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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Massachusetts National Federation of Independent Business

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MA State House First Barnstable Cleon Turner Democratic 25%
MA State House Fourth Berkshire Smitty Pignatelli Democratic 50%
MA State House Fifth Bristol Patricia Haddad Democratic 38%
MA State House Tenth Bristol William Straus Democratic 13%
MA State House Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera Democratic 38%
MA State House Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral Democratic 38%
MA State House Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier Republican 88%
MA State House First Essex Michael Costello Democratic 38%
MA State House Third Essex Brian Dempsey Democratic 38%
MA State House Fourth Essex Bradford Hill Republican 88%
MA State House Seventh Essex John Keenan, Jr. Democratic 43%
MA State House Tenth Essex Robert Fennell Democratic 38%
MA State House Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis Democratic 38%
MA State House First Franklin Stephen Kulik Democratic 25%
MA State House First Hampden Todd Smola Republican 88%
MA State House Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati Democratic 38%
MA State House Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner Democratic 43%
MA State House Ninth Hampden Sean Curran Democratic 38%
MA State House Eleventh Hampden Benjamin Swan, Sr. Democratic 14%
MA State House First Hampshire Peter Kocot Democratic 13%
MA State House Second Hampshire John Scibak Democratic 25%
MA State House Third Hampshire Ellen Story Democratic 0%
MA State House Fifth Middlesex David Linsky Democratic 13%
MA State House Seventh Middlesex Tom Sannicandro Democratic 50%
MA State House Ninth Middlesex Thomas Stanley Democratic 25%
MA State House Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan Democratic 25%
MA State House Twelfth Middlesex Ruth Balser Democratic 13%
MA State House Fourteenth Middlesex Cory Atkins Democratic 29%
MA State House Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman Democratic 13%
MA State House Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. Democratic 38%
MA State House Seventeenth Middlesex David Nangle Democratic 38%
MA State House Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli Democratic 38%
MA State House Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. Republican 88%
MA State House Twenty-Sixth Middlesex Tim Toomey, Jr. Democratic 0%
MA State House Thirty-Third Middlesex Christopher Fallon Democratic 13%
MA State House Thirty-Fifth Middlesex Paul Donato, Sr. Democratic 50%
MA State House Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry Democratic 38%
MA State House First Norfolk Bruce Ayers Democratic 38%
MA State House Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano Democratic 38%
MA State House Fourth Norfolk James Murphy Democratic 38%
MA State House Sixth Norfolk William Galvin Democratic 38%
MA State House Seventh Norfolk Walter Timilty Democratic 43%
MA State House Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka Democratic 0%
MA State House Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers Democratic 38%
MA State House Fourteenth Norfolk Alice Peisch Democratic 50%
MA State House Fifteenth Norfolk Frank Smizik Democratic 25%
MA State House First Plymouth Vinny deMacedo Republican 88%
MA State House Second Plymouth Susan Gifford Republican 88%
MA State House Third Plymouth Garrett Bradley Democratic 50%
MA State House Tenth Plymouth Christine Canavan Democratic 38%
MA State House Seventh Suffolk Gloria Fox Democratic 0%
MA State House Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing Democratic 14%
MA State House Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia Democratic 14%
MA State House Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia Democratic 40%
MA State House Fifteenth Suffolk Jeffrey Sánchez Democratic 38%
MA State House Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan Democratic 38%
MA State House Eighteenth Suffolk Michael Moran Democratic 25%
MA State House Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo Democratic 38%
MA State House Fifth Worcester Anne Gobi Democratic 13%
MA State House Seventh Worcester Paul Frost Republican 88%
MA State House Ninth Worcester George Peterson, Jr. Republican 86%
