WVCDL 2018 CANDIDATE RATINGS
Ratings last updated: 05/10/2018
These are the current letter grades for candidates and office holders. If a candidate or office holder is missing from this list, it may mean several things.

1. The WVCDL did not receive a candidate survey..
2. On candidates with an unknown record, we have not received a candidate survey.

Also, the WVCDL is expecting two rounds of endorsements. One prior to the primaries, and one after. This page will be updated when any grades or endorsements are released. All grades are subject to change.

CANDIDATE RACE COUNTIES GRADE ENDORSED PARTY NOTES

Patrick Morrisey
United States SenateALLA+YRAmong the candidates in this field, none has carried the Second Amendment banner so often and consistently as Patrick Morrisey.
Joe ManchinUnited States SenateALLFNDHas been at the forefront of federal gun control since 2013

Alex Mooney
United States House of Representatives (2nd)A+YR
Richard OjedaUnited States House of Representatives (3rd)DNDOjeda continues to attack the Second Amendment in bizarre video rants in social media. Supports holding you responsible for the crimes of others (stolen guns), universal background checks (prelude to registration and confiscation) and more.
Carol MillerUnited States House of Representatives (3rd)ANR

Ryan Ferns
WV Senate 1Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, MarshallA+YR
William IhlenfeldWV Senate 1Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, MarshallNSND
Charles ClementsWV Senate 2Marshall, Monongalia, Wetzel, Marion,Tyler, Doddridge, Calhoun, Ritchie, GilmerBNR** Stated opposition to Campus Carry
Denny LongwellWV Senate 2Marshall, Monongalia, Wetzel, Marion,Tyler, Doddridge, Calhoun, Ritchie, GilmerNSND

Mike Azinger
WV Senate 3Pleasants, Wood, Wirt, RoaneA+YR
Jim LeachWV Senate 3Pleasants, Wood, Wirt, RoaneNSND
Brian PrimWV Senate 4Jackson, Mason, Roane, PutnamNSND
Eric TarrWV Senate 4Jackson, Mason, Roane, PutnamANR
Larry LundsfordWV Senate 5Cabell, WayneNSNR

Mike Woelfel
WV Senate 5Cabell, WayneAYD

Mark Maynard
WV Senate 6Wayne, Mingo, Mcdowell, MercerA+YR
Charles SammonsWV Senate 6Wayne, Mingo, Mcdowell, MercerNSND
Jason StephensWV Senate 7Wayne, Lincoln, Boone, Logan, MingoANR

Ron Stollings
WV Senate 7Wayne, Lincoln, Boone, Logan, MingoA+YD
Richard LindsayWV Senate 8Putnam, KanawhaFNDMade numerous public statements against constitutional carry, and against defensive carry of firearms in general.
Ed GaunchWV Senate 8Putnam, KanawhaA+NR
Rollan RobertsWV Senate 9Raleigh, Wyoming, McdowellANR
William WootenWV Senate 9Raleigh, Wyoming, McdowellNSND
George AmblerWV Senate 10Fayette, Greenbrier, Summers, MonroeCNRNo vote on "constitutional carry," yes vote on Parking Lots. Unreliable.
Stephen BaldwinWV Senate 10Fayette, Greenbrier, Summers, MonroeAND
Bill HamiltonWV Senate 11Upshur, Randolph, Grant, Pendleton, Webster, Nicholas, PocahontasCNRNo vote on Constitutional Carry, Yes vote on Parking Lots
Laura FinchWV Senate 11Upshur, Randolph, Grant, Pendleton, Webster, Nicholas, PocahontasNSND
Waymond CorkWV Senate 12Harrison, Lewis, Gilmer, Braxton, ClayCNR
Mike RomanoWV Senate 12Harrison, Lewis, Gilmer, Braxton, ClayDNDVoted against Constitutional Carry twice, voted for Parking Lots.
Bob BeachWV Senate 13Monongalia, MarionF-NDBob Beach lied to the WV public in writing. Railed against Constitutional Carry. On the floor of the Senate, argued that women are incapable of safely carrying or owning firearms.
Mike OliverioWV Senate 13Monongalia, MarionNSNR
Stephanie ZuckerWV Senate 14Monongalia, Preston, Taylor, Barbour, Tucker, Grant, Mineral, HardyNSND

Dave Sypolt
WV Senate 14Monongalia, Preston, Taylor, Barbour, Tucker, Grant, Mineral, HardyA+YR

