Rating Group: Virginia Sierra Club

2015 Positions

Issues: Environment

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State Office Name Party Rating
VA U.S. House - 4 Donald McEachin Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House - 6 Ben Cline Republican 38%
VA U.S. House - 10 Jennifer Wexton Democratic 100%
VA State House - 1 Terry Kilgore Republican 50%
VA State House - 3 Will Morefield Republican 50%
VA State House - 5 Israel O'Quinn Republican 33%
VA State House - 6 Jeffrey Campbell Republican 50%
VA State House - 11 Sam Rasoul Democratic 88%
VA State House - 14 Danny Marshall III Republican 56%
VA State House - 15 Todd Gilbert Republican 14%
VA State House - 16 Les Adams Republican 25%
VA State House - 17 Chris Head Republican 38%
VA State House - 18 Mike Webert Republican 50%
VA State House - 19 Terry Austin Republican 50%
VA State House - 22 Kathy Byron Republican 33%
VA State House - 26 Tony Wilt Republican 50%
VA State House - 27 Roxann Robinson Republican 50%
VA State House - 33 Dave LaRock Republican 38%
VA State House - 34 Kathleen Murphy Democratic 100%
VA State House - 35 Mark Keam Democratic 100%
VA State House - 36 Ken Plum Democratic 100%
VA State House - 37 David Bulova Democratic 100%
VA State House - 38 Kaye Kory Democratic 88%
VA State House - 39 Vivian Watts Democratic 100%
VA State House - 41 Eileen Filler-Corn Democratic 100%
VA State House - 43 Mark Sickles Democratic 100%
VA State House - 46 Charniele Herring Democratic 100%
VA State House - 47 Patrick Hope Democratic 100%
VA State House - 48 Rip Sullivan, Jr. Democratic 100%
VA State House - 49 Alfonso Lopez Democratic 100%
VA State House - 52 Luke Torian Democratic 75%
VA State House - 53 Marcus Simon Democratic 100%
VA State House - 54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. Republican 50%
VA State House - 55 Buddy Fowler, Jr. Republican 67%
VA State House - 58 Robert Bell III Republican 25%
VA State House - 59 Matt Fariss Republican 25%
VA State House - 60 James Edmunds II Republican 38%
VA State House - 61 Thomas Wright, Jr. Republican 43%
VA State House - 65 Lee Ware, Jr. Republican 50%
VA State House - 69 Betsy Carr Democratic 100%
VA State House - 70 Delores McQuinn Democratic 100%
VA State House - 78 Jay Leftwich, Jr. Republican 50%
VA State House - 81 Barry Knight Republican 50%
VA State House - 84 Glenn Davis, Jr. Republican 50%
VA State House - 92 Jeion Ward Democratic 100%
VA State House - 98 Keith Hodges Republican 50%
VA State House - 99 Margaret Ransone Republican 57%
VA State House - 100 Rob Bloxom, Jr. Republican 38%
VA State Senate - 1 Monty Mason Democratic 100%
VA State Senate - 2 Mamie Locke Democratic 83%
VA State Senate - 3 Thomas Norment, Jr. Republican 83%
VA State Senate - 4 Ryan McDougle Republican 40%
VA State Senate - 5 Lionell Spruill, Sr. Democratic 100%
VA State Senate - 6 Lynwood Lewis, Jr. Democratic 100%
VA State Senate - 8 Bill DeSteph, Jr. Republican 50%
VA State Senate - 9 Jennifer McClellan Democratic 100%
VA State Senate - 14 John Cosgrove, Jr. Republican 67%
VA State Senate - 15 Frank Ruff, Jr. Republican 57%
VA State Senate - 16 Joe Morrissey Democratic 100%
VA State Senate - 17 Bryce Reeves Republican 40%
VA State Senate - 18 Louise Lucas Democratic 100%
VA State Senate - 20 Bill Stanley, Jr. Republican 25%
VA State Senate - 21 John Edwards Democratic 83%
VA State Senate - 23 Stephen Newman Republican 50%
VA State Senate - 24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. Republican 63%
VA State Senate - 25 Creigh Deeds Democratic 80%
VA State Senate - 26 Mark Obenshain Republican 43%
VA State Senate - 27 Jill Vogel Republican 80%
VA State Senate - 28 Richard Stuart Republican 50%
VA State Senate - 30 Adam Ebbin Democratic 100%
VA State Senate - 31 Barbara Favola Democratic 100%
VA State Senate - 32 Janet Howell Democratic 100%
VA State Senate - 34 Chap Petersen Democratic 100%
VA State Senate - 35 Dick Saslaw Democratic 83%
VA State Senate - 37 David Marsden Democratic 100%
VA State Senate - 39 George Barker Democratic 100%
VA State Senate - 40 Todd Pillion Republican 44%
VA Mayor - At-Large Kenny Alexander 83%
David Albo 50%
