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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Massachusetts National Organization for Women

2001 Positions

Issues: Women
State Office District Name Party Rating
MA State House Fifth Bristol Patricia Haddad Democratic 83%
MA State House Tenth Bristol William Straus Democratic 40%
MA State House Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera Democratic 60%
MA State House Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral Democratic 67%
MA State House Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier Republican 40%
MA State House Third Essex Brian Dempsey Democratic 40%
MA State House Fourth Essex Bradford Hill Republican 20%
MA State House Tenth Essex Robert Fennell Democratic 60%
MA State House Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis Democratic 67%
MA State House First Franklin Stephen Kulik Democratic 100%
MA State House Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati Democratic 20%
MA State House Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner Democratic 20%
MA State House Eleventh Hampden Benjamin Swan, Sr. Democratic 100%
MA State House Third Hampshire Ellen Story Democratic 100%
MA State House Fifth Middlesex David Linsky Democratic 100%
MA State House Ninth Middlesex Thomas Stanley Democratic 50%
MA State House Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan Democratic 100%
MA State House Twelfth Middlesex Ruth Balser Democratic 100%
MA State House Fourteenth Middlesex Cory Atkins Democratic 67%
MA State House Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman Democratic 100%
MA State House Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. Democratic 20%
MA State House Seventeenth Middlesex David Nangle Democratic 25%
MA State House Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli Democratic 0%
MA State House Twentieth Middlesex Bradley Jones, Jr. Republican 20%
MA State House Twenty-Sixth Middlesex Timothy Toomey, Jr. Democratic 60%
MA State House Thirty-Third Middlesex Christopher Fallon Democratic 20%
MA State House Thirty-Fifth Middlesex Paul Donato, Sr. Democratic 40%
MA State House Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry Democratic 40%
MA State House First Norfolk Bruce Ayers Democratic 40%
MA State House Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano Democratic 33%
MA State House Fourth Norfolk James Murphy Democratic 50%
MA State House Sixth Norfolk William Galvin Democratic 33%
MA State House Seventh Norfolk Walter Timilty Democratic 40%
MA State House Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka Democratic 67%
MA State House Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers Democratic 40%
MA State House Fifteenth Norfolk Frank Smizik Democratic 100%
MA State House First Plymouth Vinny deMacedo Republican 20%
MA State House Third Plymouth Garrett Bradley Democratic 50%
MA State House Tenth Plymouth Christine Canavan Democratic 67%
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 60%
MA State House Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan Democratic 67%
MA State House Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo Democratic 20%
MA State House Fifth Worcester Anne Gobi Democratic 0%
MA State House Seventh Worcester Paul Frost Republican 20%
MA State House Ninth Worcester George Peterson, Jr. Republican 20%
MA State House Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. Democratic 67%
MA State House Seventeenth Worcester John Binienda, Sr. Democratic 80%
MA State Senate First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues Democratic 40%
MA State Senate Third Essex Thomas McGee Democratic 100%
MA State Senate Second Essex and Middlesex Barry Finegold Democratic 67%
MA State Senate First Hampden and Hampshire Gale Candaras Democratic 50%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen Democratic 100%
MA State Senate Second Plymouth and Bristol Thomas Kennedy Democratic 40%
MA State Senate First Suffolk and Middlesex Anthony Petruccelli Democratic 40%
MA Mayor At-Large Martin Walsh Democratic 100%
MA Council Member At-Large Timothy Toomey, Jr. 60%
MA Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rachel Kaprielian Democratic 83%
MA Councilor At-Large Michael Cahill No Party Affiliation 50%
MA Councilor At-Large Thomas Stanley 50%
Christopher Asselin 40%
Demetrius Atsalis 20%
Jarrett Barrios 100%
Deborah Blumer 100%
Daniel Bosley 100%
Arthur Broadhurst, Jr. 60%
Scott Brown 40%
David Bunker 50%
Stephen Buoniconti 50%
Paul Caron 100%
Paul Casey 40%
Vincent Paul Ciampa 50%
Carol Cleven 83%
Cheryl Coakley-Rivera 67%
Edward Connolly 20%
Michael Coppola 50%
Robert Correia 25%
Geraldine Creedon 33%
Brian Cresta 50%
Paul Demakis 100%
Salvatore DiMasi 40%
David Donnelly 60%
Carol Donovan 83%
James Fagan 60%
Mark Falzone 100%
Michael Festa 100%
Kevin Fitzgerald 100%
Nancy Flavin 67%
David Flynn 40%
John Fresolo 40%
Thomas George 50%
Emile Goguen 60%
Brian Golden 60%
Shirley Gomes 67%
William Greene, Jr. 20%
Cele Hahn 33%
Geoffrey Hall 20%
Robert Hargraves 40%
Lida Harkins 40%
Reed Hillman 50%
Christopher Hodgkins 83%
Frank Hynes 50%
Michael Kane 40%
Daniel Keenan 60%
Shaun Kelly 20%
Brian Knuuttila 40%
Peter Koutoujian 50%
Paul Kujawski 40%
Peter Larkin 50%
James Leary 100%
Stephen LeDuc 40%
John Lepper 40%
Maryanne Lewis 25%
John Locke 33%
Paul Loscocco 40%
Francis Marini 20%
J. James Marzilli, Jr. 100%
John Merrigan 80%
Charles Murphy 50%
Kevin Murphy 50%
William Nagle, Jr. 100%
Robert Nyman 20%
Thomas O'Brien 20%
Eugene O'Flaherty 100%
Shirley Owens-Hicks 100%
Marie Parente 25%
Matthew Patrick 83%
Anne Marie Paulsen 100%
Vincent Pedone 83%
Douglas Petersen 67%
Karyn Polito 33%
Susan Pope 33%
Ruth Provost 100%
John Quinn 40%
Kathi-Anne Reinstein 83%
Mary Rogeness 20%
George Rogers 100%
J. Michael Ruane 20%
Jose Santiago 83%
Mary Jane Simmons 50%
John Slattery 83%
Robert Spellane 67%
Harriett Stanley 40%
Marie St. Fleur 100%
David Sullivan 83%
Joseph Sullivan 60%
Kathleen Teahan 83%
Paul Tirone 75%
Stephen Tobin 20%
David Torrisi 50%
Philip Travis 20%
Eric Turkington 50%
Jim Vallee 20%
Anthony Verga 75%
Patricia Walrath 67%
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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