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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Free West Virginia

2004 Positions

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

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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