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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Massachusetts National Organization for Women

1997 Positions

Issues: Women
State Office District Name Party Rating
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 67%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 100%
MA State House Tenth Bristol William Straus Democratic 75%
MA State House Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera Democratic 50%
MA State House Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral Democratic 67%
MA State House Third Essex Brian Dempsey Democratic 50%
MA State House Tenth Essex Robert Fennell Democratic 67%
MA State House Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis Democratic 75%
MA State House First Franklin Stephen Kulik Democratic 50%
MA State House Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati Democratic 50%
MA State House Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner Democratic 50%
MA State House Eleventh Hampden Benjamin Swan, Sr. Democratic 75%
MA State House Third Hampshire Ellen Story Democratic 100%
MA State House Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan Democratic 100%
MA State House Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman Democratic 100%
MA State House Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. Democratic 50%
MA State House Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli Democratic 33%
MA State House Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
MA State House Twenty-Sixth Middlesex Tim Toomey, Jr. Democratic 50%
MA State House Thirty-Third Middlesex Christopher Fallon Democratic 50%
MA State House Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry Democratic 50%
MA State House Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano Democratic 75%
MA State House Sixth Norfolk William Galvin Democratic 75%
MA State House Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka Democratic 100%
MA State House Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers Democratic 67%
MA State House Tenth Plymouth Christine Canavan Democratic 50%
MA State House Seventh Suffolk Gloria Fox Democratic 100%
MA State House Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing Democratic 75%
MA State House Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia Democratic 75%
MA State House Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan Democratic 75%
MA State House Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo Democratic 50%
MA State House Seventh Worcester Paul Frost Republican 0%
MA State House Ninth Worcester George Peterson, Jr. Republican 0%
MA State House Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. Democratic 75%
MA State House Seventeenth Worcester John Binienda, Sr. Democratic 75%
MA State Senate First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues Democratic 50%
MA State Senate Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny Democratic 67%
MA State Senate Third Essex Thomas McGee Democratic 100%
MA State Senate First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr Republican 50%
MA State Senate Second Essex and Middlesex Barry Finegold Democratic 25%
MA State Senate First Hampden and Hampshire Gale Candaras Democratic 75%
MA State Senate Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg Democratic 83%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen Democratic 100%
MA State Senate Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Brian Joyce Democratic 75%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Barnstable Therese Murray Democratic 83%
MA State Senate First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco Democratic 67%
MA State Senate Second Plymouth and Bristol Thomas Kennedy Democratic 100%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Norfolk Robert Hedlund, Jr. Republican 67%
MA State Senate First Worcester Harriette Chandler Democratic 67%
MA State Senate Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Stephen Brewer Democratic 33%
MA State Senate Worcester and Norfolk Richard Moore Democratic 50%
MA Mayor At-Large Martin Walsh Democratic 75%
MA Council Member At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. 50%
MA Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rachel Kaprielian Democratic 75%
MA Councilor At-Large Michael Cahill No Party Affiliation 75%
MA Councilor At-Large James Jajuga Democratic 83%
Matthew Amorello 33%
Steven Angelo 50%
Robert Antonioni 67%
Michael Bellotti 75%
Robert Bernstein 67%
Frederick Berry 67%
Thomas Birmingham 0%
Daniel Bosley 100%
Arthur Broadhurst, Jr. 67%
John Businger 100%
Thomas Cahir 75%
Paul Caron 100%
Paul Casey 75%
Evelyn Chesky 67%
Vincent Paul Ciampa 25%
Edward Clancy, Jr. 33%
Forrester Clark, Jr. 0%
Carol Cleven 75%
Edward Connolly 50%
Robert Correia 50%
Geraldine Creedon 100%
Robert Creedon, Jr. 100%
Brian Cresta 0%
Donna Fournier Cuomo 0%
Walter DeFilippi 0%
Paul Demakis 75%
Salvatore DiMasi 75%
David Donnelly 75%
Carol Donovan 100%
Robert Durand 67%
James Fagan 75%
Susan Fargo 100%
Kevin Finnegan 0%
Thomas Finneran 67%
Kevin Fitzgerald 75%
Nancy Flavin 33%
Joseph Gallitano 75%
Barbara Gardner 75%
David Gately 50%
Ronald Gauch 0%
Thomas George 50%
Anthony Philip Giglio 50%
Guy Glodis 67%
Emile Goguen 50%
Shirley Gomes 25%
William Greene, Jr. 50%
Patrick Guerriero 0%
Cele Hahn 0%
Paul Haley 50%
Geoffrey Hall 33%
Robert Hargraves 25%
Lida Harkins 100%
John Hart, Jr. 50%
Robert Havern III 83%
Christopher Hodgkins 100%
Barbara Hyland 25%
Frank Hynes 25%
Cheryl Ann Jacques 67%
Daniel Keenan 50%
Shaun Kelly 0%
John Klimm 67%
Michael Knapik 33%
Brian Knuuttila 25%
Peter Koutoujian 75%
Paul Kujawski 50%
Patrick Landers III 100%
Harold Lane, Jr. 75%
M. Paul Lannuccillo 25%
Peter Larkin 75%
Stephen LeDuc 50%
Brian Lees 33%
Edward LeLacheur 50%
John Lepper 0%
Jacqueline Lewis 0%
Maryanne Lewis 33%
John Locke 0%
David Magnani 100%
Francis Marini 0%
J. James Marzilli, Jr. 100%
Joseph McIntyre 100%
William McManus II 75%
Linda Melconian 50%
Joan Menard 100%
John Merrigan 67%
Michael Morrissey 67%
Charles Murphy 50%
Dennis Murphy 50%
Kevin Murphy 50%
Mary Jeanette Murray 25%
William Nagle, Jr. 67%
Thomas Norton 50%
Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. 50%
Janet O'Brien 100%
John O'Brien, Jr. 83%
Thomas O'Brien 75%
Eugene O'Flaherty 67%
Shirley Owens-Hicks 100%
Steven Panagiotakos 83%
Marie Parente 50%
Anne Marie Paulsen 100%
Vincent Pedone 50%
David Peters 0%
Douglas Petersen 50%
Lois Pines 100%
Kevin Poirier 0%
Susan Pope 25%
Ruth Provost 100%
John Quinn 75%
Henri S Rauschenbach 33%
William Reinstein 50%
Pamela Resor 100%
Charlotte Richie 100%
Mary Rogeness 25%
J. Michael Ruane 50%
Anthony Scibelli 67%
Emanuel Serra 67%
Charles Shannon, Jr. 83%
Mary Jane Simmons 50%
John Slattery 100%
Jo Ann Sprague 25%
Harriett Stanley 33%
John Stasik 100%
John Stefanini 75%
Douglas Stoddart 50%
David Sullivan 50%
Joseph Sullivan 50%
Kathleen Teahan 100%
Alvin Thompson 75%
Richard Tisei 40%
Stephen Tobin 50%
Steven Tolman 100%
Warren Tolman 100%
Robert Travaglini 83%
Philip Travis 33%
Eric Turkington 67%
David Tuttle 0%
Jim Vallee 75%
Anthony Verga 100%
Patricia Walrath 75%
Marian Walsh 83%
Dianne Wilkerson 100%
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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