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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts

2007 Positions on Progressive Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
MA State House First Barnstable Cleon Turner Democratic 100
MA State House Fourth Berkshire Smitty Pignatelli Democratic 77
MA State House Fifth Bristol Patricia Haddad Democratic 83
MA State House Tenth Bristol William Straus Democratic 75
MA State House Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera Democratic 69
MA State House Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral Democratic 77
MA State House Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier Republican 33
MA State House First Essex Michael Costello Democratic 85
MA State House Third Essex Brian Dempsey Democratic 58
MA State House Fourth Essex Bradford Hill Republican 33
MA State House Seventh Essex John Keenan, Jr. Democratic 83
MA State House Tenth Essex Robert Fennell Democratic 64
MA State House Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis Democratic 69
MA State House First Franklin Stephen Kulik Democratic 83
MA State House First Hampden Todd Smola Republican 33
MA State House Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati Democratic 63
MA State House Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner Democratic 64
MA State House Ninth Hampden Sean Curran Democratic 58
MA State House Eleventh Hampden Benjamin Swan, Sr. Democratic 92
MA State House First Hampshire Peter Kocot Democratic 100
MA State House Second Hampshire John Scibak Democratic 92
MA State House Third Hampshire Ellen Story Democratic 100
MA State House Fifth Middlesex David Linsky Democratic 92
MA State House Seventh Middlesex Tom Sannicandro Democratic 83
MA State House Ninth Middlesex Thomas Stanley Democratic 67
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 83
MA State House Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman Democratic 100
MA State House Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. Democratic 73
MA State House Seventeenth Middlesex David Nangle Democratic 75
MA State House Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli Democratic 70
MA State House Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. Republican 25
MA State House Twenty-Sixth Middlesex Tim Toomey, Jr. Democratic 100
MA State House Twenty-Seventh Middlesex Denise Provost Democratic 100
MA State House Thirty-Third Middlesex Christopher Fallon Democratic 77
MA State House Thirty-Fifth Middlesex Paul Donato, Sr. Democratic 69
MA State House Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry Democratic 58
MA State House First Norfolk Bruce Ayers Democratic 58
MA State House Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano Democratic 73
MA State House Fourth Norfolk James Murphy Democratic 69
MA State House Sixth Norfolk William Galvin Democratic 75
MA State House Seventh Norfolk Walter Timilty Democratic 54
MA State House Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka Democratic 100
MA State House Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers Democratic 75
MA State House Fourteenth Norfolk Alice Peisch Democratic 82
MA State House Fifteenth Norfolk Frank Smizik Democratic 92
MA State House First Plymouth Vinny deMacedo Republican 25
MA State House Second Plymouth Susan Gifford Republican 33
MA State House Third Plymouth Garrett Bradley Democratic 50
MA State House Tenth Plymouth Christine Canavan Democratic 82
MA State House Seventh Suffolk Gloria Fox Democratic 100
MA State House Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing Democratic 92
MA State House Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia Democratic 92
MA State House Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia Democratic 83
MA State House Fifteenth Suffolk Jeffrey Sánchez Democratic 75
MA State House Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan Democratic 85
MA State House Eighteenth Suffolk Michael Moran Democratic 92
MA State House Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo Democratic 67
MA State House Fifth Worcester Anne Gobi Democratic 92
MA State House Seventh Worcester Paul Frost Republican 33
