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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: West Virginia National Federation of Independent Business

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 75%
WV U.S. House 3 Evan Jenkins Republican 75%
WV State House 5 David Pethtel Democratic 80%
WV State House 8 Bill Anderson, Jr. Republican 80%
WV State House 10 Frank Deem Republican 80%
WV State House 16 C. Romine Republican 80%
WV State House 32 Shirley Love Democratic 80%
WV State House 34 Brent Boggs Democratic 80%
WV State House 36 Larry Rowe Democratic 80%
WV State House 40 Tim Armstead Republican 80%
WV State House 50 Mike Caputo Democratic 80%
WV State House 51 Barbara Fleischauer Democratic 80%
WV State House 54 Allen Evans Republican 60%
WV State House 62 John Overington Republican 80%
WV State Senate 3 Donna Boley Republican 80%
WV State Senate 5 Robert Plymale Democratic 80%
WV State Senate 13 Roman Prezioso, Jr. Democratic 80%
WV State Senate 15 Charles Trump IV Republican 80%
WV State Senate 16 John Unger II Democratic 80%
WV Commissioner At-Large Tim Ennis 80%
WV Commissioner At-Large Dale Manuel 80%
WV Commissioner At-Large Harold Michael 80%
WV Commissioner At-Large Scott Varner 80%
WV State Board of Education Thomas Campbell 75%
Constantino Amores, Jr. 80%
Leonard Anderson 75%
Frank Angotti 80%
Art Ashley 75%
Tom Azinger 80%
Billy Bailey, Jr. 80%
Homer Keaton Ball 80%
J.D. Beane 80%
Larry Border 80%
Edwin Bowman 80%
Greg Butcher 80%
Anna Laura Stewart Calvert 75%
Samuel Cann, Sr. 80%
H. Truman Chafin 80%
Thomas Coleman, Jr. 80%
Mary Pearl Compton 80%
Oshel Craigo 80%
Sammy Dalton 80%
Jeff Davis 100%
James Gary Dawson 75%
Tracy Dempsey 80%
Robert Dittmar 80%
Vicki Douglas 80%
John Doyle 80%
Larry Edgell 80%
Karen Facemyer 80%
Larry Faircloth 100%
John Fanning 75%
Joe Ferrell 80%
Richard Flanigan 80%
Sheirl Lee Fletcher 80%
Eustace Frederick 80%
Roy Givens 80%
Mike Hall 80%
Steve Harrison 80%
Barbara Hatfield 80%
Walter Helmick 80%
F. Oscar Hines 80%
Nancy Houston 75%
Susan Hubbard 80%
Mark Hunt 80%
Jon Hunter 80%
Lloyd George Jackson II 80%
Arley Johnson 80%
Jerry Kelley 80%
Jeff Kessler 80%
Robert Kiss 80%
Kerry Steven Kominar 80%
Earnest Kuhn 80%
William Laird IV 60%
Margarette Leach 80%
Otis Leggett 80%
Larry Linch 80%
William Louisos 100%
Virginia Mahan 80%
A. James Manchin 80%
Charlene Marshall 80%
J.E. Joe Martin 80%
Joe Mattaliano 75%
Brooks McCabe, Jr. 80%
Warren Randolph McGraw II 80%
Andy McKenzie 80%
Jerry Mezzatesta 75%
Joseph Minard 80%
Sarah Minear 80%
John Mitchell, Jr. 80%
Rick Modesitt 80%
Mike Oliverio II 80%
Brady Paxton 75%
Don Perdue 100%
John Pino 80%
Bill Proudfoot 80%
Paul Prunty 80%
Marie Redd 80%
Dale Riggs 50%
Mark Allen Ross 67%
Mike Ross 75%
Robert Schadler 40%
William Sharpe, Jr. 80%
John Shelton 80%
Jody Guthrie Smirl 80%
Joe Smith 80%
Lisa Smith 80%
Herb Snyder 80%
Joe Sparks 80%
Sharon Spencer 67%
Victor Sprouse 80%
Douglas Stalnaker 80%
W. Richard Staton 80%
William Stemple 80%
Sally Matz Susman 100%
Ron Thompson, Jr. 80%
Kenneth Tucker 80%
Martha Yeager Walker 80%
Barbara Warner 80%
Charles Russell Webb 40%
Randy White 80%
Harry White 80%
L. Gil White 80%
Larry Williams 80%
Carroll Willis 75%
James Willison 80%
Mark Wills 80%
William Wooton 75%
Lacy Wright, Jr. 80%
Emily Yeager 80%

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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