Legislative Report Card

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The Virginia Chamber of Commerce today released its 2015 Legislative Report Card, which grades legislators based on their support of pro-business issues during the 2015 legislative session. The Legislative Report Card recognizes legislators for their support for the principles and initiatives outlined in Blueprint Virginia: A Business Plan for the Commonwealth. A full breakdown of the report card with a detailed description of each award is available here.

“The Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Report Card allows us to recognize lawmakers whose leadership and voting records make Virginia a better place to start and grow a business,” said Barry DuVal, President and CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. “We are particularly pleased with the bipartisan progress made this session to improve education and workforce development, the top priority in the Blueprint Virginia business plan for the Commonwealth.”

This year, nine Legislators were awarded with the Champion of Free Enterprise Award for their 100% voting record and 83 Legislators earned a grade of “A,” voting in support of 90 percent of the Chamber’s legislative priorities.  

Senator Ryan McDougle (R-Hanover) was named the 2015 Legislator of the Year. The Virginia Chamber’s Legislator of the Year Award is the business community’s premier legislative award honoring the lawmaker who demonstrates outstanding leadership on pro-business issues.

The following legislators are also recognized for their leadership in specific areas:

Champions of Free Enterprise

Delegate Rob Bell

Delegate Ben Cline

Delegate Mark Cole

Delegate Todd Gilbert

Delegate Greg Habeeb

Delegate Chris Head

Delegate Barry Knight

Delegate Charles Poindexter

Delegate Ed Scott

 

Business Advocate of the Year

Delegate Israel O’Quinn

 

Leadership in Energy Award

Senator Frank Wagner

 

Economic Competitiveness Award

Delegate Glenn Davis

Delegate David Ramadan

 

Excellence in Education and Workforce Training Award

Delegate Rob Bell

Delegate Kathy Byron

Delegate Tag Greason

Senator Mark Obenshain

Senator Frank Ruff

 

Small Business Advocate Award

Delegate Glenn Davis

Senator John Edwards

Delegate Chris Head

Delegate Scott Taylor

Senator Frank Wagner

Delegate Joseph Yost

 

Military and Veterans Affairs Advocate Award

Delegate Rich Anderson

Senator John Cosgrove

Delegate Kirk Cox

Senator Louise Lucas

Senator Toddy Puller

Delegate Chris Stolle

Delegate David Yancey

 

Champions of Regulatory Reform

Senator Tom Garrett

Delegate Chris Head

Delegate Margaret Ransone