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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 5 David Pethtel Democratic 10%
WV State House 6 William Romine Republican 70%
WV State House 8 Bill Anderson, Jr. Republican 80%
WV State House 16 Carol Miller Republican 100%
WV State House 18 Kelli Sobonya Republican 100%
WV State House 22 Jeff Eldridge Democratic 10%
WV State House 24 Ralph Rodighiero Democratic 10%
WV State House 29 Ricky Moye Democratic 40%
WV State House 34 Brent Boggs Democratic 10%
WV State House 40 Tim Armstead Republican 100%
WV State House 43 William Hartman Democratic 20%
WV State House 45 Bill Hamilton Republican 60%
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 54 Allen Evans Republican 50%
WV State House 57 Ruth Rowan Republican 50%
WV State House 58 Daryl Cowles Republican 70%
WV State House 61 Walter Duke Republican 90%
WV State House 62 John Overington Republican 100%
WV State Senate 1 H. Jack Yost, Jr. Democratic 30%
WV State Senate 3 Bob Ashley Republican 70%
WV State Senate 4 Mitchell Carmichael Republican 70%
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 Tim Ennis 30%
WV Commissioner At-Large Orphy Klempa 20%
WV Commissioner At-Large Harold Michael 40%
WV Commissioner At-Large Scott Varner 40%
WV State Board of Education Thomas Campbell No Party Affiliation 10%
Troy Andes 70%
Sam Argento 10%
Tom Azinger 40%
Larry Barker 10%
Larry Border 100%
Bonnie Brown 20%
Dwight Richard Browning 10%
Mike Burdiss 20%
Samuel Cann, Sr. 30%
Ray Canterbury, Jr. 70%
Kevin Craig 20%
Gerald Crosier 10%
Joe DeLong 10%
Mary Dixon 30%
John Doyle 20%
John Ellem 80%
Ted Ellis 10%
Ronald Fragale 10%
Eustace Frederick 20%
Louis Gall, Jr. 30%
Nancy Guthrie 0%
Barbara Hatfield 10%
Dave Higgins 20%
Lidella Hrutkay 10%
Talmadge Hutchins 30%
Lynwood Ireland 80%
Mel Kessler 60%
Kerry Steven Kominar 20%
Patrick Lane 80%
Marshall Long 10%
Virginia Mahan 20%
Charlene Marshall 10%
Dale Martin 20%
Jonathan Miller 90%
Clif Moore 20%
Jim Morgan 10%
Brady Paxton 10%
Don Perdue 10%
David Perry 20%
John Pino 30%
Dan Poling 20%
Mary Poling 10%
Mike Porter, Sr. 100%
Bill Proudfoot 10%
Douglas Reynolds 30%
Robert Schadler 60%
Patti Schoen 50%
Stan Shaver 50%
Alex Shook 40%
Sharon Spencer 20%
Margaret Staggers 20%
Douglas Stalnaker 0%
William Stemple 0%
Dale Stephens 20%
Linda Sumner 100%
Randy Swartzmiller 10%
Robert Tabb 20%
Joe Talbott 10%
Jeff Tansill 60%
Rick Thompson 10%
Kenneth Tucker 40%
Ronald Walters, Sr. 90%
Carrie Webster 20%
Danny Wells 10%
Harry White 10%
Larry Williams 10%

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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