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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: West Virginia AFL-CIO

2001 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
WV State House 1 Randy Swartzmiller Democratic 100%
WV State Senate 2 Larry Edgell Democratic 100%
WV State Senate 2 Jeffrey Kessler Democratic 100%
WV State Senate 3 Donna Boley Republican 25%
WV State Senate 4 Mitchell Carmichael Republican 0%
WV State Senate 4 Mike Hall Republican 0%
WV State House 5 David Pethtel Democratic 50%
WV State Senate 5 Robert Plymale Democratic 100%
WV State Senate 6 H. Truman Chafin Democratic 100%
WV State House 6 William Romine Republican 0%
WV State House 8 Bill Anderson, Jr. Republican 0%
WV State House 10 Tom Azinger Republican 0%
WV State House 10 John Ellem Republican 0%
WV State House 11 Bob Ashley Republican 0%
WV State Senate 12 Samuel Cann, Sr. Democratic 50%
WV State Senate 13 Bob Beach Democratic 0%
WV State House 13 Brady Paxton Democratic 50%
WV State Senate 13 Roman Prezioso, Jr. Democratic 50%
WV State House 16 Kevin Craig Democratic 100%
WV State Senate 16 Herb Snyder Democratic 100%
WV State Senate 16 John Unger II Democratic 75%
WV State Senate 17 Brooks McCabe, Jr. Democratic 100%
WV State House 17 Dale Stephens Democratic 100%
WV State House 19 Don Perdue Democratic 100%
WV State House 21 Harry White Democratic 100%
WV State House 32 David Perry Democratic 50%
WV State House 32 John Pino Democratic 50%
WV State House 34 Brent Boggs Democratic 50%
WV State House 39 Ronald Walters, Sr. Republican 0%
WV State House 40 Tim Armstead Republican 0%
WV State House 42 Ray Canterbury, Jr. Republican 0%
WV State House 47 Mary Poling Democratic 100%
WV State House 48 Ronald Fragale Democratic 100%
WV State House 50 Mike Caputo Democratic 100%
WV State House 51 Barbara Fleischauer Democratic 50%
WV State House 51 Charlene Marshall Democratic 50%
WV State House 52 Larry Williams Democratic 50%
WV State House 54 Allen Evans Republican 0%
WV State House 62 John Overington Republican 0%
WV Commissioner At-Large Timothy Ennis Democratic 100%
WV Commissioner At-Large Dale Manuel 100%
WV Mayor At-Large Andy McKenzie Republican 75%
WV Commissioner of Agriculture Walter Helmick Democratic 50%
Constantino Amores, Jr. 100%
Leonard Anderson 25%
Frank Angotti, Jr. 100%
Billy Bailey, Jr. 100%
J.D. Beane 0%
Larry Border 0%
Edwin Bowman 100%
Bonnie Brown 100%
Dwight Richard Browning 100%
Mark Burnette 75%
Greg Butcher 100%
Anita Skeens Caldwell 100%
Thomas Campbell 0%
Thomas Coleman, Jr. 50%
Mary Pearl Compton 50%
Oshel Craigo 100%
Frank Deem 50%
Joe DeLong 50%
Tracy Dempsey 100%
Vicki Douglas 50%
John Doyle 50%
Karen Facemyer 100%
John Edward Fahey 50%
Larry Faircloth 0%
John Fanning 75%
Joe Ferrell 100%
Richard Flanigan 100%
Sheirl Lee Fletcher 50%
James Fox 50%
Eustace Frederick 0%
Roy Givens 50%
Steve Harrison 0%
Barbara Hatfield 100%
Lidella Hrutkay 100%
Susan Hubbard 100%
Jon Hunter 100%
Lloyd George Jackson II 100%
Ray Keener 100%
Robert Kiss 100%
Kerry Steven Kominar 100%
Earnest Kuhn 100%
Margarette Leach 100%
Otis Leggett 0%
William Louisos 0%
Shirley Love 100%
Virginia Mahan 100%
A. James Manchin 100%
Dale Martin 50%
Rebecca Matthews 0%
Warren Randolph McGraw II 50%
Jerry Mezzatesta 50%
Harold Michael 50%
Joseph Minard 100%
Sarah Minear 25%
John Mitchell, Jr. 75%
Jim Morgan 100%
Mike Oliverio II 75%
Bill Proudfoot 50%
Paul Prunty 0%
Marie Redd 100%
Mike Ross 50%
Larry Rowe 67%
Robert Schadler 0%
William Sharpe, Jr. 100%
Stan Shaver 50%
John Shelton 50%
Jody Guthrie Smirl 50%
Joe Smith 100%
Lisa Smith 0%
Sharon Spencer 50%
Victor Sprouse 50%
Douglas Stalnaker 50%
W. Richard Staton 100%
William Stemple 50%
Sally Matz Susman 100%
Rick Thompson 100%
Ron Thompson, Jr. 100%
Charles Trump IV 0%
Kenneth Tucker 50%
Scott Varner 50%
Barbara Warner 50%
Charles Russell Webb 50%
Carrie Webster 100%
Randy White 100%
L. Gil White 50%
Mark Wills 100%
William Wooton 50%
Lacy Wright, Jr. 100%
Emily Yeager 100%

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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