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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Connecticut Business and Industry Association

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Al Adinolfi 81%
James Amann 85%
Penny Bacchiochi 73%
Terrance Backer 62%
Ryan Barry 68%
Reginald Beamon 62%
Richard Belden 90%
Hank Bielawa 74%
Elizabeth Boukus 79%
Larry Cafero, Jr. 87%
David Cappiello 87%
Michael Jean Cardin 30%
Michael Caron 81%
Mary Carson 88%
Christopher Caruso 14%
Clark Chapin 82%
Michael Christ 57%
Biagio Ciotto 65%
Thomas Colapietro, Jr. 32%
Catherine Cook 82%
Joe Crisco, Jr. 49%
Melody Alena Currey 84%
Eileen Daily 85%
Don DeFronzo 55%
Kevin DelGobbo 92%
Louis DeLuca 92%
Konstantinos Diamantis 48%
Christopher Donovan 10%
William Dyson 77%
Lou Esposito, Jr. 52%
Ruth Fahrbach 86%
Robert Farr 88%
Arthur Feltman 36%
Richard Ferrari 87%
William Finch 48%
Steve Fontana 23%
Judith Freedman 82%
Mary Fritz 86%
Thomas Gaffey 60%
John Geragosian 22%
Demetrios Giannaros 60%
Lile Gibbons 86%
Jan Giegler 84%
Marilyn Giuliano 74%
Sonya Googins 74%
Ted Graziani 85%
Kenneth Green 25%
Leonard Greene, Sr. 86%
George Gunther 73%
Gail Hamm 30%
William Hamzy 87%
Mary Handley 38%
Robert Heagney 86%
Thomas Herlihy, Jr. 84%
John Hetherington 86%
DebraLee Hovey 82%
Claire Janowski 47%
Stephen Jarmoc 86%
Shawn Johnston 81%
Raymond Kalinowski 74%
Robert Keeley, Jr. 33%
Marie Lopez Kirkley-Bey 38%
Michael Lawlor 53%
Gary LeBeau 52%
Joan Lewis 57%
John Malone 77%
Joseph Mann 35%
Evelyn Mantilla 25%
Lydia Martinez 18%
Corky Mazurek 66%
David McCluskey 24%
CT Justice of the Supreme Court Andrew McDonald 74%
John McKinney 86%
Faith McMahon 71%
Robert Megna 27%
Roger Michele 42%
Steve Mikutel 61%
Lawrence Miller 80%
Edward Moukawsher 60%
Sandy Nafis 64%
Vickie Orsini Nardello 27%
Ernest Newton II 36%
William Nickerson 91%
Selim Noujaim 76%
Timothy O'Brien, Jr. 27%
Brian O'Connor 87%
James O'Rourke III 32%
Peter Panaroni, Jr. 65%
Walter Pawelkiewicz 58%
Claudia Powers 87%
Edith Prague 11%
Felipe Reinoso 27%
Melissa Riley 34%
Andrew Roraback 82%
T.R. Rowe 85%
Richard Roy 68%
John Ryan 82%
Pam Sawyer 86%
Peggy Sayers 81%
David Scribner 89%
Brendan Sharkey 45%
Donald Sherer 75%
James Field Spallone 54%
Cameron Staples 61%
Andrea Stillman 74%
Christopher Stone 70%
John Stone, Jr. 87%
John Stripp 84%
Kathleen Tallarita 63%
John Thompson 26%
Christel Truglia 49%
Cathy Tymniak 78%
Peter Villano 49%
Lewis Wallace, Jr. 58%
Robert Ward 91%
Julia Wasserman 84%
Pat Widlitz 74%
George Wilber 65%
Donald Williams, Jr. 37%
Roberta Willis 45%
Lenny Winkler 57%
Zeke Zalaski 55%
CT State House 82 Buddy Altobello, Jr. Democratic 80%
CT State House 73 Jeffrey Berger Democratic 82%
CT State House 95 Juan Candelaria Democratic 41%
CT State Senate 2 Eric Coleman Democratic 39%
CT State House 115 Stephen Dargan Democratic 63%
CT State House 92 Patricia Dillon Democratic 58%
CT State Senate 9 Paul Doyle Democratic 78%
CT State Senate 25 Bob Duff Democratic 51%
CT State House 18 Andy Fleischmann Democratic 24%
CT State Senate 1 John Fonfara Democratic 43%
CT State House 110 Bob Godfrey Democratic 49%
CT State House 3 Minnie Gonzalez Democratic 15%
CT State House 29 Tony Guerrera Democratic 83%
CT Mayor At-Large Toni Harp Democratic 31%
CT State Senate 15 Joan Hartley Democratic 83%
CT State Senate 27 Carlo Leone Democratic 68%
CT State Senate 11 Martin Looney Democratic 41%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 38%
CT State House 85 Mary Mushinsky Democratic 38%
CT State House 48 Linda Orange Democratic 40%
CT State House 139 Kevin Ryan Democratic 40%
CT State House 33 Joseph Serra Democratic 61%
CT State House 26 Peter Tercyak Democratic 40%
CT State House 43 Diana Urban Democratic 19%
CT State House 93 Toni Walker Democratic 23%
CT Secretary of State Denise Merrill Democratic, Working Families 32%
CT State Senate 26 Toni Boucher Republican 87%
CT State House 71 Tony D'Amelio Republican 83%
CT State Senate 34 Len Fasano Republican 78%
CT State House 149 Livvy Floren Republican 85%
CT State House 111 John Frey Republican 91%
CT State Senate 35 Anthony Guglielmo Republican 77%
CT Mayor At-Large John Harkins Republican 87%
CT State Senate 7 John Kissel Republican 67%
CT State House 114 Themis Klarides Republican 78%
CT State House 131 David Labriola Republican 77%
CT State House 69 Art O'Neill Republican 91%
CT State House 76 John Piscopo Republican 84%
CT Council Member At-Large Anne Ruwet Republican 83%
CT State Senate 8 Kevin Witkos Republican 79%
CT State Senate 30 Craig Miner Republican, Independent 87%

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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