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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens for Limited Taxation and Government

2011-2012 Positions on Taxpayer Issues

Issues: Taxes , Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
MA U.S. House 5 Katherine Clark Democratic 13%
MA State House Third Barnstable David Vieira Republican 92%
MA State House Fourth Barnstable Sarah Peake Democratic 25%
MA State House Fifth Barnstable Randy Hunt Republican 95%
MA State House Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket Tim Madden Democratic 26%
MA State House First Berkshire Gailanne Cariddi Democratic 26%
MA State House Second Berkshire Paul Mark Democratic 25%
MA State House Third Berkshire Tricia Farley-Bouvier Democratic 8%
MA State House Fourth Berkshire Smitty Pignatelli Democratic 21%
MA State House First Bristol Jay Barrows Republican 95%
MA State House Third Bristol Shaunna O'Connell Republican 95%
MA State House Fourth Bristol Steven Howitt Republican 95%
MA State House Fifth Bristol Patricia Haddad Democratic 25%
MA State House Eighth Bristol Paul Schmid III Democratic 25%
MA State House Ninth Bristol Christopher Markey Democratic 35%
MA State House Tenth Bristol William Straus Democratic 30%
MA State House Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera Democratic 38%
MA State House Twelfth Bristol Keiko Orrall Republican 100%
MA State House Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral Democratic 25%
MA State House Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier Republican 95%
MA State House Third Essex Brian Dempsey Democratic 25%
MA State House Fourth Essex Bradford Hill Republican 100%
MA State House Fifth Essex Ann-Margaret Ferrante Democratic 25%
MA State House Sixth Essex Jerald Parisella Democratic 23%
MA State House Eighth Essex Lori Ehrlich Democratic 30%
MA State House Ninth Essex Donald Wong Republican 95%
MA State House Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis Democratic 32%
MA State House Fifteenth Essex Linda Campbell Democratic 35%
MA State House Sixteenth Essex Marcos Devers Democratic 10%
MA State House Eighteenth Essex James Lyons, Jr. Republican 98%
MA State House First Franklin Stephen Kulik Democratic 25%
MA State House First Hampden Todd Smola Republican 100%
MA State House Second Hampden Brian Ashe Democratic 35%
MA State House Third Hampden Nicholas Boldyga Republican 100%
MA State House Sixth Hampden Mike Finn Democratic 25%
MA State House Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati Democratic 35%
MA State House Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner Democratic 30%
MA State House Eleventh Hampden Benjamin Swan, Sr. Democratic 10%
MA State House Twelfth Hampden Angelo Puppolo, Jr. Democratic 35%
MA State House First Hampshire Peter Kocot Democratic 20%
MA State House Second Hampshire John Scibak Democratic 26%
MA State House Third Hampshire Ellen Story Democratic 15%
MA State House First Middlesex Sheila Harrington Republican 100%
MA State House Second Middlesex James Arciero Democratic 50%
MA State House Third Middlesex Kate Hogan Democratic 25%
MA State House Fifth Middlesex David Linsky Democratic 26%
MA State House Sixth Middlesex Chris Walsh Democratic 35%
MA State House Seventh Middlesex Tom Sannicandro Democratic 21%
MA State House Eighth Middlesex Carolyn Dykema Democratic 25%
MA State House Ninth Middlesex Thomas Stanley Democratic 30%
MA State House Tenth Middlesex John Lawn, Jr. Democratic 29%
MA State House Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan Democratic 10%
MA State House Twelfth Middlesex Ruth Balser Democratic 10%
MA State House Fourteenth Middlesex Cory Atkins Democratic 26%
MA State House Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman Democratic 11%
MA State House Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. Democratic 36%
MA State House Seventeenth Middlesex David Nangle Democratic 35%
MA State House Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli Democratic 56%
MA State House Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. Republican 95%
MA State House Twenty-Second Middlesex Marc Lombardo Republican 90%
MA State House Twenty-Third Middlesex Sean Garballey Democratic 20%
MA State House Twenty-Sixth Middlesex Tim Toomey, Jr. Democratic 15%
MA State House Twenty-Seventh Middlesex Denise Provost Democratic 10%
MA State House Twenty-Ninth Middlesex Jon Hecht Democratic 10%
MA State House Thirtieth Middlesex James Dwyer Democratic 45%
MA State House Thirty-Second Middlesex Paul Brodeur Democratic 25%
MA State House Thirty-Fifth Middlesex Paul Donato, Sr. Democratic 25%
MA State House Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry Democratic 50%
MA State House Thirty-Seventh Middlesex Jen Benson Democratic 21%
MA State House First Norfolk Bruce Ayers Democratic 35%
MA State House Second Norfolk Tackey Chan Democratic 25%
MA State House Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano Democratic 25%
MA State House Fourth Norfolk James Murphy Democratic 25%
MA State House Fifth Norfolk Mark Cusack Democratic 30%
MA State House Sixth Norfolk William Galvin Democratic 25%
MA State House Seventh Norfolk Walter Timilty Democratic 40%
MA State House Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka Democratic 25%
MA State House Eleventh Norfolk Paul McMurtry Democratic 25%
MA State House Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers Democratic 26%
MA State House Thirteenth Norfolk Denise Garlick Democratic 25%
MA State House Fourteenth Norfolk Alice Peisch Democratic 21%
