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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: New Hampshire National Federation of Independent Business

2005-2006 Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
NH Governor Maggie Wood Hassan Democratic 14
NH State House Belknap 3 Franklin Tilton Republican 89
NH State House Carroll 1 Gene Chandler Republican 89
NH State House Carroll 2 Thomas Buco Democratic 38
NH State House Carroll 3 Mark McConkey Republican 100
NH State House Carroll 5 Harry Merrow Republican 75
NH State House Carroll 6 Chris Ahlgren Republican 75
NH State House Cheshire 1 William Butynski, Sr. Democratic 11
NH State House Cheshire 3 Daniel Eaton Democratic 38
NH State House Cheshire 4 Kris Roberts Democratic 44
NH State House Cheshire 6 Timothy Robertson Democratic 11
NH State House Cheshire 11 Susan Emerson Republican 78
NH State House Cheshire 11 John Hunt Republican 100
NH State House Cheshire 13 Henry Parkhurst Democratic 11
NH State House Cheshire 16 Chuck Weed Democratic 14
NH State House Coos 3 Robert Theberge Democratic 50
NH State House Coos 4 Herbert Richardson Republican 63
NH State House Grafton 5 Edmond Gionet Republican 67
NH State House Grafton 8 Mary Cooney Democratic 44
NH State House Grafton 12 Bernard Benn Democratic 38
NH State House Grafton 12 Sharon Nordgren Democratic 44
NH State House Grafton 13 Susan Almy Democratic 56
NH State House Grafton 13 Laurie Harding Democratic 33
NH State House Grafton 17 Catherine Mulholland Democratic 25
NH State House Hillsborough 2 Neal Kurk Republican 78
NH State House Hillsborough 5 William O'Brien Republican 100
NH State House Hillsborough 7 John Graham Republican 78
NH State House Hillsborough 7 Moe Villeneuve Republican 78
NH State House Hillsborough 8 Jeffrey Goley Democratic 14
NH State House Hillsborough 10 Peter Sullivan Democratic 33
NH State House Hillsborough 13 William Infantine Republican 89
NH State House Hillsborough 15 Steve Vaillancourt Republican 56
NH State House Hillsborough 16 Barbara Shaw Democratic 50
NH State House Hillsborough 20 Ralph Boehm Republican 100
NH State House Hillsborough 22 Robert Rowe Republican 78
NH State House Hillsborough 27 Carolyn Gargasz Republican 86
NH State House Hillsborough 28 Angeline Kopka Democratic 22
NH State House Hillsborough 30 Cindy Rosenwald Democratic 56
NH State House Hillsborough 31 David Cote Democratic 13
NH State House Hillsborough 31 Mary Gorman Democratic 22
NH State House Hillsborough 33 David Campbell Democratic 50
NH State House Hillsborough 37 Lars Christiansen Republican 86
NH State House Hillsborough 37 Shawn Jasper Republican 88
NH State House Hillsborough 37 Lynne Ober Republican 100
NH State House Hillsborough 37 Andrew Renzullo Republican 78
NH State House Hillsborough 37 Jordan Ulery Republican 67
NH State House Hillsborough 43 Kathleen Souza Republican 78
NH State House Hillsborough 44 André Martel Republican 86
NH State House Hillsborough 45 Jane Beaulieu Democratic 33
NH State House Merrimack 5 David Kidder Republican 78
NH State House Merrimack 6 Barbara French Democratic 22
NH State House Merrimack 9 Priscilla Lockwood Republican 56
NH State House Merrimack 10 Mary Wallner Democratic 29
NH State House Merrimack 11 Stephen Shurtleff Democratic 33
NH State House Merrimack 14 James MacKay Democratic 86
NH State House Merrimack 18 Candace Bouchard Democratic 33
NH State House Merrimack 23 Mary Beth Walz Democratic 13
NH State House Merrimack 24 David Hess Republican 75
NH State House Merrimack 27 Mary Gile Democratic 33
NH State House Rockingham 3 Franklin Bishop Republican 50
NH State House Rockingham 4 Gene Charron Republican 89
NH State House Rockingham 4 Dudley Dumaine Republican 100
NH State House Rockingham 5 Bob Introne, Jr. Republican 100
NH State House Rockingham 5 Betsy McKinney Republican 78
NH State House Rockingham 5 Sherman Packard Republican 100
NH State House Rockingham 6 Robert Fesh Republican 100
NH State House Rockingham 7 Mary Griffin Republican 89
