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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Rhode Island ACLU

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 83%
RI Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts Democratic 64%
RI State House 1 Edith Ajello Democratic 92%
RI State House 3 Thomas Palangio Democratic 54%
RI State House 4 Gordon Fox Democratic 58%
RI State House 5 John DeSimone Democratic 36%
RI State House 9 Anastasia Williams Democratic 45%
RI State House 12 Joseph Almeida, Jr. Democratic 42%
RI State House 14 Charlene Lima Democratic 42%
RI State House 16 Peter Palumbo Democratic 55%
RI State House 17 Robert Jacquard Democratic 50%
RI State House 19 Joseph McNamara Democratic 36%
RI State House 21 Eileen Naughton Democratic 33%
RI State House 33 Donald Lally, Jr. Democratic 40%
RI State House 36 Donna Walsh Democratic 64%
RI State House 38 Brian Kennedy Democratic 25%
RI State House 53 Thomas Winfield Democratic 38%
RI State House 55 Arthur Corvese Democratic 29%
RI State House 58 William San Bento, Jr. Democratic 14%
RI State House 60 Elaine Coderre Democratic 61%
RI State House 67 Jan Malik Democratic 27%
RI State Senate 1 Maryellen Goodwin Democratic 50%
RI State Senate 4 Dominick Ruggerio Democratic 25%
RI State Senate 10 Walter Felag, Jr. Democratic 25%
RI State Senate 13 M. Teresa Paiva-Weed Democratic 58%
RI State Senate 14 Daniel DaPonte Democratic 64%
RI State Senate 20 Roger Picard Democratic 33%
RI State Senate 23 Paul Fogarty Democratic 55%
RI State Senate 24 Marc Cote Democratic 58%
RI State Senate 27 Hanna Gallo Democratic 50%
RI State Senate 29 Michael McCaffrey Democratic 25%
RI State Senate 30 William Walaska Democratic 25%
RI State Senate 32 David Bates Republican 67%
RI State Senate 33 Leonidas Raptakis Democratic 20%
RI State Senate 37 V. Susan Sosnowski Democratic 58%
RI State Senate 38 Dennis Algiere Republican 64%
RI Attorney General Peter Kilmartin Democratic 29%
RI Treasurer Frank Caprio Democratic 50%
Aisha Abdullah-Odiase 62%
Denise Aiken 62%
Stephen Alves 22%
Joseph Amaral 50%
Mabel Anderson 64%
Stephen Anderson 43%
Roger Badeau 38%
John Douglas Barr II 36%
Nancy Benoit 58%
Melvoid Benson 50%
Leo Blais 36%
Maxine Bradford Shavers 60%
Russell Bramley 46%
Kevin Breene 42%
Barbara Burlingame 67%
Christine Callahan 44%
Bambilyn Breece Cambio 50%
Marsha Carpenter 38%
Mary Ann Carroll 67%
Kenneth Carter 38%
John Celona 25%
J. Clement Cicilline 73%
Thomas Coderre 58%
Raymond Coelho 50%
Daniel Connors 58%
Steven Costantino 58%
Paul Crowley 57%
Michael Damiani 58%
Elizabeth Dennigan 54%
James Donelan 50%
William Enos 50%
Joseph Faria 42%
Michael Farrell 29%
Lawrence Ferguson 45%
Robert Flaherty 40%
Richard Fleury 45%
Michael Flynn 42%
Aram Garabedian 42%
Eugene Garvey 31%
Myrna George 25%
Joanne Giannini 38%
June Gibbs 73%
Peter Ginaitt 63%
Nicholas Gorham 43%
Cathy Graziano 42%
John Harwood 56%
Mark Barrett Heffner 50%
Suzanne Henseler 38%
Nancy Hetherington 60%
Gary Hogan 31%
David Igliozzi 50%
Edward Inman III 33%
William Irons 75%
Daniel Issa 58%
David Iwuc 45%
Thomas Izzo 55%
Leona Kelley 56%
Robert Kells 64%
Paul Kelly 70%
James Kelso 50%
H. Norman Knickle 54%
Beatrice Lanzi 43%
Charles John Lavesque 83%
J. Michael Lenihan 75%
Charles Levesque 85%
Peter Lewiss 62%
Bruce Long 64%
Maria Lopes 50%
Robert Lowe 43%
John Maher 42%
Gerard Martineau 46%
John McBurney III 43%
John Joseph McCauley, Jr. 40%
Patrick McDonald 58%
Rene Menard 31%
Charles Millard, Jr. 17%
Joseph Montalbano 40%
Frank Montanaro 43%
Paul Moura 60%
Carol Mumford 36%
Ronald Munschy 31%
William Murphy 67%
Jonathan Oster 60%
Mary Parella 64%
John Patterson 45%
Rhoda Perry 82%
Antonio Pires 40%
Micheal Pisaturo 79%
Joan Quick 29%
Scott Rabideau 50%
Donald Reilly, Jr. 25%
John Revens, Jr. 75%
John Roney 75%
Henry Rose 42%
Alfred Russo, Jr. 60%
Eleanor Sasso 50%
John Savage 70%
Gregory Schadone 36%
Joseph Scott 43%
Paul Sherlock 25%
John Simonian 36%
Thomas Slater 45%
Steven Smith 45%
Robert Sullivan 31%
John Thompson 54%
William Tocco, Jr. 50%
William Vieira, Sr. 36%
Joseph Voccola 43%
Charles Walton 73%
Peter Wasylyk 45%
Robert Watson 58%
Timothy Williamson 25%

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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