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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: West Virginia AFL-CIO

2003 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
WV State House 1 Randy Swartzmiller Democratic 11%
WV State House 5 David Pethtel Democratic 22%
WV State House 6 William Romine Republican 22%
WV State House 8 Bill Anderson, Jr. Republican 44%
WV State House 10 Tom Azinger Republican 0%
WV State House 10 John Ellem Republican 78%
WV State House 11 Bob Ashley Republican 33%
WV State House 13 Brady Paxton Democratic 78%
WV State House 16 Kevin Craig Democratic 11%
WV State House 18 Kelli Sobonya Republican 22%
WV State House 19 Don Perdue Democratic 33%
WV State House 21 Harry White Democratic 44%
WV State House 30 Linda Sumner Republican 11%
WV State House 32 David Perry Democratic 50%
WV State House 32 John Pino Democratic 11%
WV State House 34 Brent Boggs Democratic 44%
WV State House 39 Ronald Walters, Sr. Republican 0%
WV State House 40 Tim Armstead Republican 22%
WV State House 42 Ray Canterbury, Jr. Republican 44%
WV State House 43 William Hartman Democratic 11%
WV State House 45 Bill Hamilton Republican 78%
WV State House 47 Mary Poling Democratic 89%
WV State House 48 Ronald Fragale Democratic 89%
WV State House 48 Richard Iaquinta Democratic 50%
WV State House 50 Mike Caputo Democratic 89%
WV State House 51 Barbara Fleischauer Democratic 89%
WV State House 51 Cindy Frich Republican 33%
WV State House 52 Larry Williams Democratic 11%
WV State House 54 Allen Evans Republican 22%
WV State House 62 John Overington Republican 0%
WV State Senate 1 H. Jack Yost, Jr. Democratic 78%
WV State Senate 2 Larry Edgell Democratic 0%
WV State Senate 2 Jeffrey Kessler Democratic 0%
WV State Senate 3 Donna Boley Republican 0%
WV State Senate 4 Mitchell Carmichael Republican 44%
WV State Senate 4 Mike Hall Republican 0%
WV State Senate 5 Evan Jenkins Republican 50%
WV State Senate 5 Robert Plymale Democratic 0%
WV State Senate 6 H. Truman Chafin Democratic 50%
WV State Senate 12 Samuel Cann, Sr. Democratic 11%
WV State Senate 13 Bob Beach Democratic 11%
WV State Senate 13 Roman Prezioso, Jr. Democratic 50%
WV State Senate 15 Craig Blair Republican 22%
WV State Senate 16 Herb Snyder Democratic 0%
WV State Senate 16 John Unger II Democratic 100%
WV State Senate 17 Brooks McCabe, Jr. Democratic 0%
WV State Senate 17 Corey Palumbo Democratic 33%
WV Commissioner of Agriculture Walter Helmick Democratic 0%
WV Mayor At-Large Andy McKenzie Republican 50%
WV Commissioner At-Large Timothy Ennis Democratic 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%

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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