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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: West Virginia AFL-CIO

2008 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
WV Governor Earl Tomblin Democratic 100%
WV State House 1 Randy Swartzmiller Democratic 100%
WV State House 5 David Pethtel Democratic 67%
WV State House 6 William Romine Republican 33%
WV State House 7 Lynwood Ireland Republican 33%
WV State House 8 Bill Anderson, Jr. Republican 33%
WV State House 10 Tom Azinger Republican 33%
WV State House 10 John Ellem Republican 67%
WV State House 10 Dan Poling Democratic 100%
WV State House 11 Bob Ashley Republican 25%
WV State House 13 Brady Paxton Democratic 100%
WV State House 15 Troy Andes Republican 0%
WV State House 16 Kevin Craig Democratic 67%
WV State House 16 Carol Miller Republican 67%
WV State House 17 Douglas Reynolds Democratic 100%
WV State House 17 Dale Stephens Democratic 100%
WV State House 18 Kelli Sobonya Republican 67%
WV State House 19 Don Perdue Democratic 100%
WV State House 21 Harry White Democratic 100%
WV State House 26 Clif Moore Democratic 100%
WV State House 29 Ricky Moye Democratic 100%
WV State House 30 Linda Sumner Republican 25%
WV State House 32 David Perry Democratic 67%
WV State House 32 John Pino Democratic 25%
WV State House 32 Margaret Staggers Democratic 75%
WV State House 34 Brent Boggs Democratic 100%
WV State House 36 Nancy Guthrie Democratic 100%
WV State House 36 Danny Wells Democratic 100%
WV State House 38 Patrick Lane Republican 25%
WV State House 39 Ronald Walters, Sr. Republican 50%
WV State House 40 Tim Armstead Republican 33%
WV State House 42 Ray Canterbury, Jr. Republican 75%
WV State House 43 William Hartman Democratic 33%
WV State House 45 Bill Hamilton Republican 67%
WV State House 47 Mary Poling Democratic 100%
WV State House 48 Ronald Fragale Democratic 100%
WV State House 48 Richard Iaquinta Democratic 100%
WV State House 48 Timothy Miley Democratic 100%
WV State House 50 Mike Caputo Democratic 100%
WV State House 50 Linda Longstreth Democratic 100%
WV State House 50 Tim Manchin Democratic 100%
WV State House 51 Barbara Fleischauer Democratic 100%
WV State House 51 Charlene Marshall Democratic 100%
WV State House 52 Larry Williams Democratic 67%
WV State House 54 Allen Evans Republican 33%
WV State House 57 Ruth Rowan Republican 75%
WV State House 58 Daryl Cowles Republican 33%
WV State House 62 John Overington Republican 33%
WV State Senate 1 H. Jack Yost, Jr. 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 0%
WV State Senate 4 Mitchell Carmichael Republican 0%
WV State Senate 4 Mike Hall Republican 0%
WV State Senate 5 Evan Jenkins Republican 100%
WV State Senate 5 Robert Plymale Democratic 100%
WV State Senate 6 H. Truman Chafin Democratic 100%
WV State Senate 7 Ron Stollings Democratic 50%
WV State Senate 8 Erik Wells Democratic 50%
WV State Senate 9 Mike Green Democratic 100%
WV State Senate 11 Clark Barnes Republican 0%
WV State Senate 12 Samuel Cann, Sr. Democratic 25%
WV State Senate 13 Bob Beach Democratic 100%
WV State Senate 13 Roman Prezioso, Jr. Democratic 100%
WV State Senate 14 Dave Sypolt Republican 0%
WV State Senate 15 Craig Blair Republican 33%
WV State Senate 16 John Unger II Democratic 100%
WV State Senate 17 Brooks McCabe, Jr. Democratic 100%
WV State Senate 17 Corey Palumbo Democratic 67%
WV Commissioner of Agriculture Walter Helmick Democratic 100%
WV Mayor At-Large Andy McKenzie Republican 100%
WV Commissioner At-Large Timothy Ennis Democratic 67%
Sam Argento 100%
Billy Bailey, Jr. 100%
Larry Barker 100%
Larry Border 25%
Edwin Bowman 100%
Bonnie Brown 100%
Dwight Richard Browning 33%
Mike Burdiss 100%
Thomas Campbell 50%
Donald Caruth 0%
Gerald Crosier 67%
Frank Deem 0%
Joe DeLong 100%
John Doyle 67%
Walter Duke 67%
Jeff Eldridge 100%
Ted Ellis 100%
Karen Facemyer 100%
John Fanning 100%
Daniel Foster 100%
Eustace Frederick 50%
Louis Gall, Jr. 100%
Jesse Guills, Jr. 0%
Barbara Hatfield 100%
Dave Higgins 67%
Lidella Hrutkay 100%
Jon Hunter 100%
Talmadge Hutchins 67%
Mel Kessler 100%
Orphy Klempa 100%
Kerry Steven Kominar 33%
Marshall Long 50%
Shirley Love 100%
Virginia Mahan 100%
Dale Martin 100%
Harold Michael 33%
Jonathan Miller 0%
Joseph Minard 50%
Jim Morgan 100%
Mike Oliverio II 100%
Mike Porter, Sr. 33%
Bill Proudfoot 100%
Ralph Rodighiero 100%
Robert Schadler 67%
Patti Schoen 33%
Stan Shaver 67%
Alex Shook 100%
Sharon Spencer 100%
Victor Sprouse 0%
Douglas Stalnaker 50%
William Stemple 100%
Robert Tabb 67%
Joe Talbott 100%
Jeff Tansill 33%
Rick Thompson 100%
Kenneth Tucker 100%
Scott Varner 67%
Carrie Webster 100%
Randy White 100%
Locke Wysong 75%
John Yoder 0%

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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