Charles Trump
WV Senate 15Mineral, Hampshire, Morgan, BerkeleyA+YR
Michael FolkWV Senate 16Berkeley, JeffersonA+NR
John UngerWV Senate 16Berkeley, JeffersonA+ND
Terrell EllisWV Senate 17KanawhaNSND

Tom Takubo
WV Senate 17KanawhaA+YR
Diana MagnoneWV House 1Hancock, BrookeNSND

Pat McGeehan
WV House 1Hancock, BrookeA+YR

Randy Swartzmiller
WV House 1Hancock, BrookeA+YDSwartzmiller has a history of sponsoring and driving WVCDL bills through the legislature.
Mark ZetazeloWV House 1Hancock, BrookeBNRArgued anti-gun positions in House Judiciary on Parking Lots
Grace DavisWV House 2Brooke, OhioNSNR
Phillip DiserioWV House 2Brooke, OhioCNDVoted against Preemption cleanup.

Sean Fluharty
WV House 3OhioAYD
Dalton HaasWV House 3OhioNSNR
Erikka StorchWV House 3OhioBNRVoted against Constitutional Carry override, but otherwise pro-gun votes.
Joe CanestraroWV House 4Ohio, MarshallAND
Charlie ReynoldsWV House 4Ohio, MarshallNSNR
Lisa ZukhoffWV House 4Ohio, MarshallNSND
Dave PethelWV House 5Wetzel, MonongaliaBNDVoted against Constitutional Carry.
Phillip WileyWV House 5Wetzel, MonongaliaNSNR
Chris CombsWV House 6Pleasants, Tyler, Doddridge NSND
David KellyWV House 6Pleasants, Tyler, Doddridge NSNR

Jason Harshbarger
WV House 7Pleasants, RitchieAYR
Lissa LucasWV House 7Pleasants, RitchieNSND
Bill AndersonWV House 8WoodBNRVoted against Constitutional Carry, but pro-gun otherwise
David BlandWV House 8WoodNSND
Ray HollenWV House 9Wood, WirtANR
Jim MarionWV House 9Wood, WirtNSND
Vernon CrissWV House 10WoodANR
Andy DanielWV House 10WoodNSND

Frank Deem
WV House 10WoodAYR
Harry DeitzlerWV House 10WoodNSND

John Kelly
WV House 10WoodAYR
Morgan LeachWV House 10WoodNSND
Rick AtkinsonWV House 11Roane, JacksonBNRVoted against constitutional carry, but otherwise voted pro-gun
James PickensWV House 11Roane, JacksonNSND
Missy MorrisWV House 12JacksonC-NDNo survey this year, grade based on prior election survey answers.
Steve WestfallWV House 12JacksonBNR
Scott BrewerWV House 13Mason, Jackson, PutnamAND

Scott Cadle
WV House 13Mason, Jackson, PutnamA+YR

Josh Higginbotham
WV House 13Mason, Jackson, PutnamAYR

Jim Butler
WV House 14Mason, PutnamA+YR
Brianne SolomonWV House 14Mason, PutnamNSND

Geoff Foster
WV House 15PutnamA+YR
Casey HortonWV House 15PutnamNSND
Sean HornbuckleWV House 16Cabell, LincolnFNDVotes and argues against every pro-gun bill he sees.

Daniel Linville
WV House 16Cabell, LincolnAYR
John MandtWV House 16Cabell, LincolnNSNR
Vera MillerWV House 16Cabell, LincolnNSNR
Dakota NelsonWV House 16Cabell, LincolnNSND
Matt SuprlockWV House 16Cabell, LincolnNSND
Joyce HollandWV House 17CabellNSNR

Chad Lovejoy
WV House 17CabellA+YD

Matthew Rohrbach
WV House 17CabellAYR
Jeanette RowseyWV House 17CabellNSND
Karen NanceWV House 18CabellNSND

Evan Worrell
WV House 18CabellAYR
Ken HicksWV House 19WayneB+NDVoted against Parking Lots, then voted for it, and has voted for other pro-gun legislation.
Mark RossWV House 19WayneNSNR

Robert Thompson
WV House 19WayneA-YD
Nathan BrownWV House 20Mingo, LoganNSND
Mark DeanWV House 21Mingo, Wyoming, McDowellANR
Phyllis WhiteWV House 21Mingo, Wyoming, McDowellAND
Bill BryantWV House 22Putnam, Lincoln, Boone, LoganNSND

