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Virgil Goode

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Virgil Goode
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U.S. House, Virginia, District 5
Former officeholder
In office
January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2009
PartyRepublican
Virgil Goode (b. 1946) was a member of the U.S. House from the state of Virginia from 1997 to 2009. He was first elected as a Democrat, switched to Independent on January 27, 2000, and switched to Republican on August 1, 2002.[1]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Virgil Goode's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Goode is a Hard-Core Conservative. Goode received a score of 18 percent on social issues and 82 percent on economic issues.[2]

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The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[3]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Favors Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Strongly Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Favors
Support & expand free trade Strongly Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Opposes Stay out of Iran Opposes
Privatize Social Security Favors Never legalize marijuana Favors
Note: Information last updated: April 19, 2015.[2] If you notice the rating has changed, email us.

References

  1. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "Virgil Goode," accessed March 3, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 On The Issues, "Virgil Goode Vote Match," accessed April 19, 2015
  3. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more restrictive answers.