MA State House Seventeenth Worcester John Binienda, Sr. Democratic 38%
MA State Senate Bristol and Norfolk James Timilty Democratic 29%
MA State Senate First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues Democratic 50%
MA State Senate Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny Democratic 14%
MA State Senate Third Essex Thomas McGee Democratic 14%
MA State Senate First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr Republican 100%
MA State Senate Second Essex and Middlesex Barry Finegold Democratic 38%
MA State Senate Hampden James Welch Democratic 38%
MA State Senate First Hampden and Hampshire Gale Candaras Democratic 38%
MA State Senate Second Hampden and Hampshire Don Humason, Jr. Republican 88%
MA State Senate Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg Democratic 0%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen Democratic 0%
MA State Senate First Middlesex and Norfolk Cindy Creem Democratic 14%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex and Norfolk Karen Spilka Democratic 29%
MA State Senate Middlesex and Worcester James Eldridge Democratic 13%
MA State Senate Norfolk and Suffolk Mike Rush Democratic 38%
MA State Senate Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex Richard Ross Republican 88%
MA State Senate Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Brian Joyce Democratic 43%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Barnstable Therese Murray Democratic 29%
MA State Senate First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco Democratic 0%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Norfolk Robert Hedlund, Jr. Republican 86%
MA State Senate First Suffolk Linda Forry Democratic 38%
MA State Senate First Suffolk and Middlesex Anthony Petruccelli Democratic 38%
MA State Senate First Worcester Harriette Chandler Democratic 29%
MA State Senate Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Stephen Brewer Democratic 43%
MA State Senate Worcester and Middlesex Jennifer Flanagan Democratic 25%
MA State Senate Worcester and Norfolk Richard Moore Democratic 29%
MA Mayor At-Large Martin Walsh Democratic 25%
MA Council Member At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. 0%
MA Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rachel Kaprielian Democratic 38%
MA Councilor At-Large Thomas Stanley 25%
Robert Antonioni 29%
Demetrius Atsalis 50%
Edward Augustus, Jr. 14%
Steven Baddour 71%
Jarrett Barrios 0%
Frederick Berry 29%
Deborah Blumer 13%
Daniel Bosley 38%
Arthur Broadhurst, Jr. 63%
Scott Brown 100%
Stephen Buoniconti 0%
Jennifer Callahan 29%
Stephen Canessa 25%
Mark Carron 38%
Paul Casey 63%
Edward Connolly 29%
Robert Correia 38%
Robert Coughlin 50%
Geraldine Creedon 50%
Robert Creedon, Jr. 20%
Salvatore DiMasi 38%
Christopher Donelan 38%
Joseph Driscoll, Jr. 33%
Lewis Evangelidis 88%
James Fagan 25%
Mark Falzone 29%
Susan Fargo 14%
Michael Festa 25%
David Flynn 38%
John Fresolo 13%
Emile Goguen 14%
Shirley Gomes 88%
Mary Grant 50%
William Greene, Jr. 38%
Denis Guyer 25%
Geoffrey Hall 38%
Robert Hargraves 88%
Lida Harkins 38%
John Hart, Jr. 29%
Robert Havern III 14%
Frank Hynes 63%
Michael Kane 43%
Michael Knapik 100%
Peter Koutoujian 38%
Paul Kujawski 50%
William Lantigua 38%
James Leary 38%
Stephen LeDuc 50%
Brian Lees 100%
John Lepper 88%
Barbara L'Italien 38%
Paul Loscocco 75%
J. James Marzilli, Jr. 13%
Joan Menard 29%
Michael Morrissey 43%
Charles Murphy 43%
Kevin Murphy 38%
Patrick Natale 38%
Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. 17%
Robert Nyman 38%
Thomas O'Brien 63%
Eugene O'Flaherty 38%
Robert O'Leary 29%
Shirley Owens-Hicks 38%
Steven Panagiotakos 29%
Marie Parente 25%
Matthew Patrick 25%
Anne Marie Paulsen 0%
Vincent Pedone 38%
Jeff Perry 86%
Douglas Petersen 38%
Karyn Polito 88%
Susan Pope 88%
John Quinn 25%
Kathi-Anne Reinstein 29%
Pamela Resor 0%
Mary Rogeness 88%
Carl Sciortino, Jr. 0%
Robert Spellane 20%
Christopher Speranzo 13%
Joyce Spiliotis 29%
Harriett Stanley 75%
Marie St. Fleur 29%
David Sullivan 13%
Kathleen Teahan 0%
Richard Tisei 86%
Stephen Tobin 38%
Steven Tolman 14%
David Torrisi 50%
Philip Travis 63%
Susan Tucker 29%
Eric Turkington 38%
Jim Vallee 43%
Anthony Verga 50%
Brian Wallace 43%
Patricia Walrath 40%
Marian Walsh 14%
Steven Walsh 13%
Martha Walz 13%
Daniel Webster 88%
Dianne Wilkerson 0%
Alice Wolf 0%

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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