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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Virginia Education Association

1998 Positions

Issues: Education
State Office District Name Party Rating
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. 100%
VA State House 42 David Albo Republican 66%
James Frederick Almand 100%
Ward Armstrong 100%
Thomas Graham Baker, Jr. 79%
William Barlow 100%
Warren Barry 55%
Viola Osborne Baskerville 100%
Irving Vincent Behm, Jr. 100%
William Welden Bennett, Jr. 93%
VA State Senate 13 Richard Hayden Black Republican 42%
Harry Blevins 75%
Robert Bloxom 92%
Bill Bolling 30%
Robert Brink 100%
L. Bryant, Jr. 58%
VA State House 22 Kathy Byron Republican 42%
Vince Callahan, Jr. 92%
Eric Cantor 42%
John Chichester 50%
Mary Taylor Christian 93%
Whittington Whiteside Clement 100%
Charles Colgan, Sr. 80%
J. Paul Councill, Jr. 86%
Emily Couric 100%
VA State House 66 Kirk Cox Republican 42%
Charles Cranwell 100%
Flora Davis Crittenden 93%
Glenn Croshaw 100%
L. Karen Darner 93%
Butch Davies III 92%
Jo Ann Davis 42%
Barnie Day 100%
Jay Wayne DeBoer 100%
VA State Senate 25 Creigh Deeds Democratic 100%
Jeannemarie Devolites Davis 73%
Alan Arnold Diamonstein 100%
Vivian Earl Dickinson 83%
VA State Board of Education James Dillard II 93%
Thelma Drake 42%
Allen Wayne Dudley 58%
VA State Senate 21 John Edwards Democratic 100%
Randy Forbes 36%
Joseph Gartlan, Jr. 100%
George Wallace Grayson 92%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 71%
Andy Guest, Jr. 75%
Franklin Hall 100%
Phillip Hamilton 69%
VA State Senate 24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. Republican 30%
Frank Hargrove, Sr. 67%
Paul Clinton Harris, Sr. 50%
Charles Hawkins 50%
Richard Joyner Holland 100%
Edd Houck 100%
VA State Senate 32 Janet Howell Democratic 100%
VA State House 28 William Howell Republican 42%
Robert Hull 100%
VA State House 62 Riley Ingram Republican 67%
Thomas Micajah Jackson, Jr. 93%
Johnny Joannou 92%
Joseph Johnson, Jr. 83%
VA Mayor At-Large Dwight Jones 92%
Jerrauld Jones 100%
Jay Kenneth Katzen 42%
Gladys Brown Keating 100%
VA State House 1 Terry Kilgore Republican 75%
Benjamin Joseph Lambert III 100%
VA State House 25 Steve Landes Republican 43%
VA State Senate 18 Louise Lucas Democratic 100%
Henry Marsh III 100%
VA State House 13 Bob Marshall Republican 55%
Stephen Martin 25%
Madison Ellis Marye 100%
W. Henry Maxwell 100%
Joe May 67%
Roger John McClure 45%
Bob McDonnell 31%
VA U.S. House 4 Donald McEachin Democratic 92%
Michéle McQuigg 50%
Kenneth Melvin 100%
Kevin Grey Miller 44%
Yvonne Miller 100%
VA Justice of the Supreme Court Bill Mims 45%
Brian Moran 100%
Harvey Morgan 83%
Thomas Warren Moss, Jr. 100%
William Tayloe Murphy, Jr. 92%
VA State Senate 23 Stephen Newman Republican 27%
Samuel Nixon, Jr. 42%
VA State Senate 3 Thomas Norment, Jr. Republican 45%
James O'Brien, Jr. 38%
VA State House 54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. Republican 92%
Harry Parrish 67%
Clarence Phillips 100%
VA State House 36 Ken Plum Democratic 100%
Harry Potts, Jr. 82%
Toddy Puller 100%
Bob Purkey 58%
Lacey Putney 58%
Frederick Quayle 75%
Jackson Reasor, Jr. 100%
John Spence Reid 42%
William Reynolds 100%
Anne Gregory Rhodes 92%
William Peters Robinson, Jr. 100%
John Adams Rollison III 58%
VA State Senate 15 Frank Ruff, Jr. Republican 33%
John Howson Rust, Jr. 67%
VA State Senate 35 Dick Saslaw Democratic 100%
Edward Schrock 40%
James Scott 100%
Beverly Sherwood 50%
James Shuler 100%
VA State Senate 5 Lionell Spruill, Sr. Democratic 100%
Kenneth Stolle 55%
Walter Stosch 22%
Jackie Thomas Stump 100%
Robert Tata 77%
John Harvey Tate, Jr. 100%
Alfred Victor Thomas 100%
Patricia Ticer 100%
Malfourd Trumbo 100%
Marian Amelia Van Landingham 100%
Mitchell Van Yahres 93%
VA State Senate 7 Frank Wagner Republican 62%
Stanley Clay Walker 100%
William Wampler, Jr. 89%
Leo Wardrup, Jr. 33%
VA State House 65 Lee Ware, Jr. Republican 42%
John Watkins 80%
VA State House 39 Vivian Watts Democratic 100%
Glenn Weatherholtz 36%
Mary Margaret Whipple 90%
S. Vance Wilkins, Jr. 33%
Donald Williams 100%
Martin Williams 30%
Clifton Alexander Woodrum 50%
Jane Haycock Woods 82%

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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