The John W. Pope Civitas Institute, a conservative/libertarian think tank in Raleigh recently announced the results of of its conservative effectiveness rankings. State Sen. Eddie Goodall was ranked No. 1 (tied with Andrew Brock of Dist. 34). Goodall represents Mint Hill and Union County in the state senate. In the state house, Rep. Jim Gulley (Dist. 103) ranked 42 out of 122. Goodall is unopposed in the current election, while Gulley is challenged by unaffiliated candidate Mark Brody.