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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Massachusetts National Federation of Independent Business

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MA State House Fourth Berkshire Smitty Pignatelli Democratic 40%
MA State House Fifth Bristol Patricia Haddad Democratic 50%
MA State House Tenth Bristol William Straus Democratic 40%
MA State House Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera Democratic 50%
MA State House Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral Democratic 50%
MA State House Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier Republican 90%
MA State House First Essex Michael Costello Democratic 40%
MA State House Third Essex Brian Dempsey Democratic 50%
MA State House Fourth Essex Bradford Hill Republican 90%
MA State House Tenth Essex Robert Fennell Democratic 30%
MA State House Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis Democratic 50%
MA State House First Franklin Stephen Kulik Democratic 33%
MA State House Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati Democratic 50%
MA State House Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner Democratic 45%
MA State House Eleventh Hampden Benjamin Swan, Sr. Democratic 40%
MA State House First Hampshire Peter Kocot Democratic 20%
MA State House Second Hampshire John Scibak Democratic 50%
MA State House Third Hampshire Ellen Story Democratic 10%
MA State House Fifth Middlesex David Linsky Democratic 30%
MA State House Ninth Middlesex Thomas Stanley Democratic 30%
MA State House Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan Democratic 20%
MA State House Twelfth Middlesex Ruth Balser Democratic 10%
MA State House Fourteenth Middlesex Cory Atkins Democratic 50%
MA State House Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman Democratic 11%
MA State House Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. Democratic 50%
MA State House Seventeenth Middlesex David Nangle Democratic 40%
MA State House Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli Democratic 50%
MA State House Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. Republican 90%
MA State House Twenty-Sixth Middlesex Tim Toomey, Jr. Democratic 30%
MA State House Thirty-Third Middlesex Christopher Fallon Democratic 50%
MA State House Thirty-Fifth Middlesex Paul Donato, Sr. Democratic 40%
MA State House Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry Democratic 70%
MA State House First Norfolk Bruce Ayers Democratic 60%
MA State House Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano Democratic 40%
MA State House Fourth Norfolk James Murphy Democratic 50%
MA State House Sixth Norfolk William Galvin Democratic 40%
MA State House Seventh Norfolk Walter Timilty Democratic 50%
MA State House Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka Democratic 30%
MA State House Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers Democratic 56%
MA State House Fourteenth Norfolk Alice Peisch Democratic 70%
MA State House Fifteenth Norfolk Frank Smizik Democratic 20%
MA State House First Plymouth Vinny deMacedo Republican 90%
MA State House Second Plymouth Susan Gifford Republican 100%
MA State House Third Plymouth Garrett Bradley Democratic 70%
MA State House Tenth Plymouth Christine Canavan Democratic 50%
MA State House Seventh Suffolk Gloria Fox Democratic 22%
MA State House Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing Democratic 10%
MA State House Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia Democratic 20%
MA State House Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia Democratic 22%
MA State House Fifteenth Suffolk Jeffrey Sánchez Democratic 44%
MA State House Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan Democratic 30%
MA State House Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo Democratic 40%
MA State House Fifth Worcester Anne Gobi Democratic 80%
MA State House Seventh Worcester Paul Frost Republican 90%
MA State House Ninth Worcester George Peterson, Jr. Republican 100%
MA State House Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. Democratic 38%
MA State House Seventeenth Worcester John Binienda, Sr. Democratic 60%
MA State Senate First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues Democratic 50%
