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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Maine AFL-CIO

1997 Positions

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