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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: South Carolina Sierra Club

1996-1997 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
SC State Senate 2 Rex Rice Republican 0%
SC State House 2 William Sandifer III Republican 0%
SC Council Member 3 George Bailey Republican 70%
SC State House 19 Dwight Loftis Republican 0%
SC State Senate 19 John Scott, Jr. Democratic 100%
SC State House 36 Rita Allison Republican 0%
SC State Senate 43 Chip Campsen III Republican 0%
SC State House 43 Greg Delleney, Jr. Republican 18%
SC State House 46 Gary Simrill Republican 41%
SC State House 66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter Democratic 100%
SC State House 72 James Smith, Jr. Democratic 100%
SC State House 76 Leon Howard Democratic 100%
SC State House 82 William Clyburn, Sr. Democratic 87%
SC State House 95 Jerry Govan, Jr. Democratic 100%
SC State House 109 David Mack III Democratic 100%
SC State House 113 Seth Whipper Democratic 94%
SC State House 122 Bill Bowers Democratic 79%
SC Treasurer Converse Chellis III 0%
SC Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman Republican 24%
John Graham Altman III 0%
Harry Raymond Askins 0%
Liston Barfield 6%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
James Battle, Jr. 67%
André Bauer 29%
John Michael Baxley 59%
Scott Beck 6%
William Daniel Boan 50%
Floyd Breeland 100%
Grady Brown 92%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Joe Brown 100%
Theodore Brown 100%
Alma Weaver Byrd 100%
Ralph Canty 100%
Marion Pinckney Carnell 30%
Harry Cato 0%
Wilbur Lucius Cave 77%
Daniel Cooper 0%
James Mann Cromer, Jr. 100%
Thomas Dantzler 0%
Guy Davenport, Jr. 33%
Michael Easterday 0%
Tracy Edge 0%
John Felder 0%
Ronald Fleming 21%
Dr. Margaret Gamble 0%
Amos Lee Gourdine 100%
Glenn Hamilton 6%
Robert Harrell, Jr. 0%
James Harrison 0%
Charles Alexander Harvin III 80%
Terry Edward Haskins 0%
John Hawkins 10%
Jesse Edison Hines 100%
Mack Hines, Jr. 94%
Shirley Hinson 0%
Curtis Inabinett 100%
Douglas Jennings, Jr. 50%
Bradley Jordan 7%
Thomas Keegan 24%
Mark Stephen Kelley 6%
Kenneth Kennedy 88%
Marion Hardy Kinon 20%
Herbert Kirsh 12%
James Klauber 0%
Jake Knotts, Jr. 7%
Larry Labruce Koon 0%
Stephen Lanford, Sr. 47%
James Norris Law 0%
Robert Leach, Sr. 0%
Brenda Lee 100%
Chip Limehouse III 53%
Lanny Littlejohn 24%
Walter Lloyd 100%
J. Cordell Maddox, Jr. 100%
Becky Martin 20%
Rudolph Marion Mason 0%
E. DeWitt McCraw 12%
Woodrow Maxie 'Woody McKay 17%
Walton McLeod III 94%
Willie McMahand, Sr. 100%
Joseph McMaster 0%
Vida Miller 100%
Bessie Moody-Lawrence 100%
Victoria Mullen 94%
Joseph Neal 100%
Denny Neilson 76%
Olin Phillips 9%
Clementa Pinckney 100%
Richard Quinn, Jr. 11%
Thomas Rhoad 6%
Becky Richardson 100%
John Riser 0%
Alfred Burgess Robinson, Jr. 7%
Edith Rodgers 18%
Lynn Seithel 94%
Charles Ray Sharpe 0%
Robert Joseph Sheheen 80%
Fletcher Smith, Jr. 100%
Roland Smith 0%
William Smith 6%
Harry Carl Stille 93%
Eugene Creighton Stoddard 53%
Elsie Rast Stuart 56%
Ronald Parker Townsend 9%
Daniel Tripp 17%
Teddy Norman Trotter 0%
Lewis Raymond Vaughn 0%
Robert Walker 6%
Bryon Webb 0%
Michael Stewart Whatley 18%
Donny Wilder 29%
Timothy Castles Wilkes 13%
David Horton Wilkins 0%
William Witherspoon 0%
Thomas Woodrum 0%
Annette Young 18%
William Jeffrey Young 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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