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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Free West Virginia

2003 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
WV State House 1 Randy Swartzmiller Democratic 39%
WV State Senate 1 H. Jack Yost, Jr. Democratic 33%
WV State Senate 2 Larry Edgell Democratic 41%
WV State Senate 2 Jeffrey Kessler Democratic 41%
WV State Senate 3 Donna Boley Republican 76%
WV State Senate 4 Mitchell Carmichael Republican 67%
WV State Senate 4 Mike Hall Republican 56%
WV State Senate 5 Evan Jenkins Republican 41%
WV State House 5 David Pethtel Democratic 39%
WV State Senate 5 Robert Plymale Democratic 41%
WV State Senate 6 H. Truman Chafin Democratic 47%
WV State House 6 William Romine Republican 50%
WV State House 8 Bill Anderson, Jr. Republican 47%
WV State House 10 Tom Azinger Republican 50%
WV State House 10 John Ellem Republican 56%
WV State House 11 Bob Ashley Republican 59%
WV State Senate 12 Samuel Cann, Sr. Democratic 53%
WV State Senate 13 Bob Beach Democratic 39%
WV State House 13 Brady Paxton Democratic 33%
WV State Senate 13 Roman Prezioso, Jr. Democratic 47%
WV State Senate 15 Craig Blair Republican 71%
WV State House 16 Kevin Craig Democratic 44%
WV State Senate 16 Herb Snyder Democratic 40%
WV State Senate 16 John Unger II Democratic 47%
WV State Senate 17 Brooks McCabe, Jr. Democratic 38%
WV State Senate 17 Corey Palumbo Democratic 33%
WV State House 18 Kelli Sobonya Republican 56%
WV State House 19 Don Perdue Democratic 44%
WV State House 21 Harry White Democratic 50%
WV State House 30 Linda Sumner Republican 56%
WV State House 32 David Perry Democratic 44%
WV State House 32 John Pino Democratic 39%
WV State House 34 Brent Boggs Democratic 39%
WV State House 39 Ronald Walters, Sr. Republican 67%
WV State House 40 Tim Armstead Republican 72%
WV State House 42 Ray Canterbury, Jr. Republican 44%
WV State House 43 William Hartman Democratic 39%
WV State House 45 Bill Hamilton Republican 44%
WV State House 47 Mary Poling Democratic 39%
WV State House 48 Ronald Fragale Democratic 28%
WV State House 48 Richard Iaquinta Democratic 44%
WV State House 50 Mike Caputo Democratic 39%
WV State House 51 Barbara Fleischauer Democratic 18%
WV State House 51 Cindy Frich Republican 53%
WV State House 52 Larry Williams Democratic 44%
WV State House 54 Allen Evans Republican 50%
WV State House 62 John Overington Republican 72%
WV Commissioner At-Large Timothy Ennis Democratic 44%
WV Commissioner At-Large Dale Manuel 28%
WV Mayor At-Large Andy McKenzie Republican 65%
WV Commissioner of Agriculture Walter Helmick Democratic 35%
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%

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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