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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Connecticut Business and Industry Association

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 51%
CT State House 3 Minnie Gonzalez Democratic 39%
CT State House 18 Andy Fleischmann Democratic 18%
CT State House 22 Elizabeth Boukus Democratic 79%
CT State House 27 Sandy Nafis Democratic 61%
CT State House 33 Joseph Serra Democratic 58%
CT State House 45 Steve Mikutel Democratic 73%
CT State House 48 Linda Orange Democratic 48%
CT State House 55 Pam Sawyer Republican 80%
CT State House 56 Claire Janowski Democratic 56%
CT State House 60 Peggy Sayers Democratic 81%
CT State House 64 Roberta Willis Democratic 40%
CT State House 66 Craig Miner Republican 90%
CT State House 69 Art O'Neill Republican 87%
CT State House 71 Tony D'Amelio Republican 85%
CT State House 76 John Piscopo Republican 92%
CT State House 82 Buddy Altobello, Jr. Democratic 82%
CT State House 85 Mary Mushinsky Democratic 48%
CT State House 88 Brendan Sharkey Democratic 55%
CT State House 90 Mary Fritz Democratic 79%
CT State House 92 Patricia Dillon Democratic 64%
CT State House 98 Pat Widlitz Democratic 73%
CT State House 107 David Scribner Republican 90%
CT State House 110 Bob Godfrey Democratic 62%
CT State House 111 John Frey Republican 91%
CT State House 114 Themis Klarides Republican 85%
CT State House 115 Stephen Dargan Democratic 59%
CT State House 116 Lou Esposito, Jr. Democratic 47%
CT State House 121 Terrance Backer Democratic 46%
CT State House 139 Kevin Ryan Democratic 58%
CT State House 142 Larry Cafero, Jr. Republican 89%
CT State Senate 1 John Fonfara Democratic 49%
CT State Senate 2 Eric Coleman Democratic 45%
CT State Senate 3 Gary LeBeau Democratic 49%
CT State Senate 6 Terry Gerratana Democratic 32%
CT State Senate 7 John Kissel Republican 71%
CT State Senate 9 Paul Doyle Democratic 88%
CT State Senate 11 Martin Looney Democratic 50%
CT State Senate 15 Joan Hartley Democratic 82%
CT State Senate 17 Joseph Crisco, Jr. Democratic 51%
CT State Senate 20 Andrea Stillman Democratic 68%
CT State Senate 26 Toni Boucher Republican 92%
CT State Senate 28 John McKinney Republican 89%
CT State Senate 29 Donald Williams, Jr. Democratic 49%
CT State Senate 30 Clark Chapin Republican 84%
CT State Senate 35 Anthony Guglielmo Republican 68%
CT Attorney General George Jepsen Democratic, Working Families 70%
CT Secretary of State Denise Merrill Democratic, Working Families 40%
CT Commissioner of Revenue Kevin Sullivan Democratic 65%
CT Mayor At-Large John Harkins Republican 83%
CT Mayor At-Large Toni Harp Democratic 42%
CT Mayor At-Large Peter Nystrom Republican 73%
James Abrams 58%
James Amann 75%
William Aniskovich 85%
Nancy Farwell Beals 35%
Reginald Beamon 70%
Richard Belden 93%
G. Kenneth Bernhard 75%
David Blackwell 88%
Mark Boughton 81%
Thomas Bozek 65%
David Cappiello 88%
Michael Jean Cardin 41%
Michael Caron 85%
Mary Carson 86%
Annette Wheeler Carter 57%
Christopher Caruso 16%
Michael Christ 65%
Biagio Ciotto 63%
Dennis Cleary 81%
Joseph Clemmons, Sr. 38%
Jacqueline Cocco 81%
Thomas Colapietro, Jr. 33%
Raymond Collins 84%
Thomas Conway, Sr. 77%
Catherine Cook 83%
Melody Alena Currey 78%
Eileen Daily 84%
Ann Dandrow 71%
Jefferson Davis 46%
Louis DeLuca 93%
Nancy DeMarinis 27%
Konstantinos Diamantis 55%
Carl Dickman 85%
Christopher Donovan 23%
William Dyson 82%
Mary Eberle 87%
Ruth Fahrbach 81%
Robert Farr 81%
Michael Fedele 86%
Arthur Feltman 22%
Richard Ferrari 91%
William Finch 48%
Brian Flaherty 91%
Patrick Flaherty 58%
Steve Fontana 43%
John Wayne Fox 81%
Thomas Gaffey 54%
Robert Genuario 83%
John Geragosian 27%
Demetrios Giannaros 63%
Sonya Googins 82%
Kenneth Green 32%
Leonard Greene, Sr. 80%
George Gunther 74%
Gail Hamm 35%
William Hamzy 88%
Mary Handley 35%
Robert Heagney 84%
Thomas Herlihy, Jr. 83%
Barnaby Horton 45%
Wade Hyslop, Jr. 64%
Stephen Jarmoc 91%
Shawn Johnston 82%
Robert Keeley, Jr. 48%
Nancy Kerensky 75%
Marie Lopez Kirkley-Bey 50%
Alex Knopp 42%
John Kovaleski 85%
Michael Lawlor 49%
Moira Lyons 84%
John Malone 80%
Evelyn Mantilla 38%
John Martinez 72%
David McCluskey 41%
Brian McDermott 85%
Anne McDonald 80%
Mary McGrattan 77%
Peter Metz 81%
Roger Michele 57%
Lawrence Miller 91%
John Mordasky 82%
Vickie Orsini Nardello 37%
Ernest Newton II 41%
William Nickerson 90%
Gary Orefice 86%
James O'Rourke III 31%
Peter Panaroni, Jr. 70%
Walter Pawelkiewicz 76%
Alvin Penn 46%
Melodie Peters 50%
Claudia Powers 87%
Edith Prague 19%
David Pudlin 32%
Theodore Raczka 53%
Andrew Roraback 83%
T.R. Rowe 82%
Richard Roy 68%
John Ryan 83%
Sammy Samowitz 84%
Ronald San Angelo 84%
Patricia Shea 83%
Winthrop Smith, Jr. 80%
Stephen Somma 64%
Cameron Staples 58%
Christopher Stone 71%
John Stone, Jr. 84%
Jessie Stratton 70%
John Stripp 83%
Kathleen Tallarita 78%
Anthony Tercyak 48%
John Thompson 39%
Vincent Tonucci 70%
Christel Truglia 46%
Cathy Tymniak 77%
Peter Villano 63%
Lewis Wallace, Jr. 69%
Robert Ward 90%
Julia Wasserman 78%
Lenny Winkler 62%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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