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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: West Virginians Against Government Waste

1997-1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 25%
WV U.S. House 3 Evan Jenkins Republican 0%
WV State House 8 Bill Anderson, Jr. Republican 25%
WV State House 34 Brent Boggs Democratic 25%
WV State House 36 Larry Rowe Democratic 0%
WV State House 50 Mike Caputo Democratic 0%
WV State House 51 Barbara Fleischauer Democratic 0%
WV State House 54 Allen Evans Republican 75%
WV State House 62 John Overington Republican 88%
WV State Senate 4 Mike Hall Republican 75%
WV State Senate 15 Charles Trump IV Republican 12%
WV President of the State Board of Education Thomas Campbell 0%
WV Commissioner At-Large Tim Ennis 0%
WV Commissioner At-Large Dale Manuel 0%
WV Commissioner At-Large Harold Michael 0%
WV Commissioner At-Large Scott Varner 0%
Constantino Amores, Jr. 0%
Art Ashley 12%
Tom Azinger 62%
J.D. Beane 0%
Larry Border 75%
Greg Butcher 0%
Samuel Cann, Sr. 12%
Thomas Coleman, Jr. 25%
David Collins 0%
Mary Pearl Compton 0%
Sammy Dalton 0%
Jerry Michael Damron 0%
Jeff Davis 25%
Tracy Dempsey 0%
Vicki Douglas 12%
John Doyle 0%
Richard Everson 12%
Karen Facemyer 25%
Larry Faircloth 25%
Richard Flanigan 12%
Eustace Frederick 0%
Roy Givens 0%
Steve Harrison 88%
Susan Hubbard 0%
Mark Hunt 0%
Talmadge Hutchins 0%
Arley Johnson 0%
Jerry Kelley 0%
Robert Kiss 0%
Kerry Steven Kominar 0%
Earnest Kuhn 12%
William Laird IV 0%
Margarette Leach 0%
Otis Leggett 62%
Larry Linch 12%
William Louisos 88%
Virginia Mahan 0%
J.E. Joe Martin 0%
Warren Randolph McGraw II 50%
Jerry Mezzatesta 0%
Tamara Herron Pettit 0%
John Pino 0%
Bill Proudfoot 12%
Paul Prunty 75%
Dale Riggs 0%
John Shelton 25%
Jody Guthrie Smirl 25%
Joe Smith 0%
Joe Sparks 12%
Sharon Spencer 12%
Douglas Stalnaker 12%
W. Richard Staton 0%
William Stemple 25%
Ron Thompson, Jr. 0%
Gary Otho Tillis 0%
Kenneth Tucker 0%
Barbara Warner 0%
Charles Russell Webb 100%
Randy White 0%
Harry White 12%
L. Gil White 0%
Larry Williams 25%
Carroll Willis 0%
James Willison 12%
Lacy Wright, Jr. 33%
Emily Yeager 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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