2015 General Assembly Incumbent Evaluations

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2015 General Assembly Incumbent Evaluations
The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerces Hampton Roads Business Political Action Committee (HRBizPAC) uses VA FREE data to make endorsements on incumbent legislators.

The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce’s Hampton Roads Business Political Action Committee (HRBizPAC) uses VA FREE data to make endorsements on incumbent legislators.

Coupled with feedback from our staff team of lobbyists, and other regional input, the PAC strives to evaluate our Hampton Roads delegation and endorse those elected officials who are most consistent in making legislative decisions in concert with the interests of the business community.

VA FREE data is well defined and reflects the consensus of the business community across the Commonwealth. Ira Agricola, Executive Vice President of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, has been a member of the VA FREE evaluations committee for more than a decade.  Invited by the organization each year to participate based on his extensive legislative lobbying experience, he notes the association does much for the Chamber and Hampton Roads region.

“Much of what ultimately gets reported to the business community is work performed by the evaluation committee,” says Agricola. “The Chamber gets a chance to assess if elected officials upheld pro-business interests.  Moreover, the Chamber’s sphere of influence is enhanced by being a part of the VA FREE evaluations process.”

One of the key components of VA FREE evaluations is the inclusion of committee votes. Often times the more difficult votes from a policy perspective in the legislative session occur in subcommittees and committees.

2015 Virginia Senate Evaluations/Rankings

Senator Ranking District
Frank W. Wagner (R) 95.5   7th
Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R) 89.7  3rd 
Jeffrey McWaters (R) 88.9  8th 
John A. Cosgrove, Jr. (R) 86.7  14th
Kenneth C. Alexander (D) 84.4  5th
Lynwood W. Lewis, Jr. (D) 83.4  6th
John C. Miller (D) 79.9  1st
L. Louise Lucas (D) 79.8  18th
Mamie E. Locke (D) 71.9  2nd

 

2015 Virginia House of Delegates Evaluations/Rankings

Delegate Ranking District
Barry D. Knight (R) 93.8   81st
Scott W. Taylor (R) 92.0  85th
Gordon Helsel (R) 91.3  91st
Robert S. Bloxom, Jr. (R) 90.1  100th
Brenda Pogge (R) 89.3  96th
Glenn R. Davis (R) 87.0  84th
Ronald A. Villanueva (R) 86.8  21st
David E. Yancey (R) 86.7  94th
William R. DeSteph, Jr. (R) 86.3  82nd
James A. Leftwich, Jr. (R) 85.7  78th
Johnny S. Joannou (D) 85.2  79th
S. Chris Jones (R) 83.4  76th
Matthew James (D) 81.7  80th
Christopher P. Stolle (R) 81.6  83rd
Richard L. Morris (R) 81.3  64th
Montgomery T. Mason (D) 74.8  93rd
Daun S. Hester (D) 73.3  89th
Lionell Spruill, Sr. (D) 73.2  77th
Roslyn C. Tyler (D) 70.2  75th
Joseph C. Lindsey (D) 69.1  90th
Mamye E. BaCote (D) 64.4  95th
Jeion A. Ward (D) 62.5  92nd

 

 

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