Only two, Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, and Rep. Bill White, R-Joplin, received grades above C from the organization. Emery, in fact, received an A with a 100 percent score, while White earned a B with an 84 percent score.
The others scored as follows:
Sen. Ron Richard, R-Joplin 69 percent
Rep. Charlie Davis, R-Webb City 68 percent
Rep. Mike Kelley, R-Lamar 68 percent
Rep. Bill Lant, R-Pineville 68 percent
Rep. Bill Reiboldt, R-Neosho 68 percent
Rep. Tom Flanigan, R-Carthage 67 percent
The Americans for Prosperity Missouri news release is printed below:
Today, Americans for Prosperity Missouri announced which legislators stand with the group's core mission of promoting economic freedom and prosperity. This year, not only were the legislators measured on their votes during the 2015 legislative session, they were also awarded lifetime scores with the group. In 2015 only one State Senator and nineteen State Representatives were awarded a grade in the 'A' range. And only three State Senators and twenty-three State Representatives garnered 'A' range lifetime scores.
Following the release of the legislative scorecard, AFP Missouri Deputy State Director Rachel Payton released the following statement:
"Missourians deserve to know how their State Legislators voted on the issues. Our scorecard breaks it down vote by vote. This is a great resource for our activists, where they can see how their representatives voted, and decide if this person truly represents their views. There are several B grades that we are optimistic can be raised to "A" grades by the end of next legislative session. We look forward to working to promote economic freedom and liberty with those who have earned high marks on our scorecard."