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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: West Virginia Gun Owners of America

2002 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
WV State House 1 Randy Swartzmiller Democratic 100%
WV State House 5 David Pethtel Democratic 100%
WV State House 6 William Romine Republican 100%
WV State House 8 Bill Anderson, Jr. Republican 100%
WV State House 10 Tom Azinger Republican 93%
WV State House 17 Dale Stephens Democratic 100%
WV State House 19 Don Perdue Democratic 73%
WV State House 32 David Perry Democratic 100%
WV State House 32 John Pino Democratic 100%
WV State House 39 Ronald Walters, Sr. Republican 100%
WV State House 40 Tim Armstead Republican 100%
WV State House 42 Ray Canterbury, Jr. Republican 100%
WV State House 47 Mary Poling Democratic 93%
WV State House 48 Ronald Fragale Democratic 100%
WV State House 50 Mike Caputo Democratic 100%
WV State House 54 Allen Evans Republican 100%
WV State House 62 John Overington Republican 93%
WV State Senate 4 Mitchell Carmichael Republican 73%
WV State Senate 6 H. Truman Chafin Democratic 100%
WV State Senate 12 Samuel Cann, Sr. Democratic 100%
WV Commissioner of Agriculture Walter Helmick Democratic 100%
WV Commissioner At-Large Timothy Ennis Democratic 100%
Leonard Anderson 100%
J.D. Beane 100%
Larry Border 100%
Edwin Bowman 87%
Dwight Richard Browning 100%
Greg Butcher 100%
Thomas Campbell 100%
Thomas Coleman, Jr. 100%
Oshel Craigo 100%
Richard Flanigan 100%
Roy Givens 100%
Lidella Hrutkay 100%
Susan Hubbard 100%
Ray Keener 100%
Robert Kiss 100%
Earnest Kuhn 100%
Otis Leggett 100%
Virginia Mahan 100%
A. James Manchin 100%
Dale Martin 100%
Warren Randolph McGraw II 100%
Joseph Minard 100%
Sarah Minear 87%
Bill Proudfoot 100%
Dale Riggs 100%
Stan Shaver 100%
Sharon Spencer 100%
Douglas Stalnaker 100%
William Stemple 100%
Rick Thompson 100%
Ron Thompson, Jr. 100%
Kenneth Tucker 100%
Scott Varner 100%
Lacy Wright, Jr. 93%

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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