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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Maine AFL-CIO

1998 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
I. Joel Abromson 27%
Douglas Ahearne 93%
Jane Amero 13%
Martha Bagley 100%
Christina Baker 100%
Alvin Barth, Jr. 0%
Duane Belanger 20%
Irvin Belanger 20%
Richard Bennett 20%
John Benoit 20%
Donald Berry, Sr. 14%
Randall Berry 100%
Joseph Bigl 64%
William Bodwell II 22%
ME State House 69 Brian Bolduc Democratic 100%
Gerald Bouffard 86%
Tarren Bragdon 8%
ME Councilor At-Large Michael Brennan Democratic 100%
ME State House 42 Joseph Brooks Unaffiliated 100%
Joseph Bruno 33%
Bruce Bryant 100%
John Buck 0%
Thomas Bull 100%
Randall Bumps 21%
George Bunker, Jr. 100%
Jeffrey Butland 14%
Robert Cameron 60%
ME State House 40 Richard Campbell Republican 0%
Richard Carey 100%
Joseph George Carleton, Jr. 7%
ME Commissioner 1 Vinton Cassidy Republican 45%
Mary Cathcart 100%
Paul Chartrand 87%
Howard Chick 40%
Nancy Chizmar 93%
Peter Cianchette 0%
Joseph Clark 93%
ME State Senate 15 John Cleveland Democratic 93%
Dean Clukey 14%
Patrick Colwell 100%
Scott Cowger 100%
Ruel Parkman Cross 7%
ME Commissioner 1 Beverly Daggett 100%
Thomas Marshall Davidson 100%
Mabel Desmond 100%
Edward Dexter 0%
James Donnelly 0%
Joseph Driscoll 93%
ME Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap Democratic 100%
Lucien Dutremble 100%
David Etnier 83%
ME State House 117 Dick Farnsworth Democratic 100%
Norman Ferguson, Jr. 40%
Charles Fisher 100%
Robert Fisk, Jr. 22%
Clifton Foster 7%
Roger Frechette 100%
Elaine Fuller 93%
Rosita Gagne-Friel 100%
Kenneth Gagnon 100%
Albert Gamache 100%
Belinda Gerry 60%
F. Thomas Gieringer, Jr. 33%
Jill Murdoch Goldthwait 50%
Albion Goodwin 73%
Walter Gooley 13%
Bonnie Raye Green 100%
Stephen Hall 0%
Philip Harriman 25%
Pamela Hatch 100%
Kenneth Honey 50%
ME Justice of the Supreme Court Joseph Jabar, Sr. 100%
John Jenkins 100%
Kyle Jones 100%
Sumner Jones, Jr. 7%
Henry Joy 0%
Steven Joyce 0%
Jeffery Joyner 10%
Thomas Kane 100%
Susan Kasprzak 7%
George Kerr 86%
R. Leo Kieffer 0%
Marjorie Kilkelly 87%
Richard Kneeland 20%
Carol Kontos 100%
Janice LaBrecque 0%
Lloyd LaFountain III 100%
Priscilla Lane 8%
Charles LaVerdiere 100%
Mark Lawrence 100%
James Layton 0%
Patricia LeMaire 100%
William Lemke 93%
Kenneth Lemont 55%
James Libby 20%
Sharon Libby Jones 100%
David Lindahl 29%
Susan Walsh Longley 93%
Glenys Lovett 13%
Jay MacDougall 0%
Adam Mack 0%
Bruce MacKinnon 53%
David Madore 33%
Richard Mailhot 93%
Jean Ginn Marvin 0%
Arthur Mayo III 40%
Michael McAlevey 53%
Rodney McElroy 8%
Linda Rogers McKee 100%
June Meres 64%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 100%
S. Peter Mills 60%
Betty Lou Mitchell 11%
Elizabeth Mitchell 100%
J. Elizabeth Mitchell 85%
Alton Morgan 93%
Thomas Murphy, Jr. 13%
Robert Murray, Jr. 100%
Christopher Muse 93%
Richard Nass 0%
Roy Nickerson 0%
John Nutting VII 100%
Julie O'Brien 40%
William O'Gara 93%
Gary O'Neal 100%
Christopher O'Neil 100%
David N. Ott 0%
Judy Paradis 100%
Norman Paul 100%
Judith Peavey 27%
Peggy Pendleton 93%
Robert Pendleton, Jr. 21%
Royce Perkins 20%
Joseph Perry 92%
Wendy Pieh 100%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100%
Reginald Pinkham 27%
William Pinkham 0%
Debra Plowman 13%
Thomas Poulin 78%
Edward Povich 93%
Judith Powers 93%
Michael Quint 100%
Anne Rand 100%
Shirley Richard 87%
Benjamin Rines, Jr. 93%
G. Steven Rowe 100%
Richard Ruhlin 100%
Roland Samson 100%
ME Commissioner 3 Laura Sanborn 93%
Christine Savage 7%
Jane Saxl 100%
Michael Saxl 100%
Thomas Shannon 100%
David Shiah 100%
Rosaire Sirois 87%
James Skoglund 100%
Mary Small 40%
Lois Snowe-Mello 0%
Robert Spear 20%
ME State House 10 Stephen Stanley Democratic 93%
Vaughn Stedman 0%
Kathleen Alicia Stevens 100%
Joseph Taylor 0%
Paul Leo Tessier 92%
Richard Thompson 83%
James Tobin, Jr. 7%
Elizabeth Townsend 93%
Russell Treadwell 0%
ME State House 79 Sharon Treat Democratic 100%
Verdi Tripp 100%
Harry True 7%
ME State Senate 3 John Tuttle, Jr. Democratic 100%
John Underwood 0%
Ronald Usher 92%
John Vedral III 7%
Mark Vigue 54%
Paul Volenik 100%
G. Paul Waterhouse 0%
Elizabeth Watson 100%
Edgar Wheeler 20%
Gary Wheeler 73%
Bob Winglass 21%
Julie Winn 40%
ME State House 95 Tom Winsor Republican 7%
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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