Rating Group: Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

1997-1998 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
Bob Allen 50%
Gibson Armstrong 33%
Thomas Armstrong 50%
Ellen Bard 33%
John Barley 50%
Joseph Battisto 67%
Linda Bebko-Jones 75%
Albert Belan 67%
Fred Belardi 67%
Robert Belfanti, Jr. 80%
Clarence Bell 0%
Jerry Birmelin 50%
Kevin Blaum 100%
Leonard Bodack 67%
Karl Boyes 67%
David Brightbill 33%
Raymond Bunt, Jr. 50%
Alan Butkovitz 83%
Ronald Buxton 83%
Italo Cappabianca 100%
Andrew Carn 100%
James Casorio, Jr. 67%
Gaynor Cawley 83%
J. Scot Chadwick 50%
Daniel Clark 33%
Lita Indzel Cohen 67%
Nicholas Colafella 67%
Joe Conti 0%
Roy Cornell 50%
Thomas Corrigan, Sr. 60%
Jeffrey Coy 33%
Lawrence Curry 83%
Craig Dally 17%
Thomas Dempsey 50%
H. William DeWeese 83%
Robert Donatucci 67%
Thomas Druce 50%
Todd Eachus 50%
Jane Earll 0%
Allan Egolf 33%
Russell Fairchild 33%
Howard Fargo 50%
Brett Feese 17%
John Fichter 50%
Patrick Elvin Fleagle 50%
Robert Flick 40%
Vincent Fumo 100%
Thomas Gannon 50%
Richard Geist 50%
Camille George 67%
Frank Gigliotti 17%
Joseph Gladeck, Jr. 50%
Michael Gruitza 100%
Jeffrey Earl Habay 33%
Melissa Hart 0%
George Hasay 33%
Edward Helfrick 33%
Lynn Herman 33%
Arthur Hershey 50%
Dick Hess 50%
Edwin Holl 33%
Michael Horsey 83%
Kenneth Jadlowiec 33%
Harold James 67%
Babette Josephs 33%
Robert Jubelirer 33%
Ralph Kaiser 33%
George Kenney, Jr. 50%
Edward Krebs 33%
Allen Kukovich 67%
Frank LaGrotta 80%
Susan Laughlin 67%
Gerald LaValle 67%
John Lawless 33%
Marie Lederer 83%
Dennis Leh 33%
Charles Lemmond, Jr. 33%
Victor John Lescovitz 67%
David Levdansky 50%
F. Joseph Loeper 33%
Edward Lucyk 67%
Jim Lynch 33%
Roger Madigan 33%
Stephen Maitland 17%
Kathy Manderino 50%
Albert Masland 33%
David Mayernik 33%
Keith McCall 67%
Eugene McGill 50%
Fred McIlhattan 50%
Mark Steven McNaughton 50%
Anthony Melio 67%
Robert Mellow 67%
Thomas Michlovic 83%
Sheila Miller 67%
Harold Mowery Jr. 33%
Raphael Musto 67%
John Myers 83%
Jerry Nailor 33%
Steven Nickol 50%
Dennis O'Brien 67%
Frank Oliver, Sr. 67%
Michael O'Pake 50%
Jane Clare Orie 33%
John Perzel 50%
Timothy Pesci 83%
Thomas Petrone 67%
Jeffrey Piccola 33%
John Pippy 33%
Frank Pistella 67%
Todd Platts 67%
Joseph Preston, Jr. 67%
Terry Punt 33%
Benjamin Ramos 80%
Ronald Raymond 60%
Roy Reinard 50%
James Rhoades 33%
William Rieger 100%
Lawrence Roberts 75%
William Russell Robinson 67%
Samuel Rohrer 33%
T.J. Rooney 80%
Carole Rubley 33%
Matthew Ryan 50%
Frank Salvatore 33%
Dante Santoni, Jr. 67%
Larry Sather 50%
Curt Schroder 33%
Jere Schuler 50%
Thomas Scrimenti 75%
Paul Semmel 67%
Frank Serafini 17%
Tracy Seyfert 17%
James Shaner 67%
William Slocum 0%
Bruce Smith 67%
Donald William Snyder 50%
Edward Staback 83%
Jess Stairs 50%
Patrick Stapleton 100%
Sara Steelman 67%
David Steil 50%
Stephen Stetler 83%
Thomas Stevenson 33%
J. Barry Stout 100%
Jere Strittmatter 33%
Dan Surra 83%
Thomas Tangretti 50%
Elinor Taylor 50%
Robert Thompson 33%
Thomas Tigue 67%
Richard Tilghman 67%
Guy Travaglio, Jr. 67%
