Lawmakers ranked by Civitas Institute
The conservative-minded Civitas Institute of
Raleigh ranked the effectiveness of state lawmakers,
following the 2013 Legislative session, with mostly
Republicans getting high marks and Democrats receiving low
According to Civitas the "conservative
effectiveness rankings" are based on the nonprofit
organization's "ideals that are derived from free-market
economic policies, limited government, personal
responsibility and civic engagement."
were released in July, following an April survey of
lawmakers and is done every two years.
website shows how lawmakers fared on a 100-point scale and
then ranked them.
Number one ranks as the most
conservative and number 120 the least conservative.
William Brisson (D) of Dublin was ranked 78th and Ken
Waddell (D) of Chadbourn was ranked 82nd. Both are
Democrats and both voted with Republicans on numerous key
Sixteen members of the Legislature
received perfect scores, including Sen. Brent Jackson (R) of
Sampson County. Bladen County's Senator Bill Rabon (R)
was tied with 4 others for 29th place.