MA State House Ninth Worcester George Peterson, Jr. Republican 25
MA State House Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. Democratic 71
MA State House Seventeenth Worcester John Binienda, Sr. Democratic 75
MA State Senate Bristol and Norfolk James Timilty Democratic 63
MA State Senate First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues Democratic 54
MA State Senate Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny Democratic 89
MA State Senate Third Essex Thomas McGee Democratic 100
MA State Senate First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr Republican 38
MA State Senate Second Essex and Middlesex Barry Finegold Democratic 67
MA State Senate Hampden James Welch Democratic 58
MA State Senate Second Hampden and Hampshire Don Humason, Jr. Republican 25
MA State Senate Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg Democratic 100
MA State Senate Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen Democratic 100
MA State Senate First Middlesex and Norfolk Cindy Creem Democratic 100
MA State Senate Second Middlesex and Norfolk Karen Spilka Democratic 89
MA State Senate Middlesex and Worcester James Eldridge Democratic 92
MA State Senate Norfolk and Suffolk Mike Rush Democratic 69
MA State Senate Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex Richard Ross Republican 33
MA State Senate Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Brian Joyce Democratic 88
MA State Senate Plymouth and Barnstable Therese Murray Democratic 88
MA State Senate First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco Democratic 100
MA State Senate Second Plymouth and Bristol Thomas Kennedy Democratic 100
MA State Senate Plymouth and Norfolk Robert Hedlund, Jr. Republican 38
MA State Senate First Suffolk Linda Forry Democratic 83
MA State Senate First Suffolk and Middlesex Anthony Petruccelli Democratic 85
MA State Senate First Worcester Harriette Chandler Democratic 88
MA State Senate Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Stephen Brewer Democratic 75
MA State Senate Worcester and Middlesex Jennifer Flanagan Democratic 92
MA State Senate Worcester and Norfolk Richard Moore Democratic 78
MA Mayor At-Large Martin Walsh Democratic 85
MA Council Member At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. 100
MA Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rachel Kaprielian Democratic 85
MA Councilor At-Large Thomas Stanley 67
Robert Antonioni 88
Demetrius Atsalis 58
Edward Augustus, Jr. 100
Steven Baddour 50
Jarrett Barrios 100
Frederick Berry 88
Daniel Bosley 85
Scott Brown 43
Stephen Buoniconti 71
Jennifer Callahan 75
Stephen Canessa 77
Paul Casey 33
Cheryl Coakley-Rivera 75
Robert Correia 77
Geraldine Creedon 69
Robert Creedon, Jr. 86
Salvatore DiMasi 82
Christopher Donelan 58
Joseph Driscoll, Jr. 70
Lewis Evangelidis 33
James Fagan 75
Mark Falzone 91
Susan Fargo 89
Michael Festa 92
David Flynn 75
John Fresolo 92
Mary Grant 77
William Greene, Jr. 58
Denis Guyer 77
Geoffrey Hall 67
Robert Hargraves 25
Lida Harkins 85
John Hart, Jr. 88
Robert Havern III 100
Frank Hynes 54
Michael Kane 58
Michael Knapik 50
Peter Koutoujian 85
Paul Kujawski 62
William Lantigua 85
Stephen LeDuc 62
Brian Lees 38
John Lepper 25
Barbara L'Italien 85
Paul Loscocco 33
J. James Marzilli, Jr. 100
Joan Menard 88
Michael Morrissey 75
Charles Murphy 50
Kevin Murphy 75
Patrick Natale 67
Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. 88
Robert Nyman 67
Eugene O'Flaherty 75
Robert O'Leary 88
Steven Panagiotakos 88
Matthew Patrick 92
Vincent Pedone 83
Jeff Perry 27
Douglas Petersen 85
Karyn Polito 33
John Quinn 77
Kathi-Anne Reinstein 73
Pamela Resor 100
Robert Rice 75
Mary Rogeness 25
Carl Sciortino, Jr. 100
Robert Spellane 100
Christopher Speranzo 92
Joyce Spiliotis 69
Harriett Stanley 50
Marie St. Fleur 83
David Sullivan 85
Richard Tisei 50
Stephen Tobin 67
Steven Tolman 100
David Torrisi 64
Susan Tucker 88
Eric Turkington 77
Jim Vallee 75
Anthony Verga 77
Brian Wallace 67
Patricia Walrath 70
Marian Walsh 100
Steven Walsh 100
Martha Walz 100
Daniel Webster 25
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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