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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Free West Virginia

2003 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
Steve Harrison 82%
WV State Senate 3 Donna Boley Republican 76%
Victor Sprouse 76%
Russell Weeks, Jr. 76%
WV State House 40 Tim Armstead Republican 72%
William Louisos 72%
WV State House 62 John Overington Republican 72%
WV State Senate 15 Craig Blair Republican 71%
Lisa Smith 71%
Jesse Guills, Jr. 69%
WV State Senate 4 Mitchell Carmichael Republican 67%
Otis Leggett 67%
Ronald Walters, Sr. 67%
Larry Faircloth 65%
Andy McKenzie 65%
Sarah Minear 65%
Robert Schadler 63%
Bob Ashley 59%
Charles Russell Webb 59%
Larry Border 56%
John Ellem 56%
Mike Hall 56%
Patti Schoen 56%
Stan Shaver 56%
WV State House 18 Kelli Sobonya Republican 56%
Linda Sumner 56%
Christopher Wakim 56%
Samuel Cann, Sr. 53%
WV State House 10 Frank Deem Republican 53%
Karen Facemyer 53%
John Fanning 53%
WV State House 51 Cindy Frich Republican 53%
Tom Azinger 50%
Anna Laura Stewart Calvert 50%
WV State House 54 Allen Evans Republican 50%
Donna Reid Renner 50%
WV State House 6 William Romine Republican 50%
John Shelton 50%
Douglas Stalnaker 50%
Harry White 50%
L. Gil White 50%
WV State House 8 Bill Anderson, Jr. Republican 47%
Billy Bailey, Jr. 47%
H. Truman Chafin 47%
Joe Ferrell 47%
Jon Hunter 47%
WV State House 32 Shirley Love Democratic 47%
Mike Oliverio II 47%
WV State Senate 13 Roman Prezioso, Jr. Democratic 47%
WV State House 36 Larry Rowe Democratic 47%
WV State Senate 16 John Unger II Democratic 47%
Randy White 47%
Edwin Bowman 44%
Dwight Richard Browning 44%
Ray Canterbury, Jr. 44%
Donald Caruth 44%
Kevin Craig 44%
Walter Duke 44%
WV Commissioner At-Large Tim Ennis 44%
Eustace Frederick 44%
WV State House 45 Bill Hamilton Republican 44%
Greg Howard 44%
WV State House 48 Richard Iaquinta Democratic 44%
Earnest Kuhn 44%
Don Perdue 44%
WV State Board of Education David Perry 44%
Jody Guthrie Smirl 44%
Barbara Warner 44%
Larry Williams 44%
Anita Skeens Caldwell 41%
Tracy Dempsey 41%
Larry Edgell 41%
Nancy Houston 41%
WV U.S. House 3 Evan Jenkins Republican 41%
Jeff Kessler 41%
WV Commissioner At-Large Harold Michael 41%
Joseph Minard 41%
WV State Senate 5 Robert Plymale Democratic 41%
Herb Snyder 40%
WV State Senate 13 Bob Beach Democratic 39%
J.D. Beane 39%
WV State House 34 Brent Boggs Democratic 39%
Bonnie Brown 39%
WV State Board of Education Thomas Campbell 39%
WV State House 50 Mike Caputo Democratic 39%
Joe DeLong 39%
WV State House 43 William Hartman Democratic 39%
Robert Kiss 39%
Kerry Steven Kominar 39%
Marshall Long 39%
Virginia Mahan 39%
WV State House 5 David Pethtel Democratic 39%
John Pino 39%
Mary Poling 39%
Bill Proudfoot 39%
W. Richard Staton 39%
William Stemple 39%
Sally Matz Susman 39%
Randy Swartzmiller 39%
Robert Tabb 39%
Joe Talbott 39%
Rick Thompson 39%
Ron Thompson, Jr. 39%
WV State Senate 15 Charles Trump IV Republican 39%
WV Commissioner At-Large Scott Varner 39%
Bill Wright 39%
Emily Yeager 39%
Brooks McCabe, Jr. 38%
Greg Butcher 35%
John Doyle 35%
Walter Helmick 35%
Jerry Mezzatesta 35%
Jim Morgan 35%
Mike Ross 35%
William Sharpe, Jr. 35%
Constantino Amores, Jr. 33%
Gerald Crosier 33%
Daniel Foster 33%
Barbara Hatfield 33%
A. James Manchin 33%
Dale Martin 33%
WV State Senate 17 Corey Palumbo Democratic 33%
Brady Paxton 33%
Kenneth Tucker 33%
H. Jack Yost, Jr. 33%
Margarette Leach 31%
Ronald Fragale 28%
WV Commissioner At-Large Dale Manuel 28%
Sharon Spencer 28%
Carrie Webster 24%
Lidella Hrutkay 22%
WV State House 51 Barbara Fleischauer Democratic 18%

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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