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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Common Cause Massachusetts

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MA State House Fifth Bristol Patricia Haddad Democratic 0%
MA State House Tenth Bristol William Straus Democratic 0%
MA State House Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera Democratic 0%
MA State House Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral Democratic 0%
MA State House Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier Republican 33%
MA State House Third Essex Brian Dempsey Democratic 0%
MA State House Fourth Essex Bradford Hill Republican 83%
MA State House Tenth Essex Robert Fennell Democratic 0%
MA State House Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis Democratic 83%
MA State House First Franklin Stephen Kulik Democratic 100%
MA State House Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati Democratic 0%
MA State House Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner Democratic 0%
MA State House Eleventh Hampden Benjamin Swan, Sr. Democratic 0%
MA State House First Hampshire Peter Kocot Democratic 100%
MA State House Third Hampshire Ellen Story Democratic 100%
MA State House Fifth Middlesex David Linsky Democratic 83%
MA State House Ninth Middlesex Thomas Stanley Democratic 0%
MA State House Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan Democratic 100%
MA State House Twelfth Middlesex Ruth Balser Democratic 100%
MA State House Fourteenth Middlesex Cory Atkins Democratic 83%
MA State House Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman Democratic 100%
MA State House Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. Democratic 67%
MA State House Seventeenth Middlesex David Nangle Democratic 0%
MA State House Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli Democratic 0%
MA State House Twentieth Middlesex Bradley Jones, Jr. Republican 17%
MA State House Twenty-Sixth Middlesex Timothy Toomey, Jr. Democratic 0%
MA State House Thirty-Third Middlesex Christopher Fallon Democratic 83%
MA State House Thirty-Fifth Middlesex Paul Donato, Sr. Democratic 0%
MA State House Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry Democratic 0%
MA State House First Norfolk Bruce Ayers Democratic 0%
MA State House Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano Democratic 0%
MA State House Fourth Norfolk James Murphy Democratic 40%
MA State House Sixth Norfolk William Galvin Democratic 33%
MA State House Seventh Norfolk Walter Timilty Democratic 100%
MA State House Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka Democratic 67%
MA State House Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers Democratic 0%
MA State House Fifteenth Norfolk Frank Smizik Democratic 100%
MA State House First Plymouth Vinny deMacedo Republican 50%
MA State House Third Plymouth Garrett Bradley Democratic 100%
MA State House Tenth Plymouth Christine Canavan Democratic 33%
MA State House Seventh Suffolk Gloria Fox Democratic 100%
MA State House Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing Democratic 100%
MA State House Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia Democratic 0%
MA State House Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia Democratic 0%
MA State House Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan Democratic 0%
MA State House Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo Democratic 0%
MA State House Fifth Worcester Anne Gobi Democratic 100%
MA State House Seventh Worcester Paul Frost Republican 67%
MA State House Ninth Worcester George Peterson, Jr. Republican 0%
MA State House Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. Democratic 33%
MA State House Seventeenth Worcester John Binienda, Sr. Democratic 0%
MA State Senate First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues Democratic 0%
MA State Senate Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny Democratic 0%
MA State Senate First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr Republican 33%
MA State Senate Second Essex and Middlesex Barry Finegold Democratic 100%
MA State Senate First Hampden and Hampshire Gale Candaras Democratic 0%
MA State Senate Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg Democratic 67%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen Democratic 100%
MA State Senate First Middlesex and Norfolk Cindy Creem Democratic 100%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex and Norfolk Karen Spilka Democratic 100%
MA State Senate Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Brian Joyce Democratic 0%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Barnstable Therese Murray Democratic 0%
MA State Senate First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco Democratic 33%
MA State Senate Second Plymouth and Bristol Thomas Kennedy Democratic 0%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Norfolk Robert Hedlund, Jr. Republican 67%
MA State Senate First Suffolk and Middlesex Anthony Petruccelli Democratic 0%
MA State Senate First Worcester Harriette Chandler Democratic 100%
MA State Senate Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Stephen Brewer Democratic 33%
MA State Senate Worcester and Norfolk Richard Moore Democratic 67%
MA Mayor At-Large Martin Walsh Democratic 0%
MA Council Member At-Large Timothy Toomey, Jr. 0%
MA Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rachel Kaprielian Democratic 83%
MA Councilor At-Large Thomas Stanley 0%
Robert Antonioni 0%
Christopher Asselin 0%
Demetrius Atsalis 0%
Steven Baddour 67%
Frederick Berry 0%
Deborah Blumer 100%
Daniel Bosley 100%
Arthur Broadhurst, Jr. 0%
Stephen Buoniconti 0%
Mark Carron 100%
Paul Casey 0%
Vincent Paul Ciampa 0%
Cheryl Coakley-Rivera 0%
Edward Connolly 100%
Michael Coppola 100%
Robert Correia 0%
Geraldine Creedon 0%
Robert Creedon, Jr. 33%
Paul Demakis 100%
Salvatore DiMasi 0%
Carol Donovan 100%
James Fagan 0%
Mark Falzone 17%
Susan Fargo 67%
Michael Festa 100%
Thomas Finneran 0%
David Flynn 0%
John Fresolo 0%
Thomas George 0%
Guy Glodis 0%
Emile Goguen 0%
Brian Golden 0%
Shirley Gomes 100%
William Greene, Jr. 0%
Geoffrey Hall 0%
Robert Hargraves 100%
Lida Harkins 0%
Robert Havern III 0%
Reed Hillman 100%
Frank Hynes 100%
Michael Kane 0%
Daniel Keenan 0%
Shaun Kelly 33%
Michael Knapik 0%
Brian Knuuttila 0%
Peter Koutoujian 50%
Paul Kujawski 0%
Peter Larkin 0%
James Leary 67%
Stephen LeDuc 67%
Brian Lees 67%
John Lepper 0%
Paul Loscocco 0%
David Magnani 33%
J. James Marzilli, Jr. 100%
Linda Melconian 0%
Joan Menard 0%
Michael Morrissey 33%
Charles Murphy 100%
Kevin Murphy 0%
Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. 0%
Robert Nyman 0%
Thomas O'Brien 0%
Eugene O'Flaherty 0%
Robert O'Leary 33%
Shirley Owens-Hicks 0%
Steven Panagiotakos 67%
Marie Parente 0%
Matthew Patrick 100%
Anne Marie Paulsen 100%
Vincent Pedone 0%
Douglas Petersen 100%
Karyn Polito 100%
Susan Pope 67%
John Quinn 0%
Kathi-Anne Reinstein 17%
Pamela Resor 67%
Mary Rogeness 50%
J. Michael Ruane 0%
Charles Shannon, Jr. 0%
Mary Jane Simmons 0%
Robert Spellane 83%
Jo Ann Sprague 33%
Harriett Stanley 80%
Marie St. Fleur 0%
David Sullivan 0%
Kathleen Teahan 100%
Richard Tisei 33%
Stephen Tobin 0%
Steven Tolman 100%
David Torrisi 0%
Robert Travaglini 0%
Philip Travis 100%
Susan Tucker 67%
Eric Turkington 67%
Jim Vallee 0%
Anthony Verga 83%
Patricia Walrath 0%
Marian Walsh 0%
Dianne Wilkerson 0%
Alice Wolf 100%

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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