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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Massachusetts National Organization for Women

2005 Positions

Issues: Women
State Office District Name Party Rating
MA State House Fourth Berkshire Smitty Pignatelli Democratic 71%
MA State House Fifth Bristol Patricia Haddad Democratic 86%
MA State House Tenth Bristol William Straus Democratic 71%
MA State House Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera Democratic 57%
MA State House Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral Democratic 100%
MA State House Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier Republican 14%
MA State House First Essex Michael Costello Democratic 86%
MA State House Third Essex Brian Dempsey Democratic 33%
MA State House Fourth Essex Bradford Hill Republican 14%
MA State House Tenth Essex Robert Fennell Democratic 71%
MA State House Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis Democratic 86%
MA State House First Franklin Stephen Kulik Democratic 86%
MA State House Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati Democratic 57%
MA State House Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner Democratic 57%
MA State House Eleventh Hampden Benjamin Swan, Sr. Democratic 100%
MA State House First Hampshire Peter Kocot Democratic 86%
MA State House Second Hampshire John Scibak Democratic 86%
MA State House Third Hampshire Ellen Story Democratic 100%
MA State House Fifth Middlesex David Linsky Democratic 86%
MA State House Ninth Middlesex Thomas Stanley Democratic 86%
MA State House Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan Democratic 83%
MA State House Twelfth Middlesex Ruth Balser Democratic 100%
MA State House Fourteenth Middlesex Cory Atkins Democratic 100%
MA State House Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman Democratic 86%
MA State House Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. Democratic 43%
MA State House Seventeenth Middlesex David Nangle Democratic 43%
MA State House Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli Democratic 43%
MA State House Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. Republican 14%
MA State House Twenty-Sixth Middlesex Tim Toomey, Jr. Democratic 100%
MA State House Thirty-Third Middlesex Christopher Fallon Democratic 43%
MA State House Thirty-Fifth Middlesex Paul Donato, Sr. Democratic 43%
MA State House Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry Democratic 29%
MA State House First Norfolk Bruce Ayers Democratic 57%
MA State House Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano Democratic 57%
MA State House Fourth Norfolk James Murphy Democratic 57%
MA State House Sixth Norfolk William Galvin Democratic 71%
MA State House Seventh Norfolk Walter Timilty Democratic 57%
MA State House Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka Democratic 57%
MA State House Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers Democratic 57%
MA State House Fourteenth Norfolk Alice Peisch Democratic 86%
MA State House Fifteenth Norfolk Frank Smizik Democratic 100%
MA State House First Plymouth Vinny deMacedo Republican 29%
MA State House Second Plymouth Susan Gifford Republican 14%
MA State House Third Plymouth Garrett Bradley Democratic 43%
MA State House Tenth Plymouth Christine Canavan Democratic 57%
MA State House Seventh Suffolk Gloria Fox Democratic 100%
MA State House Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing Democratic 100%
MA State House Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia Democratic 100%
MA State House Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia Democratic 57%
MA State House Fifteenth Suffolk Jeffrey Sánchez Democratic 100%
MA State House Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan Democratic 86%
MA State House Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo Democratic 57%
MA State House Fifth Worcester Anne Gobi Democratic 57%
MA State House Seventh Worcester Paul Frost Republican 14%
MA State House Ninth Worcester George Peterson, Jr. Republican 17%
MA State House Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. Democratic 33%
MA State House Seventeenth Worcester John Binienda, Sr. Democratic 57%
MA State Senate First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues Democratic 57%
MA State Senate Second Essex and Middlesex Barry Finegold Democratic 71%
MA State Senate First Hampden and Hampshire Gale Candaras Democratic 57%
MA State Senate Second Hampden and Hampshire Don Humason, Jr. Republican 0%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen Democratic 100%
MA State Senate Middlesex and Worcester James Eldridge Democratic 86%
MA State Senate Norfolk and Suffolk Mike Rush Democratic 43%
MA State Senate Second Plymouth and Bristol Thomas Kennedy Democratic 86%
MA State Senate First Suffolk and Middlesex Anthony Petruccelli Democratic 71%
MA Mayor At-Large Martin Walsh Democratic 86%
MA Council Member At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. 100%
MA Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rachel Kaprielian Democratic 86%
MA Councilor At-Large Thomas Stanley 86%
Demetrius Atsalis 43%
Deborah Blumer 100%
Daniel Bosley 86%
Arthur Broadhurst, Jr. 43%
Jennifer Callahan 43%
Mark Carron 43%
Paul Casey 29%
Cheryl Coakley-Rivera 71%
Edward Connolly 67%
Michael Coppola 17%
Robert Correia 43%
Robert Coughlin 50%
Geraldine Creedon 43%
Salvatore DiMasi 86%
Christopher Donelan 86%
Joseph Driscoll, Jr. 14%
Lewis Evangelidis 14%
James Fagan 57%
Mark Falzone 100%
Michael Festa 100%
David Flynn 57%
John Fresolo 33%
Emile Goguen 50%
Shirley Gomes 29%
Mary Grant 86%
William Greene, Jr. 43%
Geoffrey Hall 43%
Robert Hargraves 14%
Lida Harkins 86%
Frank Hynes 57%
Michael Kane 29%
Daniel Keenan 43%
Brian Knuuttila 50%
Peter Koutoujian 83%
Paul Kujawski 43%
William Lantigua 33%
James Leary 71%
Stephen LeDuc 57%
John Lepper 14%
Barbara L'Italien 86%
Paul Loscocco 14%
J. James Marzilli, Jr. 100%
Charles Murphy 71%
Kevin Murphy 71%
Robert Nyman 43%
Thomas O'Brien 57%
Eugene O'Flaherty 43%
Shirley Owens-Hicks 71%
Marie Parente 50%
Matthew Patrick 86%
Anne Marie Paulsen 100%
Vincent Pedone 71%
Jeff Perry 14%
Douglas Petersen 83%
Karyn Polito 14%
Susan Pope 14%
John Quinn 43%
Kathi-Anne Reinstein 86%
Mary Rogeness 29%
Robert Spellane 86%
Joyce Spiliotis 43%
Harriett Stanley 50%
Marie St. Fleur 83%
David Sullivan 83%
Kathleen Teahan 86%
Stephen Tobin 43%
David Torrisi 83%
Philip Travis 29%
Eric Turkington 67%
Jim Vallee 43%
Anthony Verga 57%
Brian Wallace 43%
Patricia Walrath 57%
Steven Walsh 100%
Daniel Webster 0%
Alice Wolf 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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