Rating Group: Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

2001-2002 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 85%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 77%
PA State House-8 Dick Stevenson R 71%
PA State House-9 Chris Sainato D 94%
PA State House-12 Daryl Metcalfe R 50%
PA State House-18 Gene DiGirolamo R 81%
PA State House-23 Dan Frankel D 75%
PA State House-25 Joseph Markosek D 88%
PA State House-26 Timothy Hennessey R 81%
PA State House-28 Mike Turzai R 50%
PA State House-32 Anthony DeLuca D 88%
PA State House-33 Frank Dermody D 94%
PA State House-34 Paul Costa D 94%
PA State House-36 Harry Readshaw III D 88%
PA State House-40 John Maher R 56%
PA State House-49 Peter Daley II D 87%
PA State House-53 Robert Godshall R 69%
PA State House-55 Joseph Petrarca, Jr. D 93%
PA State House-58 R. Ted Harhai D 94%
PA State House-61 Catherine Harper R 63%
PA State House-66 Samuel Smith R 75%
PA State House-68 Matthew Baker R 69%
PA State House-73 Gary Haluska D 81%
PA State House-76 Michael Hanna, Sr. D 81%
PA State House-80 Jerry Stern R 75%
PA State House-93 Ron Miller R 63%
PA State House-94 Stanley Saylor R 60%
PA State House-96 P. Michael Sturla D 81%
PA State House-105 Ronald Marsico R 69%
PA State House-110 Tina Pickett R 69%
PA State House-111 Sandra Major R 69%
PA State House-120 Phyllis Mundy D 88%
PA State House-127 Thomas Caltagirone D 88%
PA State House-135 Steve Samuelson D 87%
PA State House-136 Robert Freeman D 88%
PA State House-144 Katharine Watson R 75%
PA State House-145 Paul Clymer R 69%
PA State House-158 Chris Ross R 56%
PA State House-159 Thaddeus Kirkland D 93%
PA State House-160 Steve Barrar R 63%
PA State House-163 Nicholas Micozzie R 81%
PA State House-165 William Adolph, Jr. R 75%
PA State House-166 Gregory Vitali D 81%
PA State House-171 Kerry Benninghoff R 50%
PA State House-173 Michael McGeehan D 88%
PA State House-176 Mario Scavello R 45%
PA State House-177 John Taylor R 75%
PA State House-180 Angel Cruz D 100%
PA State House-181 W. Thomas D 100%
PA State House-183 Julie Harhart R 69%
PA State House-184 William Keller D 87%
PA State House-188 James Roebuck, Jr. D 80%
PA State House-191 Ronald Waters D 100%
PA State House-192 Louise Williams Bishop D 100%
PA State House-198 Rosita Youngblood D 100%
PA State House-202 Mark Cohen D 94%
PA State House-203 Dwight Evans D 94%
PA State Senate-2 Tina Tartaglione D 100%
PA State Senate-3 Shirley Kitchen D 92%
PA State Senate-4 LeAnna Washington D 100%
PA State Senate-5 Mike Stack III D 77%
PA State Senate-6 Robert Tomlinson R 77%
PA State Senate-7 Vincent Hughes D 77%
PA State Senate-8 Anthony Williams D 100%
PA State Senate-9 Dominic Pileggi R 75%
PA State Senate-10 Charles McIlhinney, Jr. R 57%
PA State Senate-12 Stewart Greenleaf R 67%
PA State Senate-14 John Yudichak D 88%
PA State Senate-16 Patrick Browne R 75%
PA State Senate-18 Lisa Boscola D 77%
PA State Senate-21 Scott Hutchinson R 69%
PA State Senate-25 Joe Scarnati III R 83%
PA State Senate-26 Edwin Erickson R 75%
PA State Senate-27 John Gordner R 81%
PA State Senate-29 Dave Argall R 75%
