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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Equality Virginia

2004 Positions on LGBT Rights

State Office District Name Party Rating
VA U.S. House 5 Robert Hurt Republican 11
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 22
VA State House 1 Terry Kilgore Republican 13
VA State House 13 Bob Marshall Republican 0
VA State House 14 Danny Marshall III Republican 22
VA State House 22 Kathy Byron Republican 0
VA State House 24 Benjamin Cline Republican 0
VA State House 25 Steve Landes Republican 0
VA State House 28 William Howell Republican 0
VA State House 30 Edward Scott Republican 29
VA State House 31 Scott Lingamfelter Republican 0
VA State House 36 Ken Plum Democratic 89
VA State House 39 Vivian Watts Democratic 78
VA State House 40 Tim Hugo Republican 0
VA State House 42 David Albo Republican 33
VA State House 43 Mark Sickles Democratic 88
VA State House 48 Robert Brink Democratic 89
VA State House 54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. Republican 25
VA State House 58 Robert Bell III Republican 25
VA State House 61 Thomas Wright, Jr. Republican 0
VA State House 62 Riley Ingram Republican 13
VA State House 65 Lee Ware, Jr. Republican 0
VA State House 66 Kirk Cox Republican 0
VA State House 73 John O'Bannon III Republican 29
VA State House 76 Chris Jones Republican 0
VA State House 77 Lionell Spruill, Sr. Democratic 84
VA State House 79 Johnny Joannou Democratic 14
VA State House 86 Thomas Rust Republican 25
VA State House 88 Mark Cole Republican 0
VA State House 90 Algie Howell, Jr. Democratic 63
VA State House 92 Jeion Ward Democratic 88
VA State House 95 Mamye BaCote Democratic 88
VA State Senate 2 Mamie Locke Democratic 100
VA State Senate 3 Thomas Norment, Jr. Republican 25
VA State Senate 4 Ryan McDougle Republican 14
VA State Senate 5 Kenny Alexander Democratic 86
VA State Senate 6 Lynwood Lewis, Jr. Democratic 38
VA State Senate 7 Frank Wagner Republican 20
VA State Senate 10 John Watkins Republican 40
VA State Senate 11 Stephen Martin Republican 50
VA State Senate 12 Walter Stosch Republican 0
VA State Senate 13 Richard Hayden Black Republican 0
VA State Senate 14 John Cosgrove, Jr. Republican 0
VA State Senate 15 Frank Ruff, Jr. Republican 0
VA State Senate 16 Henry Marsh III Democratic 100
VA State Senate 18 Louise Lucas Democratic 100
VA State Senate 21 John Edwards Democratic 100
VA State Senate 23 Stephen Newman Republican 0
VA State Senate 24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. Republican 0
VA State Senate 25 Creigh Deeds Democratic 25
VA State Senate 26 Mark Obenshain Republican 0
VA State Senate 29 Charles Colgan, Sr. Democratic 40
VA State Senate 30 Adam Ebbin Democratic 100
VA State Senate 32 Janet Howell Democratic 100
VA State Senate 34 Chap Petersen Democratic 50
VA State Senate 35 Dick Saslaw Democratic 100
VA State Senate 36 Toddy Puller Democratic 86
VA State Senate 38 Phillip Puckett Democratic 0
VA State Senate 40 Charles Carrico, Sr. Republican 0
VA Justice of the Supreme Court Bill Mims 0
VA Mayor At-Large Dwight Jones Democratic 83
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. 0
Kristen Amundson 78
Ward Armstrong 30
Clifford Athey, Jr. 13
William Barlow 67
Viola Osborne Baskerville 86
J. Brandon Bell II 0
Harry Blevins 17
Bill Bolling 0
L. Bryant, Jr. 33
Vince Callahan, Jr. 38
John Chichester 20
J. Paul Councill, Jr. 14
Ken Cuccinelli II 0
Jeannemarie Devolites Davis 25
James Hardy Dillard II 75
Allen Wayne Dudley 0
Albert Eisenberg 88
William Fralin, Jr. 0
Jeffrey Frederick 0
Thomas Gear 0
Franklin Hall 75
Phillip Hamilton 14
Frank Hargrove, Sr. 38
Charles Hawkins 0
Clarke Hogan 0
Edd Houck 25
Robert Hull 89
Bill Janis 13
Joseph Johnson, Jr. 0
W.B. Keister 57
Benjamin Joseph Lambert III 100
Allen Louderback 25
Bradley Marrs 11
Joe May 14
Bob McDonnell 13
Michéle McQuigg 20
Kenneth Melvin 88
Floyd Miles, Sr. 75
Yvonne Miller 100
Brian Moran 89
Harvey Morgan 50
Samuel Nixon, Jr. 0
Dave Nutter 0
James O'Brien, Jr. 0
Glenn Oder 0
Harry Parrish 60
Clarence Phillips 29
Albert Pollard, Jr. 75
Harry Potts, Jr. 40
Bob Purkey 38
Lacey Putney 0
Frederick Quayle 33
Melanie Rapp 0
Gary Reese 11
John Spence Reid 29
William Reynolds 43
Christopher Saxman 14
James Scott 86
Stephen Shannon 63
Beverly Sherwood 0
James Shuler 88
Kenneth Stolle 29
Jackie Thomas Stump 43
Terrie Suit 56
Robert Tata 43
Patricia Ticer 100
Marian Amelia Van Landingham 88
Mitchell Van Yahres 88
William Wampler, Jr. 0
Leo Wardrup, Jr. 43
Onzlee Ware 70
Glenn Weatherholtz 13
John Welch III 0
Mary Margaret Whipple 100
Martin Williams 0

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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