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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Family Foundation of Virginia

1999 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
VA U.S. House 4 Donald McEachin Democratic 47%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 71%
VA State House 1 Terry Kilgore Republican 65%
VA State House 22 Kathy Byron Republican 82%
VA State House 25 Steve Landes Republican 78%
VA State House 36 Ken Plum Democratic 13%
VA State House 39 Vivian Watts Democratic 18%
VA State House 54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. Republican 58%
VA State House 62 Riley Ingram Republican 76%
VA State House 65 Lee Ware, Jr. Republican 94%
VA State House 66 Kirk Cox Republican 100%
VA State House 76 Chris Jones Republican 88%
VA State Senate 3 Thomas Norment, Jr. Republican 72%
VA State Senate 5 Lionell Spruill, Sr. Democratic 12%
VA State Senate 7 Frank Wagner Republican 67%
VA State Senate 13 Richard Hayden Black Republican 82%
VA State Senate 15 Frank Ruff, Jr. Republican 82%
VA State Senate 18 Louise Lucas Democratic 15%
VA State Senate 21 John Edwards Democratic 15%
VA State Senate 23 Stephen Newman Republican 89%
VA State Senate 24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. Republican 88%
VA State Senate 25 Creigh Deeds Democratic 29%
VA State Senate 32 Janet Howell Democratic 10%
VA State Senate 35 Dick Saslaw Democratic 17%
VA Justice of the Supreme Court Bill Mims 73%
VA Mayor At-Large Dwight Jones 35%
VA State Board of Education James Dillard II 18%
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. 41%
David Albo 59%
James Frederick Almand 11%
Ward Armstrong 35%
Thomas Graham Baker, Jr. 65%
William Barlow 28%
Warren Barry 72%
Viola Osborne Baskerville 11%
Irving Vincent Behm, Jr. 29%
William Welden Bennett, Jr. 35%
Harry Blevins 61%
Robert Bloxom 29%
Bill Bolling 88%
Robert Brink 11%
L. Bryant, Jr. 82%
Vince Callahan, Jr. 59%
Eric Cantor 83%
John Chichester 61%
Mary Taylor Christian 19%
Whittington Whiteside Clement 29%
Charles Colgan, Sr. 41%
J. Paul Councill, Jr. 33%
Emily Couric 15%
Charles Cranwell 17%
Flora Davis Crittenden 18%
Glenn Croshaw 31%
L. Karen Darner 11%
Butch Davies III 44%
Jo Ann Davis 95%
Barnie Day 35%
Jay Wayne DeBoer 25%
Jeannemarie Devolites Davis 68%
Alan Arnold Diamonstein 29%
Vivian Earl Dickinson 41%
Thelma Drake 79%
Allen Wayne Dudley 72%
Randy Forbes 87%
Joseph Gartlan, Jr. 22%
George Wallace Grayson 28%
Andy Guest, Jr. 56%
Franklin Hall 25%
Phillip Hamilton 61%
Frank Hargrove, Sr. 63%
Paul Clinton Harris, Sr. 82%
Charles Hawkins 76%
Richard Joyner Holland 31%
Edd Houck 26%
William Howell 83%
Robert Hull 18%
Thomas Micajah Jackson, Jr. 41%
Johnny Joannou 41%
Joseph Johnson, Jr. 61%
Jerrauld Jones 11%
Jay Kenneth Katzen 94%
Gladys Brown Keating 31%
Benjamin Joseph Lambert III 21%
Henry Marsh III 11%
Bob Marshall 83%
Stephen Martin 95%
Madison Ellis Marye 18%
W. Henry Maxwell 25%
Joe May 76%
Roger John McClure 82%
Bob McDonnell 83%
Michéle McQuigg 82%
Kenneth Melvin 32%
Kevin Grey Miller 82%
Yvonne Miller 19%
Brian Moran 22%
Harvey Morgan 56%
Thomas Warren Moss, Jr. 13%
William Tayloe Murphy, Jr. 33%
Samuel Nixon, Jr. 100%
Harry Parrish 59%
Clarence Phillips 35%
Harry Potts, Jr. 56%
Phillip Puckett 25%
Toddy Puller 22%
Bob Purkey 67%
Lacey Putney 75%
Frederick Quayle 60%
John Spence Reid 78%
William Reynolds 35%
Anne Gregory Rhodes 29%
William Peters Robinson, Jr. 29%
John Adams Rollison III 63%
John Howson Rust, Jr. 61%
Edward Schrock 82%
James Scott 11%
Beverly Sherwood 71%
James Shuler 24%
Kenneth Stolle 81%
Walter Stosch 88%
Jackie Thomas Stump 41%
Robert Tata 56%
John Harvey Tate, Jr. 35%
Alfred Victor Thomas 50%
Patricia Ticer 6%
Malfourd Trumbo 50%
Marian Amelia Van Landingham 11%
Mitchell Van Yahres 16%
Stanley Clay Walker 16%
William Wampler, Jr. 65%
Leo Wardrup, Jr. 81%
John Watkins 50%
Glenn Weatherholtz 81%
Mary Margaret Whipple 12%
S. Vance Wilkins, Jr. 82%
Donald Williams 29%
Martin Williams 76%
Clifton Alexander Woodrum 17%
Jane Haycock Woods 37%

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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