Based on questionnaire results from Concerned Citizens of WV and the WV Family Foundation. The legislators or candidates listed have publicly supported the passage of Voters' Rights, including Initiative and Referendum.
Records of incumbents are based on historic abortion votes, dated from 1991 to 1997, from West Virginians for Life and Questionnaires from the WV Family Foundation. "Yes" indicates that two thirds or more of the votes or questionnaire responses are Pro-life.
Incumbent Legislators have been rated based on a historic pro-life petition. This letter was signed by 60 Delegates and Senators, and sent to the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate Majority Leader, telling them to stop federal funding to West Virginia that could be used to promote abortion clinics or to counsel for abortions. Legislators who were not in office were given the opportunity to respond to their willingness to sign such a letter, via questionnaire.
Incumbent Legislators have been rated based on a historic vote on HR-14. Amending Rule No. 42 of the House requiring recorded votes on passage of all House bills. Roll call votes are seldom requested on all but the most controversial of votes. No roll call votes were requested during the first half of the 60-day legislative session.
West Va. has experienced an ongoing increase in the number of S.O.B.ís across the state. Other states manage to constitutionally regulate these businesses, however, in West Va. each attempt at legislation has been overturned by liberal judges.
This sensible approach to protecting our children has been endorsed by Governor Underwood.
All laws should be equally enforced, however, the Govít. should not endorse immoral behavior by granting special rights, privileges or protections for homosexuals, lesbians, transsexuals, etc.
Year after year there has been a step by step expansion of casino gambling style slot machines at the four tracks, first to bail out the dog and horse racing operations, now just as an expansion of gambling to enrich public and private coffers.
This form of gambling, described as the "crack cocaine of gambling" is spreading across the state. South Carolina has seen their human cost and banned them. It is hard to enforce the law when they are allowed for "entertainment purposes", so they must be eliminated.
Not all students relate to the public school system. Parents who choose an education method with a different value or discipline system should not be penalized by double taxation. The saving to the state is significant since the average West Virginia public school cost per student per year is over $6000.