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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: West Virginia Sierra Club

2001-2004 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Jon Hunter 100%
Tim Manchin 100%
Ronald Fragale 94%
Dale Martin 88%
Randy White 88%
WV State House 34 Brent Boggs Democratic 81%
Virginia Mahan 81%
Walter Duke 80%
WV State House 51 Cindy Frich Republican 80%
Barbara Hatfield 80%
WV State House 48 Richard Iaquinta Democratic 80%
Carrie Webster 80%
Bonnie Brown 75%
Brady Paxton 75%
Mary Poling 75%
Sally Matz Susman 75%
WV State House 50 Mike Caputo Democratic 73%
Joe DeLong 73%
WV State Senate 16 John Unger II Democratic 73%
Ray Canterbury, Jr. 69%
Kenneth Tucker 69%
Billy Bailey, Jr. 67%
Greg Butcher 67%
Don Perdue 67%
Tracy Dempsey 62%
WV U.S. House 3 Evan Jenkins Republican 62%
William Louisos 62%
Ron Thompson, Jr. 62%
Robert Tabb 60%
Joe Talbott 60%
H. Jack Yost, Jr. 60%
Sharon Spencer 57%
WV State House 40 Tim Armstead Republican 56%
Lidella Hrutkay 56%
WV State Senate 15 Charles Trump IV Republican 56%
H. Truman Chafin 55%
Brooks McCabe, Jr. 55%
WV State Senate 13 Roman Prezioso, Jr. Democratic 55%
WV State Senate 4 Mitchell Carmichael Republican 53%
WV State House 8 Bill Anderson, Jr. Republican 50%
Larry Border 50%
John Doyle 50%
Nancy Houston 50%
WV State Senate 17 Corey Palumbo Democratic 50%
Patti Schoen 50%
WV State Senate 13 Bob Beach Democratic 47%
WV State Board of Education Thomas Campbell 47%
Margarette Leach 47%
Edwin Bowman 45%
Larry Edgell 45%
Jeff Kessler 45%
WV State House 32 Shirley Love Democratic 45%
Andy McKenzie 45%
WV State Senate 5 Robert Plymale Democratic 45%
J.D. Beane 44%
Samuel Cann, Sr. 44%
John Ellem 44%
WV State House 54 Allen Evans Republican 44%
WV Commissioner At-Large Harold Michael 44%
Jim Morgan 44%
WV State Board of Education David Perry 44%
WV State House 5 David Pethtel Democratic 44%
John Pino 44%
W. Richard Staton 44%
William Stemple 44%
WV Commissioner At-Large Scott Varner 44%
Larry Williams 44%
WV Commissioner At-Large Tim Ennis 40%
WV State House 45 Bill Hamilton Republican 40%
Constantino Amores, Jr. 38%
Bob Ashley 38%
Dwight Richard Browning 38%
Robert Kiss 38%
Kerry Steven Kominar 38%
Douglas Stalnaker 38%
Rick Thompson 38%
Harry White 38%
John Fanning 36%
Walter Helmick 36%
Eustace Frederick 33%
Otis Leggett 33%
Marshall Long 33%
Kevin Craig 31%
Joe Ferrell 31%
Bill Proudfoot 31%
Randy Swartzmiller 31%
WV State Senate 15 Craig Blair Republican 30%
Karen Facemyer 27%
Joseph Minard 27%
Mike Oliverio II 27%
William Sharpe, Jr. 27%
Victor Sprouse 27%
Ronald Walters, Sr. 27%
Tom Azinger 25%
Gerald Crosier 25%
Mike Hall 25%
WV State House 62 John Overington Republican 25%
WV State House 43 William Hartman Democratic 20%
Greg Howard 20%
WV State House 18 Kelli Sobonya Republican 20%
Linda Sumner 20%
L. Gil White 20%
WV State House 6 William Romine Republican 19%
Robert Schadler 19%
Jesse Guills, Jr. 12%
Steve Harrison 12%
Russell Weeks, Jr. 12%
Christopher Wakim 10%
Sarah Minear 9%
WV State Senate 3 Donna Boley Republican 0%
WV State House 10 Frank Deem Republican 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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