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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: West Virginia AFL-CIO

2002 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
WV State House 5 David Pethtel Democratic 20%
WV State House 6 William Romine Republican 0%
WV State House 8 Bill Anderson, Jr. Republican 0%
WV State House 11 Bob Ashley Republican 25%
WV State House 16 Jim Morgan Democratic 25%
WV State House 19 Don Perdue Democratic 100%
WV State House 21 Harry White Democratic 0%
WV State House 32 David Perry Democratic 0%
WV State House 34 Brent Boggs Democratic 75%
WV State House 39 Ronald Walters, Sr. Republican 67%
WV State House 40 Tim Armstead Republican 40%
WV State House 42 Ray Canterbury, Jr. Republican 50%
WV State House 50 Mike Caputo Democratic 100%
WV State House 51 Barbara Fleischauer Democratic 80%
WV State House 54 Allen Evans Republican 25%
WV State House 62 John Overington Republican 0%
WV State Senate 4 Mitchell Carmichael Republican 100%
WV State Senate 4 Mike Hall Republican 0%
WV State Senate 13 Bob Beach Democratic 0%
WV State Senate 15 Charles Trump IV Republican 0%
WV Commissioner At-Large Timothy Ennis Democratic 0%
WV Commissioner At-Large Dale Manuel 80%
Constantino Amores, Jr. 0%
Frank Angotti, Jr. 50%
Tom Azinger 0%
J.D. Beane 0%
Larry Border 25%
Bonnie Brown 50%
Dwight Richard Browning 0%
Greg Butcher 100%
Thomas Campbell 0%
Samuel Cann, Sr. 0%
Thomas Coleman, Jr. 40%
Mary Pearl Compton 75%
Kevin Craig 20%
Joe DeLong 33%
Tracy Dempsey 100%
Vicki Douglas 0%
John Doyle 0%
John Ellem 25%
John Edward Fahey 0%
Larry Faircloth 20%
Joe Ferrell 50%
Richard Flanigan 75%
Sheirl Lee Fletcher 0%
James Fox 25%
Ronald Fragale 100%
Eustace Frederick 0%
Roy Givens 20%
Steve Harrison 50%
Barbara Hatfield 100%
Lidella Hrutkay 60%
Susan Hubbard 100%
Ray Keener 100%
Robert Kiss 0%
Kerry Steven Kominar 0%
Earnest Kuhn 100%
Margarette Leach 0%
Otis Leggett 25%
William Louisos 75%
Virginia Mahan 80%
A. James Manchin 100%
Charlene Marshall 50%
Dale Martin 75%
Rebecca Matthews 25%
Warren Randolph McGraw II 100%
Jerry Mezzatesta 0%
Harold Michael 0%
Brady Paxton 75%
John Pino 20%
Mary Poling 75%
Bill Proudfoot 0%
Paul Prunty 100%
Dale Riggs 0%
Robert Schadler 0%
Stan Shaver 0%
John Shelton 0%
Jody Guthrie Smirl 20%
Joe Smith 25%
Lisa Smith 25%
Sharon Spencer 60%
Douglas Stalnaker 25%
W. Richard Staton 0%
William Stemple 0%
Dale Stephens 100%
Sally Matz Susman 100%
Randy Swartzmiller 0%
Rick Thompson 100%
Ron Thompson, Jr. 0%
Kenneth Tucker 25%
Scott Varner 0%
Barbara Warner 0%
Charles Russell Webb 20%
Carrie Webster 80%
Randy White 80%
L. Gil White 25%
Larry Williams 0%
Mark Wills 100%
Lacy Wright, Jr. 100%
Emily Yeager 25%

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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