Joseph Jeffries
WV House 22Putnam, Lincoln, Boone, LoganA+YR

Zach Maynard
WV House 22Putnam, Lincoln, Boone, LoganA+YR
Gary McCallisterWV House 22Putnam, Lincoln, Boone, LoganNSND
Rodney MillerWV House 23BooneDND
Larry LyonWV House 23BooneNSNR
Jordan BridgesWV House 24Boone, Logan, WyomingNSNR

Ralph Rodighiero
WV House 24Boone, Logan, WyomingAYD
Aaron StoneWV House 24Boone, Logan, WyomingA-NR
Tim TomblinWV House 24Boone, Logan, WyomingAND

Tony Paynter
WV House 25Wyoming, McDowell, MercerA+YR
Andy VanceWV House 25Wyoming, McDowell, MercerNSND
David CoxWV House 26McDowell, MercerNSNR
Ed EvansWV House 26McDowell, MercerAND
Carol BaileyWV House 27MercerNSND

Joe Ellington
WV House 27MercerAYR
Phoebe MeadowsWV House 27MercerNSND
Eric PorterfieldWV House 27MercerNSNR
John ShottWV House 27MercerCNRAs Chair of the powerful Judiciary Committee, Delegate Shott has routinely been the biggest legislative obstacle to passage of pro-gun bills. Despite that, he has voted for Constitutional Carry, Preemption cleanup, and other bills.
Lacy WatsonWV House 27MercerNSND
Roy CooperWV House 28Raleigh, Summers, MonroeBNR

Andrew Evans
WV House 28Raleigh, Summers, MonroeAYD

Jeffry Pack
WV House 28Raleigh, Summers, MonroeAYR
Sandy ShawWV House 28Raleigh, Summers, MonroeNSND

Ricky Moye
WV House 29RaleighAYD
Brandon SteeleWV House 29RaleighANR
Mick BatesWV House 30RaleighC-NDDelegate Bates is running unopposed, but his grade is reflected here based on his historic opposition of constitutional carry and other 2A legislation.
Rick SnufferWV House 31Raleigh, WyomingNSND
Christopher ToneyWV House 31Raleigh, WyomingB-NR
Tom FastWV House 32Nicholas, Fayette, RaleighANR
Austin HaynesWV House 32Nicholas, Fayette, RaleighANR

Kayla Kessinger
WV House 32Nicholas, Fayette, RaleighA+YR
Melvin KesslerWV House 32Nicholas, Fayette, RaleighNSND
Luke LivelyWV House 32Nicholas, Fayette, RaleighNSND
Margaret StaggersWV House 32Nicholas, Fayette, RaleighAND
Roger HanshawWV House 33Gilmer, Calhoun, ClayANR
David WalkerWV House 33Gilmer, Calhoun, ClayNSND
Brent BoggsWV House 34Gilmer, BraxtonAND
Logan ThompsonWV House 34Gilmer, BraxtonNSNR
Edward BurgessWV House 35KanawhaNSNR
Andrew ByrdWV House 35KanawhaFND
Moore CapitoWV House 35KanawhaANR
Charlotte LaneWV House 35KanawhaF-NR
Eric NelsonWV House 35KanawhaDNRVoted twice against constitutional carry twice, has been abusive to constituents.
Renate PoreWV House 35KanawhaNSND
James RobinetteWV House 35KanawhaNSND
Doug SkaffWV House 35KanawhaANDPrior Delegate, voted in favor of preemption.
Amanda Estep-BurtonWV House 36KanawhaNSND
Matthew JarrettWV House 36KanawhaNSNR
Ethan MorrisWV House 36KanawhaCNRIncomplete survey. We must assume blank answers mean "oppose"

Chris Pritt
WV House 36KanawhaAYR
Andrew RobinsonWV House 36KanawhaBND
Larry RoweWV House 36KanawhaF-NDOnce complained that WV was legalizing dynamite sweatervests.
Richard PatrickWV House 37KanawhaNSNR
Mike PushkinWV House 37KanawhaF-NDHas never seen a pro-gun bill he supports.

