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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Virginia FREE

1997 Survey and Legislative Action Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
VA U.S. House 4 Donald McEachin Democratic 43
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 76
VA State House 1 Terry Kilgore Republican 75
VA State House 25 Steve Landes Republican 82
VA State House 36 Ken Plum Democratic 53
VA State House 39 Vivian Watts Democratic 55
VA State House 54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. Republican 76
VA State House 62 Riley Ingram Republican 78
VA State House 66 Kirk Cox Republican 84
VA State Senate 3 Thomas Norment, Jr. Republican 85
VA State Senate 5 Lionell Spruill, Sr. Democratic 48
VA State Senate 7 Frank Wagner Republican 87
VA State Senate 15 Frank Ruff, Jr. Republican 85
VA State Senate 18 Louise Lucas Democratic 54
VA State Senate 21 John Edwards Democratic 46
VA State Senate 23 Stephen Newman Republican 83
VA State Senate 24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. Republican 83
VA State Senate 25 Creigh Deeds Democratic 61
VA State Senate 32 Janet Howell Democratic 52
VA State Senate 35 Dick Saslaw Democratic 64
VA Justice of the Supreme Court Bill Mims 75
VA Mayor At-Large Dwight Jones 46
VA State Board of Education James Dillard II 63
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. 74
David Albo 87
James Frederick Almand 54
Ward Armstrong 67
Thomas Graham Baker, Jr. 71
William Barlow 69
Warren Barry 85
Irving Vincent Behm, Jr. 84
Joseph Benedetti 79
William Welden Bennett, Jr. 75
Robert Bloxom 84
Bill Bolling 84
David Guy Brickley 65
L. Bryant, Jr. 86
Vince Callahan, Jr. 71
Eric Cantor 91
John Chichester 88
Mary Taylor Christian 43
Whittington Whiteside Clement 79
Charles Colgan, Sr. 80
Julia Anne Connally 47
Shirley Fields Cooper 60
J. Paul Councill, Jr. 83
Emily Couric 53
Charles Cranwell 65
Flora Davis Crittenden 40
Glenn Croshaw 85
Joyce Knowles Crouch 81
Jean Wooden Cunningham 58
L. Karen Darner 36
Butch Davies III 78
Barnie Day 65
Jay Wayne DeBoer 58
Alan Arnold Diamonstein 78
Vivian Earl Dickinson 82
Thelma Drake 82
Allen Wayne Dudley 82
Mark Lawrence Earley 73
Randy Forbes 81
Joseph Gartlan, Jr. 35
George Wallace Grayson 38
Andy Guest, Jr. 82
Franklin Hall 69
Phillip Hamilton 83
Frank Hargrove, Sr. 81
Charles Hawkins 89
George Harris Heilig, Jr. 80
Richard Joyner Holland 88
Edd Houck 69
William Howell 82
Robert Hull 43
Thomas Micajah Jackson, Jr. 71
Joseph Johnson, Jr. 65
Jerrauld Jones 53
Jay Kenneth Katzen 78
Gladys Brown Keating 53
Benjamin Joseph Lambert III 61
George Lovelace 61
Henry Marsh III 40
Bob Marshall 70
Stephen Martin 86
Madison Ellis Marye 63
W. Henry Maxwell 48
Joe May 80
Roger John McClure 78
Bob McDonnell 81
Kenneth Melvin 53
Kevin Grey Miller 86
Yvonne Miller 33
Wiliam Moore, Jr. 58
Brian Moran 58
Harvey Morgan 68
Thomas Warren Moss, Jr. 68
William Tayloe Murphy, Jr. 67
Robert Edward Nelms 83
Samuel Nixon, Jr. 87
James O'Brien, Jr. 82
Harry Parrish 79
Clarence Phillips 50
Harry Potts, Jr. 84
Toddy Puller 56
Bob Purkey 84
Lacey Putney 82
Frederick Quayle 78
Jackson Reasor, Jr. 78
John Spence Reid 88
William Reynolds 73
Anne Gregory Rhodes 82
William Peters Robinson, Jr. 67
John Adams Rollison III 76
John Howson Rust, Jr. 85
Edward Schrock 83
James Scott 61
Beverly Sherwood 78
James Shuler 77
Kenneth Stolle 86
Walter Stosch 88
Jackie Thomas Stump 46
Robert Tata 85
John Harvey Tate, Jr. 69
Alfred Victor Thomas 74
Patricia Ticer 45
Malfourd Trumbo 72
Marian Amelia Van Landingham 41
Mitchell Van Yahres 49
Charles Lindy Waddell 59
Stanley Clay Walker 69
William Wampler, Jr. 79
Leo Wardrup, Jr. 86
John Watkins 90
Peter Way 76
Glenn Weatherholtz 78
Mary Margaret Whipple 44
S. Vance Wilkins, Jr. 85
Martin Williams 83
Clifton Alexander Woodrum 71
Jane Haycock Woods 72

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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