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CPAC and ACUF Release Scorecard of West Virginia Lawmakers

The American Conservative Union Foundation conducts an annual, in-depth analysis to rate all 8,000 lawmakers in America, revealing their positions on a wide variety of issues directly affecting our communities and families.

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ACU to Present Awards to Top-Scoring West Virginia Lawmakers at CPAC
 Forty-Eight Lawmakers Earn Awards for Conservative Voting 


ALEXANDRIA, VA (March 21, 2022)— Several West Virginia lawmakers have been recognized by the American Conservative Union and CPAC for their conservative voting records based off a just released analysis from ACUF’s Center for Legislative Accountability.

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The following members of the West Virginia State Legislature earned either the Award for Conservative Excellence for voting with the conservative position at least 90% of the time or the Award for Conservative Achievement for voting with the conservative position at least 80% of the time:


Charles Clements (90%)

David Sypolt (89%)

Craig Blair (87%)

Mark Maynard (87%)

Patricia Rucker (87%)

Randy Smith (87%)

Eric Tarr (87%)

Charles Trump (87%)

Jack Woodrum (87%)

Mike Azinger (87%)

Donna Boley (87%)

Robert Karnes (87%)

Patrick Martin (85%)

Rupie Phillips (85%)

Rollan Roberts (85%)

Chandler Swope (85%)

Tom Takubo (85%)

Ryan Weld (82%)

Mike Maroney (81%) 


Shannon Kimes (93%)

Geoff Foster (90%)

Austin Haynes (90%)

Terri Sypolt (90%)

Kayla Kessinger (89%)

Daniel Linville (89%)

Brandon Steele (89%)

Adam Burkhammer (88%)

Paul Espinosa (88%)

Don Forsht (88%)

Danny Hamrick (88%)

Chuck Horst (88%)

John Hott (88%)

Gary Howell (88%)

Chris Pritt (88%)

Doug Smith (88%)

Heather Tully (88%)

Mark Zatezalo (88%)

Joshua Higginbotham (87%)

Marty Gearheart (87%)

Eric Householder (87%)

John Hardy (86%)

Johnnie Wamsley (85%)

Moore Capito (85%)

Wayne Clark (85%)

Josh Holstein (85%)

Rolland D Jennings (85%)

Laura Kimble (85%)

Phil Mallow (85%)

Carl Martin (85%)

Margitta Mazzocchi (85%)

Pat Mcgeehan (85%)

Chris Phillips (85%)

Ken Reed (85%)

Joe Ellington (84%)

Dianna Graves (84%)

Roger Conley (83%)

Tom Fast (83%)

Roger Hanshaw (83%)

Dean Jeffries (83%)

Riley Keaton (83%)

John Mandt (83%)

Amy Summers (83%)

Roy Cooper (82%)

Vernon Criss (80%)

Jeffrey Pack (80%)

Jonathan Pinson (80%)

The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) analysis reveals West Virginia voting more conservatively during the 2021 session, with Republicans’ voting with the conservative position an average of 82.16% of the time, compared to just 78.95% the prior session.

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Among the 79 roll call votes scored by the ACUF is the legislation checking the Governor’s COVID-19 emergency powers (HB 2003), efforts to protect Second Amendment rights during declared emergencies (SB 458), legislation strengthening free speech on college campuses (SB 657) and protecting women’s sports (HB 3293).

ACUF’s Ratings of Congress and Ratings of the States are initiatives of American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF)’s Center for Legislative Accountability (CLA). These ratings are designed to reflect how more than 8,000 elected officials across the nation view the role of government while illustrating the differences between chambers of the legislature and revealing lawmakers’ positions across 186 policy areas that directly affect citizens.



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Our staff spends thousands of hours analyzing more than 105,000 pieces of legislation voted on by Congress and every state legislature in the country. Your support is critical to be able to provide this level of insight and transparency. Will you please make a tax-deductible donation today to support transparency and ratings of West Virginia legislators?



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