Big Announcement: Legislators of the Year

As you know, The Middle Resolution prizes legislator accountability above all else.  That’s why, at the beginning of the General Assembly session, we let everyone know that we would be publishing a scorecard on how each legislator voted on a series of priority bills.  However, our scorecard is different.  Unlike typical scorecards, we don’t just go with a particular floor vote; ours takes everythinginto consideration - including subcommittee and committee votes, as well as changes to legislation throughout the "sausage-making" process.

The results were rather shocking to say the least.  We had some very strong scores, and then we had some not-so-great, downright-scary scores – particularly from some Republicans in the hardest red districts of the state.  I think there will be quite a few surprises for you.

After talking it over, we felt that it would only be proper to recognize and reward those legislators who best embodied the values we were looking for in both the House of Delegates and State Senate with “Legislator of the Year” Awards (one for each chamber).  These awards will go to those legislators who scored the highest on our scorecard by showing their commitment to limited government and free-market principles in the areas of Fiscal Responsibility, Healthcare, Election Law, and Education.

Before we announce this year's recipients, we’d like to thank our very own Board and Executive Committee member, Kris Allen, who spent countless hours and put in tireless work to capture and organize all the necessary data for our scorecard.  Thank you, Kris!  We are so lucky to have you on our team!

Without further ado, the Legislators of the Year ...

... will be announced at our next Quarterly meeting on Wednesday, July 11that 7:30AMin the Community Room located inside the Publix on Staples Mill Road (10250 Staples Mill Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060 - The Shoppes at Crossridge).  In addition to announcing the winners, we will reveal the full scorecard at the meeting.

We hope you’ll be able to join us for this momentous occasion!  We look forward to sharing the results with you.  After the meeting, we’ll email an announcement to congratulate the winners and publish the scorecard on our website.