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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: New Hampshire Business and Industry Association

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Dudley Dumaine 100%
Larry Emerton, Sr. 100%
NH State House Rockingham 7 Mary Griffin Republican 100%
NH State House Merrimack 24 David Hess Republican 100%
Paul Hopfgarten 100%
Rudy Lessard 100%
Pamela Price 100%
Sandra Smith 100%
Kevin Waterhouse 100%
Julie Brown 90%
John Flanders, Sr. 90%
NH State House Cheshire 11 John Hunt Republican 90%
NH State House Rockingham 3 Lawrence Kappler Republican 90%
NH State House Hillsborough 2 Neal Kurk Republican 90%
Chris Ahlgren 89%
NH State House Rockingham 8 Ronald Belanger Republican 89%
NH State House Rockingham 8 Robert Elliott Republican 89%
James Michael Garrity 89%
Timothy O'Connell 89%
NH State House Hillsborough 22 Stephen Stepanek Republican 89%
John Thomas 89%
William Denley 88%
Richard Fletcher 88%
Peyton Hinkle 88%
Harry Merrow 88%
NH State House Rockingham 8 Anne Priestley Republican 88%
Peter Bragdon 86%
NH State Senate 20 Lou D'Allesandro Democratic 86%
Betsi DeVries 86%
Bob Odell 86%
Eric Stohl 86%
Bruce Heald 83%
James Lawrence III 83%
Sandra Reeves 83%
NH State Senate 24 Nancy Stiles Republican 83%
Eric Anderson 80%
NH State House Carroll 1 Gene Chandler Republican 80%
Marilinda Garcia 80%
John Graham 80%
NH State House Hillsborough 13 William Infantine Republican 80%
NH State House Hillsborough 37 Shawn Jasper Republican 80%
NH State House Merrimack 14 James MacKay Democratic 80%
NH State House Rockingham 14 Norman Major Republican 80%
Tara Reardon 80%
Beverly Rodeschin 80%
NH State House Rockingham 12 Elisabeth Sanders Republican 80%
Greg Sorg 80%
NH State House Belknap 3 Franklin Tilton Republican 80%
Francine Wendelboe 80%
NH State House Hillsborough 21 Richard Barry Republican 78%
NH State Senate 16 David Boutin Republican 78%
NH State Senate 11 Gary Daniels Republican 78%
Ken Hawkins 78%
Betsey Patten 78%
Jim Rausch 78%
NH State House Rockingham 13 Kenneth Weyler Republican 78%
Laurie Boyce 75%
David Campbell 75%
Stephen DeStefano 75%
NH State House Belknap 3 Donald Flanders Republican 75%
Anne Grassie 75%
NH State House Rockingham 10 Daniel Itse Republican 75%
Robert Matheson 75%
NH Commissioner 2 Stephen Nedeau Republican 75%
Ronald Nowe 75%
Bill Tobin 75%
John Barnes, Jr. 71%
Carolyn Brown 71%
Peter Burling 71%
Charles Clark 71%
Michael Downing 71%
NH Attorney General Joseph Foster Democratic 71%
NH State Senate 21 Martha Fuller Clark Democratic 71%
NH Mayor At-Large Theodore Gatsas Republican 71%
David Gottesman 71%
Harold Janeway 71%
NH State Senate 10 Molly Kelly Democratic 71%
NH Executive Council 1 Joseph Kenney Republican 71%
William Knowles 71%
Sylvia Larsen 71%
Deborah Reynolds 71%
NH Governor Maggie Wood Hassan Democratic 71%
NH State House Rockingham 4 James Devine Republican 70%
Nancy Elliott 70%
John Gleason 70%
Russell Ingram 70%
Jane Johnson 70%
Alfred Lerandeau 70%
James Martin 70%
NH State House Rockingham 5 Betsy McKinney Republican 70%
NH State House Hillsborough 37 Lynne Ober Republican 70%
NH State House Hillsborough 37 Russell Ober III Republican 70%
Andrew Peterson 70%
NH State Senate 17 John Reagan Republican 70%
William Remick 70%
NH State House Hillsborough 30 Cindy Rosenwald Democratic 70%
