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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Virginia AFL-CIO

1999 Positions

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

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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