NH State House Rockingham 7 Charles McMahon Republican 83
NH State House Rockingham 7 Kevin Waterhouse Republican 88
NH State House Rockingham 8 Ronald Belanger Republican 86
NH State House Rockingham 8 Anne Priestley Republican 88
NH State House Rockingham 10 Daniel Itse Republican 75
NH State House Rockingham 12 Elisabeth Sanders Republican 88
NH State House Rockingham 13 Kenneth Weyler Republican 86
NH State House Rockingham 14 Norman Major Republican 89
NH State House Rockingham 15 Mary Allen Republican 78
NH State House Rockingham 17 Marcia Moody Democratic 50
NH State House Rockingham 18 Eileen Flockhart Democratic 22
NH State House Rockingham 25 Laura Pantelakos Democratic 38
NH State House Rockingham 26 Terie Norelli Democratic 0
NH State House Rockingham 30 Jackie Cali-Pitts Democratic 38
NH State House Strafford 3 David Bickford Republican 44
NH State House Strafford 5 Naida Kaen Democratic 33
NH State House Strafford 6 Marjorie Smith Democratic 14
NH State House Strafford 6 Judith Spang Democratic 13
NH State House Strafford 6 Janet Wall Democratic, Republican 11
NH State House Strafford 11 Anne Grassie Democratic 0
NH State House Strafford 18 Roger Berube Democratic 50
NH State House Strafford 19 Peter Schmidt Democratic 33
NH State House Sullivan 4 Joe Osgood, Sr. Republican 88
NH State House Sullivan 10 John Cloutier Democratic 22
NH State Senate 6 Sam Cataldo Republican 78
NH State Senate 8 Bob Odell Republican 86
NH State Senate 13 Bette Lasky Democratic 44
NH State Senate 14 Sharon Carson Republican 88
NH State Senate 15 Sylvia Larsen Democratic 29
NH State Senate 19 Jim Rausch Republican 100
NH State Senate 20 Lou D'Allesandro Democratic 29
NH State Senate 21 Martha Fuller Clark Democratic 29
NH State Senate 22 Chuck Morse Republican 100
NH State Senate 24 Nancy Stiles Republican 100
NH Attorney General Joseph Foster Democratic 14
NH Commissioner of Labor James Craig Democratic 38
NH Mayor At-Large Theodore Gatsas Republican 71
NH Alderman Ward 9 Barbara Shaw Democratic 50
NH Council Member Ward 2 Sandra Keans Democratic 22
NH Commissioner 1 Elizabeth Blanchard Republican 33
NH Commissioner 2 Stephen Nedeau Republican 100
NH Executive Council 1 Joseph Kenney Republican 100
NH Executive Council 4 Christopher Pappas Democratic 17
NH Councilor Ward 9 Candace Bouchard 33
NH Councilor At-Large Stephen Shurtleff Democratic 33
Dennis Abbott 38
Jeffrey Aboshar 67
Jarvis Adams IV 100
Nelson Allan 67
Janet Allen 89
Peter Allen 29
Gene Andersen 25
Eric Anderson 100
Michael Asselin 67
David Babson, Jr. 67
Michael Balboni 63
John Barnes, Jr. 86
Benjamin Baroody 43
Gail Barry 100
Peter Batula 100
Jean-Guy Bergeron 78
Peter Bergin 43
David Bettencourt 89
Elbert Bicknell 88
Michael Biundo 100
Ruth Bleyler 38
Laurie Boyce 88
Robert Boyce 100
Peter Bragdon 86
Paul Brassard 50
Russell Bridle 86
Carolyn Brown 88
Jennifer Brown 0
Julie Brown 56
Donald Brueggemann 25
Robert Brundige 89
David Buhlman 63
Peter Burling 29
Suzanne Butcher 11
Donald Buxton 67
Bernard Buzzell 33
Harriet Cady 89
Leon Calawa, Jr. 78
Frank Callaghan 67
Kevin Camm 89
W. Campbell 100
James Carew 100
Mark Carter 100
Kimberley Casey 25
Dunc Chaplin III 67
Claudia Chase 44
William Chase 17
Chris Christensen 89
Jacalyn Cilley 14
Charles Clark 100
Mark Clark 86
Claire Clarke 0
Robert Clegg, Jr. 86
Jane Clemons 29
James Coburn 100
Larry Converse 11
Richard Cooney 38
Peter Cote 0
Pamela Coughlin 88
Elenore Crane 75
Irene Creteau 0
David Currier 71
James William Danforth 86
Caitlin Daniuk 20
John DeJoie 22
Vivian Desmarais 38
Stephen DeStefano 44
Betsi DeVries 56
Howard Dickinson 67
Anthony DiFruscia 56
Cynthia Dokmo 67
Baldwin Domingo 38
Richard Ken Donahue 100
Thomas Donovan, Jr. 33
John Dowd 78
Patricia Dowling 80
Richard Drisko 78
Patricia Dunlap 67
James Timothy Dunn 13
Donald Dyer 89
Timothy Easson 100
Stephanie Eaton 88
Thomas Eaton 86
Fran Egbers 40
Nancy Elliott 88
Larry Emerton, Sr. 86
Peter Espiefs 25
David Essex 44

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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