According to United for Missouri, one way to compare these scores is to look at what they call the “Leadership” score. House Speaker Tim Jones and Floor Leader John Diehl both scored a 93.2 percent making that the House "Leadership" score. In the Senate, the President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey and Floor Leader Ron Richard both scored 94 percent setting the Senate "Leadership" score at that mark.
"Depending on the political spectrum you are on, say conservative or lean conservative, any score equal to or higher than the 'Leadership' score would be good with a 100 percent obviously being the best. If you are liberal or lean liberal you would be looking for a score less than the 'Leadership' score,” United for Missouri stated.
"I was not aware that United for Missouri produced a scorecard until a constituent told me about the article on their website," said White. "The receipt of a 100 percent score affirms my conservative position including actions on taxes, labor relations, government regulations and interference in business, and the privacy of our citizens."
The other area legislators also scored very well with Senator Ed Emery (31) receiving a 99 percent score. Representatives Charlie Davis (162), Bill Reiboldt (160), Bill Lant (159), Tom Flanigan (163), and Mike Kelly (127) all received 93.2 percent scores; the same score as Speaker Tim Jones and Floor Leader John Diehl.
For more information on the scorecard including the methodology and the votes on which bills and amendments were included as well as a complete list of all Representative and Senators, click here.
United for Missouri is an organization of citizen activists who are dedicated to fighting for economic prosperity and freedom for all Missourians. The organization is committed to educating and enlightening citizens about the impact of state and federal economic policies on Missouri.