Rating Group: West Virginia AFL-CIO

2003 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
WV State House-1 Randy Swartzmiller D 11%
WV State House-5 David Pethtel D 22%
WV State House-6 William Romine R 22%
WV State House-8 Bill Anderson, Jr. R 44%
WV State House-10 Tom Azinger R 0%
WV State House-10 John Ellem R 78%
WV State House-11 Bob Ashley R 33%
WV State House-13 Brady Paxton D 78%
WV State House-16 Kevin Craig D 11%
WV State House-18 Kelli Sobonya R 22%
WV State House-19 Don Perdue D 33%
WV State House-21 Harry White D 44%
WV State House-30 Linda Sumner R 11%
WV State House-32 David Perry D 50%
WV State House-32 John Pino D 11%
WV State House-34 Brent Boggs D 44%
WV State House-39 Ronald Walters, Sr. R 0%
WV State House-40 Tim Armstead R 22%
WV State House-42 Ray Canterbury, Jr. R 44%
WV State House-43 William Hartman D 11%
WV State House-45 Bill Hamilton R 78%
WV State House-47 Mary Poling D 89%
WV State House-48 Ronald Fragale D 89%
WV State House-48 Richard Iaquinta D 50%
WV State House-50 Mike Caputo D 89%
WV State House-51 Barbara Fleischauer D 89%
WV State House-51 Cindy Frich R 33%
WV State House-52 Larry Williams D 11%
WV State House-54 Allen Evans R 22%
WV State House-62 John Overington R 0%
WV State Senate-1 H. Jack Yost, Jr. D 78%
WV State Senate-2 Larry Edgell D 0%
WV State Senate-2 Jeffrey Kessler D 0%
WV State Senate-3 Donna Boley R 0%
WV State Senate-4 Mitchell Carmichael R 44%
WV State Senate-4 Mike Hall R 0%
WV State Senate-5 Evan Jenkins R 50%
WV State Senate-5 Robert Plymale D 0%
WV State Senate-6 H. Truman Chafin D 50%
WV State Senate-12 Samuel Cann, Sr. D 11%
WV State Senate-13 Bob Beach D 11%
WV State Senate-13 Roman Prezioso, Jr. D 50%
WV State Senate-15 Craig Blair R 22%
WV State Senate-16 Herb Snyder D 0%
WV State Senate-16 John Unger II D 100%
WV State Senate-17 Brooks McCabe, Jr. D 0%
WV State Senate-17 Corey Palumbo D 33%
WV Commissioner of Agriculture Walter Helmick D 0%
WV Mayor-At-Large Andy McKenzie R 50%
WV Commissioner-At-Large Timothy Ennis D 22%
WV Commissioner-At-Large Dale Manuel 78%
Constantino Amores, Jr. 11%
Billy Bailey, Jr. 50%
J.D. Beane 11%
Larry Border 11%
Edwin Bowman 0%
Bonnie Brown 78%
Dwight Richard Browning 67%
Greg Butcher 78%
Anita Skeens Caldwell 100%
Anna Laura Stewart Calvert 0%
Thomas Campbell 11%
Donald Caruth 11%
Thomas Coleman, Jr. 86%
Gerald Crosier 11%
Frank Deem 0%
Joe DeLong 89%
Tracy Dempsey 100%
John Doyle 11%
Walter Duke 89%
Karen Facemyer 0%
Larry Faircloth 0%
John Fanning 50%
Joe Ferrell 44%
Daniel Foster 44%
Eustace Frederick 11%
Jesse Guills, Jr. 0%
Steve Harrison 50%
Barbara Hatfield 75%
Nancy Houston 33%
Greg Howard 22%
Lidella Hrutkay 67%
Jon Hunter 100%
Robert Kiss 11%
Kerry Steven Kominar 0%
Earnest Kuhn 67%
Margarette Leach 33%
Otis Leggett 25%
Marshall Long 11%
William Louisos 78%
Shirley Love 50%
Virginia Mahan 44%
A. James Manchin 78%
Dale Martin 78%
Jerry Mezzatesta 11%
Harold Michael 11%
Joseph Minard 0%
Sarah Minear 0%
Jim Morgan 22%
Mike Oliverio II 50%
Bill Proudfoot 11%
Donna Reid Renner 33%
Mike Ross 0%
Larry Rowe 50%
Robert Schadler 0%
Patti Schoen 33%
William Sharpe, Jr. 0%
Stan Shaver 56%
John Shelton 25%
Jody Guthrie Smirl 11%
Lisa Smith 50%
Sharon Spencer 33%
Victor Sprouse 0%
Douglas Stalnaker 11%
W. Richard Staton 11%
William Stemple 11%
Sally Matz Susman 78%
Robert Tabb 11%
Joe Talbott 33%
Rick Thompson 89%
Ron Thompson, Jr. 22%
Charles Trump IV 22%
Kenneth Tucker 78%
Scott Varner 11%
Christopher Wakim 11%
Barbara Warner 0%
Charles Russell Webb 40%
Carrie Webster 89%
Russell Weeks, Jr. 0%
Randy White 100%
L. Gil White 0%
Bill Wright 56%
Emily Yeager 78%

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