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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: West Virginia AFL-CIO

2003 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Anita Skeens Caldwell 100%
Tracy Dempsey 100%
Jon Hunter 100%
WV State Senate 16 John Unger II Democratic 100%
Randy White 100%
WV State House 50 Mike Caputo Democratic 89%
Joe DeLong 89%
Walter Duke 89%
WV State House 51 Barbara Fleischauer Democratic 89%
Ronald Fragale 89%
Mary Poling 89%
Rick Thompson 89%
Carrie Webster 89%
Thomas Coleman, Jr. 86%
Bonnie Brown 78%
Greg Butcher 78%
John Ellem 78%
WV State House 45 Bill Hamilton Republican 78%
William Louisos 78%
A. James Manchin 78%
WV Commissioner At-Large Dale Manuel 78%
Dale Martin 78%
Brady Paxton 78%
Sally Matz Susman 78%
Kenneth Tucker 78%
Emily Yeager 78%
H. Jack Yost, Jr. 78%
Barbara Hatfield 75%
Dwight Richard Browning 67%
Lidella Hrutkay 67%
Earnest Kuhn 67%
Stan Shaver 56%
Bill Wright 56%
Billy Bailey, Jr. 50%
H. Truman Chafin 50%
John Fanning 50%
Steve Harrison 50%
WV State House 48 Richard Iaquinta Democratic 50%
WV U.S. House 3 Evan Jenkins Republican 50%
WV State House 32 Shirley Love Democratic 50%
Andy McKenzie 50%
Mike Oliverio II 50%
WV State Board of Education David Perry 50%
WV State Senate 13 Roman Prezioso, Jr. Democratic 50%
WV State House 36 Larry Rowe Democratic 50%
Lisa Smith 50%
WV State House 8 Bill Anderson, Jr. Republican 44%
WV State House 34 Brent Boggs Democratic 44%
Ray Canterbury, Jr. 44%
WV State Senate 4 Mitchell Carmichael Republican 44%
Joe Ferrell 44%
Daniel Foster 44%
Virginia Mahan 44%
Harry White 44%
Charles Russell Webb 40%
Bob Ashley 33%
WV State House 51 Cindy Frich Republican 33%
Nancy Houston 33%
Margarette Leach 33%
WV State Senate 17 Corey Palumbo Democratic 33%
Don Perdue 33%
Donna Reid Renner 33%
Patti Schoen 33%
Sharon Spencer 33%
Joe Talbott 33%
Otis Leggett 25%
John Shelton 25%
WV State House 40 Tim Armstead Republican 22%
WV State Senate 15 Craig Blair Republican 22%
WV Commissioner At-Large Tim Ennis 22%
WV State House 54 Allen Evans Republican 22%
Greg Howard 22%
Jim Morgan 22%
WV State House 5 David Pethtel Democratic 22%
WV State House 6 William Romine Republican 22%
WV State House 18 Kelli Sobonya Republican 22%
Ron Thompson, Jr. 22%
WV State Senate 15 Charles Trump IV Republican 22%
Constantino Amores, Jr. 11%
WV State Senate 13 Bob Beach Democratic 11%
J.D. Beane 11%
Larry Border 11%
WV State Board of Education Thomas Campbell 11%
WV State House 28 Thomas Campbell Democratic 11%
Samuel Cann, Sr. 11%
Donald Caruth 11%
Kevin Craig 11%
Gerald Crosier 11%
John Doyle 11%
Eustace Frederick 11%
WV State House 43 William Hartman Democratic 11%
Robert Kiss 11%
Marshall Long 11%
Jerry Mezzatesta 11%
WV Commissioner At-Large Harold Michael 11%
John Pino 11%
Bill Proudfoot 11%
Jody Guthrie Smirl 11%
Douglas Stalnaker 11%
W. Richard Staton 11%
William Stemple 11%
Linda Sumner 11%
Randy Swartzmiller 11%
Robert Tabb 11%
WV Commissioner At-Large Scott Varner 11%
Christopher Wakim 11%
Larry Williams 11%
Tom Azinger 0%
WV State Senate 3 Donna Boley Republican 0%
Edwin Bowman 0%
Anna Laura Stewart Calvert 0%
WV State House 10 Frank Deem Republican 0%
Larry Edgell 0%
Karen Facemyer 0%
Larry Faircloth 0%
Jesse Guills, Jr. 0%
Mike Hall 0%
Walter Helmick 0%
Jeff Kessler 0%
Kerry Steven Kominar 0%
Brooks McCabe, Jr. 0%
Joseph Minard 0%
Sarah Minear 0%
WV State House 62 John Overington Republican 0%
WV State Senate 5 Robert Plymale Democratic 0%
Mike Ross 0%
Robert Schadler 0%
William Sharpe, Jr. 0%
Herb Snyder 0%
Victor Sprouse 0%
WV State House 39 Ronald Walters, Sr. Republican 0%
Barbara Warner 0%
Russell Weeks, Jr. 0%
L. Gil White 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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