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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Maine Economic Research Institute

2011-2012 Economic Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
ME State House 2 Bobbi Beavers Democratic 24.69%
ME State House 5 Beth O'Connor Republican 82.92%
ME State House 6 Mark Eves Democratic 30%
ME State House 10 Wayne Parry Republican 96.25%
ME State House 13 George Hogan Democratic 24.38%
ME State House 14 Barry Hobbins Democratic 32.32%
ME State House 24 Mark Bryant Democratic 17.31%
ME State House 26 Linda Sanborn Democratic 26.95%
ME State House 28 Heather Sirocki Republican 80.46%
ME State House 30 Kimberly Monaghan Democratic 13.34%
ME State House 31 Terry Morrison Democratic 25%
ME State House 36 Denise Harlow Democratic 17.89%
ME State House 39 Diane Russell Democratic 18.34%
ME State House 40 Ben Chipman Unenrolled 17.73%
ME State House 42 Peter Stuckey Democratic 24.17%
ME State House 43 Mark Dion Democratic 37.16%
ME State House 56 Dale Crafts Republican 81.25%
ME State House 57 Stephen Wood Republican 89.5%
ME State House 58 Michel Lajoie Democratic 24.17%
ME State House 59 Margaret Rotundo Democratic 26.25%
ME State House 63 Bruce Bickford Republican 78.66%
ME State House 65 Ellie Espling Republican 75.56%
ME State House 66 Michael McClellan Republican 83%
ME State House 71 Tom Winsor Republican 88.93%
ME State House 74 Paul Gilbert Democratic 20.5%
ME State House 75 Jeff Timberlake Republican 89.59%
ME State House 77 Robert Nutting Republican 95.44%
ME State House 88 Deborah Sanderson Republican 80.28%
ME State House 92 Chuck Kruger Democratic 25%
ME State House 94 Joan Welsh Democratic 30%
ME State House 97 Erin Herbig Democratic 26.16%
ME State House 98 James Gillway Republican 75.84%
ME State House 100 Kenneth Fredette Republican 80.96%
ME State House 102 Stacey Guerin Republican 87.5%
ME State House 104 Raymond Wallace Republican 90%
ME State House 107 Jeffrey McCabe Democratic 30.91%
ME State House 108 John Picchiotti Republican 83.5%
ME State House 109 Thomas Longstaff Democratic 27.5%
ME State House 110 Henry Beck Democratic 23.87%
ME State House 114 Russell Black Republican 85.46%
ME State House 115 Matthew Peterson Democratic 36.5%
ME State House 118 Larry Dunphy Republican 82.15%
ME State House 121 Robert Duchesne Democratic 30.94%
ME State House 127 Adam Goode Democratic 19.17%
ME State House 132 Louis Luchini Democratic 34.23%
ME State House 133 Ralph Chapman Democratic 19.38%
ME State House 134 Walter Kumiega III Democratic 23.34%
ME State House 136 Richard Malaby Republican 80%
ME State House 140 Joyce Maker Republican 85%
ME State House 141 Beth Turner Republican 83.06%
ME State House 144 Roger Sherman Republican 83.66%
ME State House 145 Rick Long Republican 86.82%
ME State House 151 John Martin Democratic 31.67%
ME State Senate 1 Peter Edgecomb Republican 89.29%
ME State Senate 2 Michael Willette Republican 90%
ME State Senate 3 Rod Whittemore Republican 83.98%
ME State Senate 4 Paul Davis, Sr. Republican 84.07%
ME State Senate 5 Jim Dill Democratic 45%
ME State Senate 6 David Burns Republican 83.18%
ME State Senate 7 Brian Langley Republican 88.4%
ME State Senate 8 Kim Rosen Republican 91.25%
ME State Senate 10 Andre Cushing III Republican 93.61%
ME State Senate 11 Mike Thibodeau Republican 87.79%
