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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 1 Randy Swartzmiller Democratic 21%
WV State House 5 David Pethtel Democratic 25%
WV State House 6 William Romine Republican 32%
WV State House 8 Bill Anderson, Jr. Republican 47%
WV State House 10 Tom Azinger Republican 26%
WV State House 10 John Ellem Republican 45%
WV State House 11 Bob Ashley Republican 42%
WV State House 13 Brady Paxton Democratic 21%
WV State House 16 Kevin Craig Democratic 21%
WV State House 18 Kelli Sobonya Republican 47%
WV State House 19 Don Perdue Democratic 26%
WV State House 21 Harry White Democratic 21%
WV State House 30 Linda Sumner Republican 58%
WV State House 32 David Perry Democratic 21%
WV State House 32 John Pino Democratic 20%
WV State House 34 Brent Boggs Democratic 33%
WV State House 39 Ronald Walters, Sr. Republican 50%
WV State House 40 Tim Armstead Republican 55%
WV State House 42 Ray Canterbury, Jr. Republican 26%
WV State House 43 William Hartman Democratic 26%
WV State House 45 Bill Hamilton Republican 53%
WV State House 47 Mary Poling Democratic 21%
WV State House 48 Ronald Fragale Democratic 21%
WV State House 48 Richard Iaquinta Democratic 26%
WV State House 50 Mike Caputo Democratic 20%
WV State House 50 Tim Manchin Democratic 17%
WV State House 51 Barbara Fleischauer Democratic 15%
WV State House 51 Cindy Frich Republican 32%
WV State House 52 Larry Williams Democratic 21%
WV State House 54 Allen Evans Republican 37%
WV State House 62 John Overington Republican 50%
WV State Senate 1 H. Jack Yost, Jr. Democratic 22%
WV State Senate 2 Larry Edgell Democratic 20%
WV State Senate 2 Jeffrey Kessler Democratic 19%
WV State Senate 3 Donna Boley Republican 43%
WV State Senate 4 Mitchell Carmichael Republican 47%
WV State Senate 4 Mike Hall Republican 47%
WV State Senate 5 Evan Jenkins Republican 24%
WV State Senate 5 Robert Plymale Democratic 19%
WV State Senate 6 H. Truman Chafin Democratic 25%
WV State Senate 12 Samuel Cann, Sr. Democratic 26%
WV State Senate 13 Bob Beach Democratic 21%
WV State Senate 13 Roman Prezioso, Jr. Democratic 19%
WV State Senate 15 Craig Blair Republican 42%
WV State Senate 16 Herb Snyder Democratic 19%
WV State Senate 16 John Unger II Democratic 29%
WV State Senate 17 Brooks McCabe, Jr. Democratic 14%
WV State Senate 17 Corey Palumbo Democratic 20%
WV Commissioner of Agriculture Walter Helmick Democratic 19%
WV Mayor At-Large Andy McKenzie Republican 24%
WV Commissioner At-Large Timothy Ennis Democratic 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%

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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