Rating Group: Free West Virginia

2003 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office Name Party Rating
WV State House-1 Randy Swartzmiller D 39%
WV State House-5 David Pethtel D 39%
WV State House-6 William Romine R 50%
WV State House-8 Bill Anderson, Jr. R 47%
WV State House-10 Tom Azinger R 50%
WV State House-10 John Ellem R 56%
WV State House-11 Bob Ashley R 59%
WV State House-13 Brady Paxton D 33%
WV State House-16 Kevin Craig D 44%
WV State House-18 Kelli Sobonya R 56%
WV State House-19 Don Perdue D 44%
WV State House-21 Harry White D 50%
WV State House-30 Linda Sumner R 56%
WV State House-32 David Perry D 44%
WV State House-32 John Pino D 39%
WV State House-34 Brent Boggs D 39%
WV State House-39 Ronald Walters, Sr. R 67%
WV State House-40 Tim Armstead R 72%
WV State House-42 Ray Canterbury, Jr. R 44%
WV State House-43 William Hartman D 39%
WV State House-45 Bill Hamilton R 44%
WV State House-47 Mary Poling D 39%
WV State House-48 Ronald Fragale D 28%
WV State House-48 Richard Iaquinta D 44%
WV State House-50 Mike Caputo D 39%
WV State House-51 Barbara Fleischauer D 18%
WV State House-51 Cindy Frich R 53%
WV State House-52 Larry Williams D 44%
WV State House-54 Allen Evans R 50%
WV State House-62 John Overington R 72%
WV State Senate-1 H. Jack Yost, Jr. D 33%
WV State Senate-2 Larry Edgell D 41%
WV State Senate-2 Jeffrey Kessler D 41%
WV State Senate-3 Donna Boley R 76%
WV State Senate-4 Mitchell Carmichael R 67%
WV State Senate-4 Mike Hall R 56%
WV State Senate-5 Evan Jenkins R 41%
WV State Senate-5 Robert Plymale D 41%
WV State Senate-6 H. Truman Chafin D 47%
WV State Senate-12 Samuel Cann, Sr. D 53%
WV State Senate-13 Bob Beach D 39%
WV State Senate-13 Roman Prezioso, Jr. D 47%
WV State Senate-15 Craig Blair R 71%
WV State Senate-16 Herb Snyder D 40%
WV State Senate-16 John Unger II D 47%
WV State Senate-17 Brooks McCabe, Jr. D 38%
WV State Senate-17 Corey Palumbo D 33%
WV Commissioner of Agriculture Walter Helmick D 35%
WV Mayor-At-Large Andy McKenzie R 65%
WV Commissioner-At-Large Timothy Ennis D 44%
WV Commissioner-At-Large Dale Manuel 28%
Constantino Amores, Jr. 33%
Billy Bailey, Jr. 47%
J.D. Beane 39%
Larry Border 56%
Edwin Bowman 44%
Bonnie Brown 39%
Dwight Richard Browning 44%
Greg Butcher 35%
Anita Skeens Caldwell 41%
Anna Laura Stewart Calvert 50%
Thomas Campbell 39%
Donald Caruth 44%
Gerald Crosier 33%
Frank Deem 53%
Joe DeLong 39%
Tracy Dempsey 41%
John Doyle 35%
Walter Duke 44%
Karen Facemyer 53%
Larry Faircloth 65%
John Fanning 53%
Joe Ferrell 47%
Daniel Foster 33%
Eustace Frederick 44%
Jesse Guills, Jr. 69%
Steve Harrison 82%
Barbara Hatfield 33%
Nancy Houston 41%
Greg Howard 44%
Lidella Hrutkay 22%
Jon Hunter 47%
Robert Kiss 39%
Kerry Steven Kominar 39%
Earnest Kuhn 44%
Margarette Leach 31%
Otis Leggett 67%
Marshall Long 39%
William Louisos 72%
Shirley Love 47%
Virginia Mahan 39%
A. James Manchin 33%
Dale Martin 33%
Jerry Mezzatesta 35%
Harold Michael 41%
Joseph Minard 41%
Sarah Minear 65%
Jim Morgan 35%
Mike Oliverio II 47%
Bill Proudfoot 39%
Donna Reid Renner 50%
Mike Ross 35%
Larry Rowe 47%
Robert Schadler 63%
Patti Schoen 56%
William Sharpe, Jr. 35%
Stan Shaver 56%
John Shelton 50%
Jody Guthrie Smirl 44%
Lisa Smith 71%
Sharon Spencer 28%
Victor Sprouse 76%
Douglas Stalnaker 50%
W. Richard Staton 39%
William Stemple 39%
Sally Matz Susman 39%
Robert Tabb 39%
Joe Talbott 39%
Rick Thompson 39%
Ron Thompson, Jr. 39%
Charles Trump IV 39%
Kenneth Tucker 33%
Scott Varner 39%
Christopher Wakim 56%
Barbara Warner 44%
Charles Russell Webb 59%
Carrie Webster 24%
Russell Weeks, Jr. 76%
Randy White 47%
L. Gil White 50%
Bill Wright 39%
Emily Yeager 39%

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