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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 5 Beth O'Connor Republican 83%
ME State House 10 Wayne Parry Republican 96%
ME State House 13 George Hogan Democratic 24%
ME State House 24 Mark Bryant Democratic 17%
ME State House 28 Heather Sirocki Republican 80%
ME State House 30 Kimberly Monaghan Democratic 13%
ME State House 36 Denise Harlow Democratic 18%
ME State House 55 Seth Berry Democratic 21%
ME State House 56 Dale Crafts Republican 81%
ME State House 57 Stephen Wood Republican 90%
ME State House 63 Bruce Bickford Republican 79%
ME State House 65 Ellie Espling Republican 76%
ME State House 68 Richard Cebra Republican 89%
ME State House 71 Tom Winsor Republican 89%
ME State House 75 Jeff Timberlake Republican 90%
ME State House 88 Deborah Sanderson Republican 80%
ME State House 97 Erin Herbig Democratic 26%
ME State House 98 James Gillway Republican 76%
ME State House 100 Kenneth Fredette Republican 81%
ME State House 102 Stacey Guerin Republican 88%
ME State House 104 Raymond Wallace Republican 90%
ME State House 107 Jeffrey McCabe Democratic 31%
ME State House 108 John Picchiotti Republican 84%
ME State House 109 Thomas Longstaff Democratic 28%
ME State House 110 Henry Beck Democratic 24%
ME State House 113 Lance Harvell Republican 89%
ME State House 114 Russell Black Republican 85%
ME State House 115 Matthew Peterson Democratic 37%
ME State House 118 Larry Dunphy Republican 82%
ME State House 121 Robert Duchesne Democratic 31%
ME State House 127 Adam Goode Democratic 19%
ME State House 132 Louis Luchini Democratic 34%
ME State House 133 Ralph Chapman Democratic 19%
ME State House 134 Walter Kumiega III Democratic 23%
ME State House 136 Richard Malaby Republican 80%
ME State House 141 Beth Turner Republican 83%
ME State House 144 Roger Sherman Republican 84%
ME State House 145 Rick Long Republican 87%
ME State House 151 John Martin Democratic 32%
ME State Senate 1 Troy Jackson Democratic 26%
ME State Senate 3 Rod Whittemore Republican 84%
ME State Senate 4 Paul Davis, Sr. Republican 84%
ME State Senate 5 Jim Dill Democratic 45%
ME State Senate 6 Joyce Maker Republican 85%
ME State Senate 7 Brian Langley Republican 88%
ME State Senate 8 Kim Rosen Republican 91%
ME State Senate 10 Andre Cushing III Republican 94%
ME State Senate 11 Mike Thibodeau Republican 88%
ME State Senate 13 Dana Dow Republican 85%
ME State Senate 15 Roger Katz Republican 85%
ME State Senate 17 Tom Saviello Republican 87%
ME State Senate 19 James Hamper Republican 90%
ME State Senate 22 Garrett Mason Republican 87%
ME State Senate 26 Bill Diamond Democratic 51%
ME State Senate 27 Ben Chipman Democratic 18%
ME State Senate 28 Mark Dion Democratic 37%
ME State Senate 30 Amy Volk Republican 89%
ME State Senate 34 Ron Collins Republican 87%
ME State Senate 35 Dawn Hill Democratic 27%
ME Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services Richard Rosen 90%
ME Council Member At-Large Jon Hinck 23%
ME Commissioner 3 Dean Cray Republican 89%
ME Councilor Ward 4 Anna Blodgett 29%
ME State Board of Education Nichi Farnham No Party Affiliation 88%
Justin Alfond 24%
Bernard Ayotte 82%
Philip Bartlett II 25%
Paulette Beaudoin 33%
Michael Beaulieu 85%
Bobbi Beavers 25%
Devin Beliveau 22%
Paul Bennett 86%
Andrea Boland 16%
Brian Bolduc 28%
Joseph Brannigan 26%
Sheryl Briggs 24%
David Burns 83%
Emily Cain 34%
Michael Carey 33%
Alan Casavant 30%
Michael Celli 59%
Kathleen Chase 89%
Herbert Clark 44%
Tyler Clark 88%
Michael Clarke 32%
Alexander Cornell du Houx 22%
H. David Cotta 77%
Jonathan Courtney 84%
Margaret Craven 22%
Jarrod Crockett 80%
Philip Curtis 90%
Douglas Damon 89%
Cynthia Dill 19%
Timothy Driscoll 25%
Jane Eberle 27%
Peter Edgecomb 89%
Mark Eves 30%
Stacey Fitts 89%
Joyce Fitzpatrick 91%
Elspeth Flemings 23%
Patrick Flood 93%
Les Fossel 84%
Karen Foster 91%
Stan Gerzofsky 30%
Jeffery Gifford 84%
Paul Gilbert 21%
Seth Goodall 23%
Anne Graham 36%
Stephen Hanley 52%
R. Ryan Harmon 83%
Anne Haskell 34%
David Hastings III 84%
Teresea Hayes 38%
Barry Hobbins 32%
Robert Hunt 23%
Melissa Innes 18%
Chris Johnson 8%
David Johnson 78%
Peter Johnson 86%
Bryan Kaenrath 26%
Peter Kent 22%
Dennis Keschl 84%
Jane Knapp 82%
L. Gary Knight 78%
Chuck Kruger 25%
Michel Lajoie 24%
Aaron Libby 89%
Stephen Lovejoy 24%
W. Bruce MacDonald 28%
Maeghan Maloney 31%
Tom Martin, Jr. 87%
Edward Mazurek 23%
Michael McClellan 83%
Earle McCormick 87%
Howard McFadden 87%
Jonathan McKane 80%
Susan Morissette 90%
Terry Morrison 25%
Bradley Moulton 78%
Joan Nass 88%
Mary Nelson 38%
Mel Newendyke 78%
Robert Nutting 95%
Andrew O'Brien 19%
Kimberly Olsen 83%
Jim Parker 93%
John Patrick 21%
Ann Peoples 29%
Donald Pilon 42%
Debra Plowman 92%
Gary Plummer 90%
Kerri Prescott 92%
Charles Priest 20%
Helen Rankin 26%
Kevin Raye 88%
Christopher Rector 90%
David Richardson 80%
Wesley Richardson 90%
Peter Rioux 76%
Megan Rochelo 22%
Margaret Rotundo 26%
Diane Russell 18%
Linda Sanborn 27%
Ralph Sarty, Jr. 91%
Elizabeth Schneider 34%
Michael Shaw 40%
Lois Snowe-Mello 85%
Sara Stevens 23%
Meredith Strang Burgess 82%
Peter Stuckey 24%
Nancy Sullivan 28%
Charles Theriault 33%
Douglas Thomas 79%
Dianne Tilton 88%
Sharon Treat 20%
John Tuttle, Jr. 34%
Linda Valentino 33%
Richard Wagner 27%
G. Paul Waterhouse 91%
Windol Weaver 93%
David Webster 23%
Joan Welsh 30%
Alexander Willette 93%
Michael Willette 90%
Richard Woodbury 57%

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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