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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Virginia FREE

1999 Survey and Legislative Action Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. 69
David Albo 84
James Frederick Almand 47
Ward Armstrong 51
Thomas Graham Baker, Jr. 67
William Barlow 53
Warren Barry 86
Viola Osborne Baskerville 43
Irving Vincent Behm, Jr. 83
William Welden Bennett, Jr. 62
Harry Blevins 72
Robert Bloxom 80
Bill Bolling 85
Robert Brink 43
L. Bryant, Jr. 89
Vince Callahan, Jr. 66
Eric Cantor 93
John Chichester 83
Mary Taylor Christian 37
Whittington Whiteside Clement 69
Charles Colgan, Sr. 80
J. Paul Councill, Jr. 72
Emily Couric 54
Charles Cranwell 53
Flora Davis Crittenden 50
Glenn Croshaw 69
L. Karen Darner 36
Butch Davies III 69
Jo Ann Davis 73
Barnie Day 62
Jay Wayne DeBoer 55
Jeannemarie Devolites Davis 82
Alan Arnold Diamonstein 66
Vivian Earl Dickinson 74
VA State Board of Education James Dillard II 65
Thelma Drake 81
Allen Wayne Dudley 82
Randy Forbes 83
Joseph Gartlan, Jr. 44
George Wallace Grayson 41
Andy Guest, Jr. 80
Franklin Hall 58
Phillip Hamilton 81
Frank Hargrove, Sr. 66
Paul Clinton Harris, Sr. 86
Charles Hawkins 86
Richard Joyner Holland 79
Edd Houck 60
William Howell 81
Robert Hull 53
Thomas Micajah Jackson, Jr. 62
Johnny Joannou 38
Joseph Johnson, Jr. 54
VA Mayor At-Large Dwight Jones 47
Jerrauld Jones 41
Jay Kenneth Katzen 83
Gladys Brown Keating 46
Benjamin Joseph Lambert III 64
Henry Marsh III 55
Bob Marshall 64
Stephen Martin 85
Madison Ellis Marye 66
W. Henry Maxwell 57
Joe May 83
Roger John McClure 84
Bob McDonnell 82
Michéle McQuigg 69
Kenneth Melvin 38
Kevin Grey Miller 80
Yvonne Miller 37
VA Justice of the Supreme Court Bill Mims 76
Brian Moran 52
Harvey Morgan 68
Thomas Warren Moss, Jr. 51
William Tayloe Murphy, Jr. 55
Samuel Nixon, Jr. 88
James O'Brien, Jr. 84
Harry Parrish 73
Clarence Phillips 42
Harry Potts, Jr. 70
Phillip Puckett 67
Toddy Puller 55
Bob Purkey 84
Lacey Putney 80
Frederick Quayle 80
John Spence Reid 85
William Reynolds 67
Anne Gregory Rhodes 71
William Peters Robinson, Jr. 46
John Adams Rollison III 79
John Howson Rust, Jr. 84
Edward Schrock 82
James Scott 61
Beverly Sherwood 77
James Shuler 63
Kenneth Stolle 85
Walter Stosch 88
Jackie Thomas Stump 46
Robert Tata 76
John Harvey Tate, Jr. 49
Alfred Victor Thomas 59
Patricia Ticer 58
Malfourd Trumbo 83
Marian Amelia Van Landingham 37
Mitchell Van Yahres 43
Stanley Clay Walker 65
William Wampler, Jr. 77
Leo Wardrup, Jr. 81
John Watkins 84
Glenn Weatherholtz 78
Mary Margaret Whipple 53
S. Vance Wilkins, Jr. 84
Donald Williams 57
Martin Williams 87
Clifton Alexander Woodrum 60
Jane Haycock Woods 80
VA State Senate 25 Creigh Deeds Democratic 56
VA State Senate 21 John Edwards Democratic 46
VA State Senate 32 Janet Howell Democratic 65
VA State Senate 18 Louise Lucas Democratic 65
VA U.S. House 4 Donald McEachin Democratic 49
VA State House 36 Ken Plum Democratic 49
VA State Senate 35 Dick Saslaw Democratic 74
VA State Senate 5 Lionell Spruill, Sr. Democratic 63
VA State House 39 Vivian Watts Democratic 50
VA State Senate 13 Richard Hayden Black Republican 82
VA State House 22 Kathy Byron Republican 87
VA State House 66 Kirk Cox Republican 85
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 75
VA State Senate 24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. Republican 85
VA State House 62 Riley Ingram Republican 81
VA State House 76 Chris Jones Republican 77
VA State House 1 Terry Kilgore Republican 70
VA State House 25 Steve Landes Republican 77
VA State Senate 23 Stephen Newman Republican 89
VA State Senate 3 Thomas Norment, Jr. Republican 84
VA State House 54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. Republican 74
VA State Senate 15 Frank Ruff, Jr. Republican 78
VA State Senate 7 Frank Wagner Republican 88
VA State House 65 Lee Ware, Jr. Republican 80

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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