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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Massachusetts Teachers Association

2005-2006 Positions

Issues: Education
State Office District Name Party Rating
MA State House First Barnstable Cleon Turner Democratic 98%
MA State House Fourth Berkshire Smitty Pignatelli Democratic 94%
MA State House Fifth Bristol Patricia Haddad Democratic 95%
MA State House Tenth Bristol William Straus Democratic 97%
MA State House Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera Democratic 93%
MA State House Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral Democratic 95%
MA State House Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier Republican 60%
MA State House First Essex Michael Costello Democratic 97%
MA State House Third Essex Brian Dempsey Democratic 90%
MA State House Fourth Essex Bradford Hill Republican 67%
MA State House Seventh Essex John Keenan, Jr. Democratic 97%
MA State House Tenth Essex Robert Fennell Democratic 94%
MA State House Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis Democratic 92%
MA State House First Franklin Stephen Kulik Democratic 97%
MA State House First Hampden Todd Smola Republican 66%
MA State House Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati Democratic 94%
MA State House Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner Democratic 92%
MA State House Ninth Hampden Sean Curran Democratic 94%
MA State House Eleventh Hampden Benjamin Swan, Sr. Democratic 97%
MA State House First Hampshire Peter Kocot Democratic 99%
MA State House Second Hampshire John Scibak Democratic 99%
MA State House Third Hampshire Ellen Story Democratic 99%
MA State House Fifth Middlesex David Linsky Democratic 97%
MA State House Seventh Middlesex Tom Sannicandro Democratic 97%
MA State House Ninth Middlesex Thomas Stanley Democratic 96%
MA State House Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan Democratic 100%
MA State House Twelfth Middlesex Ruth Balser Democratic 98%
MA State House Fourteenth Middlesex Cory Atkins Democratic 96%
MA State House Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman Democratic 99%
MA State House Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. Democratic 95%
MA State House Seventeenth Middlesex David Nangle Democratic 94%
MA State House Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli Democratic 95%
MA State House Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. Republican 63%
MA State House Twenty-Sixth Middlesex Tim Toomey, Jr. Democratic 95%
MA State House Twenty-Seventh Middlesex Denise Provost Democratic 100%
MA State House Thirty-Third Middlesex Christopher Fallon Democratic 95%
MA State House Thirty-Fifth Middlesex Paul Donato, Sr. Democratic 95%
MA State House Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry Democratic 93%
MA State House First Norfolk Bruce Ayers Democratic 95%
MA State House Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano Democratic 95%
MA State House Fourth Norfolk James Murphy Democratic 94%
MA State House Sixth Norfolk William Galvin Democratic 94%
MA State House Seventh Norfolk Walter Timilty Democratic 92%
MA State House Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka Democratic 98%
MA State House Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers Democratic 96%
MA State House Fourteenth Norfolk Alice Peisch Democratic 97%
MA State House Fifteenth Norfolk Frank Smizik Democratic 98%
MA State House First Plymouth Vinny deMacedo Republican 61%
MA State House Second Plymouth Susan Gifford Republican 67%
MA State House Third Plymouth Garrett Bradley Democratic 92%
MA State House Tenth Plymouth Christine Canavan Democratic 94%
MA State House Seventh Suffolk Gloria Fox Democratic 99%
MA State House Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing Democratic 98%
MA State House Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia Democratic 99%
MA State House Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia Democratic 96%
MA State House Fifteenth Suffolk Jeffrey Sánchez Democratic 97%
MA State House Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan Democratic 97%
MA State House Eighteenth Suffolk Michael Moran Democratic 98%
MA State House Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo Democratic 94%
MA State House Fifth Worcester Anne Gobi Democratic 96%
MA State House Seventh Worcester Paul Frost Republican 70%
MA State House Ninth Worcester George Peterson, Jr. Republican 62%
MA State House Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. Democratic 95%