Dianna Graves
WV House 38PutnamA+YR
Tom TullWV House 38PutnamNSND
David HolmesWV House 39KanawhaNSND
Sharon MalcomWV House 39KanawhaNSNR
Melissa HuffmanWV House 40KanawhaNSND

Dean Jeffries
WV House 40KanawhaAYR

Jordan Hill
WV House 41Nicholas, GreenbrierAYR
Paul O'DellWV House 41Nicholas, GreenbrierNSND
Jeff CampbellWV House 42Greenbrier, Monroe, SummersAND
Denny CanterburyWV House 42Greenbrier, Monroe, SummersANR
Cindy Lavender-BoweWV House 42Greenbrier, Monroe, SummersNSND
Steve MalcombWV House 42Greenbrier, Monroe, SummersNSNR
Bill HartmanWV House 43Randolph, PocahontasAND
Mike HouseWV House 43Randolph, PocahontasNSNR
William NestorWV House 43Randolph, PocahontasANR
Cody ThompsonWV House 43Randolph, PocahontasNSND
Barbara DanielsWV House 44Upshur, Randolph, Webster, NicholasNSNM
Caleb HannonWV House 44Upshur, Randolph, Webster, NicholasNSNR
Dana LynchWV House 44Upshur, Randolph, Webster, NicholasBND
Matthew KernerWV House 45UpshurNSND
Carl MartinWV House 45UpshurANR

Patrick Martin
WV House 46Lewis, UpshurA+YR
Robert StultzWV House 46Lewis, UpshurNSND
Ed LarryWV House 47Barbour, TuckerNSND

Chris Phillips
WV House 47Barbour, TuckerAYR
Robert GarciaWV House 48HarrisonNSND

Danny Hamrick
WV House 48HarrisonAYR
Richard IaquintaWV House 48HarrisonCNDMade public anti-gun statements at campaign event in 2016, however, voted for 2A bills in 2018 session.
Derek McIntyreWV House 48HarrisonNSND
Tim MileyWV House 48HarrisonA-ND

Ben Queen
WV House 48HarrisonAYR
Debra ShrievesWV House 48HarrisonNSNR

Terry Waxman
WV House 48HarrisonAYR
George AbelWV House 49Monongalia, Marion, TaylorF+ND

Amy Summers
WV House 49Monongalia, Marion, TaylorA+YR
Michael AngelucciWV House 50MarionNSND
Mike CaputoWV House 50MarionDND
Linda LongstrethWV House 50MarionF+NDRailed on House floor demanding gun control, voted against constitutional carry, then voted for 2A bills in 2018 session. Completely incoherent and unreliable on our issue.
Phil MallowWV House 50MarionNSNR

Guy Ward
WV House 50MarionAYR
Barbara FleischauerWV House 51MonongaliaFND

Cindy Frich
WV House 51MonongaliaA+YR
Evan HansenWV House 51MonongaliaNSND
Rodney PylesWV House 51MonongaliaFND
Roger ShuttlesworthWV House 51MonongaliaFNRThe WVCDL does not believe Roger Shuttlesworth possesses the qualities expected from our elected leaders.

Joe Statler
WV House 51MonongaliaA-YRIndicated weak position on Campus Carry, but has outstanding voting record on 2A.
Danielle WalkerWV House 51MonongaliaNSND
Debbie WarnerWV House 51MonongaliaNSNR
John WilliamsWV House 51MonongaliaFND

Terri Sypolt
WV House 52PrestonAYR
Corey ChaseWV House 53Preston, TuckerNSND
Buck JenningsWV House 53Preston, TuckerNSNR

John Hott
WV House 54Mineral, Grant, PendletonAYR
Jon HofWV House 55Hardy, PendletonNSNR

Isaac Sponaugle
WV House 55Hardy, PendletonA+YD

Gary Howell
WV House 56MineralA+YR
Timothy RyanWV House 56MineralNSND
Ruth RowanWV House 57Mineral, HampshireANR
Daryl CowlesWV House 58Morgan, HampshireD-NRDaryl Cowles is no friend of the Second Amendment. See 2016 Legislative session.
Bibi HahnWV House 58Morgan, HampshireNSND
John IsnerWV House 59Berkeley, MorganAND

Larry Kump
WV House 59Berkeley, MorganA+YR

Marshall Wilson
WV House 60BerkeleyA+YR

Jason Barrett
WV House 61BerkeleyA+YD
Anthony VitaleWV House 61BerkeleyNSNR
Kevin BolenWV House 62BerkeleyNSNR
Cynthia ToodleWV House 62BerkeleyNSND
Sam BrownWV House 63BerkeleyAND
John HardyWV House 63BerkeleyNSNR
Brett RogersWV House 63BerkeleyANL

Eric Householder
WV House 64BerkeleyA+YR
Sammi BrownWV House 65JeffersonNSND

Jill Upson
WV House 65JeffersonA+YR
David DingesWV House 66JeffersonNSND

Paul Espinosa
WV House 66JeffersonA+YR
John DoyleWV House 67JeffersonF-NDIn his previous time in the house, introduced anti-gun bills every year.

Riley Moore
WV House 67JeffersonAYR