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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: West Virginians Against Government Waste

2001-2010 Positions on Taxpayers Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
WV State House 1 Patrick McGeehan Republican 88%
WV State House 4 Michael Ferro Democratic 10%
WV State House 5 David Pethtel Democratic 10%
WV State House 6 William Romine Republican 60%
WV State House 7 Lynwood Ireland Republican 71%
WV State House 8 Bill Anderson, Jr. Republican 62%
WV State House 11 Bob Ashley Republican 61%
WV State House 16 Carol Miller Republican 89%
WV State House 16 Jim Morgan Democratic 12%
WV State House 17 Douglas Reynolds Democratic 18%
WV State House 18 Kelli Sobonya Republican 76%
WV State House 19 Don Perdue Democratic 9%
WV State House 21 Harry White Democratic 15%
WV State House 24 Ralph Rodighiero Democratic 22%
WV State House 25 Linda Phillips Democratic 17%
WV State House 26 Clif Moore Democratic 11%
WV State House 27 John Shott Republican 75%
WV State House 29 Ricky Moye Democratic 29%
WV State House 32 David Perry Democratic 11%
WV State House 34 Brent Boggs Democratic 11%
WV State House 36 Nancy Guthrie Democratic 5%
WV State House 38 Patrick Lane Republican 91%
WV State House 39 Ronald Walters, Sr. Republican 85%
WV State House 40 Tim Armstead Republican 98%
WV State House 42 Ray Canterbury, Jr. Republican 58%
WV State House 43 William Hartman Democratic 12%
WV State House 45 Bill Hamilton Republican 49%
WV State House 46 Margaret Smith Democratic 15%
WV State House 48 Timothy Miley Democratic 9%
WV State House 50 Mike Caputo Democratic 11%
WV State House 50 Linda Longstreth Democratic 7%
WV State House 50 Tim Manchin Democratic 6%
WV State House 51 Barbara Fleischauer Democratic 8%
WV State House 52 Larry Williams Democratic 14%
WV State House 54 Allen Evans Republican 63%
WV State House 57 Ruth Rowan Republican 60%
WV State House 58 Daryl Cowles Republican 76%
WV State House 61 Walter Duke Republican 72%
WV State House 62 John Overington Republican 98%
WV State Senate 4 Mitchell Carmichael Republican 87%
WV State Senate 9 Daniel Hall Democratic 20%
WV State Senate 13 Bob Beach Democratic 15%
WV State Senate 15 Craig Blair Republican 81%
WV Commissioner At-Large Timothy Ennis Democratic 18%
Troy Andes 82%
Sam Argento 11%
Tom Azinger 48%
Larry Barker 12%
Larry Border 82%
Bonnie Brown 17%
Greg Butcher 15%
Thomas Campbell 9%
Samuel Cann, Sr. 17%
Kevin Craig 15%
Gerald Crosier 11%
John Doyle 11%
Jeff Eldridge 18%
John Ellem 63%
Ronald Fragale 13%
John Frazier 15%
Roy Givens 15%
Barbara Hatfield 17%
Mark Hunt 10%
Talmadge Hutchins 20%
Richard Iaquinta 14%
Orphy Klempa 11%
Kerry Steven Kominar 9%
Tiffany Lawrence 10%
William Louisos 65%
Virginia Mahan 12%
Mike Manypenny II 10%
Charlene Marshall 11%
Dale Martin 11%
Harold Michael 12%
Jonathan Miller 97%
Brady Paxton 14%
Dan Poling 16%
Mary Poling 14%
Meshea Poore 20%
Thomas Porter, Jr. 88%
Mike Ross 13%
Robert Schadler 62%
Patti Schoen 66%
Stan Shaver 24%
Alex Shook 19%
Doug Skaff, Jr. 10%
Sharon Spencer 20%
Margaret Staggers 11%
Dale Stephens 14%
Josh Stowers 16%
Linda Sumner 86%
Sally Matz Susman 15%
Randy Swartzmiller 9%
Joe Talbott 12%
Rick Thompson 8%
Scott Varner 12%
David Walker 20%
Terry Walker 22%
Danny Wells 9%
William Wooton 16%

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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