MA State House Seventeenth Worcester John Binienda, Sr. Democratic 93%
MA State Senate Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden Benjamin Downing Democratic 97%
MA State Senate Bristol and Norfolk James Timilty Democratic 87%
MA State Senate First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues Democratic 90%
MA State Senate Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny Democratic 91%
MA State Senate Third Essex Thomas McGee Democratic 94%
MA State Senate First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr Republican 84%
MA State Senate Second Essex and Middlesex Barry Finegold Democratic 88%
MA State Senate Hampden James Welch Democratic 94%
MA State Senate First Hampden and Hampshire Gale Candaras Democratic 93%
MA State Senate Second Hampden and Hampshire Don Humason, Jr. Republican 72%
MA State Senate Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg Democratic 90%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen Democratic 96%
MA State Senate First Middlesex and Norfolk Cindy Creem Democratic 94%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex and Norfolk Karen Spilka Democratic 94%
MA State Senate Middlesex and Worcester James Eldridge Democratic 97%
MA State Senate Norfolk and Suffolk Mike Rush Democratic 90%
MA State Senate Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex Richard Ross Republican 73%
MA State Senate Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Brian Joyce Democratic 91%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Barnstable Therese Murray Democratic 94%
MA State Senate First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco Democratic 94%
MA State Senate Second Plymouth and Bristol Thomas Kennedy Democratic 98%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Norfolk Robert Hedlund, Jr. Republican 78%
MA State Senate First Suffolk and Middlesex Anthony Petruccelli Democratic 97%
MA State Senate First Worcester Harriette Chandler Democratic 94%
MA State Senate Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Stephen Brewer Democratic 94%
MA State Senate Worcester and Middlesex Jennifer Flanagan Democratic 98%
MA State Senate Worcester and Norfolk Richard Moore Democratic 91%
MA Mayor At-Large Martin Walsh Democratic 99%
MA Council Member At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. 95%
MA Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rachel Kaprielian Democratic 97%
MA Councilor At-Large Thomas Stanley 96%
Robert Antonioni 94%
Demetrius Atsalis 95%
Edward Augustus, Jr. 94%
Steven Baddour 90%
Jarrett Barrios 94%
Frederick Berry 94%
Daniel Bosley 97%
Arthur Broadhurst, Jr. 91%
Scott Brown 76%
Stephen Buoniconti 90%
Jennifer Callahan 97%
Stephen Canessa 96%
Mark Carron 95%
Paul Casey 87%
Cheryl Coakley-Rivera 97%
Edward Connolly 93%
Virginia Coppola 80%
Robert Correia 95%
Geraldine Creedon 92%
Robert Creedon, Jr. 94%
Salvatore DiMasi 97%
Christopher Donelan 93%
Joseph Driscoll, Jr. 94%
Lewis Evangelidis 66%
James Fagan 94%
Mark Falzone 99%
Susan Fargo 94%
Michael Festa 98%
David Flynn 95%
John Fresolo 96%
Shirley Gomes 72%
Mary Grant 93%
William Greene, Jr. 94%
Denis Guyer 95%
Geoffrey Hall 94%
Robert Hargraves 65%
Lida Harkins 95%
John Hart, Jr. 93%
Robert Havern III 94%
Frank Hynes 92%
Michael Kane 93%
Michael Knapik 74%
Peter Koutoujian 97%
Paul Kujawski 90%
William Lantigua 94%
James Leary 97%
Stephen LeDuc 92%
Brian Lees 74%
John Lepper 62%
Barbara L'Italien 92%
Paul Loscocco 75%
J. James Marzilli, Jr. 96%
Allen McCarthy 95%
Joan Menard 93%
Michael Morrissey 94%
Charles Murphy 95%
Kevin Murphy 94%
Patrick Natale 95%
Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. 94%
Robert Nyman 94%
Thomas O'Brien 91%
Eugene O'Flaherty 96%
Robert O'Leary 93%
Shirley Owens-Hicks 96%
Steven Panagiotakos 93%
Marie Parente 90%
Matthew Patrick 99%
Anne Marie Paulsen 100%
Vincent Pedone 97%
Jeff Perry 67%
Douglas Petersen 91%
Karyn Polito 68%
John Quinn 95%
Kathi-Anne Reinstein 96%
Pamela Resor 93%
Robert Rice 95%
Mary Rogeness 63%
Carl Sciortino, Jr. 99%
Robert Spellane 97%
Christopher Speranzo 97%
Joyce Spiliotis 94%
Harriett Stanley 87%
Marie St. Fleur 97%
David Sullivan 97%
Kathleen Teahan 98%
Richard Tisei 84%
Stephen Tobin 93%
Steven Tolman 94%
David Torrisi 90%
Philip Travis 92%
Susan Tucker 91%
Eric Turkington 95%
Jim Vallee 96%
Anthony Verga 95%
Brian Wallace 95%
Patricia Walrath 95%
Marian Walsh 94%
Steven Walsh 98%
Martha Walz 98%
Daniel Webster 64%
Dianne Wilkerson 95%
Alice Wolf 99%

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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