Rating Group: Free West Virginia

2004 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office Name Party Rating
WV State House-1 Randy Swartzmiller D 21%
WV State House-5 David Pethtel D 25%
WV State House-6 William Romine R 32%
WV State House-8 Bill Anderson, Jr. R 47%
WV State House-10 Tom Azinger R 26%
WV State House-10 John Ellem R 45%
WV State House-11 Bob Ashley R 42%
WV State House-13 Brady Paxton D 21%
WV State House-16 Kevin Craig D 21%
WV State House-18 Kelli Sobonya R 47%
WV State House-19 Don Perdue D 26%
WV State House-21 Harry White D 21%
WV State House-30 Linda Sumner R 58%
WV State House-32 David Perry D 21%
WV State House-32 John Pino D 20%
WV State House-34 Brent Boggs D 33%
WV State House-39 Ronald Walters, Sr. R 50%
WV State House-40 Tim Armstead R 55%
WV State House-42 Ray Canterbury, Jr. R 26%
WV State House-43 William Hartman D 26%
WV State House-45 Bill Hamilton R 53%
WV State House-47 Mary Poling D 21%
WV State House-48 Ronald Fragale D 21%
WV State House-48 Richard Iaquinta D 26%
WV State House-50 Mike Caputo D 20%
WV State House-50 Tim Manchin D 17%
WV State House-51 Barbara Fleischauer D 15%
WV State House-51 Cindy Frich R 32%
WV State House-52 Larry Williams D 21%
WV State House-54 Allen Evans R 37%
WV State House-62 John Overington R 50%
WV State Senate-1 H. Jack Yost, Jr. D 22%
WV State Senate-2 Larry Edgell D 20%
WV State Senate-2 Jeffrey Kessler D 19%
WV State Senate-3 Donna Boley R 43%
WV State Senate-4 Mitchell Carmichael R 47%
WV State Senate-4 Mike Hall R 47%
WV State Senate-5 Evan Jenkins R 24%
WV State Senate-5 Robert Plymale D 19%
WV State Senate-6 H. Truman Chafin D 25%
WV State Senate-12 Samuel Cann, Sr. D 26%
WV State Senate-13 Bob Beach D 21%
WV State Senate-13 Roman Prezioso, Jr. D 19%
WV State Senate-15 Craig Blair R 42%
WV State Senate-16 Herb Snyder D 19%
WV State Senate-16 John Unger II D 29%
WV State Senate-17 Brooks McCabe, Jr. D 14%
WV State Senate-17 Corey Palumbo D 20%
WV Commissioner of Agriculture Walter Helmick D 19%
WV Mayor-At-Large Andy McKenzie R 24%
WV Commissioner-At-Large Timothy Ennis D 24%
WV Commissioner-At-Large Dale Manuel 21%
Constantino Amores, Jr. 20%
Billy Bailey, Jr. 25%
J.D. Beane 21%
Larry Border 53%
Edwin Bowman 19%
Bonnie Brown 13%
Dwight Richard Browning 21%
Greg Butcher 26%
Anita Skeens Caldwell 24%
Anna Laura Stewart Calvert 30%
Thomas Campbell 17%
Donald Caruth 21%
Thomas Coleman, Jr. 0%
Gerald Crosier 21%
Frank Deem 29%
Joe DeLong 25%
Tracy Dempsey 19%
John Doyle 26%
Walter Duke 42%
Karen Facemyer 29%
Larry Faircloth 33%
John Fanning 24%
Joe Ferrell 26%
Daniel Foster 21%
Eustace Frederick 21%
Jesse Guills, Jr. 38%
Steve Harrison 43%
Barbara Hatfield 16%
Nancy Houston 22%
Greg Howard 37%
Lidella Hrutkay 26%
Jon Hunter 19%
Robert Kiss 21%
Kerry Steven Kominar 26%
Earnest Kuhn 24%
Margarette Leach 11%
Otis Leggett 39%
Marshall Long 21%
William Louisos 47%
Shirley Love 24%
Virginia Mahan 30%
Dale Martin 21%
Jerry Mezzatesta 16%
Harold Michael 21%
Joseph Minard 19%
Sarah Minear 33%
Jim Morgan 20%
Mike Oliverio II 24%
Bill Proudfoot 21%
Donna Reid Renner 22%
Mike Ross 19%
Larry Rowe 24%
Robert Schadler 30%
Patti Schoen 47%
William Sharpe, Jr. 19%
Stan Shaver 21%
John Shelton 21%
Jody Guthrie Smirl 30%
Lisa Smith 52%
Sharon Spencer 21%
Victor Sprouse 33%
Douglas Stalnaker 26%
W. Richard Staton 21%
William Stemple 30%
Sally Matz Susman 26%
Robert Tabb 26%
Joe Talbott 22%
Rick Thompson 30%
Ron Thompson, Jr. 21%
Charles Trump IV 37%
Kenneth Tucker 26%
Scott Varner 21%
Christopher Wakim 37%
Barbara Warner 22%
Charles Russell Webb 47%
Carrie Webster 20%
Russell Weeks, Jr. 52%
Randy White 20%
L. Gil White 17%
Bill Wright 26%

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