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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: West Virginians Against Government Waste

2010 Positions on Taxpayer Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
WV State House 1 Randy Swartzmiller Democratic 20%
WV State House 4 Michael Ferro Democratic 20%
WV State House 5 David Pethtel Democratic 20%
WV State House 6 William Romine Republican 67%
WV State House 7 Lynwood Ireland Republican 70%
WV State House 8 Bill Anderson, Jr. Republican 70%
WV State House 10 Tom Azinger Republican 50%
WV State House 10 John Ellem Republican 60%
WV State House 10 Dan Poling Democratic 30%
WV State House 11 Bob Ashley Republican 70%
WV State House 13 Brady Paxton Democratic 22%
WV State House 15 Troy Andes Republican 80%
WV State House 16 Kevin Craig Democratic 30%
WV State House 16 Carol Miller Republican 70%
WV State House 17 Douglas Reynolds Democratic 20%
WV State House 17 Dale Stephens Democratic 20%
WV State House 18 Kelli Sobonya Republican 80%
WV State House 19 Don Perdue Democratic 20%
WV State House 21 Harry White Democratic 20%
WV State House 25 Linda Phillips Democratic 22%
WV State House 26 Clif Moore Democratic 22%
WV State House 27 John Shott Republican 70%
WV State House 29 Ricky Moye Democratic 20%
WV State House 30 Linda Sumner Republican 80%
WV State House 32 David Perry Democratic 11%
WV State House 32 Margaret Staggers Democratic 10%
WV State House 33 David Walker Democratic 20%
WV State House 34 Brent Boggs Democratic 20%
WV State House 35 Doug Skaff, Jr. Democratic 20%
WV State House 36 Nancy Guthrie Democratic 20%
WV State House 36 Mark Hunt Democratic 20%
WV State House 36 Danny Wells Democratic 20%
WV State House 37 Meshea Poore Democratic 20%
WV State House 38 Patrick Lane Republican 90%
WV State House 39 Ronald Walters, Sr. Republican 90%
WV State House 40 Tim Armstead Republican 100%
WV State House 42 Ray Canterbury, Jr. Republican 50%
WV State House 43 William Hartman Democratic 10%
WV State House 45 Bill Hamilton Republican 60%
WV State House 46 Margaret Smith Democratic 20%
WV State House 47 Mary Poling Democratic 22%
WV State House 48 Ronald Fragale Democratic 20%
WV State House 48 Richard Iaquinta Democratic 20%
WV State House 48 Timothy Miley Democratic 20%
WV State House 49 Mike Manypenny II Democratic 20%
WV State House 50 Mike Caputo Democratic 20%
WV State House 50 Linda Longstreth Democratic 20%
WV State House 50 Tim Manchin Democratic 20%
WV State House 51 Barbara Fleischauer Democratic 20%
WV State House 51 Charlene Marshall Democratic 20%
WV State House 52 Larry Williams Democratic 30%
WV State House 54 Allen Evans Republican 60%
WV State House 57 Ruth Rowan Republican 60%
WV State House 58 Daryl Cowles Republican 90%
WV State House 62 John Overington Republican 100%
WV State House 65 Tiffany Lawrence Democratic 20%
WV State Senate 4 Mitchell Carmichael Republican 100%
WV State Senate 9 Daniel Hall Democratic 30%
WV State Senate 12 Samuel Cann, Sr. Democratic 29%
WV State Senate 13 Bob Beach Democratic 20%
WV State Senate 15 Craig Blair Republican 90%
WV Commissioner At-Large Timothy Ennis Democratic 20%
Sam Argento 100%
Larry Barker 20%
Larry Border 80%
Bonnie Brown 10%
Greg Butcher 20%
Thomas Campbell 20%
Gerald Crosier 33%
John Doyle 10%
Walter Duke 60%
Jeff Eldridge 20%
John Frazier 20%
Roy Givens 20%
Barbara Hatfield 20%
Talmadge Hutchins 22%
Orphy Klempa 20%
Kerry Steven Kominar 13%
William Louisos 60%
Virginia Mahan 20%
Dale Martin 20%
Patrick McGeehan 80%
Harold Michael 20%
Jonathan Miller 100%
Jim Morgan 20%
Thomas Porter, Jr. 90%
Ralph Rodighiero 20%
Mike Ross 14%
Robert Schadler 60%
Patti Schoen 67%
Stan Shaver 30%
Alex Shook 30%
Sharon Spencer 30%
Josh Stowers 22%
Sally Matz Susman 20%
Joe Talbott 20%
Rick Thompson 20%
Scott Varner 20%
Terry Walker 22%
William Wooton 22%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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