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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: West Virginia AFL-CIO

1999 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Frank Angotti 100%
WV State House 40 Tim Armstead Republican 100%
Art Ashley 100%
WV State House 50 Mike Caputo Democratic 100%
Jerry Michael Damron 100%
Larry Edgell 100%
Sheirl Lee Fletcher 100%
F. Oscar Hines 100%
Nancy Houston 100%
Jon Hunter 100%
Jeff Kessler 100%
Virginia Mahan 100%
A. James Manchin 100%
Charlene Marshall 100%
Brooks McCabe, Jr. 100%
John Mitchell, Jr. 100%
Rick Modesitt 100%
Marie Redd 100%
WV State House 36 Larry Rowe Democratic 100%
Lisa Smith 100%
Joe Sparks 100%
Sally Matz Susman 100%
Gary Otho Tillis 100%
WV State Senate 16 John Unger II Democratic 100%
Mark Wills 100%
Larry Linch 96%
Warren Randolph McGraw II 96%
WV State House 5 David Pethtel Democratic 95%
Paul Prunty 94%
WV State House 34 Brent Boggs Democratic 91%
Earnest Kuhn 91%
Mary Pearl Compton 90%
Tracy Dempsey 89%
Richard Flanigan 88%
WV State House 51 Barbara Fleischauer Democratic 86%
Susan Hubbard 86%
Andy McKenzie 86%
Herb Snyder 86%
Harry White 86%
David Collins 85%
Sharon Spencer 83%
Greg Butcher 82%
WV Commissioner At-Large Dale Manuel 79%
Oshel Craigo 78%
Joe Smith 78%
William Wooton 78%
Talmadge Hutchins 77%
Margarette Leach 76%
WV Commissioner At-Large Scott Varner 76%
Kerry Steven Kominar 73%
William Laird IV 73%
Kenneth Tucker 73%
Randy White 73%
Roy Givens 72%
Barbara Hatfield 70%
WV State Senate 13 Roman Prezioso, Jr. Democratic 69%
W. Richard Staton 67%
Carroll Willis 67%
Mike Oliverio II 65%
WV State Board of Education Thomas Campbell 64%
Jeff Davis 64%
Jody Guthrie Smirl 64%
William Stemple 64%
Charles Russell Webb 64%
William Louisos 62%
H. Truman Chafin 60%
John Fanning 60%
John Shelton 60%
Emily Yeager 58%
Billy Bailey, Jr. 56%
Martha Yeager Walker 56%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 55%
Joe Ferrell 55%
Mark Hunt 55%
Lloyd George Jackson II 55%
Ron Thompson, Jr. 55%
Vicki Douglas 54%
John Doyle 53%
Barbara Warner 53%
J.D. Beane 50%
Joseph Minard 50%
Don Perdue 50%
Larry Williams 50%
Sammy Dalton 49%
Jerry Mezzatesta 49%
John Pino 49%
William Sharpe, Jr. 48%
Homer Keaton Ball 47%
Tamara Herron Pettit 47%
L. Gil White 47%
Lacy Wright, Jr. 47%
Constantino Amores, Jr. 45%
Thomas Coleman, Jr. 45%
Arley Johnson 45%
Robert Kiss 45%
Robert Dittmar 44%
J.E. Joe Martin 44%
Edwin Bowman 43%
Samuel Cann, Sr. 43%
WV State House 32 Shirley Love Democratic 43%
Sarah Minear 43%
Mike Ross 43%
Richard Everson 42%
Walter Helmick 42%
WV Commissioner At-Large Tim Ennis 41%
Jerry Kelley 41%
WV State Senate 5 Robert Plymale Democratic 40%
WV State House 10 Frank Deem Republican 39%
Bill Proudfoot 39%
Mike Hall 38%
WV State House 16 C. Romine Republican 38%
WV State House 54 Allen Evans Republican 36%
WV U.S. House 3 Evan Jenkins Republican 36%
Douglas Stalnaker 36%
Dale Riggs 35%
WV State Senate 3 Donna Boley Republican 33%
Eustace Frederick 33%
WV Commissioner At-Large Harold Michael 33%
WV State House 8 Bill Anderson, Jr. Republican 32%
Tom Azinger 32%
Karen Facemyer 32%
James Willison 30%
Victor Sprouse 29%
Steve Harrison 28%
WV State Senate 15 Charles Trump IV Republican 28%
Larry Border 26%
Otis Leggett 25%
Robert Schadler 25%
Larry Faircloth 19%
WV State House 62 John Overington Republican 14%
Leonard Anderson 6%

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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