Sunday, April 15, 2007

Sierra Club Rates Local Legislators

Arkansas Sierra Club has released its Legislative Report card on the 2007 Arkansas General Assembly, and it reveals mixed results for Northwest Arkansas legislators--the best and the worst of the lot.

State Representative Lindsley Smith (D-Fayetteville) had a 100% Sierra Club voting record this session, as she did in the 2005 session. Representative Jim House (D-Fayetteville) also had an admirable record, supporting the environmental group's position 77% of the time.

The worst records in both chambers were also from our area. State Senator Bill Pritchard (R-Elkins) had the worst record in the senate at 22%. In the House, Daryl Pace (R-Siloam Springs) and Mike Kenney (R-Siloam Springs) who represents northwest Washington County were at the bottom of the House rankings at 8%.

Environmental Voting Records of Northwest Arkansas Legislators
Rep. Lindsley Smith (D-Fayetteville) 100%
Rep. Jim House (D-Fayetteville) 77%
Sen. Sue Madison (D-Fayetteville) 56%
Rep. Marilyn Edwards (D-Fayetteville) 54%
Rep. Jon Woods (R-Springdale) 54%
Rep. Bryan King (R-Berryville) 54%
Rep. Keven Anderson (R-Rogers) 46%
Rep. Donna Hutchinson (R-Bella Vista) 46%
Rep. Aaron Burkes (R-Garfield) 38%
Rep. Eric Harris (R-Springdale) 38%
Rep. Mark Martin (R-Prairie Grove) 38%
Sen. Ruth Whitaker (R-Cedarville) 33%
Sen. Kim Hendren (R-Gravette) 33%
Sen. David Bisbee (R-Rogers) 33%
Rep. Horace Hardwick (R-Bentonville) 31%
Rep. Roy Ragland (R-Marshall) 31%
Sen. Bill Pritchard (R-Elkins) 22%
Rep. Daryl Pace (R-Siloam Springs) 8%
Rep. Mike Kenney (R-Siloam Springs) 8%

Rob Moritz has an article in the Morning News on environmental votes in the 2007 session.

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