Fred Trello 67%
Leo Trich, Jr. 83%
Katie True 50%
Frank Tulli, Jr. 100%
Terry Van Horne 100%
Michael Veon 50%
Jack Wagner 33%
Don Walko 50%
Noah Wenger 33%
Mary Jo White 33%
Constance Williams 67%
Rod Wilt 50%
Chris Wogan 50%
Edward Wojnaroski, Sr. 83%
Matthew Wright 50%
Thomas Yewcic 33%
Leroy Zimmerman 33%
Peter Zug 33%
PA State House-192 Louise Williams Bishop D 83%
PA State House-127 Thomas Caltagirone D 67%
PA State House-202 Mark Cohen D 67%
PA State Senate-43 Jay Costa, Jr. D 67%
PA State House-49 Peter Daley II D 67%
PA State House-32 Anthony DeLuca D 50%
PA State House-33 Frank Dermody D 67%
PA State House-203 Dwight Evans D 20%
PA State House-73 Gary Haluska D 100%
PA State House-76 Michael Hanna, Sr. D 50%
PA State House-58 Ted Harhai D 50%
PA State Senate-7 Vincent Hughes D 67%
PA State Senate-32 Richard Kasunic D 100%
PA State House-184 William Keller D 100%
PA State House-159 Thaddeus Kirkland D 83%
PA State Senate-3 Shirley Kitchen D 67%
PA State House-25 Joseph Markosek D 67%
PA State House-173 Michael McGeehan D 67%
PA State House-120 Phyllis Mundy D 50%
PA State House-55 Joseph Petrarca, Jr. D 67%
PA State House-36 Harry Readshaw III D 50%
PA State House-188 James Roebuck, Jr. D 60%
PA State House-9 Chris Sainato D 33%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 33%
PA State House-96 P. Michael Sturla D 50%
PA State Senate-2 Tina Tartaglione D 67%
PA State House-181 W. Thomas D 67%
PA State House-166 Gregory Vitali D 67%
PA State Senate-4 LeAnna Washington D 100%
PA State Senate-8 Anthony Williams D 67%
PA State Senate-35 John Wozniak D 100%
PA State House-198 Rosita Youngblood D 83%
PA State House-165 William Adolph, Jr. R 50%
PA State Senate-29 Dave Argall R 50%
PA State House-68 Matthew Baker R 17%
PA State House-160 Steve Barrar R 33%
PA State House-171 Kerry Benninghoff R 60%
PA State Senate-16 Pat Browne R 17%
PA Council Member-At-Large Mario Civera, Jr. R 50%
PA State House-145 Paul Clymer R 33%
PA State Senate-34 Jake Corman III R 33%
PA State House-18 Gene DiGirolamo R 50%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 0%
PA State House-53 Robert Godshall R 50%
PA State Senate-27 John Gordner R 100%
PA State Senate-12 Stewart Greenleaf R 0%
PA State House-183 Julie Harhart R 17%
PA State House-26 Timothy Hennessey R 50%
PA State Senate-21 Scott Hutchinson R 17%
PA State House-40 John Maher R 0%
PA State House-111 Sandra Major R 50%
PA State House-105 Ronald Marsico R 50%
PA State Senate-10 Charles McIlhinney, Jr. R 0%
PA State House-163 Nicholas Micozzie R 50%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 0%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Merle Phillips R 75%
PA State Senate-50 Robert Robbins R 33%
PA State House-158 Chris Ross R 50%
PA State House-94 Stanley Saylor R 50%
PA State House-66 Samuel Smith R 33%
PA State House-80 Jerry Stern R 33%
PA State House-177 John Taylor R 50%
PA State Senate-6 Robert Tomlinson R 67%
PA State Senate-31 Patricia Vance R 50%

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