PA State Senate-31 Patricia Vance R 63%
PA State Senate-32 Richard Kasunic D 85%
PA State Senate-34 Jacob Doyle Corman III R 75%
PA State Senate-35 John Wozniak D 77%
PA State Senate-41 Donald White R 77%
PA State Senate-43 Jay Costa, Jr. D 77%
PA State Senate-46 Timothy Solobay D 94%
PA State Senate-50 Robert Robbins R 77%
PA Council Member-At-Large Mario Civera, Jr. R 86%
PA Secretary of Public Welfare Beverly Mackereth R 56%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Merle Phillips R 67%
Bob Allen 71%
Gibson Armstrong 77%
Gibson Armstrong 33%
Ellen Bard 80%
Bob Bastian 56%
Linda Bebko-Jones 88%
Fred Belardi 93%
Robert Belfanti, Jr. 94%
Jerry Birmelin 56%
Kevin Blaum 81%
David Brightbill 77%
Raymond Bunt, Jr. 71%
Alan Butkovitz 93%
Ronald Buxton 88%
Steven Cappelli 69%
James Casorio, Jr. 88%
Gaynor Cawley 94%
Jeff Coleman 69%
Joe Conti 77%
Roy Cornell 69%
Thomas Corrigan, Sr. 88%
Jeffrey Coy 81%
Thomas Creighton 63%
Lawrence Curry 94%
Mary Ann Dailey 79%
Craig Dally 73%
H. William DeWeese 94%
Michael Diven 88%
Robert Donatucci 87%
Todd Eachus 100%
Jane Earll 82%
Allan Egolf 47%
John Evans 63%
Russell Fairchild 69%
Brett Feese 75%
John Fichter 75%
Patrick Elvin Fleagle 63%
Robert Flick 69%
Teresa Forcier 44%
Vincent Fumo 85%
William Gabig 56%
Thomas Gannon 93%
Richard Geist 75%
Camille George 88%
Richard Grucela 88%
Michael Gruitza 94%
Jeffrey Earl Habay 81%
George Hasay 69%
Edward Helfrick 71%
Lynn Herman 75%
Arthur Hershey 67%
Dick Hess 75%
Michael Horsey 100%
Harold James 100%
Babette Josephs 87%
Robert Jubelirer 77%
George Kenney, Jr. 69%
Allen Kukovich 77%
Frank LaGrotta 92%
Susan Laughlin 69%
Gerald LaValle 77%
Marie Lederer 81%
Dennis Leh 63%
Charles Lemmond, Jr. 77%
Victor John Lescovitz 100%
David Levdansky 80%
Kelly Lewis 56%
Sean Logan 85%
Jim Lynch 69%
Roger Madigan 77%
Stephen Maitland 56%
Kathy Manderino 88%
Jennifer Mann 80%
Keith McCall 88%
Eugene McGill 63%
Fred McIlhattan 44%
Mark Steven McNaughton 60%
Anthony Melio 94%
Robert Mellow 100%
Sheila Miller 63%
Harold Mowery Jr. 77%
Raphael Musto 92%
John Myers 100%
Jerry Nailor 56%
Steven Nickol 56%
Dennis O'Brien 88%
Frank Oliver, Sr. 88%
Michael O'Pake 77%
Jane Clare Orie 75%
John Pallone 88%
John Perzel 75%
Thomas Petrone 94%
Jeffrey Piccola 77%
John Pippy 75%
Frank Pistella 88%
Joseph Preston, Jr. 93%
Terry Punt 77%
Ronald Raymond 75%
James Rhoades 77%
William Rieger 85%
Lawrence Roberts 88%
Samuel Rohrer 44%
T.J. Rooney 94%
Carole Rubley 69%
Kenneth Ruffing 79%
Dante Santoni, Jr. 88%
Larry Sather 75%
Curt Schroder 56%
Thomas Scrimenti 93%
Paul Semmel 75%
James Shaner 87%
Bruce Smith 63%
Edward Staback 94%
Jess Stairs 81%
David Steil 63%
Stephen Stetler 81%
Thomas Stevenson 63%
J. Barry Stout 77%
Dan Surra 81%
Thomas Tangretti 78%
Elinor Taylor 63%
Robert Thompson 77%
Thomas Tigue 94%
Guy Travaglio, Jr. 94%
Michael Veon 88%
Jack Wagner 85%
Don Walko 88%
James Wansacz 88%
Michael Waugh 77%
Noah Wenger 77%
Mary Jo White 77%
Constance Williams 64%
Jewell Williams 100%
Rod Wilt 56%
Edward Wojnaroski, Sr. 81%
Matthew Wright 69%
Thomas Yewcic 81%
Peter Zug 79%

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