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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Virginia FREE

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
VA U.S. House 4 Donald McEachin Democratic 45%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 55%
VA State House 1 Terry Kilgore Republican 48%
VA State House 13 Bob Marshall Republican 57%
VA State House 22 Kathy Byron Republican 83%
VA State House 25 Steve Landes Republican 50%
VA State House 28 William Howell Republican 65%
VA State House 36 Ken Plum Democratic 42%
VA State House 39 Vivian Watts Democratic 40%
VA State House 42 David Albo Republican 75%
VA State House 54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. Republican 56%
VA State House 61 Thomas Wright, Jr. Republican 47%
VA State House 62 Riley Ingram Republican 65%
VA State House 65 Lee Ware, Jr. Republican 70%
VA State House 66 Kirk Cox Republican 75%
VA State House 73 John O'Bannon III Republican 63%
VA State House 76 Chris Jones Republican 63%
VA State Senate 3 Thomas Norment, Jr. Republican 88%
VA State Senate 7 Lionell Spruill, Sr. Democratic 46%
VA State Senate 7 Frank Wagner Republican 91%
VA State Senate 13 Richard Hayden Black Republican 75%
VA State Senate 15 Frank Ruff, Jr. Republican 93%
VA State Senate 18 Louise Lucas Democratic 53%
VA State Senate 21 John Edwards Democratic 44%
VA State Senate 23 Stephen Newman Republican 86%
VA State Senate 24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. Republican 83%
VA State Senate 25 Creigh Deeds Democratic 39%
VA State Senate 32 Janet Howell Democratic 59%
VA State Senate 35 Dick Saslaw Democratic 74%
VA Justice of the Supreme Court Bill Mims 79%
VA Mayor At-Large Dwight Jones 47%
VA State Board of Education James Dillard II 72%
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. 63%
James Frederick Almand 53%
Kristen Amundson 61%
Ward Armstrong 29%
William Barlow 44%
Warren Barry 75%
Viola Osborne Baskerville 38%
William Welden Bennett, Jr. 47%
Robert Bloxom 58%
Bill Bolling 79%
Thomas Bolvin 75%
Robert Brink 42%
George Broman Jr. 58%
L. Bryant, Jr. 89%
Leslie Byrne 58%
Vince Callahan, Jr. 63%
John Chichester 81%
Mary Taylor Christian 60%
Whittington Whiteside Clement 50%
Charles Colgan, Sr. 77%
J. Paul Councill, Jr. 67%
Emily Couric 62%
Charles Cranwell 17%
Flora Davis Crittenden 44%
L. Karen Darner 39%
Barnie Day 41%
Jay Wayne DeBoer 19%
Jeannemarie Devolites Davis 75%
Alan Arnold Diamonstein 63%
Vivian Earl Dickinson 50%
Thelma Drake 86%
Allen Wayne Dudley 74%
George Wallace Grayson 31%
Franklin Hall 42%
Phillip Hamilton 63%
Frank Hargrove, Sr. 80%
Paul Clinton Harris, Sr. 65%
Charles Hawkins 75%
Edd Houck 60%
Robert Hull 50%
Thomas Micajah Jackson, Jr. 24%
Johnny Joannou 24%
Joseph Johnson, Jr. 33%
Jerrauld Jones 48%
Jay Kenneth Katzen 80%
W.B. Keister 33%
Benjamin Joseph Lambert III 64%
Allen Louderback 59%
Henry Marsh III 50%
Stephen Martin 79%
Madison Ellis Marye 62%
W. Henry Maxwell 64%
Joe May 73%
Roger John McClure 84%
Bob McDonnell 74%
Michéle McQuigg 70%
Kenneth Melvin 29%
Kevin Grey Miller 87%
Yvonne Miller 43%
Brian Moran 50%
Harvey Morgan 57%
Thomas Warren Moss, Jr. 24%
Samuel Nixon, Jr. 68%
James O'Brien, Jr. 95%
Harry Parrish 50%
Clarence Phillips 38%
Albert Pollard, Jr. 45%
Harry Potts, Jr. 81%
Phillip Puckett 67%
Toddy Puller 54%
Bob Purkey 68%
Lacey Putney 69%
Frederick Quayle 76%
Melanie Rapp 84%
John Spence Reid 69%
D. Nick Rerras 86%
William Reynolds 50%
Anne Gregory Rhodes 53%
John Adams Rollison III 53%
James Scott 60%
Beverly Sherwood 65%
Kenneth Stolle 82%
Walter Stosch 80%
Jackie Thomas Stump 38%
Terrie Suit 83%
Robert Tata 68%
Alfred Victor Thomas 44%
Patricia Ticer 58%
Malfourd Trumbo 64%
Marian Amelia Van Landingham 38%
Mitchell Van Yahres 44%
William Wampler, Jr. 67%
Leo Wardrup, Jr. 81%
John Watkins 93%
Glenn Weatherholtz 74%
John Welch III 74%
Mary Margaret Whipple 58%
S. Vance Wilkins, Jr. 63%
Donald Williams 38%
Martin Williams 88%
Clifton Alexander Woodrum 37%

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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