Rating Group: West Virginia Family Foundation

1998 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office Name Party Rating
WV U.S. House-3 Evan Jenkins R 19%
WV State House-8 Bill Anderson, Jr. R 76%
WV State House-10 Frank Deem R 71%
WV State House-11 Bob Ashley R 88%
WV State House-21 Harry White D 40%
WV State House-34 Brent Boggs D 50%
WV State House-36 Larry Rowe D 50%
WV State House-39 Ronald Walters, Sr. R 90%
WV State House-50 Mike Caputo D 0%
WV State House-51 Barbara Fleischauer D 22%
WV State House-52 Larry Williams D 33%
WV State House-54 Allen Evans R 89%
WV State House-62 John Overington R 100%
WV State Senate-2 Jeffrey Kessler D 44%
WV State Senate-3 Donna Boley R 100%
WV State Senate-4 Mike Hall R 100%
WV State Senate-5 Robert Plymale D 28%
WV State Senate-13 Bob Beach D 0%
WV State Senate-13 Roman Prezioso, Jr. D 38%
WV State Senate-15 Charles Trump IV R 75%
WV State Senate-16 Herb Snyder D 22%
WV Commissioner of Agriculture Walter Helmick D 78%
WV Mayor-At-Large Andy McKenzie R 63%
WV Commissioner-At-Large Timothy Ennis D 43%
WV Commissioner-At-Large Dale Manuel 0%
Constantino Amores, Jr. 0%
Tom Azinger 75%
Billy Bailey, Jr. 33%
J.D. Beane 13%
Larry Border 89%
Edwin Bowman 33%
Greg Butcher 25%
Thomas Campbell 0%
Samuel Cann, Sr. 50%
H. Truman Chafin 34%
Thomas Coleman, Jr. 63%
Tracy Dempsey 43%
John Doyle 0%
Karen Facemyer 44%
Larry Faircloth 64%
John Fanning 43%
Ronald Fragale 43%
Eustace Frederick 100%
Steve Harrison 100%
Jon Hunter 17%
Robert Kiss 11%
Kerry Steven Kominar 25%
Earnest Kuhn 7%
Margarette Leach 0%
Otis Leggett 89%
William Louisos 100%
Shirley Love 33%
Virginia Mahan 33%
Jerry Mezzatesta 22%
Harold Michael 10%
Sarah Minear 78%
Mike Oliverio II 41%
John Pino 43%
Bill Proudfoot 36%
Mike Ross 50%
William Sharpe, Jr. 44%
John Shelton 49%
Jody Guthrie Smirl 44%
Sharon Spencer 17%
Victor Sprouse 40%
Douglas Stalnaker 67%
W. Richard Staton 25%
William Stemple 38%
Ron Thompson, Jr. 43%
Kenneth Tucker 40%
Scott Varner 33%
Barbara Warner 52%
Charles Russell Webb 100%
Randy White 45%
L. Gil White 51%
Emily Yeager 44%

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