General Assembly Incumbent Evaluations

General Assembly Incumbent Evaluations

The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce is an active member in Virginia FREE, an organization founded by business leaders in 1988. The Virginia Foundation for Research and Economic Education is an independent association committed to protecting and strengthening Virginia’s prosperous business environment through the political process. Its work is objective and non-partisan. In June, Virginia FREE released a report which provides business leaders with a thorough examination of the performance of the state legislators on issues crucial to business prosperity and a healthy economic climate in the Commonwealth. The report is prepared by the Virginia FREE Evaluations Committee and reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors.
Ira Agricola, Senior Vice President of Governmental Affairs for the Hampton Roads Chamber, served on the 2012 Virginia FREE Evaluations Committee. For more information, visit www.vafree.com.

Terms and Methods for Evaluations

Cumulative Business Rating:
The average of each legislator’s Virginia FREE Business Ratings for the past seven years or, for those taking office less than seven years ago, the average from the legislator’s first year in office through the current year. For some Senators, the Cumulative Business Rating includes previous service in the House of Delegates.

Business Rating:
The legislator’s score based on Virginia FREE evaluations of incumbent performance on important business issues in the 2012 General Assembly session (100-point scale where 100 is strongly pro-business). This rating combines General Assembly voting records with incumbent evaluations done by leading business lobbyist.

 

Vote Percentage:
The percentage of votes cast by the legislator in support of the predominant business position on important business issues used in Virginia FREE voting records from the 2012 General Assembly session.

Stewardship:
The Stewardship Evaluation is the result of an annual survey of Virginia FREE member governmental affairs professionals to determine, in their informed opinions, the level of responsible, pro-business stewardship demonstrated by each member of the General Assembly.

Effectiveness:
The Effectiveness rating is the result of an annual survey of Virginia FREE member governmental affairs professionals to determine, in their informed opinions, how effective each legislator is in accomplishing his or her objectives in the legislature – without regard to the legislator’s position on business.

District

Delegate

Cumulative Business Rating

2012 Business Rating

2012 Vote Percentage

2012 Stewardship

2012 Effectiveness

H089

Alexander, Kenneth C.

63

69

72%

65

62

H095

BaCote, Mamye E.

55

62

70%

54

49

H078

Cosgrove, John A.

74

87

95%

78

73

H090

Howell, Algie T., Jr.

59

68

82%

53

47

H084

Iaquinto, Salvatore R.

75

87

95%

78

77

H080

James, Matthew

77

78

80%

76

68

H079

Joannou, Johnny S.

67

79

84%

74

72

H076

Jones, S. Chris

79

88

95%

80

86

H081

Knight, Barry D.

85

88

95%

80

70

H096

Pogge, Brenda L.

72

76

83%

69

63

H082

Purkey, Harry R.

77

88

100%

75

68

H077

Spruill, Lionell, Sr.

60

71

84%

58

53

H083

Stolle, Christopher P.

82

86

95%

76

68

H085

Tata, Robert

73

81

90%

72

69

H021

Villanueva, Ronald A.

83

81

90%

72

63

H093

Watson, Michael B.

86

86

100%

72

57

 

M

Senator

Cumulative Business Rating

2012 Business Rating

2012 Vote Percentage

2012 Stewardship

2012 Effectiveness

S014

Blevins, Harry B.

78

86

95%

76

66

S002

Locke,Mamie E

54

63

68%

57

64

S018

Lucas, L. Louis

58

72

85%

59

64

S008

 

       McWaters,Jeffrey L.

86

86

95%

76

70

S001

Miller, John C.

66

69

75%

63

60

S005

Miller, Yvonne B.

50

61

74%

48

52

S003

Norment, Thomas K.

82

88

95%

81

89

S006

Northam, Ralph S.

70

88

100%

76

80

S007

Wagner, Frank W.

83

92

100%

83

83

 

 

 

 

 

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