Rating Group: Virginia Chamber of Commerce

1998 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
VA U.S. House-4 Donald McEachin D 59%
VA U.S. House-9 Morgan Griffith R 60%
VA State House-1 Terry Kilgore R 78%
VA State House-13 Bob Marshall R 67%
VA State House-22 Kathy Byron R 100%
VA State House-25 Steve Landes R 88%
VA State House-28 William Howell R 63%
VA State House-36 Ken Plum D 56%
VA State House-39 Vivian Watts D 65%
VA State House-42 David Albo R 88%
VA State House-54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. R 87%
VA State House-62 Riley Ingram R 93%
VA State House-65 Lee Ware, Jr. R 88%
VA State House-66 Kirk Cox R 76%
VA State House-76 Chris Jones R 87%
VA State Senate-3 Thomas Norment, Jr. R 94%
VA State Senate-7 Lionell Spruill, Sr. D 60%
VA State Senate-7 Frank Wagner R 100%
VA State Senate-13 Richard Hayden Black R 69%
VA State Senate-15 Frank Ruff, Jr. R 88%
VA State Senate-18 Louise Lucas D 80%
VA State Senate-21 John Edwards D 80%
VA State Senate-23 Stephen Newman R 87%
VA State Senate-24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. R 81%
VA State Senate-25 Creigh Deeds D 71%
VA State Senate-32 Janet Howell D 73%
VA State Senate-35 Dick Saslaw D 69%
VA Justice of the Supreme Court Bill Mims 60%
VA Mayor-At-Large Dwight Jones 53%
VA State Board of Education James Dillard II 67%
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. 80%
James Frederick Almand 69%
Ward Armstrong 56%
Thomas Graham Baker, Jr. 88%
William Barlow 67%
Warren Barry 100%
Viola Osborne Baskerville 60%
Irving Vincent Behm, Jr. 81%
William Welden Bennett, Jr. 77%
Harry Blevins 100%
Robert Bloxom 75%
Bill Bolling 88%
Robert Brink 56%
L. Bryant, Jr. 87%
Vince Callahan, Jr. 71%
Eric Cantor 94%
John Chichester 82%
Mary Taylor Christian 73%
Whittington Whiteside Clement 73%
Charles Colgan, Sr. 81%
J. Paul Councill, Jr. 87%
Emily Couric 63%
Charles Cranwell 67%
Flora Davis Crittenden 60%
Glenn Croshaw 80%
L. Karen Darner 60%
Butch Davies III 73%
Jo Ann Davis 87%
Barnie Day 67%
Jay Wayne DeBoer 73%
Jeannemarie Devolites Davis 80%
Alan Arnold Diamonstein 77%
Vivian Earl Dickinson 87%
Thelma Drake 87%
Allen Wayne Dudley 93%
Randy Forbes 80%
Joseph Gartlan, Jr. 73%
George Wallace Grayson 63%
Andy Guest, Jr. 81%
Franklin Hall 71%
Phillip Hamilton 86%
Frank Hargrove, Sr. 88%
Paul Clinton Harris, Sr. 100%
Charles Hawkins 88%
Richard Joyner Holland 88%
Edd Houck 71%
Robert Hull 63%
Thomas Micajah Jackson, Jr. 71%
Johnny Joannou 61%
Joseph Johnson, Jr. 56%
Jerrauld Jones 60%
Jay Kenneth Katzen 88%
Gladys Brown Keating 67%
Benjamin Joseph Lambert III 86%
Henry Marsh III 71%
Stephen Martin 92%
Madison Ellis Marye 75%
W. Henry Maxwell 71%
Joe May 71%
Roger John McClure 100%
Bob McDonnell 81%
Michéle McQuigg 59%
Kenneth Melvin 60%
Kevin Grey Miller 94%
Yvonne Miller 75%
Brian Moran 65%
Harvey Morgan 93%
Thomas Warren Moss, Jr. 79%
William Tayloe Murphy, Jr. 69%
Samuel Nixon, Jr. 94%
Harry Parrish 81%
Clarence Phillips 63%
Harry Potts, Jr. 88%
Toddy Puller 73%
Bob Purkey 79%
Lacey Putney 73%
Frederick Quayle 93%
John Spence Reid 88%
William Reynolds 73%
Anne Gregory Rhodes 71%
William Peters Robinson, Jr. 58%
John Adams Rollison III 73%
John Howson Rust, Jr. 88%
Edward Schrock 100%
James Scott 67%
Beverly Sherwood 93%
James Shuler 93%
Kenneth Stolle 100%
Walter Stosch 75%
Jackie Thomas Stump 64%
Robert Tata 75%
John Harvey Tate, Jr. 75%
Alfred Victor Thomas 69%
Patricia Ticer 56%
Malfourd Trumbo 92%
Marian Amelia Van Landingham 47%
Mitchell Van Yahres 57%
Stanley Clay Walker 87%
William Wampler, Jr. 81%
Leo Wardrup, Jr. 100%
John Watkins 94%
Glenn Weatherholtz 87%
Mary Margaret Whipple 56%
S. Vance Wilkins, Jr. 87%
Donald Williams 64%
Martin Williams 93%
Clifton Alexander Woodrum 60%
Jane Haycock Woods 94%

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