Ellington 30%
MS State House 38 Tyrone Ellis Democratic 100%
Joe Ellzey 40%
MS State House 70 James Evans Democratic 90%
Ronald David Farris 38%
George Flaggs, Jr. 70%
Timothy Alan Ford 38%
MS State House 108 Mark Formby Republican 20%
Jamie Franks, Jr. 44%
MS State Senate 27 Hillman Frazier Democratic 100%
Frances Fredericks 89%
MS State House 106 Herbert Frierson Republican 33%
Vernon Delma Furniss 88%
Jack Gadd 70%
David Gibbs 60%
MS State Senate 50 Tommy Gollott Republican 63%
Carl Gordon, Jr. 57%
David Green 70%
Joe Grist, Jr. 67%
Daniel Guice, Jr. 20%
Edwin Glenn Hamilton 13%
Frank Hamilton 30%
Alice Harden 88%
Clayton Henderson 90%
William Hewes III 13%
MS State House 16 Steve Holland Democratic 70%
MS State Senate 26 John Horhn Democratic 86%
Tommy Horne 30%
MS State House 46 Bobby Howell Republican 30%
MS State House 30 Robert Huddleston Democratic 100%
Joe Hudson 50%
Roger Ishee 40%
MS State Senate 32 Sampson Jackson II Democratic 88%
Michael Janus 43%
MS State House 7 Wanda Jennings Republican 30%
MS State House 94 Robert Johnson III Democratic 75%
Timothy Lamar Johnson 0%
MS State Senate 24 David Jordan Democratic 75%
Andrew Ketchings 11%
MS State Senate 30 Dean Kirby Republican 25%
Ezell Lee 100%
Travis Little 25%
R.L. Livingston 88%
MS State House 45 Bennett Malone Democratic 80%
Percy Maples 20%
James Markham, Jr. 40%
MS State House 58 Rita Martinson Republican 10%
Warner McBride 40%
William McCoy 40%
MS State House 10 H. Nolan Mettetal Republican 63%
MS State House 85 America Middleton Democratic 90%
William Miles 40%
William Minor 0%
Thomas Mitchell 20%
MS State House 53 Robert Moak Democratic 100%
T.O. Moffatt 0%
Keith Norris Montgomery, Sr. 20%
Robert Moody 40%
MS State House 60 John Moore Republican 20%
E. Harvey Moss 78%
MS State House 98 David Myers Democratic 100%
Clem Mullins Nettles 60%
MS U.S. House 1 Alan Nunnelee Republican 13%
Diane Peranich 60%
MS State House 32 Willie Perkins, Sr. Democratic 100%
MS Public Service Commissioner Lynn Posey Republican 75%
MS State House 112 John Read Republican 10%
John Raymond Reeves 30%
MS State House 33 Thomas Reynolds II Democratic 89%
Thomas Robertson 0%
Valeria Brower Robertson 40%
Eric Robinson 40%
Walter Robinson, Jr. 80%
MS State House 61 Ray Rogers Republican 60%
Charles Ross 13%
Clinton Rotenberry, Jr. 40%
Vincent Scoper, Jr. 13%
Eloise Hale Scott 56%
MS State House 89 C. Shows Republican 33%
MS State Senate 13 Willie Simmons Democratic 75%
James Simpson, Jr. 22%
Charles Smith 22%
MS State House 27 Ferr Smith Democratic 90%
Clayton Smith 30%
MS State House 39 Jeffrey Smith Republican 20%
Robert Harold Smith 75%
Mary Stevens 10%
Joseph Thomas Stogner 38%
MS State House 51 Rufus Straughter Democratic 89%
MS State House 87 Johnny Stringer Democratic 30%
Bobby Taylor 60%
Billy Thames 75%
MS State House 31 Sara Thomas Democratic 90%
Jimmy Thornton 80%
MS State Senate 9 Gray Tollison Republican 75%
Bennie Turner 100%
Tom Wallace 100%
Johnnie Walls, Jr. 86%
MS State House 90 Joseph Warren Democratic 40%
MS State House 103 Percy Watson Democratic 90%
MS State House 62 Thomas Weathersby, Sr. Republican 50%
Carmen Wells-Smith 30%
Phillip West 90%
John Robert White 71%
Richard White 0%
Tommy Woods 20%
Charles Young, Sr. 80%

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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