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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: South Carolina Sierra Club

1996-1997 Positions

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