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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: West Virginians Against Government Waste

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
WV State House 5 David Pethtel Democratic 40%
WV State House 6 William Romine Republican 70%
WV State House 8 Bill Anderson, Jr. Republican 40%
WV State House 18 Kelli Sobonya Republican 70%
WV State House 34 Brent Boggs Democratic 40%
WV State House 40 Tim Armstead Republican 90%
WV State House 43 William Hartman Democratic 40%
WV State House 45 Bill Hamilton Republican 60%
WV State House 48 Richard Iaquinta Democratic 40%
WV State House 50 Mike Caputo Democratic 0%
WV State House 51 Cindy Frich Republican 40%
WV State House 54 Allen Evans Republican 60%
WV State House 62 John Overington Republican 100%
WV State Senate 4 Mitchell Carmichael Republican 80%
WV State Senate 13 Bob Beach Democratic 30%
WV State Senate 15 Craig Blair Republican 80%
WV State Senate 15 Charles Trump IV Republican 50%
WV State Senate 17 Corey Palumbo Democratic 30%
WV Commissioner At-Large Tim Ennis 38%
WV Commissioner At-Large Harold Michael 30%
WV Commissioner At-Large Scott Varner 30%
WV State Board of Education Thomas Campbell 38%
WV State Board of Education David Perry 30%
Constantino Amores, Jr. 30%
Bob Ashley 44%
Tom Azinger 40%
J.D. Beane 30%
Larry Border 70%
Bonnie Brown 30%
Dwight Richard Browning 30%
Greg Butcher 22%
Samuel Cann, Sr. 44%
Ray Canterbury, Jr. 40%
Kevin Craig 30%
Gerald Crosier 30%
Joe DeLong 11%
John Doyle 40%
Walter Duke 80%
John Ellem 60%
Joe Ferrell 22%
Ronald Fragale 30%
Eustace Frederick 30%
Mike Hall 56%
Barbara Hatfield 30%
Nancy Houston 29%
Greg Howard 44%
Lidella Hrutkay 10%
Robert Kiss 30%
Kerry Steven Kominar 30%
Margarette Leach 30%
Otis Leggett 56%
Marshall Long 30%
William Louisos 40%
Virginia Mahan 40%
Tim Manchin 0%
Dale Martin 20%
Jim Morgan 30%
Brady Paxton 30%
Don Perdue 22%
John Pino 30%
Mary Poling 20%
Bill Proudfoot 30%
Robert Schadler 50%
Patti Schoen 60%
Sharon Spencer 25%
Douglas Stalnaker 44%
W. Richard Staton 22%
William Stemple 40%
Linda Sumner 70%
Sally Matz Susman 33%
Randy Swartzmiller 30%
Robert Tabb 30%
Joe Talbott 40%
Rick Thompson 10%
Ron Thompson, Jr. 30%
Kenneth Tucker 11%
Christopher Wakim 50%
Ronald Walters, Sr. 70%
Carrie Webster 20%
Harry White 30%
L. Gil White 30%
Larry Williams 30%
H. Jack Yost, Jr. 20%

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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