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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: South Carolina Sierra Club

2003 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
SC State House 42 Mike Anthony Democratic 100%
Lester Branham, Jr. 100%
Floyd Breeland 100%
Joe Brown 100%
SC State House 116 Robert Brown Democratic 100%
SC State House 82 William Clyburn, Sr. Democratic 100%
Eldridge Emory 100%
Mary Beth Freeman 100%
Amos Lee Gourdine 100%
SC State House 95 Jerry Govan, Jr. Democratic 100%
Ben Hagood, Jr. 100%
Mack Hines, Jr. 100%
SC State House 91 Lonnie Hosey Democratic 100%
Douglas Jennings, Jr. 100%
Brenda Lee 100%
Walter Lloyd 100%
Joel Lourie 100%
SC State House 109 David Mack III Democratic 100%
Walton McLeod III 100%
Vida Miller 100%
Bessie Moody-Lawrence 100%
James Neal 100%
Joseph Neal 100%
SC State House 12 Anne Parks Democratic 100%
R. Thayer Rivers, Jr. 100%
SC State House 74 Todd Rutherford Democratic 100%
SC State Senate 19 John Scott, Jr. Democratic 100%
SC State House 72 James Smith, Jr. Democratic 100%
SC State House 51 J. David Weeks Democratic 100%
SC State House 122 Bill Bowers Democratic 89%
SC State House 66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter Democratic 89%
Jesse Edison Hines 89%
SC State House 76 Leon Howard Democratic 89%
SC State House 55 Jackie Hayes Democratic 86%
Grady Brown 83%
SC State Senate 27 Vincent Sheheen Democratic 78%
Kenneth Kennedy 75%
Becky Richardson 75%
SC State House 80 Jimmy Bales Democratic 67%
Charles Alexander Harvin III 67%
Creighton Coleman 63%
SC State House 113 Seth Whipper Democratic 63%
Herbert Kirsh 56%
SC State House 67 Murrell Smith, Jr. Republican 56%
SC State Senate 12 Scott Talley Republican 56%
James Battle, Jr. 50%
Denny Neilson 50%
Harry Ott, Jr. 50%
SC State Senate 2 Rex Rice Republican 50%
SC State House 65 James Lucas Republican 44%
Harry Carl Stille 44%
Michael Thompson 44%
John Snow III 43%
Guy Davenport, Jr. 38%
JoAnne Gilham 38%
SC State House 118 Bill Herbkersman Republican 38%
William Cotty 33%
Glenn Hamilton 33%
Thomas Keegan 33%
Lanny Littlejohn 33%
Joseph Mahaffey, Sr. 33%
E. DeWitt McCraw 33%
James McGee III 33%
Lewis Pinson 33%
B. R. Skelton 33%
Chip Limehouse III 29%
Marty Coates 25%
SC State House 99 James Merrill Republican 25%
Robert Perry, Jr. 25%
Thomas Rhoad 25%
Donald Smith 25%
SC Council Member 3 George Bailey Republican 22%
Harry Cato 22%
Olin Phillips 17%
SC State House 46 Gary Simrill Republican 17%
Gloria Haskins 14%
Catherine Ceips 13%
Shirley Hinson 13%
SC State House 14 Michael Pitts Republican 13%
Annette Young 13%
Liston Barfield 11%
SC State House 43 Greg Delleney, Jr. Republican 11%
Tracy Edge 11%
Becky Martin 11%
James Stewart, Jr. 11%
William Witherspoon 11%
John Graham Altman III 0%
Kenneth Bingham 0%
SC Treasurer Converse Chellis III 0%
Ken Clark 0%
SC State House 107 Alan Clemmons Republican 0%
Daniel Cooper 0%
Thomas Dantzler 0%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 0%
Marion Frye 0%
Robert Harrell, Jr. 0%
James Harrison 0%
SC State House 85 Chip Huggins Republican 0%
Larry Labruce Koon 0%
Robert Leach, Sr. 0%
SC State House 19 Dwight Loftis Republican 0%
Phillip Owens 0%
Edward Pitts, Jr. 0%
SC State House 69 Richard Quinn, Jr. Republican 0%
SC State House 2 William Sandifer III Republican 0%
Wallace Scarborough 0%
Phillip Sinclair 0%
Roland Smith 0%
William Smith 0%
Adam Taylor, Sr. 0%
SC State House 88 McLain Toole Republican 0%
Ronald Parker Townsend 0%
Daniel Tripp 0%
Teddy Norman Trotter 0%
C. David Umphlett, Jr. 0%
Lewis Raymond Vaughn 0%
Thad Viers 0%
Robert Walker 0%
SC State House 6 Brian White Republican 0%
SC State House 1 William Whitmire Republican 0%
David Horton Wilkins 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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