Rating Group: West Virginia AFL-CIO

2004 Positions

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

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