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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Virginia AFL-CIO

1999 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. 66%
VA State House 42 David Albo Republican 33%
James Frederick Almand 86%
Ward Armstrong 90%
Thomas Graham Baker, Jr. 89%
William Barlow 70%
Warren Barry 52%
Viola Osborne Baskerville 100%
Irving Vincent Behm, Jr. 42%
William Welden Bennett, Jr. 77%
VA State Senate 13 Richard Hayden Black Republican 20%
Harry Blevins 80%
Robert Bloxom 29%
Bill Bolling 0%
Robert Brink 100%
L. Bryant, Jr. 40%
VA State House 22 Kathy Byron Republican 0%
Vince Callahan, Jr. 50%
Eric Cantor 10%
John Chichester 27%
Mary Taylor Christian 91%
Whittington Whiteside Clement 58%
Charles Colgan, Sr. 77%
J. Paul Councill, Jr. 59%
Emily Couric 71%
VA State House 66 Kirk Cox Republican 31%
Charles Cranwell 84%
Flora Davis Crittenden 89%
Glenn Croshaw 50%
L. Karen Darner 86%
Butch Davies III 45%
Jo Ann Davis 60%
Barnie Day 75%
Jay Wayne DeBoer 88%
VA State Senate 25 Creigh Deeds Democratic 90%
Jeannemarie Devolites Davis 60%
Alan Arnold Diamonstein 67%
Vivian Earl Dickinson 56%
VA State Board of Education James Dillard II 68%
Thelma Drake 30%
Allen Wayne Dudley 17%
VA State Senate 21 John Edwards Democratic 100%
Randy Forbes 45%
Joseph Gartlan, Jr. 83%
George Wallace Grayson 83%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 42%
Andy Guest, Jr. 34%
Franklin Hall 82%
Phillip Hamilton 43%
VA State Senate 24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. Republican 14%
Frank Hargrove, Sr. 47%
Paul Clinton Harris, Sr. 0%
Charles Hawkins 24%
Richard Joyner Holland 54%
Edd Houck 83%
VA State Senate 32 Janet Howell Democratic 85%
VA State House 28 William Howell Republican 34%
Robert Hull 96%
VA State House 62 Riley Ingram Republican 50%
Thomas Micajah Jackson, Jr. 76%
Johnny Joannou 100%
Joseph Johnson, Jr. 89%
VA Mayor At-Large Dwight Jones 100%
Jerrauld Jones 87%
VA State House 76 Chris Jones Republican 0%
Jay Kenneth Katzen 25%
Gladys Brown Keating 86%
VA State House 1 Terry Kilgore Republican 83%
Benjamin Joseph Lambert III 90%
VA State House 25 Steve Landes Republican 10%
VA State Senate 18 Louise Lucas Democratic 88%
Henry Marsh III 92%
VA State House 13 Bob Marshall Republican 44%
Stephen Martin 27%
Madison Ellis Marye 64%
W. Henry Maxwell 87%
Joe May 46%
Roger John McClure 23%
Bob McDonnell 33%
VA U.S. House 4 Donald McEachin Democratic 100%
Michéle McQuigg 40%
Kenneth Melvin 91%
Kevin Grey Miller 27%
Yvonne Miller 93%
VA Justice of the Supreme Court Bill Mims 27%
Brian Moran 90%
Harvey Morgan 29%
Thomas Warren Moss, Jr. 77%
William Tayloe Murphy, Jr. 65%
VA State Senate 23 Stephen Newman Republican 14%
Samuel Nixon, Jr. 20%
VA State Senate 3 Thomas Norment, Jr. Republican 19%
VA State House 54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. Republican 57%
Harry Parrish 38%
Clarence Phillips 94%
VA State House 36 Ken Plum Democratic 89%
Harry Potts, Jr. 35%
Phillip Puckett 100%
Toddy Puller 83%
Bob Purkey 26%
Lacey Putney 50%
Frederick Quayle 42%
John Spence Reid 21%
William Reynolds 79%
Anne Gregory Rhodes 41%
William Peters Robinson, Jr. 90%
John Adams Rollison III 29%
VA State Senate 15 Frank Ruff, Jr. Republican 33%
John Howson Rust, Jr. 63%
VA State Senate 35 Dick Saslaw Democratic 80%
Edward Schrock 0%
James Scott 73%
Beverly Sherwood 25%
James Shuler 83%
VA State Senate 5 Lionell Spruill, Sr. Democratic 100%
Kenneth Stolle 31%
Walter Stosch 19%
Jackie Thomas Stump 94%
Robert Tata 41%
John Harvey Tate, Jr. 90%
Alfred Victor Thomas 74%
Patricia Ticer 100%
Malfourd Trumbo 86%
Marian Amelia Van Landingham 92%
Mitchell Van Yahres 88%
VA State Senate 7 Frank Wagner Republican 36%
Stanley Clay Walker 70%
William Wampler, Jr. 47%
Leo Wardrup, Jr. 4%
VA State House 65 Lee Ware, Jr. Republican 20%
John Watkins 23%
VA State House 39 Vivian Watts Democratic 90%
Glenn Weatherholtz 10%
Mary Margaret Whipple 71%
S. Vance Wilkins, Jr. 29%
Donald Williams 100%
Martin Williams 14%
Clifton Alexander Woodrum 82%
Jane Haycock Woods 47%

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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