Rating Group: Business & Industry Political Education Committee

2009 Positions on Economic Growth and Jobs

State Office Name Party Rating
MS U.S. House-4 Steven Palazzo R A
MS State House-1 Lester Carpenter R A
MS State House-10 Nolan Mettetal R A
MS State House-14 Margaret Rogers R B
MS State House-15 Mac Huddleston R A
MS State House-16 Stephen Holland D F
MS State House-18 Jerry Turner R A
MS State House-21 Donnie Bell R C
MS State House-22 Preston Sullivan D D
MS State House-23 Jim Beckett R A
MS State House-30 Robert Huddleston D F
MS State House-31 Sara Thomas D F
MS State House-32 Willie Perkins, Sr. D F
MS State House-33 Thomas Reynolds II D F
MS State House-37 Gary Chism R A
MS State House-38 Tyrone Ellis D F
MS State House-39 Jeffrey Smith R B
MS State House-44 C. Scott Bounds R A
MS State House-47 Bryant Clark D F
MS State House-49 Willie Bailey D F
MS State House-50 John Hines, Sr. D F
MS State House-51 Rufus Straughter D F
MS State House-54 Alex Monsour R A
MS State House-56 Philip Gunn R A
MS State House-57 Edward Blackmon, Jr. D F
MS State House-60 John Moore R A
MS State House-61 Ray Rogers R A
MS State House-62 Tom Weathersby, Sr. R B
MS State House-64 Bill Denny, Jr. R A
MS State House-67 Earle Banks D F
MS State House-68 Credell Calhoun D F
MS State House-69 Alyce Clarke D F
MS State House-71 Adrienne Wooten D F
MS State House-74 Mark Baker R A
MS State House-76 Greg Holloway, Sr. D F
MS State House-77 Andy Gipson R A
MS State House-80 Omeria Scott D F
MS State House-81 Stephen Horne R B
MS State House-83 Greg Snowden R A
MS State House-85 America Middleton D F
MS State House-88 Gary Staples R A
MS State House-91 Bob Evans D F
MS State House-92 Becky Currie R A
MS State House-94 Robert Johnson III D F
MS State House-96 Angela Cockerham D F
MS State House-97 Sam Mims V R A
MS State House-98 David Myers D F
MS State House-99 Bill Pigott R A
MS State House-100 Ken Morgan R A
MS State House-102 Toby Barker R B
MS State House-103 Percy Watson D F
MS State House-104 Larry Byrd R B
MS State House-112 John Read R A
MS State House-113 Henry Zuber III R A
MS State House-114 Jeffrey Guice R A
MS State House-115 Randall Patterson D B
MS State House-120 Richard Bennett R A
MS State House-122 David Baria D D
MS State Senate-3 Nickey Browning R B
MS State Senate-5 J. P. Wilemon, Jr. D B
MS State Senate-7 Hob Bryan D D
MS State Senate-9 Gray Tollison R C
MS State Senate-11 Robert Jackson D D
MS State Senate-13 Willie Simmons D D
MS State Senate-14 Lydia Chassaniol R A
MS State Senate-15 Gary Jackson R A
MS State Senate-22 Eugene Clarke R A
MS State Senate-23 Briggs Hopson III R A
MS State Senate-24 David Jordan D F
MS State Senate-25 J. Walter Michel R A
MS State Senate-26 John Horhn D D
MS State Senate-27 Hillman Frazier D C
MS State Senate-29 David Blount D C
MS State Senate-30 Dean Kirby R A
MS State Senate-31 Terry Burton R A
MS State Senate-32 Sampson Jackson II D D
MS State Senate-33 Videt Carmichael R B
MS State Senate-37 Bob Dearing D B
MS State Senate-41 Joey Fillingane R A
MS State Senate-42 Chris McDaniel R B
MS State Senate-45 Billy Hudson, Sr. R B
MS State Senate-48 Deborah Dawkins D F
MS State Senate-50 Tommy Gollott R B
MS State Senate-51 Michael Watson R B
MS Commissioner of Revenue Herbert Frierson R A
Noal Akins B
Sidney Albritton B
Brian Aldridge A
Tracy Arinder, Jr. D
Larry Baker A
Sidney Bondurant A
Billy Broomfield F
Cecil Brown F
Terry Brown A
Kelvin Buck F
Clara Burnett F
Kelvin Butler D
Tad Campbell A
Kimberly Campbell F
Linda Coleman F
Mary Coleman F
Joseph Compretta F
Doug Davis A
E. Vincent Davis D
Dirk Dedeaux F
George Dickerson B
Reecy Dickson F
Mark DuVall F
Blaine Eaton II F
James Ellington A
Chuck Espy F
James Evans F
Harvey Fillingane A
George Flaggs, Jr. F
Merle Flowers A
Mark Formby A
Frances Fredericks F
Jack Gadd B
Joe Gardner F
David Gibbs F
Carl Gordon, Jr. C
Eugene Hamilton B
Frank Hamilton B
Alice Harden D
Esther Harrison F
William Hewes III A
Bobby Howell A
Cindy Hyde-Smith B
Roger Ishee B
Michael Janus A
Wanda Jennings A
Brandon Jones F
Kenneth Jones F
Thomas King, Jr. A
Sherra Lane F
Ezell Lee C
Perry Lee A
Bennett Malone F
Rita Martinson A
W.T. Mayhall, Jr. A
John Mayo F
Warner McBride D
William McCoy F
Kevin McGee A
Robert Moak F
T.O. Moffatt A
Haskins Montgomery B
E. Harvey Moss F
Billy Nicholson B
David Norquist C
Russ Nowell B
Alan Nunnelee A
Deryk Parker B
Diane Peranich F
Eric Powell D
Jimmy Puckett D
Dannie Reed B
Walter Robinson, Jr. F
Bobby Shows B
Ferr Smith F
Mary Stevens A
Bill Stone D
Johnny Stringer F
Bennie Turner D
Jessica Upshaw B
J. Shaun Walley D
Johnnie Walls, Jr. F
Giles Ward A
Greg Ward C
Joseph Warren D
Linda Whittington F
Tommy Woods B
Lee Yancey A

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