2014 General Assembly Incumbent Evaluations

2014 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.

2014 Virginia Senate Evaluations/Rankings

John Cosgrove                          93.1
Jeffrey McWaters                      92.4
Frank Wagner                           92.4
Thomas K. Norment, Jr.           91.9
Kenneth C. Alexander              79.5
John C. Miller                           79.2
Lynwood W. Lewis, Jr.             78.4
L. Louise Lucas                        76.1
Mamie E. Locke                       75.3

2014 Virginia House of Delegates Evaluations/Rankings

Barry D. Knight                     92.5
S. Chris Jones                      91.0
Ronald A. Villanueva            90.8
William R. DeSteph Jr.        90.6
Scott W. Taylor                    89.4
Chrishopher P. Stolle          88.7
Glenn R. Davis                    88.5
Mathew James                    88.4
James A. Leftwich, Jr.         88.0
Robert S. Bloxom, Jr.          86.0
Brenda Pogge                     85.7
Johnny S. Joannou             85.0
Algie T. Howell, Jr.              83.5
Gordon Helsel                     82.8
Lionell Spruill, Sr.                80.6
Montgomery T. Mason       79.5
Mamye E. BaCote              78.9
Jeion A. Ward                     78.1
Richard L. Morris                77.0
Daun S. Hester                   75.0

 

 

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