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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: New Jersey Lesbian and Gay Coalition

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NJ State Assembly 6 Lou Greenwald Democratic 83%
NJ State Assembly 15 Reed Gusciora Democratic 100%
NJ State Assembly 15 Bonnie Watson Coleman Democratic 100%
NJ State Assembly 22 Gerald Green Democratic 100%
NJ State Senate 16 Christopher Bateman Republican 100%
NJ State Senate 17 Bob Smith Democratic 100%
NJ State Senate 19 Joseph Vitale Democratic 100%
NJ State Senate 35 Nellie Pou Democratic 100%
NJ State Senate 37 Loretta Weinberg Democratic 100%
John Adler 100%
Neil Cohen 100%
Nicholas Felice 56%
Arline Friscia 100%
Raul Garcia 100%
Guy Gregg 67%
Anthony Impreveduto 100%
LeRoy Jones, Jr. 85%
Bernard Kenny, Jr. 55%
William Payne 100%
Mary Previte 67%
Joan Quigley 100%
Jack Sinagra 90%
Joseph Suliga 90%
Charlotte Vandervalk 83%
Gerald Zecker 80%
Charles Zisa 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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