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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: West Virginia AFL-CIO

2004 Positions

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