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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: West Virginia Conservatives Online

2008 Positions on Taxpayer Issues

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
WV State House 1 Randy Swartzmiller Democratic 10%
WV State House 5 David Pethtel Democratic 10%
WV State House 6 William Romine Republican 70%
WV State House 7 Lynwood Ireland Republican 80%
WV State House 8 Bill Anderson, Jr. Republican 80%
WV State House 10 Tom Azinger Republican 40%
WV State House 10 John Ellem Republican 80%
WV State House 10 Dan Poling Democratic 20%
WV State House 11 Bob Ashley Republican 70%
WV State House 13 Brady Paxton Democratic 10%
WV State House 15 Troy Andes Republican 70%
WV State House 16 Kevin Craig Democratic 20%
WV State House 16 Carol Miller Republican 100%
WV State House 17 Douglas Reynolds Democratic 30%
WV State House 17 Dale Stephens Democratic 20%
WV State House 18 Kelli Sobonya Republican 100%
WV State House 19 Don Perdue Democratic 10%
WV State House 21 Harry White Democratic 10%
WV State House 26 Clif Moore Democratic 20%
WV State House 29 Ricky Moye Democratic 40%
WV State House 30 Linda Sumner Republican 100%
WV State House 32 David Perry Democratic 20%
WV State House 32 John Pino Democratic 30%
WV State House 32 Margaret Staggers Democratic 20%
WV State House 34 Brent Boggs Democratic 10%
WV State House 36 Nancy Guthrie Democratic 0%
WV State House 36 Danny Wells Democratic 10%
WV State House 38 Patrick Lane Republican 80%
WV State House 39 Ronald Walters, Sr. Republican 90%
WV State House 40 Tim Armstead Republican 100%
WV State House 42 Ray Canterbury, Jr. Republican 70%
WV State House 43 William Hartman Democratic 20%
WV State House 45 Bill Hamilton Republican 60%
WV State House 47 Mary Poling Democratic 10%
WV State House 48 Ronald Fragale Democratic 10%
WV State House 48 Richard Iaquinta Democratic 10%
WV State House 48 Timothy Miley Democratic 20%
WV State House 50 Mike Caputo Democratic 10%
WV State House 50 Linda Longstreth Democratic 10%
WV State House 50 Tim Manchin Democratic 10%
WV State House 51 Barbara Fleischauer Democratic 10%
WV State House 51 Charlene Marshall Democratic 10%
WV State House 52 Larry Williams Democratic 10%
WV State House 54 Allen Evans Republican 50%
WV State House 57 Ruth Rowan Republican 50%
WV State House 58 Daryl Cowles Republican 70%
WV State House 62 John Overington Republican 100%
WV State Senate 1 H. Jack Yost, Jr. Democratic 30%
WV State Senate 4 Mitchell Carmichael Republican 70%
WV State Senate 12 Samuel Cann, Sr. Democratic 30%
WV State Senate 13 Bob Beach Democratic 30%
WV State Senate 15 Craig Blair Republican 100%
WV State Senate 17 Corey Palumbo Democratic 20%
WV Commissioner At-Large Timothy Ennis Democratic 30%
Sam Argento 10%
Larry Barker 10%
Larry Border 100%
Bonnie Brown 20%
Dwight Richard Browning 10%
Mike Burdiss 20%
Thomas Campbell 10%
Gerald Crosier 10%
Joe DeLong 10%
Mary Dixon 30%
John Doyle 20%
Walter Duke 90%
Jeff Eldridge 10%
Ted Ellis 10%
Eustace Frederick 20%
Louis Gall, Jr. 30%
Barbara Hatfield 10%
Dave Higgins 20%
Lidella Hrutkay 10%
Talmadge Hutchins 30%
Mel Kessler 60%
Orphy Klempa 20%
Kerry Steven Kominar 20%
Marshall Long 10%
Virginia Mahan 20%
Dale Martin 20%
Harold Michael 40%
Jonathan Miller 90%
Jim Morgan 10%
Mike Porter, Sr. 100%
Bill Proudfoot 10%
Ralph Rodighiero 10%
Robert Schadler 60%
Patti Schoen 50%
Stan Shaver 50%
Alex Shook 40%
Sharon Spencer 20%
Douglas Stalnaker 0%
William Stemple 0%
Robert Tabb 20%
Joe Talbott 10%
Jeff Tansill 60%
Rick Thompson 10%
Kenneth Tucker 40%
Scott Varner 40%
Carrie Webster 20%

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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