Rating Group: Virginia FREE

1997 Survey and Legislative Action Score

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State Office Name Party Rating
VA U.S. House - 4 Donald McEachin Democratic 43
VA U.S. House - 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 76
VA State House - 1 Terry Kilgore Republican 75
VA State House - 36 Ken Plum Democratic 53
VA State House - 39 Vivian Watts Democratic 55
VA State House - 54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. Republican 76
VA State Senate - 3 Thomas Norment, Jr. Republican 85
VA State Senate - 5 Lionell Spruill, Sr. Democratic 48
VA State Senate - 15 Frank Ruff, Jr. Republican 85
VA State Senate - 18 Louise Lucas Democratic 54
VA State Senate - 21 John Edwards Democratic 46
VA State Senate - 23 Stephen Newman Republican 83
VA State Senate - 24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. Republican 83
VA State Senate - 25 Creigh Deeds Democratic 61
VA State Senate - 32 Janet Howell Democratic 52
VA State Senate - 35 Dick Saslaw Democratic 64
VA Justice of the Supreme Court Bill Mims 75
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. 74
David Albo 87
James Frederick Almand 54
Ward Armstrong 67
Thomas Graham Baker, Jr. 71
William Barlow 69
Warren Barry 85
Irving Vincent Behm, Jr. 84
Joseph Benedetti 79
William Welden Bennett, Jr. 75
Robert Bloxom 84
Bill Bolling 84
David Guy Brickley 65
L. Bryant, Jr. 86
Vince Callahan, Jr. 71
Eric Cantor 91
John Chichester 88
Mary Christian 43
Whittington Whiteside Clement 79
Charles Colgan, Sr. 80
Julia Anne Connally 47
Shirley Fields Cooper 60
J. Paul Councill, Jr. 83
Emily Couric 53
Kirk Cox 84
Charles Cranwell 65
Flora Davis Crittenden 40
Glenn Croshaw 85
Joyce Knowles Crouch 81
Jean Wooden Cunningham 58
L. Karen Darner 36
Butch Davies III 78
Barnie Day 65
Jay Wayne DeBoer 58
Alan Arnold Diamonstein 78
Vivian Earl Dickinson 82
James Dillard II 63
Thelma Drake 82
Allen Wayne Dudley 82
Mark Lawrence Earley 73
Randy Forbes 81
Joseph Gartlan, Jr. 35
George Wallace Grayson 38
Andy Guest, Jr. 82
Franklin Hall 69
Phillip Hamilton 83
Frank Hargrove, Sr. 81
Charles Hawkins 89
George Harris Heilig, Jr. 80
Richard Joyner Holland 88
Edd Houck 69
William Howell 82
Robert Hull 43
Riley Ingram 78
Thomas Micajah Jackson, Jr. 71
Joseph Johnson, Jr. 65
Dwight Jones 46
Jerrauld Jones 53
Jay Kenneth Katzen 78
Gladys Brown Keating 53
Benjamin Joseph Lambert III 61
Steve Landes 82
George Lovelace 61
Henry Marsh III 40
Bob Marshall 70
Stephen Martin 86
Madison Ellis Marye 63
W. Henry Maxwell 48
Joe May 80
Roger John McClure 78
Bob McDonnell 81
Kenneth Melvin 53
Kevin Miller, Sr. 86
Yvonne Miller 33
William Moore, Jr. 58
Brian Moran 58
Harvey Morgan 68
Thomas Warren Moss, Jr. 68
William Tayloe Murphy, Jr. 67
Robert Edward Nelms 83
Samuel Nixon, Jr. 87
James O'Brien, Jr. 82
Harry Parrish 79
State Office Name Party Rating
VA U.S. House - 4 Donald McEachin D 43
VA U.S. House - 9 Morgan Griffith R 76
VA State House - 1 Terry Kilgore R 75
VA State House - 36 Ken Plum D 53
VA State House - 39 Vivian Watts D 55
VA State House - 54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. R 76
VA State Senate - 3 Thomas Norment, Jr. R 85
VA State Senate - 5 Lionell Spruill, Sr. D 48
VA State Senate - 15 Frank Ruff, Jr. R 85
VA State Senate - 18 Louise Lucas D 54
VA State Senate - 21 John Edwards D 46
VA State Senate - 23 Stephen Newman R 83
VA State Senate - 24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. R 83
VA State Senate - 25 Creigh Deeds D 61
VA State Senate - 32 Janet Howell D 52
VA State Senate - 35 Dick Saslaw D 64
VA Justice of the Supreme Court Bill Mims 75
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. 74
David Albo 87
James Frederick Almand 54
Ward Armstrong 67
Thomas Graham Baker, Jr. 71
William Barlow 69
Warren Barry 85
Irving Vincent Behm, Jr. 84
Joseph Benedetti 79
William Welden Bennett, Jr. 75
Robert Bloxom 84
Bill Bolling 84
David Guy Brickley 65
L. Bryant, Jr. 86
Vince Callahan, Jr. 71
Eric Cantor 91
John Chichester 88
Mary Christian 43
Whittington Whiteside Clement 79
Charles Colgan, Sr. 80
Julia Anne Connally 47
Shirley Fields Cooper 60
J. Paul Councill, Jr. 83
Emily Couric 53
Kirk Cox 84
Charles Cranwell 65
Flora Davis Crittenden 40
Glenn Croshaw 85
Joyce Knowles Crouch 81
Jean Wooden Cunningham 58
L. Karen Darner 36
Butch Davies III 78
Barnie Day 65
Jay Wayne DeBoer 58
Alan Arnold Diamonstein 78
Vivian Earl Dickinson 82
James Dillard II 63
Thelma Drake 82
Allen Wayne Dudley 82
Mark Lawrence Earley 73
Randy Forbes 81
Joseph Gartlan, Jr. 35
George Wallace Grayson 38
Andy Guest, Jr. 82
Franklin Hall 69
Phillip Hamilton 83
Frank Hargrove, Sr. 81
Charles Hawkins 89
George Harris Heilig, Jr. 80
Richard Joyner Holland 88
Edd Houck 69
William Howell 82
Robert Hull 43
Riley Ingram 78
Thomas Micajah Jackson, Jr. 71
Joseph Johnson, Jr. 65
Dwight Jones 46
Jerrauld Jones 53
Jay Kenneth Katzen 78
Gladys Brown Keating 53
Benjamin Joseph Lambert III 61
Steve Landes 82
George Lovelace 61
Henry Marsh III 40
Bob Marshall 70
Stephen Martin 86
Madison Ellis Marye 63
W. Henry Maxwell 48
Joe May 80
Roger John McClure 78
Bob McDonnell 81
Kenneth Melvin 53
Kevin Miller, Sr. 86
Yvonne Miller 33
William Moore, Jr. 58
Brian Moran 58
Harvey Morgan 68
Thomas Warren Moss, Jr. 68
William Tayloe Murphy, Jr. 67
Robert Edward Nelms 83
Samuel Nixon, Jr. 87
James O'Brien, Jr. 82
Harry Parrish 79
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