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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Mississippi Association of Educators

1997 Positions

Issues: Education
State Office District Name Party Rating
MS State Senate 31 Terry Burton Republican 95%
Carl Gordon, Jr. 95%
Ezell Lee 95%
MS State House 10 Nolan Mettetal Republican 95%
William Minor 95%
MS State House 32 Willie Perkins, Sr. Democratic 95%
William Bowles 94%
MS State Senate 7 Hob Bryan Democratic 93%
William McCoy 93%
Bennie Turner 93%
MS State House 67 Earle Banks Democratic 92%
Jim Crawley Barnett 92%
MS State House 57 Edward Blackmon, Jr. Democratic 92%
Billy Broomfield 92%
Charles Wilson Capps, Jr. 92%
Neely Carlton 92%
Robert Clark, Jr. 92%
MS State House 69 Alyce Clarke Democratic 92%
Linda Coleman 92%
Mary Coleman 92%
Joseph Compretta 92%
Ricky Cummings 92%
Dirk Dedeaux 92%
MS State House 38 Tyrone Ellis Democratic 92%
Joe Ellzey 92%
George Flaggs, Jr. 92%
Timothy Alan Ford 92%
Jamie Franks, Jr. 92%
Frances Fredericks 92%
MS Commissioner of Revenue Herbert Frierson Republican 92%
Jack Gadd 92%
David Gibbs 92%
Joe Grist, Jr. 92%
Daniel Guice, Jr. 92%
Alice Harden 92%
MS State House 30 Robert Huddleston Democratic 92%
Joe Hudson 92%
R.L. Livingston 92%
Bennett Malone 92%
Percy Maples 92%
Warner McBride 92%
MS State House 85 America Middleton Democratic 92%
William Miles 92%
Thomas Mitchell 92%
Robert Moody 92%
E. Harvey Moss 92%
Clem Mullins Nettles 92%
Diane Peranich 92%
Eloise Hale Scott 92%
MS State House 80 Omeria Scott Democratic 92%
James Simpson, Jr. 92%
Ferr Smith 92%
MS State House 51 Rufus Straughter Democratic 92%
Bobby Taylor 92%
MS State House 62 Tom Weathersby, Sr. Republican 92%
Charles Young, Sr. 92%
Reecy Dickson 91%
Blaine Eaton II 91%
Clayton Henderson 91%
MS State House 94 Robert Johnson III Democratic 91%
James Markham, Jr. 91%
MS State House 98 David Myers Democratic 91%
MS State House 61 Ray Rogers Republican 91%
Bobby Shows 91%
MS State House 49 Willie Bailey Democratic 90%
MS State Senate 9 Gray Tollison Republican 90%
MS State Senate 21 Barbara Blackmon Democratic 89%
MS State Senate 3 Nickey Browning Republican 89%
MS State Senate 37 Bob Dearing Democratic 89%
George Dickerson 89%
MS State Senate 27 Hillman Frazier Democratic 89%
Vernon Delma Furniss 89%
MS State Senate 50 Tommy Gollott Republican 89%
Edwin Glenn Hamilton 89%
MS State Senate 26 John Horhn Democratic 89%
MS State Senate 32 Sampson Jackson II Democratic 89%
Tim Johnson 89%
MS State Senate 24 David Jordan Democratic 89%
Alan Nunnelee 89%
Lynn Posey 89%
Thomas Robertson 89%
Joseph Thomas Stogner 89%
Billy Thames 89%
Johnnie Walls, Jr. 89%
Ronald David Farris 87%
Jimmy Thornton 87%
Tom Wallace 87%
MS State House 103 Percy Watson Democratic 87%
Scottie Cuevas 83%
James Evans 83%
MS State House 16 Stephen Holland Democratic 83%
Travis Little 83%
Robert Moak 83%
John Raymond Reeves 83%
MS State House 33 Thomas Reynolds II Democratic 83%
MS State Senate 13 Willie Simmons Democratic 83%
Robert Harold Smith 83%
Johnny Stringer 83%
Clinton Rotenberry, Jr. 80%
MS State House 112 John Read Republican 79%
Lee Jarrell Davis 78%
Frank Hamilton 78%
Bobby Howell 78%
Rita Martinson 78%
Charles Smith 78%
Mary Stevens 78%
MS State Senate 14 Lydia Chassaniol Republican 77%
David Green 77%
Vincent Scoper, Jr. 77%
John Robert White 77%
Walter Robinson, Jr. 76%
Joseph Warren 74%
MS State House 108 Mark Formby Republican 69%
William Hewes III 69%
Michael Janus 69%
Valeria Brower Robertson 69%
MS State House 39 Jeffrey Smith Republican 69%
William Ward Canon 66%
MS State House 64 Bill Denny, Jr. Republican 66%
MS State Senate 30 Dean Kirby Republican 66%
T.O. Moffatt 66%
Richard White 66%
Tommy Woods 65%
Lester Barnett, Jr. 60%
James Ellington 60%
Andrew Ketchings 60%
Eric Robinson 60%
Carmen Wells-Smith 60%
Thomas Cameron III 51%
Tommy Horne 51%
MS State House 60 John Moore Republican 51%
Keith Norris Montgomery, Sr. 33%

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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