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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Mississippi Human Services Coalition

2008 Positions on Social Services Advocacy

State Office District Name Party Rating
Noal Akins 22
Sidney Albritton 60
Brian Aldridge 10
Tracy Arinder, Jr. 90
MS State House 49 Willie Bailey Democratic 100
Larry Baker 10
MS State House 74 Mark Baker Republican 0
MS State House 67 Earle Banks Democratic 100
MS State House 122 David Baria Democratic 67
MS State House 102 Toby Barker Republican 30
MS State House 23 Jim Beckett Republican 10
MS State House 21 Donnie Bell Republican 78
MS State House 120 Richard Bennett Republican 10
MS State House 57 Edward Blackmon, Jr. Democratic 89
MS State Senate 29 David Blount Democratic 100
Sidney Bondurant 0
MS State House 44 C. Scott Bounds Republican 20
Billy Broomfield 100
Cecil Brown 80
Terry Brown 33
MS State Senate 3 Nickey Browning Republican 0
MS State Senate 7 Hob Bryan Democratic 100
Kelvin Buck 100
Clara Burnett 100
MS State Senate 31 Terry Burton Republican 17
Kelvin Butler 100
MS State House 104 Larry Byrd Republican 0
MS State House 68 Credell Calhoun Democratic 100
Tad Campbell 44
MS State House 72 Kimberly Campbell Democratic 100
MS State Senate 33 Videt Carmichael Republican 0
MS State House 1 Lester Carpenter Republican 0
MS State Senate 14 Lydia Chassaniol Republican 17
MS State House 37 Gary Chism Republican 10
MS State House 47 Bryant Clark Democratic 100
MS State House 69 Alyce Clarke Democratic 100
MS State Senate 22 Eugene Clarke Republican 0
MS State House 96 Angela Cockerham Democratic 100
MS State House 29 Linda Coleman Democratic 100
Mary Coleman 100
Joseph Compretta 90
MS State House 92 Becky Currie Republican 0
Doug Davis 0
E. Vincent Davis 100
MS State Senate 48 Deborah Dawkins Democratic 100
MS State Senate 37 Bob Dearing Democratic 60
MS Supervisor 3 Dirk Dedeaux 70
MS State House 64 Bill Denny, Jr. Republican 10
George Dickerson 50
Reecy Dickson 100
Mark DuVall 90
Blaine Eaton II 70
James Ellington 10
MS State House 38 Tyrone Ellis Democratic 100
Chuck Espy 90
James Evans 100
MS State House 91 Bob Evans Democratic 100
Harvey Fillingane 0
MS State Senate 41 Joey Fillingane Republican 0
George Flaggs, Jr. 100
Merle Flowers 0
MS State House 108 Mark Formby Republican 0
MS State Senate 27 Hillman Frazier Democratic 100
Frances Fredericks 100
MS State House 106 Herbert Frierson Republican 10
Jack Gadd 50
Joe Gardner 100
David Gibbs 100
MS State House 77 Andy Gipson Republican 0
MS State Senate 50 Tommy Gollott Republican 67
Carl Gordon, Jr. 25
Daniel Guice, Jr. 0
MS State House 56 Philip Gunn Republican 0
Eugene Hamilton 10
Frank Hamilton 11
Alice Harden 83
Esther Harrison 100
William Hewes III 0
MS State House 50 John Hines, Sr. Democratic 100
MS State House 16 Stephen Holland Democratic 100
MS State House 76 Greg Holloway, Sr. Democratic 100
MS State Senate 23 Briggs Hopson III Republican 17
MS State Senate 26 John Horhn Democratic 100
MS State House 81 Stephen Horne Republican 33
Bobby Howell 10
MS State House 15 Mac Huddleston Republican 0
MS State House 30 Robert Huddleston Democratic 100
MS State Senate 45 Billy Hudson, Sr. Republican 33
Cindy Hyde-Smith 33
Roger Ishee 10
MS State Senate 15 Gary Jackson Republican 27
MS State Senate 11 Robert Jackson Democratic 100
MS State Senate 32 Sampson Jackson II Democratic 67
Michael Janus 10
Wanda Jennings 10
MS State House 94 Robert Johnson III Democratic 90
Brandon Jones 90
Kenneth Jones 100
MS State Senate 24 David Jordan Democratic 100
Thomas King, Jr. 0
MS State Senate 30 Dean Kirby Republican 0
Sherra Lane 100
Ezell Lee 75
Perry Lee 17
Bennett Malone 90
Rita Martinson 0
W.T. Mayhall, Jr. 10
John Mayo 100
Warner McBride 60
William McCoy 100
MS State Senate 42 Chris McDaniel Republican 0
Kevin McGee 0
MS State House 10 Nolan Mettetal Republican 0
J. Walter Michel 17
MS State House 85 America Middleton Democratic 100
MS State House 97 Sam Mims V Republican 0
Robert Moak 89
T.O. Moffatt 0
MS State House 54 Alex Monsour Republican 0
Haskins Montgomery 67
MS State House 60 John Moore Republican 0
MS State House 100 Ken Morgan Republican 10
E. Harvey Moss 80
MS State House 98 David Myers Democratic 100
Billy Nicholson 30
David Norquist 90
Russ Nowell 40
Alan Nunnelee 0
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 10
Deryk Parker 40
MS State House 115 Randall Patterson Democratic 60
Diane Peranich 100
MS State House 32 Willie Perkins, Sr. Democratic 100
MS State House 99 Bill Pigott Republican 0
Eric Powell 83
Jimmy Puckett 90
MS State House 112 John Read Republican 11
Dannie Reed 20
MS State House 33 Thomas Reynolds II Democratic 100
Walter Robinson, Jr. 100
MS State House 14 Margaret Rogers Republican 56
MS State House 61 Ray Rogers Republican 10
MS State House 80 Omeria Scott Democratic 100
MS State House 89 C. Shows Republican 30
MS State Senate 13 Willie Simmons Democratic 100
Ferr Smith 100
MS State House 39 Jeffrey Smith Republican 10
MS State House 83 Elton Gregory Snowden Republican 0
MS State House 88 Gary Staples Republican 20
Mary Stevens 20
MS State Senate 10 Bill Stone Democratic 100
MS State House 51 Rufus Straughter Democratic 100
Johnny Stringer 70
MS State House 22 Preston Sullivan Democratic 70
MS State House 31 Sara Thomas Democratic 100
MS State Senate 9 Gray Tollison Republican 100
Bennie Turner 100
MS State House 18 Jerry Turner Republican 11
Jessica Upshaw 10
J. Shaun Walley 70
Johnnie Walls, Jr. 100
Giles Ward 17
Greg Ward 70
Joseph Warren 70
MS State Senate 51 Michael Watson Republican 0
MS State House 103 Percy Watson Democratic 100
MS State House 62 Tom Weathersby, Sr. Republican 10
Linda Whittington 100
MS State Senate 5 J. P. Wilemon, Jr. Democratic 33
Tommy Woods 10
MS State House 71 Adrienne Wooten Democratic 100
Lee Yancey 0
Charles Young, Sr. 100
MS State House 113 Henry Zuber III Republican 20

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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