MA State House Fifteenth Norfolk Frank Smizik Democratic 10%
MA State House Second Plymouth Susan Gifford Republican 100%
MA State House Third Plymouth Garrett Bradley Democratic 26%
MA State House Fourth Plymouth James Cantwell Democratic 30%
MA State House Seventh Plymouth Geoff Diehl Republican 95%
MA State House Eighth Plymouth Angelo D'Emilia Republican 95%
MA State House Twelfth Plymouth Tom Calter III Democratic 40%
MA State House Third Suffolk Aaron Michlewitz Democratic 25%
MA State House Fourth Suffolk Nick Collins Democratic 35%
MA State House Sixth Suffolk Russell Holmes Democratic 11%
MA State House Seventh Suffolk Gloria Fox Democratic 10%
MA State House Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing Democratic 5%
MA State House Tenth Suffolk Edward Coppinger Democratic 30%
MA State House Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia Democratic 20%
MA State House Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia Democratic 25%
MA State House Fifteenth Suffolk Jeffrey Sánchez Democratic 15%
MA State House Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan Democratic 25%
MA State House Eighteenth Suffolk Michael Moran Democratic 21%
MA State House Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo Democratic 25%
MA State House First Worcester Kimberly Ferguson Republican 100%
MA State House Fourth Worcester Dennis Rosa Democratic 46%
MA State House Sixth Worcester Peter Durant Republican 100%
MA State House Seventh Worcester Paul Frost Republican 95%
MA State House Eighth Worcester Kevin Kuros Republican 100%
MA State House Tenth Worcester John Fernandes Democratic 36%
MA State House Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. Democratic 36%
MA State House Thirteenth Worcester John Mahoney, Jr. Democratic 25%
MA State House Fourteenth Worcester James O'Day Democratic 20%
MA State Senate Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden Benjamin Downing Democratic 6%
MA State Senate Bristol and Norfolk James Timilty Democratic 63%
MA State Senate First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues Democratic 25%
MA State Senate Second Bristol and Plymouth Michael Brady Democratic 30%
MA State Senate Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny Democratic 19%
MA State Senate Cape and Islands Dan Wolf Democratic 6%
MA State Senate Third Essex Thomas McGee Democratic 6%
MA State Senate First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr Republican 94%
MA State Senate Hampden James Welch Democratic 19%
MA State Senate Second Hampden and Hampshire Don Humason, Jr. Republican 100%
MA State Senate Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg Democratic 7%
MA State Senate First Middlesex Eileen Donoghue Democratic 21%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen Democratic 6%
MA State Senate Fourth Middlesex Kenneth Donnelly Democratic 6%
MA State Senate Fifth Middlesex Jason Lewis Democratic 20%
MA State Senate First Middlesex and Norfolk Cindy Creem Democratic 19%
MA State Senate Middlesex and Suffolk Sal DiDomenico Democratic 6%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex and Norfolk Karen Spilka Democratic 19%
MA State Senate Middlesex and Worcester James Eldridge Democratic 19%
MA State Senate Norfolk and Plymouth John Keenan Democratic 19%
MA State Senate Norfolk and Suffolk Mike Rush Democratic 24%
MA State Senate Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex Richard Ross Republican 94%
MA State Senate Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Brian Joyce Democratic 19%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Barnstable Vinny deMacedo Republican 95%
MA State Senate First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco Democratic 6%
MA State Senate First Suffolk Linda Forry Democratic 15%
MA State Senate Second Suffolk Sonia Chang-Diaz Democratic 13%
MA State Senate Second Suffolk and Middlesex William Brownsberger Democratic 0%
MA State Senate First Worcester Harriette Chandler Democratic 25%
MA State Senate Second Worcester Mike Moore Democratic 19%
MA State Senate Worcester and Middlesex Jennifer Flanagan Democratic 19%
MA State Senate Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Anne Gobi Democratic 26%
MA State Senate Worcester and Norfolk Ryan Fattman Republican 100%
MA Mayor At-Large Martin Walsh Democratic 20%
MA Council Member At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. 15%
MA Councilor At-Large Thomas Stanley 30%
Paul Adams 100%
Kevin Aguiar 25%
Denise Andrews 10%
Demetrius Atsalis 30%
Carlo Basile 25%
Richard Bastien 100%
Matthew Beaton 100%
Frederick Berry 15%
John Binienda, Sr. 26%
Stephen Brewer 19%
Christine Canavan 42%
Gale Candaras 19%
Cheryl Coakley-Rivera 16%
Tom Conroy 21%
Michael Costello 26%
Geraldine Creedon 38%
Sean Curran 36%
Stephen DiNatale 45%
Christopher Fallon 48%
Susan Fargo 19%
Robert Fennell 35%
Barry Finegold 27%
John Fresolo 35%
John Hart, Jr. 19%
Robert Hedlund, Jr. 88%
Carlos Henriquez 15%
John Keenan, Jr. 25%
Thomas Kennedy 19%
Michael Knapik 88%
Steven Levy 100%
Richard Moore 26%
Charles Murphy 17%
Kevin Murphy 35%
Robert Nyman 35%
Eugene O'Flaherty 25%
George Peterson, Jr. 95%
Anthony Petruccelli 19%
Kathi-Anne Reinstein 25%
George Ross 90%
Carl Sciortino, Jr. 15%
Stat Smith 30%
Joyce Spiliotis 30%
Harriett Stanley 53%
David Sullivan 25%
David Torrisi 25%
Cleon Turner 15%
Steven Walsh 25%
Martha Walz 25%
Daniel Webster 98%
Dan Winslow 100%
Alice Wolf 10%

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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