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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Virginia League of Conservation Voters

2002 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Bob Marshall 100%
VA State Senate 4 Ryan McDougle Republican 100%
Samuel Nixon, Jr. 100%
Albert Pollard, Jr. 100%
VA State House 65 Lee Ware, Jr. Republican 100%
Ward Armstrong 86%
VA State House 66 Kirk Cox Republican 86%
Allen Wayne Dudley 86%
Thomas Gear 86%
Scott Lingamfelter 86%
Dave Nutter 86%
Alfred Victor Thomas 86%
VA State House 22 Kathy Byron Republican 83%
Johnny Joannou 83%
Bradley Marrs 83%
VA State House 54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. Republican 83%
John Spence Reid 83%
James Shuler 83%
Bill Bolling 80%
L. Bryant, Jr. 80%
Leslie Byrne 80%
Flora Davis Crittenden 80%
VA State Senate 25 Creigh Deeds Democratic 80%
VA State Senate 24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. Republican 80%
Edd Houck 80%
VA State Senate 32 Janet Howell Democratic 80%
Kevin Grey Miller 80%
VA State Senate 23 Stephen Newman Republican 80%
Mary Margaret Whipple 80%
Fenton Bland, Jr. 71%
William Howell 71%
VA State House 25 Steve Landes Republican 71%
Allen Louderback 71%
John O'Bannon III 71%
VA State House 36 Ken Plum Democratic 71%
Mitchell Van Yahres 71%
James Frederick Almand 67%
Kristen Amundson 67%
Clifford Athey, Jr. 67%
Viola Osborne Baskerville 67%
VA State House 58 Robert Bell III Republican 67%
VA State Senate 13 Richard Hayden Black Republican 67%
Robert Brink 67%
Mary Taylor Christian 67%
L. Karen Darner 67%
VA State Board of Education James Dillard II 67%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 67%
Franklin Hall 67%
Robert Hull 67%
Bill Janis 67%
Brian Moran 67%
VA State Senate 34 Chap Petersen Democratic 67%
Marian Amelia Van Landingham 67%
VA State House 39 Vivian Watts Democratic 67%
Clifton Alexander Woodrum 67%
VA State Senate 21 John Edwards Democratic 60%
VA State House 62 Riley Ingram Republican 60%
Stephen Martin 60%
Yvonne Miller 60%
Toddy Puller 60%
William Reynolds 60%
VA State Senate 35 Dick Saslaw Democratic 60%
Patricia Ticer 60%
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. 57%
William Barlow 57%
VA State House 88 Mark Cole Republican 57%
J. Paul Councill, Jr. 57%
Robert Hurt 57%
VA State House 1 Terry Kilgore Republican 57%
Clarence Phillips 57%
Melanie Rapp 57%
Christopher Saxman 57%
Beverly Sherwood 57%
VA State House 61 Thomas Wright, Jr. Republican 57%
Vince Callahan, Jr. 50%
VA Mayor At-Large Dwight Jones 50%
W.B. Keister 50%
Michéle McQuigg 50%
Kenneth Melvin 50%
VA Supervisor At-Large Floyd Miles, Sr. 50%
Lacey Putney 50%
James Scott 50%
Malfourd Trumbo 50%
Leo Wardrup, Jr. 50%
David Albo 43%
Robert Bloxom 43%
Clarke Hogan 43%
Joseph Johnson, Jr. 43%
VA State House 14 Danny Marshall III Republican 43%
Glenn Oder 43%
Harry Parrish 43%
Jackie Thomas Stump 43%
Terrie Suit 43%
John Chichester 40%
VA State Senate 14 John Cosgrove, Jr. Republican 40%
Phillip Hamilton 40%
VA State House 76 Chris Jones Republican 40%
Benjamin Joseph Lambert III 40%
VA State Senate 18 Louise Lucas Democratic 40%
Henry Marsh III 40%
VA Justice of the Supreme Court Bill Mims 40%
Harvey Morgan 40%
Harry Potts, Jr. 40%
Phillip Puckett 40%
Frederick Quayle 40%
John Adams Rollison III 40%
VA State Senate 5 Lionell Spruill, Sr. Democratic 40%
Walter Stosch 40%
Robert Tata 40%
Thomas Bolvin 33%
George Broman Jr. 33%
Jeannemarie Devolites Davis 33%
Frank Hargrove, Sr. 33%
Joe May 33%
Bob McDonnell 33%
James O'Brien, Jr. 33%
Bob Purkey 33%
Gary Reese 33%
Thomas Rust 33%
Winsome Earle Sears 33%
Glenn Weatherholtz 33%
VA State Senate 40 Charles Carrico, Sr. Republican 29%
W. Henry Maxwell 25%
Martin Williams 25%
Harry Blevins 20%
Charles Colgan, Sr. 20%
VA State Senate 3 Thomas Norment, Jr. Republican 20%
D. Nick Rerras 20%
VA State Senate 7 Frank Wagner Republican 20%
William Wampler, Jr. 20%
Thelma Drake 17%
John Welch III 17%
Charles Hawkins 0%
VA State Senate 15 Frank Ruff, Jr. Republican 0%
Kenneth Stolle 0%
John Watkins 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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