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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Family Planning Advocates of New Jersey

1998-1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 82%
NJ State Assembly 6 Lou Greenwald Democratic 92%
NJ State Assembly 7 Herbert Conaway, Jr. Democratic 67%
NJ State Assembly 10 David Wolfe Republican 92%
NJ State Assembly 15 Reed Gusciora Democratic 100%
NJ State Assembly 15 Bonnie Watson Coleman Democratic 100%
NJ State Assembly 19 John Wisniewski Democratic 67%
NJ State Assembly 22 Gerald Green Democratic 100%
NJ State Assembly 25 Michael Carroll Republican 0%
NJ State Assembly 40 David Russo Republican 0%
NJ State Senate 7 Diane Allen Republican 83%
NJ State Senate 9 Christopher Connors Republican 0%
NJ State Senate 10 Jim Holzapfel Republican 92%
NJ State Senate 12 Sam Thompson Republican 0%
NJ State Senate 13 Joe Kyrillos, Jr. Republican 80%
NJ State Senate 14 Linda Greenstein Democratic 100%
NJ State Senate 15 Shirley Turner Democratic 100%
NJ State Senate 16 Christopher Bateman Republican 85%
NJ State Senate 17 Bob Smith Democratic 100%
NJ State Senate 19 Joseph Vitale Democratic 90%
NJ State Senate 20 Raymond Lesniak Democratic 100%
NJ State Senate 25 Anthony Bucco Republican 0%
NJ State Senate 27 Richard Codey Democratic 100%
NJ State Senate 28 Ronald Rice Democratic 100%
NJ State Senate 30 Robert Singer Republican 85%
NJ State Senate 32 Nicholas Sacco Democratic 0%
NJ State Senate 34 Nia Gill Democratic 100%
NJ State Senate 35 Nellie Pou Democratic 100%
NJ State Senate 37 Loretta Weinberg Democratic 100%
NJ State Senate 39 Gerald Cardinale Republican 0%
NJ State Senate 40 Kevin O'Toole Republican 50%
NJ Mayor At-Large Nicholas Sacco 0%
John Adler 100%
Michael Arnone 0%
Nicholas Asselta 0%
Alan Augustine 50%
Joseph Azzolina, Sr. 0%
Byron Baer 100%
Richard Bagger 85%
Martha Bark 17%
Peter Barnes, Jr. 33%
C. Louis Bassano 50%
John Bennett III 92%
Pete Biondi 92%
Francis Blee 44%
Francis Bodine 0%
Wayne Bryant 92%
Barbara Buono 100%
James Cafiero 0%
Wilfredo Caraballo 100%
Joseph Charles, Jr. 100%
Larry Chatzidakis 0%
Andrew Ciesla 85%
Neil Cohen 100%
Jack Collins 0%
Jack Conners 0%
Leonard Connors, Jr. 0%
Steven Corodemus 40%
Melvin Cottrell 33%
Marion Crecco 0%
Nilsa Cruz-Perez 86%
Alex DeCroce 0%
Donald DiFrancesco 71%
Paul DiGaetano 11%
Joseph Doria, Jr. 43%
Clare Farragher 0%
Nicholas Felice 0%
Arline Friscia 92%
Garry Furnari 89%
Raul Garcia 100%
George Geist 60%
John Gibson 9%
John Girgenti 100%
William Gormley 85%
Guy Gregg 25%
Gary Guear, Sr. 100%
Rose Marie Heck 80%
Anthony Impreveduto 33%
Peter Inverso 33%
Sharpe James 100%
LeRoy Jones, Jr. 100%
Walter Kavanaugh 18%
John Kelly 0%
Bernard Kenny, Jr. 80%
Louis Kosco 0%
Kenneth LeFevre 0%
Robert Littell 0%
John Lynch 100%
Joseph Malone III 0%
Robert Martin 33%
John Matheussen 50%
Henry McNamara 0%
Richard Merkt 0%
Jeffrey Moran 0%
Carol Murphy 92%
Connie Myers 33%
Edward O'Connor, Jr. 0%
Joseph Palaia 67%
William Payne 100%
Mary Previte 50%
Joan Quigley 100%
Joseph Roberts, Jr. 85%
Norman Robertson 50%
John Rooney 0%
William Schluter 54%
Jack Sinagra 85%
Robert Smith 100%
Thomas Smith, Sr. 90%
Craig Stanley 100%
Alfred Steele 14%
Gary Stuhltrager 0%
Joseph Suliga 82%
Guy Talarico 0%
Donald Tucker 100%
Charlotte Vandervalk 75%
Joel Weingarten 71%
Raymond Zane 0%
Gerald Zecker 0%
Charles Zisa 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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