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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Free West Virginia

2003 Positions

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

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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