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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Rhode Island ACLU

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 100%
RI Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts Democratic 60%
RI State House 1 Edith Ajello Democratic 100%
RI State House 3 Thomas Palangio Democratic 75%
RI State House 4 Gordon Fox Democratic 54%
RI State House 5 John DeSimone Democratic 25%
RI State House 9 Anastasia Williams Democratic 45%
RI State House 12 Joseph Almeida, Jr. Democratic 79%
RI State House 14 Charlene Lima Democratic 54%
RI State House 16 Peter Palumbo Democratic 22%
RI State House 17 Robert Jacquard Democratic 31%
RI State House 19 Joseph McNamara Democratic 40%
RI State House 21 Eileen Naughton Democratic 36%
RI State House 24 Joseph Trillo Republican 36%
RI State House 28 Scott Guthrie Democratic 27%
RI State House 33 Donald Lally, Jr. Democratic 36%
RI State House 36 Donna Walsh Democratic 62%
RI State House 38 Brian Kennedy Democratic 27%
RI State House 53 Thomas Winfield Democratic 27%
RI State House 55 Arthur Corvese Democratic 29%
RI State House 58 William San Bento, Jr. Democratic 40%
RI State House 60 Elaine Coderre Democratic 40%
RI State House 67 Jan Malik Democratic 27%
RI State House 69 Raymond Gallison, Jr. Democratic 43%
RI State Senate 1 Maryellen Goodwin Democratic 38%
RI State Senate 4 Dominick Ruggerio Democratic 40%
RI State Senate 10 Walter Felag, Jr. Democratic 38%
RI State Senate 13 M. Teresa Paiva-Weed Democratic 64%
RI State Senate 14 Daniel Da Ponte Democratic 40%
RI State Senate 20 Roger Picard Democratic 53%
RI State Senate 23 Paul Fogarty Democratic 31%
RI State Senate 24 Marc Cote Democratic 46%
RI State Senate 27 Hanna Gallo Democratic 42%
RI State Senate 29 Michael McCaffrey Democratic 31%
RI State Senate 30 William Walaska Democratic 31%
RI State Senate 32 David Bates Republican 33%
RI State Senate 33 Leonidas Raptakis Democratic 36%
RI State Senate 36 James Sheehan Democratic 45%
RI State Senate 37 V. Susan Sosnowski Democratic 46%
RI State Senate 38 Dennis Algiere Republican 38%
RI Attorney General Peter Kilmartin Democratic 33%
RI Council Member Ward 2 Brian Coogan 27%
RI Treasurer Frank Caprio Democratic 38%
Aisha Abdullah-Odiase 60%
Denise Aiken 43%
Stephen Alves 38%
Joseph Amaral 40%
Mabel Anderson 31%
Stephen Anderson 27%
Fausto Anguilla 46%
Roger Badeau 50%
John Douglas Barr II 43%
Melvoid Benson 33%
Brock Bierman 50%
Leo Blais 46%
Maxine Bradford Shavers 38%
Kevin Breene 42%
Todd Brien 29%
Christine Callahan 58%
Bambilyn Breece Cambio 43%
David Caprio 50%
Mary Ann Carroll 50%
Kenneth Carter 20%
John Celona 31%
Mary Cerra 33%
J. Clement Cicilline 67%
Thomas Coderre 50%
Raymond Coelho 33%
Daniel Connors 60%
Steven Costantino 47%
Paul Crowley 50%
Michael Damiani 20%
Elizabeth Dennigan 58%
James Donelan 57%
William Enos 46%
Joseph Faria 23%
Robert Flaherty 29%
Richard Fleury 29%
Aram Garabedian 17%
Eugene Garvey 38%
Myrna George 38%
Joanne Giannini 33%
June Gibbs 58%
Peter Ginaitt 30%
Nicholas Gorham 33%
Cathy Graziano 25%
John Harwood 29%
Suzanne Henseler 25%
Nancy Hetherington 64%
Gary Hogan 31%
Brian Hunter 42%
David Igliozzi 46%
William Irons 38%
Daniel Issa 31%
David Iwuc 25%
Thomas Izzo 55%
Robert Kells 64%
Paul Kelly 36%
H. Norman Knickle 57%
Beatrice Lanzi 38%
Charles John Lavesque 100%
J. Michael Lenihan 50%
Peter Lewiss 38%
Bruce Long 40%
Robert Lowe 27%
John Maher 62%
Gerard Martineau 23%
John McBurney III 50%
John Joseph McCauley, Jr. 43%
Patrick McDonald 38%
Rene Menard 23%
Joseph Montalbano 31%
Frank Montanaro 42%
Joseph Moran III 33%
Paul Moura 62%
Carol Mumford 31%
Ronald Munschy 33%
William Murphy 50%
William Murphy 21%
Mary Parella 46%
Rhoda Perry 85%
Antonio Pires 55%
Micheal Pisaturo 50%
Joseph Polisena 25%
Joan Quick 20%
Scott Rabideau 44%
Donald Reilly, Jr. 57%
John Revens, Jr. 30%
John Roney 64%
Henry Rose 27%
John Savage 31%
Gregory Schadone 27%
Joseph Scott 33%
John Patrick Shanley, Jr. 33%
Paul Sherlock 64%
John Simonian 29%
Thomas Slater 43%
Steven Smith 33%
Susan Story 40%
Robert Sullivan 31%
John Tassoni, Jr. 50%
Leon Tejada 58%
John Thompson 54%
William Vieira, Sr. 38%
Joseph Voccola 60%
Charles Walton 78%
Peter Wasylyk 62%
Robert Watson 38%
Timothy Williamson 22%

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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