NH State House Hillsborough 22 Robert Rowe Republican 70%
Jim Ryan 70%
Joel Winters 70%
Janet Allen 67%
Jason Bedrick 67%
David Bettencourt 67%
NH Councilor Ward 9 Candace Bouchard 67%
Michael Brunelle 67%
Elenore Crane 67%
Stephanie Eaton 67%
NH State House Cheshire 11 Susan Emerson Republican 67%
Bea Francoeur 67%
Ryan Hansen 67%
Doreen Howard 67%
NH State House Merrimack 5 David Kidder Republican 67%
J. David Knox 67%
Angeline Kopka 67%
Robert L'Heureux 67%
NH State House Rockingham 7 Charles McMahon Republican 67%
Maureen Mooney 67%
NH State Senate 5 David Pierce Democratic 67%
James Pilliod 67%
Marshall Quandt 67%
Dennis Reed 67%
NH State House Strafford 18 Dale Sprague Democratic 67%
Mary Sysyn 67%
NH State House Coos 5 John Tholl, Jr. Republican 67%
Steve Vaillancourt 67%
Rick Wickson 67%
Donald Brueggemann 63%
Jane Clemons 63%
Pamela Coughlin 63%
David Dalrymple 63%
James Headd 63%
Matthew Houde 63%
Suzanne Laliberte 63%
Howie Lund 63%
Christopher Nevins 63%
NH State House Rockingham 5 Sherman Packard Republican 63%
Stephen Pelkey 63%
Matthew Quandt 63%
NH State House Cheshire 16 Kris Roberts Democratic 63%
NH State House Hillsborough 37 Jordan Ulery Republican 63%
Roger Wells 63%
NH State House Rockingham 5 Al Baldasaro Republican 60%
Jean-Guy Bergeron 60%
Lyle Bulis 60%
Kevin Camm 60%
NH State Senate 14 Sharon Carson Republican 60%
Frank Case 60%
Gene Charron 60%
NH State House Hillsborough 31 David Cote Democratic 60%
Russell Day 60%
NH State House Cheshire 3 Daniel Eaton Democratic 60%
Frank Emiro, Sr. 60%
NH State House Rockingham 6 Robert Fesh Republican 60%
Patrick Garrity 60%
NH State House Grafton 5 Edmond Gionet Republican 60%
NH State House Hillsborough 37 Robert Haefner Republican 60%
NH State House Hillsborough 34 Edith Hogan Republican 60%
Anne-Marie Irwin 60%
George Katsakiores 60%
NH State House Rockingham 6 Phyllis Katsakiores Republican 60%
Frederick King, Sr. 60%
NH State House Hillsborough 24 Peter Leishman Democratic 60%
NH State House Rockingham 25 Laura Pantelakos Democratic 60%
NH State House Cheshire 13 Henry Parkhurst Democratic 60%
Andrew Renzullo 60%
NH Councilor At-Large Stephen Shurtleff Democratic 60%
NH State House Merrimack 11 Stephen Shurtleff Democratic 60%
Francis Sullivan 60%
Moe Villeneuve 60%
NH Commissioner At-Large Robert Watson Democratic 60%
Burton Williams 60%
Dennis Abbott 57%
Franklin Bishop 57%
Ruth Bleyler 57%
NH State House Hillsborough 21 Chris Christensen Republican 57%
Robert Clegg, Jr. 57%
Iris Estabrook 57%
Brenda Ferland 57%
John Gallus 57%
NH State House Hillsborough 8 Jeffrey Goley Democratic 57%
Peter Goyette, Jr. 57%
Elizabeth Hager 57%
Rip Holden 57%
NH State House Grafton 15 Paul Ingbretson Republican 57%
Mark Pearson 57%
Stanley Plifka, Jr. 57%
Kathleen Sgambati 57%
Jayne Spaulding 57%
George Winchell 57%
NH State House Carroll 7 Ed Butler Democratic 56%
Carole Estes 56%
Linda Foster 56%
Laurie Harding 56%
NH State House Coos 6 William Hatch Democratic 56%
NH Alderman Ward 3 Patrick Long Democratic 56%
NH State House Hillsborough 10 Patrick Long Democratic 56%
NH State House Strafford 6 Marjorie Smith Democratic 56%
NH State House Hillsborough 42 Daniel Sullivan Democratic 56%
Saghir Tahir 56%
Robert Williams 56%
NH State House Rockingham 15 Mary Allen Republican 50%

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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