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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Virginia Chamber of Commerce

2002-2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. 83%
David Albo 100%
Kristen Amundson 67%
Ward Armstrong 67%
Clifford Athey, Jr. 100%
William Barlow 67%
Viola Osborne Baskerville 67%
Harry Blevins 89%
Bill Bolling 89%
Robert Brink 67%
L. Bryant, Jr. 100%
Vince Callahan, Jr. 100%
John Chichester 89%
Charles Colgan, Sr. 56%
J. Paul Councill, Jr. 80%
VA State Board of Education James Dillard II 83%
Allen Wayne Dudley 100%
Thomas Gear 83%
Franklin Hall 67%
Phillip Hamilton 83%
Frank Hargrove, Sr. 100%
Charles Hawkins 89%
Clarke Hogan 80%
Edd Houck 67%
William Howell 100%
Robert Hull 67%
Robert Hurt 83%
Bill Janis 100%
Johnny Joannou 67%
Joseph Johnson, Jr. 100%
VA Mayor At-Large Dwight Jones 67%
W.B. Keister 83%
Benjamin Joseph Lambert III 44%
Scott Lingamfelter 100%
Allen Louderback 100%
Bradley Marrs 100%
Henry Marsh III 33%
Bob Marshall 80%
Stephen Martin 100%
Joe May 100%
Bob McDonnell 100%
Michéle McQuigg 83%
Kenneth Melvin 67%
VA Supervisor At-Large Floyd Miles, Sr. 67%
Yvonne Miller 33%
VA Justice of the Supreme Court Bill Mims 67%
Brian Moran 60%
Harvey Morgan 100%
Samuel Nixon, Jr. 100%
Dave Nutter 83%
John O'Bannon III 100%
Glenn Oder 100%
Harry Parrish 67%
Clarence Phillips 83%
Albert Pollard, Jr. 67%
Harry Potts, Jr. 67%
Phillip Puckett 44%
Toddy Puller 44%
Bob Purkey 100%
Lacey Putney 100%
Frederick Quayle 100%
Melanie Rapp 100%
Gary Reese 100%
John Spence Reid 100%
D. Nick Rerras 89%
William Reynolds 44%
Thomas Rust 100%
Christopher Saxman 100%
James Scott 60%
Beverly Sherwood 100%
James Shuler 50%
Kenneth Stolle 78%
Walter Stosch 100%
Jackie Thomas Stump 83%
Terrie Suit 83%
Robert Tata 100%
Patricia Ticer 44%
Marian Amelia Van Landingham 67%
Mitchell Van Yahres 50%
William Wampler, Jr. 75%
Leo Wardrup, Jr. 100%
John Watkins 89%
Glenn Weatherholtz 100%
John Welch III 100%
Mary Margaret Whipple 33%
Martin Williams 100%
VA State Senate 25 Creigh Deeds Democratic 44%
VA State Senate 21 John Edwards Democratic 33%
VA State Senate 32 Janet Howell Democratic 44%
VA State Senate 18 Louise Lucas Democratic 50%
VA State Senate 34 Chap Petersen Democratic 67%
VA State House 36 Ken Plum Democratic 80%
VA State Senate 35 Dick Saslaw Democratic 44%
VA State Senate 5 Lionell Spruill, Sr. Democratic 67%
VA State House 39 Vivian Watts Democratic 67%
VA State House 58 Robert Bell III Republican 100%
VA State Senate 13 Richard Hayden Black Republican 100%
VA State House 22 Kathy Byron Republican 100%
VA State Senate 40 Charles Carrico, Sr. Republican 83%
VA State House 88 Mark Cole Republican 100%
VA State Senate 14 John Cosgrove, Jr. Republican 100%
VA State House 66 Kirk Cox Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 100%
VA State Senate 24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. Republican 88%
VA State House 62 Riley Ingram Republican 83%
VA State House 76 Chris Jones Republican 100%
VA State House 1 Terry Kilgore Republican 100%
VA State House 25 Steve Landes Republican 100%
VA State House 14 Danny Marshall III Republican 83%
VA State Senate 4 Ryan McDougle Republican 100%
VA State Senate 23 Stephen Newman Republican 89%
VA State Senate 3 Thomas Norment, Jr. Republican 89%
VA State House 54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. Republican 100%
VA State Senate 15 Frank Ruff, Jr. Republican 78%
VA State Senate 7 Frank Wagner Republican 89%
VA State House 65 Lee Ware, Jr. Republican 100%
VA State House 61 Thomas Wright, Jr. Republican 83%

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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