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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: West Virginia Family Foundation

1999 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 75%
WV State Senate 2 Larry Edgell Democratic 58%
WV State Senate 2 Jeffrey Kessler Democratic 64%
WV State Senate 3 Donna Boley Republican 100%
WV State Senate 4 Mike Hall Republican 100%
WV State Senate 5 Evan Jenkins Republican 25%
WV State House 5 David Pethtel Democratic 50%
WV State Senate 5 Robert Plymale Democratic 61%
WV State Senate 6 H. Truman Chafin Democratic 54%
WV State House 8 Bill Anderson, Jr. Republican 75%
WV State House 10 Tom Azinger Republican 100%
WV State Senate 10 William Laird IV Democratic 25%
WV State Senate 12 Samuel Cann, Sr. Democratic 50%
WV State Senate 13 Roman Prezioso, Jr. Democratic 88%
WV State Senate 16 Herb Snyder Democratic 44%
WV State Senate 16 John Unger II Democratic 67%
WV State Senate 17 Brooks McCabe, Jr. Democratic 33%
WV State House 19 Don Perdue Democratic 18%
WV State House 21 Harry White Democratic 25%
WV State House 32 John Pino Democratic 50%
WV State House 34 Brent Boggs Democratic 80%
WV State House 36 Mark Hunt Democratic 0%
WV State House 40 Tim Armstead Republican 100%
WV State House 50 Mike Caputo Democratic 0%
WV State House 51 Barbara Fleischauer Democratic 0%
WV State House 51 Charlene Marshall Democratic 0%
WV State House 52 Larry Williams Democratic 55%
WV State House 54 Allen Evans Republican 100%
WV State House 62 John Overington Republican 100%
WV Commissioner At-Large Timothy Ennis Democratic 60%
WV Commissioner At-Large Dale Manuel 0%
WV Mayor At-Large Andy McKenzie Republican 88%
WV Commissioner of Agriculture Walter Helmick Democratic 100%
Constantino Amores, Jr. 0%
Leonard Anderson 67%
Frank Angotti, Jr. 0%
Art Ashley 67%
Billy Bailey, Jr. 55%
Homer Keaton Ball 67%
J.D. Beane 29%
Larry Border 100%
Edwin Bowman 55%
Greg Butcher 0%
Thomas Campbell 0%
Thomas Coleman, Jr. 67%
David Collins 43%
Mary Pearl Compton 0%
Oshel Craigo 50%
Sammy Dalton 60%
Jerry Michael Damron 85%
Jeff Davis 0%
Frank Deem 78%
Tracy Dempsey 40%
Robert Dittmar 84%
Vicki Douglas 14%
John Doyle 0%
Richard Everson 60%
Karen Facemyer 42%
Larry Faircloth 37%
John Fanning 86%
Joe Ferrell 0%
Richard Flanigan 77%
Sheirl Lee Fletcher 83%
Eustace Frederick 80%
Roy Givens 26%
Steve Harrison 100%
Barbara Hatfield 75%
F. Oscar Hines 0%
Nancy Houston 50%
Susan Hubbard 14%
Jon Hunter 63%
Talmadge Hutchins 0%
Lloyd George Jackson II 29%
Arley Johnson 46%
Jerry Kelley 80%
Robert Kiss 27%
Kerry Steven Kominar 33%
Earnest Kuhn 10%
Margarette Leach 0%
Otis Leggett 88%
Larry Linch 30%
William Louisos 100%
Shirley Love 88%
Virginia Mahan 40%
A. James Manchin 0%
J.E. Joe Martin 11%
Warren Randolph McGraw II 75%
Jerry Mezzatesta 16%
Harold Michael 13%
Joseph Minard 77%
Sarah Minear 67%
John Mitchell, Jr. 67%
Rick Modesitt 85%
Mike Oliverio II 74%
Tamara Herron Pettit 43%
Bill Proudfoot 10%
Paul Prunty 100%
Marie Redd 67%
Dale Riggs 100%
C. Romine 75%
Mike Ross 80%
Larry Rowe 50%
Robert Schadler 71%
William Sharpe, Jr. 60%
John Shelton 50%
Jody Guthrie Smirl 42%
Joe Smith 0%
Lisa Smith 100%
Joe Sparks 0%
Sharon Spencer 20%
Victor Sprouse 60%
Douglas Stalnaker 67%
W. Richard Staton 28%
William Stemple 38%
Sally Matz Susman 67%
Ron Thompson, Jr. 67%
Gary Otho Tillis 61%
Charles Trump IV 42%
Kenneth Tucker 75%
Scott Varner 60%
Martha Yeager Walker 37%
Barbara Warner 45%
Charles Russell Webb 100%
Randy White 67%
L. Gil White 44%
Carroll Willis 20%
James Willison 33%
Mark Wills 0%
William Wooton 62%
Lacy Wright, Jr. 0%
Emily Yeager 42%

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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