What Jackson Miller Voted for to get this Legislative Score
– May 16, 2014 2:30 pm
MANASSAS, Va. – The report cards are in and every single state legislator received an grade of “incomplete.”
The Prince William Chamber of Commerce released its annual legislator report card where this year 13 legislators in Virginia’s State Senate and House of Delegates were scored on how they voted on issues either supported or opposed by the Chamber.
As both bodies and Gov. Terry McAuliffe have failed to pass a state budget following the latest General Assembly session this past winter, all representatives got the “incomplete” score, said Chamber Vice President of Government Relations Nancy Hiteshue.
As far as numerical scores go, which are not percentages but rather a score derived by adding points if legislators’ votes aligned with the Chamber’s political agenda. Points were taken away if they voted against the agenda. Votes taken in committees were also tallied.
Scoring highest was Delegate Jackson Miller, R-Manassas whose perfect voting scorecard included supporting the creation of public charter schools for children, as well as supporting the adoption of a statewide A-F academic grading scale.
Senator George Barker, D-Fairfax, Prince William, also with a perfect scorecard netted a 101 score.
The Chamber opposed a bill introduced by Delegate Robert “Bob” Marshall, R-Manassas Park, that would ban the Virginia Department of Transportation from buying ads on TV, radio, and in publications urging support of public road projects – as the agency did to rally support for a proposed Bi-County Parkway between Dumfries and Dulles Airport.
Marshall received an overall score of 82, and Delegate Scott Lingamfelter, R-Fauquier, Prince William scored lowest with a 76 score.
Freshman Delegate Michael Futrell, D-Woodbridge, Stafford, scored 94 and supported all of the Chamber’s initiates.