ME State Senate 13 Chris Johnson Democratic 8.08%
ME State Senate 14 Earle McCormick Republican 87.09%
ME State Senate 15 Roger Katz Republican 84.61%
ME State Senate 17 Tom Saviello Republican 86.82%
ME State Senate 18 John Patrick Democratic 20.82%
ME State Senate 19 James Hamper Republican 90.15%
ME State Senate 22 Garrett Mason Republican 87.06%
ME State Senate 24 Stan Gerzofsky Democratic 29.66%
ME State Senate 26 Bill Diamond Democratic 51.34%
ME State Senate 27 Justin Alfond Democratic 24.13%
ME State Senate 28 Anne Haskell Democratic 34.38%
ME State Senate 30 Amy Volk Republican 88.75%
ME State Senate 31 Linda Valentino Democratic 33%
ME State Senate 34 Ron Collins Republican 86.5%
ME State Senate 35 Dawn Hill Democratic 27.26%
ME Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services Richard Rosen 90.29%
ME Council Member At-Large Jon Hinck 23.34%
ME Councilor Ward 4 Anna Blodgett 28.93%
ME State Board of Education Nichi Farnham No Party Affiliation 88.04%
Bernard Ayotte 82.19%
Philip Bartlett II 24.82%
Paulette Beaudoin 32.5%
Michael Beaulieu 84.55%
Devin Beliveau 21.76%
Paul Bennett 85.91%
Seth Berry 20.56%
Andrea Boland 16.35%
Brian Bolduc 27.92%
Joseph Brannigan 26.07%
Sheryl Briggs 24.17%
Emily Cain 33.61%
Michael Carey 32.67%
Alan Casavant 30.36%
Richard Cebra 88.67%
Michael Celli 58.75%
Kathleen Chase 88.67%
Herbert Clark 44.38%
Tyler Clark 88.22%
Michael Clarke 32%
Alexander Cornell du Houx 22.15%
H. David Cotta 76.54%
Jonathan Courtney 84.05%
Margaret Craven 21.69%
Dean Cray 88.75%
Jarrod Crockett 79.62%
Philip Curtis 89.71%
Douglas Damon 89.32%
Cynthia Dill 18.58%
Dana Dow 85%
Timothy Driscoll 25%
Jane Eberle 26.57%
Stacey Fitts 88.61%
Joyce Fitzpatrick 91.25%
Elspeth Flemings 23.34%
Patrick Flood 92.8%
Les Fossel 84.17%
Karen Foster 90.67%
Jeffery Gifford 83.64%
Seth Goodall 22.74%
Anne Graham 36.37%
Stephen Hanley 51.5%
R. Ryan Harmon 82.5%
Lance Harvell 88.93%
David Hastings III 84.43%
Teresea Hayes 38.09%
Robert Hunt 23.36%
Melissa Innes 18.34%
Troy Jackson 26.49%
David Johnson 77.5%
Peter Johnson 85.63%
Bryan Kaenrath 26.25%
Peter Kent 21.67%
Dennis Keschl 83.97%
Jane Knapp 82.19%
L. Gary Knight 77.92%
Aaron Libby 88.57%
Stephen Lovejoy 23.75%
W. Bruce MacDonald 28.22%
Maeghan Maloney 31.11%
Tom Martin, Jr. 86.76%
Edward Mazurek 23.27%
Howard McFadden 86.79%
Jonathan McKane 80%
Susan Morissette 89.55%
Bradley Moulton 78.34%
Joan Nass 88.44%
Mary Nelson 37.96%
Mel Newendyke 77.5%
Andrew O'Brien 18.5%
Kimberly Olsen 83.34%
Jim Parker 92.5%
Ann Peoples 29.17%
Donald Pilon 41.67%
Debra Plowman 91.75%
Gary Plummer 90%
Kerri Prescott 91.91%
Charles Priest 19.84%
Helen Rankin 26.25%
Kevin Raye 87.71%
Christopher Rector 89.56%
David Richardson 79.65%
Wesley Richardson 90.19%
Peter Rioux 75.84%
Megan Rochelo 21.67%
Ralph Sarty, Jr. 91.43%
Elizabeth Schneider 33.84%
Michael Shaw 39.5%
Lois Snowe-Mello 85%
Sara Stevens 22.5%
Meredith Strang Burgess 81.77%
Nancy Sullivan 28.06%
Charles Theriault 33.22%
Douglas Thomas 79.18%
Dianne Tilton 87.78%
Sharon Treat 20%
John Tuttle, Jr. 33.84%
Richard Wagner 26.67%
G. Paul Waterhouse 91.14%
Windol Weaver 93%
David Webster 23.22%
Alexander Willette 92.5%
Richard Woodbury 57.15%

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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