WASHINGTON, DC– The Club for Growth Foundation published the 2021 Mississippi economic scorecard bring increased public transparency and accountability to view voting records of Mississippi’s elected state legislators on economic growth issues.
The Foundation conducted a comprehensive examination of each lawmaker’s record on votes related to pro-growth policies and computed an Economic Growth Score on a scale of 0 to 100. A score of 100 indicates the highest support for pro-growth policies. The Foundation’s study examined over 1,545 floor votes and, in the end, included 20 Mississippi House votes and 21 Mississippi Senate votes.
“Through the release of this scorecard series, the Club for Growth Foundation is looking at how state legislatures perform in terms of pro-growth policies,” said Club for Growth Foundation President David McIntosh. “We believe that this scorecard will help inform citizens and entrepreneurs about who supports the policies that promote economic prosperity.”
Club for Growth Foundation plans on releasing similar state scorecards for legislatures across the country.
Key Takeaways on Mississippi 2021 Economic Scorecard:
Average Republican Score: 28%
Average Democrat Score: 16%
Highest-Rated Republican: Senator Chris McDaniel (SD-42)- 58%
Highest-Rated Democrat: Senator Juan Barnett (SD-34)- 27%
Lowest- Rated Republicans: Several members had a score of 21%
Lowest Rated Democrat: Senator Sollie Norwood (SD-28) – 6%
Average Republican Score: 34%
Average Democrat Score: 17%
Highest-Rated Republican: Rep. Joel Bomgar (HD-58) – 100%
Highest Rated Democrats: Rep. Robin Robinson (HD-88) & Rep. Tom Weathersby (HD-62) – 10%
Lowest Rated Republican: Rep. Zakiya Summers (HD-68)- 33%
Lowest Rated Democrat: Rep. Percy Watson (HD-103) – 5%
Click here to view Mississippi’s Senate Scorecard.
Click here to view Mississippi’s House Scorecard.