Richard Anderson 50%
Mamye BaCote 88%
Richard Bell 44%
Mark Berg 0%
Richard Hayden Black 14%
Charles Carrico, Sr. 40%
Ben Chafin, Jr. 50%
Mark Cole 13%
Charles Colgan, Sr. 100%
Kirk Cox 50%
Rosalyn Dance 100%
Peter Farrell 50%
Michael Futrell 100%
Scott Garrett 57%
Tom Garrett, Jr. 40%
Thomas Greason 43%
Gregory Habeeb 38%
Gordon Helsel, Jr. 63%
Daun Hester 100%
William Howell 50%
Tim Hugo 56%
State Office Name Party Rating
VA U.S. House - 4 Donald McEachin D 100%
VA U.S. House - 6 Ben Cline R 38%
VA U.S. House - 10 Jennifer Wexton D 100%
VA State House - 1 Terry Kilgore R 50%
VA State House - 3 Will Morefield R 50%
VA State House - 5 Israel O'Quinn R 33%
VA State House - 6 Jeffrey Campbell R 50%
VA State House - 11 Sam Rasoul D 88%
VA State House - 14 Danny Marshall III R 56%
VA State House - 15 Todd Gilbert R 14%
VA State House - 16 Les Adams R 25%
VA State House - 17 Chris Head R 38%
VA State House - 18 Mike Webert R 50%
VA State House - 19 Terry Austin R 50%
VA State House - 22 Kathy Byron R 33%
VA State House - 26 Tony Wilt R 50%
VA State House - 27 Roxann Robinson R 50%
VA State House - 33 Dave LaRock R 38%
VA State House - 34 Kathleen Murphy D 100%
VA State House - 35 Mark Keam D 100%
VA State House - 36 Ken Plum D 100%
VA State House - 37 David Bulova D 100%
VA State House - 38 Kaye Kory D 88%
VA State House - 39 Vivian Watts D 100%
VA State House - 41 Eileen Filler-Corn D 100%
VA State House - 43 Mark Sickles D 100%
VA State House - 46 Charniele Herring D 100%
VA State House - 47 Patrick Hope D 100%
VA State House - 48 Rip Sullivan, Jr. D 100%
VA State House - 49 Alfonso Lopez D 100%
VA State House - 52 Luke Torian D 75%
VA State House - 53 Marcus Simon D 100%
VA State House - 54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. R 50%
VA State House - 55 Buddy Fowler, Jr. R 67%
VA State House - 58 Robert Bell III R 25%
VA State House - 59 Matt Fariss R 25%
VA State House - 60 James Edmunds II R 38%
VA State House - 61 Thomas Wright, Jr. R 43%
VA State House - 65 Lee Ware, Jr. R 50%
VA State House - 69 Betsy Carr D 100%
VA State House - 70 Delores McQuinn D 100%
VA State House - 78 Jay Leftwich, Jr. R 50%
VA State House - 81 Barry Knight R 50%
VA State House - 84 Glenn Davis, Jr. R 50%
VA State House - 92 Jeion Ward D 100%
VA State House - 98 Keith Hodges R 50%
VA State House - 99 Margaret Ransone R 57%
VA State House - 100 Rob Bloxom, Jr. R 38%
VA State Senate - 1 Monty Mason D 100%
VA State Senate - 2 Mamie Locke D 83%
VA State Senate - 3 Thomas Norment, Jr. R 83%
VA State Senate - 4 Ryan McDougle R 40%
VA State Senate - 5 Lionell Spruill, Sr. D 100%
VA State Senate - 6 Lynwood Lewis, Jr. D 100%
VA State Senate - 8 Bill DeSteph, Jr. R 50%
VA State Senate - 9 Jennifer McClellan D 100%
VA State Senate - 14 John Cosgrove, Jr. R 67%
VA State Senate - 15 Frank Ruff, Jr. R 57%
VA State Senate - 16 Joe Morrissey D 100%
VA State Senate - 17 Bryce Reeves R 40%
VA State Senate - 18 Louise Lucas D 100%
VA State Senate - 20 Bill Stanley, Jr. R 25%
VA State Senate - 21 John Edwards D 83%
VA State Senate - 23 Stephen Newman R 50%
VA State Senate - 24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. R 63%
VA State Senate - 25 Creigh Deeds D 80%
VA State Senate - 26 Mark Obenshain R 43%
VA State Senate - 27 Jill Vogel R 80%
VA State Senate - 28 Richard Stuart R 50%
VA State Senate - 30 Adam Ebbin D 100%
VA State Senate - 31 Barbara Favola D 100%
VA State Senate - 32 Janet Howell D 100%
VA State Senate - 34 Chap Petersen D 100%
VA State Senate - 35 Dick Saslaw D 83%
VA State Senate - 37 David Marsden D 100%
VA State Senate - 39 George Barker D 100%
VA State Senate - 40 Todd Pillion R 44%
VA Mayor - At-Large Kenny Alexander 83%
David Albo 50%
Richard Anderson 50%
Mamye BaCote 88%
Richard Bell 44%
Mark Berg 0%
Richard Hayden Black 14%
Charles Carrico, Sr. 40%
Ben Chafin, Jr. 50%
Mark Cole 13%
Charles Colgan, Sr. 100%
Kirk Cox 50%
Rosalyn Dance 100%
Peter Farrell 50%
Michael Futrell 100%
Scott Garrett 57%
Tom Garrett, Jr. 40%
Thomas Greason 43%
Gregory Habeeb 38%
Gordon Helsel, Jr. 63%
Daun Hester 100%
William Howell 50%
Tim Hugo 56%
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