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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Maine AFL-CIO

1997 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
I. Joel Abromson 25%
Douglas Ahearne 95%
Jane Amero 19%
Martha Bagley 100%
Christina Baker 95%
Alvin Barth, Jr. 0%
Duane Belanger 12%
Irvin Belanger 24%
Richard Bennett 19%
John Benoit 15%
Donald Berry, Sr. 10%
Randall Berry 100%
Joseph Bigl 45%
William Bodwell II 14%
ME State House 69 Brian Bolduc Democratic 100%
Gerald Bouffard 82%
Tarren Bragdon 9%
ME Councilor At-Large Michael Brennan Democratic 95%
ME State House 42 Joseph Brooks Unaffiliated 95%
Joseph Bruno 29%
John Buck 5%
Thomas Bull 100%
Randall Bumps 18%
George Bunker, Jr. 95%
Jeffrey Butland 14%
Robert Cameron 48%
ME State House 40 Richard Campbell Republican 16%
Richard Carey 85%
Joseph George Carleton, Jr. 24%
ME Commissioner 1 Vinton Cassidy Republican 23%
Mary Cathcart 94%
Paul Chartrand 89%
Howard Chick 41%
Nancy Chizmar 82%
Peter Cianchette 14%
Joseph Clark 95%
ME State Senate 15 John Cleveland Democratic 100%
Dean Clukey 0%
Patrick Colwell 95%
Scott Cowger 100%
Ruel Parkman Cross 5%
ME Commissioner 1 Beverly Daggett 100%
Thomas Marshall Davidson 95%
Mabel Desmond 73%
Edward Dexter 7%
James Donnelly 24%
Joseph Driscoll 95%
ME Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap Democratic 100%
Lucien Dutremble 85%
David Etnier 90%
ME State House 117 Dick Farnsworth Democratic 94%
Norman Ferguson, Jr. 38%
Charles Fisher 95%
Robert Fisk, Jr. 7%
Clifton Foster 0%
Roger Frechette 90%
Elaine Fuller 95%
Rosita Gagne-Friel 95%
Kenneth Gagnon 100%
Albert Gamache 92%
Belinda Gerry 64%
F. Thomas Gieringer, Jr. 14%
Jill Murdoch Goldthwait 44%
Albion Goodwin 95%
Walter Gooley 14%
Bonnie Raye Green 100%
Stephen Hall 0%
Philip Harriman 25%
Pamela Hatch 100%
Kenneth Honey 27%
ME Justice of the Supreme Court Joseph Jabar, Sr. 100%
John Jenkins 100%
Kyle Jones 94%
Sumner Jones, Jr. 5%
Henry Joy 5%
Steven Joyce 5%
Jeffery Joyner 7%
Thomas Kane 100%
Susan Kasprzak 15%
George Kerr 71%
R. Leo Kieffer 11%
Marjorie Kilkelly 86%
Richard Kneeland 18%
Carol Kontos 95%
Janice LaBrecque 5%
Lloyd LaFountain III 94%
Priscilla Lane 24%
Charles LaVerdiere 95%
Mark Lawrence 100%
James Layton 0%
Patricia LeMaire 100%
William Lemke 89%
Kenneth Lemont 42%
James Libby 19%
Sharon Libby Jones 86%
David Lindahl 10%
Susan Walsh Longley 94%
Glenys Lovett 18%
Jay MacDougall 0%
Adam Mack 5%
Bruce MacKinnon 44%
David Madore 33%
Richard Mailhot 85%
Jean Ginn Marvin 14%
Arthur Mayo III 73%
Michael McAlevey 36%
Rodney McElroy 0%
Linda Rogers McKee 91%
June Meres 79%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 88%
S. Peter Mills 69%
Betty Lou Mitchell 25%
Elizabeth Mitchell 95%
J. Elizabeth Mitchell 100%
Alton Morgan 95%
Thomas Murphy, Jr. 9%
Robert Murray, Jr. 94%
Christopher Muse 100%
Richard Nass 5%
Roy Nickerson 5%
John Nutting VII 81%
Julie O'Brien 33%
William O'Gara 93%
Gary O'Neal 91%
Christopher O'Neil 100%
David N. Ott 15%
Judy Paradis 100%
Norman Paul 100%
Judith Peavey 14%
Peggy Pendleton 93%
Robert Pendleton, Jr. 32%
Royce Perkins 43%
Joseph Perry 71%
Wendy Pieh 83%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100%
Reginald Pinkham 14%
William Pinkham 0%
Debra Plowman 7%
Thomas Poulin 75%
Edward Povich 86%
Judith Powers 100%
Michael Quint 100%
Anne Rand 94%
Shirley Richard 90%
Benjamin Rines, Jr. 95%
G. Steven Rowe 100%
Richard Ruhlin 93%
Roland Samson 100%
ME Commissioner 3 Laura Sanborn 70%
Christine Savage 14%
Jane Saxl 100%
Michael Saxl 95%
Thomas Shannon 95%
David Shiah 100%
Rosaire Sirois 86%
James Skoglund 95%
Mary Small 20%
Lois Snowe-Mello 9%
Robert Spear 29%
ME State House 10 Stephen Stanley Democratic 91%
Vaughn Stedman 5%
Kathleen Alicia Stevens 100%
Joseph Taylor 9%
Paul Leo Tessier 91%
Richard Thompson 90%
James Tobin, Jr. 18%
Elizabeth Townsend 100%
Russell Treadwell 0%
ME State House 79 Sharon Treat Democratic 100%
Verdi Tripp 90%
Harry True 0%
ME State Senate 3 John Tuttle, Jr. Democratic 94%
John Underwood 13%
Ronald Usher 100%
John Vedral III 5%
Mark Vigue 32%
Paul Volenik 95%
G. Paul Waterhouse 9%
Elizabeth Watson 100%
Edgar Wheeler 9%
Gary Wheeler 91%
Bob Winglass 23%
Julie Winn 76%
ME State House 95 Tom Winsor Republican 10%
Thomas Wright 100%

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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