The American Conservative Union recently released 2016 rankings of the Virginia General Assembly, and at least one of the three area legislators made the cut on receiving conservative achievement awards for their votes.
One of the local legislators, Del. Ben Cline, R-Rockbridge, achieved a perfect 100 percent rating by conservative organization. Cline earned a conservative excellence award.
Overall, the ACU said Republican Virginia legislators voted slightly more conservative in 2016, getting a score of 81.5 out of 100 as compared to 79.5 in 2015.