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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: West Virginia Family Foundation

1998 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
Constantino Amores, Jr. 0%
Billy Bailey, Jr. 33%
J.D. Beane 13%
Larry Border 89%
Edwin Bowman 33%
Greg Butcher 25%
Thomas Campbell 0%
Thomas Coleman, Jr. 63%
Frank Deem 71%
Tracy Dempsey 43%
John Doyle 0%
Karen Facemyer 44%
Larry Faircloth 64%
John Fanning 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%
WV Commissioner At-Large Dale Manuel 0%
Jerry Mezzatesta 22%
Harold Michael 10%
Sarah Minear 78%
Mike Oliverio II 41%
Bill Proudfoot 36%
Mike Ross 50%
Larry Rowe 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%
Charles Trump IV 75%
Kenneth Tucker 40%
Scott Varner 33%
Barbara Warner 52%
Charles Russell Webb 100%
Randy White 45%
L. Gil White 51%
Emily Yeager 44%
WV State Senate 13 Bob Beach Democratic 0%
WV State House 34 Brent Boggs Democratic 50%
WV State Senate 12 Samuel Cann, Sr. Democratic 50%
WV State House 50 Mike Caputo Democratic 0%
WV State Senate 6 H. Truman Chafin Democratic 34%
WV Commissioner At-Large Timothy Ennis Democratic 43%
WV State House 51 Barbara Fleischauer Democratic 22%
WV State House 48 Ronald Fragale Democratic 43%
WV Commissioner of Agriculture Walter Helmick Democratic 78%
WV State Senate 2 Jeffrey Kessler Democratic 44%
WV State House 32 John Pino Democratic 43%
WV State Senate 5 Robert Plymale Democratic 28%
WV State Senate 13 Roman Prezioso, Jr. Democratic 38%
WV State Senate 16 Herb Snyder Democratic 22%
WV State House 21 Harry White Democratic 40%
WV State House 52 Larry Williams Democratic 33%
WV State House 8 Bill Anderson, Jr. Republican 76%
WV State House 11 Bob Ashley Republican 88%
WV State House 10 Tom Azinger Republican 75%
WV State Senate 3 Donna Boley Republican 100%
WV State House 54 Allen Evans Republican 89%
WV State Senate 4 Mike Hall Republican 100%
WV State Senate 5 Evan Jenkins Republican 19%
WV Mayor At-Large Andy McKenzie Republican 63%
WV State House 62 John Overington Republican 100%
WV State House 39 Ronald Walters, Sr. Republican 90%

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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