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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens for Limited Taxation and Government

2003 Positions

Issues: Taxes , Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
MA Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito Republican 100%
MA State House Fourth Berkshire Smitty Pignatelli Democratic 21%
MA State House Fifth Bristol Patricia Haddad Democratic 14%
MA State House Tenth Bristol William Straus Democratic 30%
MA State House Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera Democratic 29%
MA State House Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral Democratic 14%
MA State House Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier Republican 100%
MA State House Third Essex Brian Dempsey Democratic 50%
MA State House Fourth Essex Bradford Hill Republican 100%
MA State House Tenth Essex Robert Fennell Democratic 30%
MA State House Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis Democratic 29%
MA State House First Franklin Stephen Kulik Democratic 14%
MA State House Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati Democratic 29%
MA State House Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner Democratic 43%
MA State House Eleventh Hampden Benjamin Swan, Sr. Democratic 0%
MA State House First Hampshire Peter Kocot Democratic 29%
MA State House Second Hampshire John Scibak Democratic 14%
MA State House Third Hampshire Ellen Story Democratic 15%
MA State House Fifth Middlesex David Linsky Democratic 21%
MA State House Ninth Middlesex Thomas Stanley Democratic 45%
MA State House Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan Democratic 14%
MA State House Twelfth Middlesex Ruth Balser Democratic 14%
MA State House Fourteenth Middlesex Cory Atkins Democratic 36%
MA State House Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman Democratic 22%
MA State House Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. Democratic 43%
MA State House Seventeenth Middlesex David Nangle Democratic 36%
MA State House Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli Democratic 52%
MA State House Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. Republican 100%
MA State House Twenty-Sixth Middlesex Tim Toomey, Jr. Democratic 14%
MA State House Thirty-Fifth Middlesex Paul Donato, Sr. Democratic 7%
MA State House Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry Democratic 50%
MA State House First Norfolk Bruce Ayers Democratic 50%
MA State House Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano Democratic 36%
MA State House Fourth Norfolk James Murphy Democratic 36%
MA State House Sixth Norfolk William Galvin Democratic 36%
MA State House Seventh Norfolk Walter Timilty Democratic 50%
MA State House Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka Democratic 21%
MA State House Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers Democratic 30%
MA State House Fourteenth Norfolk Alice Peisch Democratic 36%
MA State House Fifteenth Norfolk Frank Smizik Democratic 15%
MA State House Second Plymouth Susan Gifford Republican 100%
MA State House Third Plymouth Garrett Bradley Democratic 57%
MA State House Seventh Suffolk Gloria Fox Democratic 0%
MA State House Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing Democratic 14%
MA State House Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia Democratic 0%
MA State House Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia Democratic 14%
MA State House Fifteenth Suffolk Jeffrey Sánchez Democratic 0%
MA State House Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan Democratic 14%
MA State House Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo Democratic 36%
MA State House Seventh Worcester Paul Frost Republican 100%
MA State House Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. Democratic 43%
MA State Senate First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues Democratic 21%
MA State Senate Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny Democratic 26%
MA State Senate Third Essex Thomas McGee Democratic 17%
MA State Senate First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr Republican 75%
MA State Senate Second Essex and Middlesex Barbara L'Italien Democratic 36%
MA State Senate Second Hampden and Hampshire Don Humason, Jr. Republican 100%
MA State Senate Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg Democratic 8%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen Democratic 21%
MA State Senate First Middlesex and Norfolk Cindy Creem Democratic 8%
MA State Senate Middlesex and Worcester James Eldridge Democratic 36%
MA State Senate Norfolk and Suffolk Mike Rush Democratic 14%
MA State Senate Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Brian Joyce Democratic 35%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Barnstable Vinny deMacedo Republican 100%
MA State Senate First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco Democratic 0%
MA State Senate Second Plymouth and Bristol Thomas Kennedy Democratic 7%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Norfolk Robert Hedlund, Jr. Republican 92%
MA State Senate First Suffolk and Middlesex Anthony Petruccelli Democratic 21%
MA State Senate First Worcester Harriette Chandler Democratic 25%
MA State Senate Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Anne Gobi Democratic 22%
MA Mayor At-Large Martin Walsh Democratic 15%
MA Council Member At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. 14%
MA Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rachel Kaprielian Democratic 0%
MA Councilor At-Large Thomas Stanley 45%
Robert Antonioni 9%
Demetrius Atsalis 43%
Steven Baddour 50%
Jarrett Barrios 0%
Frederick Berry 0%
John Binienda, Sr. 21%
Deborah Blumer 21%
Daniel Bosley 15%
Stephen Brewer 33%
Arthur Broadhurst, Jr. 52%
Jennifer Callahan 43%
Christine Canavan 29%
Gale Candaras 29%
Mark Carron 30%
Paul Casey 36%
Cheryl Coakley-Rivera 43%
Edward Connolly 37%
Michael Coppola 96%
Robert Correia 30%
Michael Costello 29%
Robert Coughlin 21%
Geraldine Creedon 31%
Robert Creedon, Jr. 42%
Salvatore DiMasi 30%
Christopher Donelan 14%
Joseph Driscoll, Jr. 30%
Lewis Evangelidis 100%
James Fagan 32%
Christopher Fallon 45%
Mark Falzone 0%
Susan Fargo 0%
Michael Festa 8%
Barry Finegold 43%
David Flynn 50%
John Fresolo 37%
Emile Goguen 14%
Shirley Gomes 100%
Mary Grant 36%
William Greene, Jr. 50%
Geoffrey Hall 50%
Robert Hargraves 100%
Lida Harkins 29%
John Hart, Jr. 0%
Robert Havern III 8%
Frank Hynes 57%
Michael Kane 36%
Daniel Keenan 36%
Michael Knapik 92%
Brian Knuuttila 36%
Peter Koutoujian 21%
Paul Kujawski 36%
William Lantigua 37%
James Leary 7%
Stephen LeDuc 46%
Brian Lees 92%
John Lepper 100%
Paul Loscocco 96%
J. James Marzilli, Jr. 29%
Joan Menard 0%
Richard Moore 42%
Michael Morrissey 33%
Charles Murphy 57%
Kevin Murphy 21%
Therese Murray 25%
Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. 29%
Robert Nyman 29%
Thomas O'Brien 29%
Eugene O'Flaherty 21%
Robert O'Leary 25%
Shirley Owens-Hicks 7%
Steven Panagiotakos 0%
Marie Parente 36%
Matthew Patrick 7%
Anne Marie Paulsen 21%
Vincent Pedone 14%
Jeff Perry 100%
Douglas Petersen 50%
George Peterson, Jr. 96%
Susan Pope 93%
John Quinn 29%
Kathi-Anne Reinstein 21%
Pamela Resor 8%
Mary Rogeness 100%
Charles Shannon, Jr. 17%
Robert Spellane 7%
Joyce Spiliotis 29%
Harriett Stanley 64%
Marie St. Fleur 21%
David Sullivan 14%
Kathleen Teahan 29%
Richard Tisei 87%
Stephen Tobin 36%
Steven Tolman 0%
David Torrisi 43%
Robert Travaglini 0%
Philip Travis 39%
Susan Tucker 33%
Eric Turkington 21%
Jim Vallee 43%
Anthony Verga 45%
Brian Wallace 21%
Patricia Walrath 21%
Marian Walsh 0%
Steven Walsh 7%
Daniel Webster 100%
Dianne Wilkerson 0%
Alice Wolf 0%

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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