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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: West Virginia Conservatives Online

1997-1998 Positions on Taxpayer Issues

Issues: Conservative
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 Senate 2 Charles Clements Republican 12
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
Constantino Amores, Jr. 0
Bob Ashley 12
Tom Azinger 62
Robert Beach 0
J.D. Beane 0
Larry Border 75
Michael Buchanan 12
Greg Butcher 0
Samuel Cann, Sr. 12
Eugene Claypole 0
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
Nick Fantasia 12
Joe Farris 0
Richard Flanigan 12
Ronald Fragale 38
Eustace Frederick 0
Frederick Gillespie 75
Kelly Given 71
Roy Givens 0
Steve Harrison 88
Larry Jack Heck 12
Dick Henderson 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
Margaret Miller 25
Elizabeth Osborne 0
Tamara Herron Pettit 0
John Pino 0
Bill Proudfoot 12
Robert Parker Pulliam 50
Dale Riggs 0
Rudy Seacrist 12
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
Carl Thomas 25
Ron Thompson, Jr. 0
Gary Otho Tillis 0
Tom Tomblin 25
Kenneth Tucker 0
Mark Forest Underwood 25
Ronald Walters, Sr. 62
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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