MA State Senate Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny Democratic 44%
MA State Senate Third Essex Thomas McGee Democratic 44%
MA State Senate First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr Republican 89%
MA State Senate Second Essex and Middlesex Barry Finegold Democratic 50%
MA State Senate First Hampden and Hampshire Gale Candaras Democratic 56%
MA State Senate Second Hampden and Hampshire Don Humason, Jr. Republican 100%
MA State Senate Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg Democratic 33%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen Democratic 20%
MA State Senate First Middlesex and Norfolk Cindy Creem Democratic 33%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex and Norfolk Karen Spilka Democratic 40%
MA State Senate Middlesex and Worcester James Eldridge Democratic 40%
MA State Senate Norfolk and Suffolk Mike Rush Democratic 40%
MA State Senate Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Brian Joyce Democratic 56%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Barnstable Therese Murray Democratic 56%
MA State Senate First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco Democratic 22%
MA State Senate Second Plymouth and Bristol Thomas Kennedy Democratic 60%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Norfolk Robert Hedlund, Jr. Republican 89%
MA State Senate First Suffolk and Middlesex Anthony Petruccelli Democratic 40%
MA State Senate First Worcester Harriette Chandler Democratic 44%
MA State Senate Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Stephen Brewer Democratic 56%
MA State Senate Worcester and Norfolk Richard Moore Democratic 50%
MA Mayor At-Large Martin Walsh Democratic 40%
MA Council Member At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. 30%
MA Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rachel Kaprielian Democratic 25%
MA Councilor At-Large Thomas Stanley 30%
Robert Antonioni 38%
Christopher Asselin 40%
Demetrius Atsalis 100%
Steven Baddour 78%
Jarrett Barrios 22%
Frederick Berry 43%
Deborah Blumer 20%
Daniel Bosley 45%
Arthur Broadhurst, Jr. 100%
Scott Brown 100%
Stephen Buoniconti 50%
Jennifer Callahan 60%
Mark Carron 70%
Paul Casey 50%
Vincent Paul Ciampa 50%
Cheryl Coakley-Rivera 40%
Edward Connolly 60%
Michael Coppola 100%
Robert Correia 50%
Robert Coughlin 33%
Geraldine Creedon 50%
Robert Creedon, Jr. 56%
Paul Demakis 10%
Salvatore DiMasi 50%
Christopher Donelan 40%
Carol Donovan 20%
Joseph Driscoll, Jr. 25%
Lewis Evangelidis 100%
James Fagan 60%
Mark Falzone 20%
Susan Fargo 22%
Michael Festa 20%
Thomas Finneran 67%
David Flynn 50%
John Fresolo 56%
Thomas George 100%
Guy Glodis 22%
Emile Goguen 50%
Brian Golden 33%
Shirley Gomes 89%
Mary Grant 80%
William Greene, Jr. 44%
Geoffrey Hall 60%
Robert Hargraves 100%
Lida Harkins 50%
John Hart, Jr. 33%
Robert Havern III 44%
Reed Hillman 100%
Mark Howland 40%
Frank Hynes 70%
Michael Kane 40%
Daniel Keenan 50%
Shaun Kelly 100%
Michael Knapik 100%
Brian Knuuttila 70%
Peter Koutoujian 44%
Paul Kujawski 56%
William Lantigua 40%
Peter Larkin 40%
James Leary 40%
Stephen LeDuc 50%
Brian Lees 100%
John Lepper 100%
Barbara L'Italien 70%
Paul Loscocco 90%
David Magnani 22%
J. James Marzilli, Jr. 22%
Linda Melconian 44%
Joan Menard 33%
Michael Morrissey 44%
Charles Murphy 40%
Kevin Murphy 50%
Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. 56%
Robert Nyman 40%
Thomas O'Brien 60%
Eugene O'Flaherty 50%
Robert O'Leary 44%
Shirley Owens-Hicks 22%
Steven Panagiotakos 83%
Marie Parente 56%
Matthew Patrick 30%
Anne Marie Paulsen 20%
Vincent Pedone 50%
Jeff Perry 100%
Douglas Petersen 50%
Karyn Polito 100%
Susan Pope 90%
John Quinn 50%
Kathi-Anne Reinstein 30%
Pamela Resor 33%
Mary Rogeness 100%
J. Michael Ruane 50%
Charles Shannon, Jr. 56%
Robert Spellane 30%
Joyce Spiliotis 40%
Jo Ann Sprague 100%
Harriett Stanley 70%
Marie St. Fleur 56%
David Sullivan 30%
Kathleen Teahan 20%
Richard Tisei 89%
Stephen Tobin 50%
Steven Tolman 33%
David Torrisi 100%
Philip Travis 100%
Susan Tucker 67%
Eric Turkington 56%
Jim Vallee 50%
Anthony Verga 50%
Brian Wallace 30%
Patricia Walrath 50%
Marian Walsh 22%
Steven Walsh 20%
Daniel Webster 100%
Dianne Wilkerson 22%
Alice Wolf 20%

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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