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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: New Hampshire Business and Industry Association

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NH Governor Maggie Wood Hassan Democratic 71%
NH State House Belknap 3 Donald Flanders Republican 75%
NH State House Belknap 3 Franklin Tilton Republican 80%
NH State House Belknap 5 David Russell Republican 50%
NH State House Carroll 1 Gene Chandler Republican 80%
NH State House Carroll 2 Thomas Buco Democratic 50%
NH State House Carroll 7 Ed Butler Democratic 56%
NH State House Cheshire 1 Tara Sad Democratic 10%
NH State House Cheshire 1 Lucy Weber Democratic 50%
NH State House Cheshire 3 Daniel Eaton Democratic 60%
NH State House Cheshire 6 Timothy Robertson Democratic 30%
NH State House Cheshire 11 Susan Emerson Republican 67%
NH State House Cheshire 11 John Hunt Republican 90%
NH State House Cheshire 13 Henry Parkhurst Democratic 60%
NH State House Cheshire 16 Kris Roberts Democratic 63%
NH State House Coos 3 Robert Theberge Democratic 50%
NH State House Coos 3 Yvonne Thomas Democratic 33%
NH State House Coos 5 John Tholl, Jr. Republican 67%
NH State House Coos 6 William Hatch Democratic 56%
NH State House Grafton 5 Edmond Gionet Republican 60%
NH State House Grafton 8 Mary Cooney Democratic 40%
NH State House Grafton 12 Sharon Nordgren Democratic 44%
NH State House Grafton 13 Susan Almy Democratic 30%
NH State House Grafton 15 Paul Ingbretson Republican 57%
NH State House Hillsborough 1 Gilman Shattuck Democratic 40%
NH State House Hillsborough 2 Gary Hopper Republican 33%
NH State House Hillsborough 2 Neal Kurk Republican 90%
NH State House Hillsborough 8 Jeffrey Goley Democratic 57%
NH State House Hillsborough 10 Jean Jeudy Democratic 20%
NH State House Hillsborough 10 Patrick Long Democratic 56%
NH State House Hillsborough 13 William Infantine Republican 80%
NH State House Hillsborough 16 Barbara Shaw Democratic 40%
NH State House Hillsborough 18 Armand Forest Democratic 40%
NH State House Hillsborough 21 Richard Barry Republican 78%
NH State House Hillsborough 21 Chris Christensen Republican 57%
NH State House Hillsborough 22 Robert Rowe Republican 70%
NH State House Hillsborough 22 Stephen Stepanek Republican 89%
NH State House Hillsborough 24 Peter Leishman Democratic 60%
NH State House Hillsborough 27 Carolyn Gargasz Republican 44%
NH State House Hillsborough 29 Suzanne Harvey Democratic 22%
NH State House Hillsborough 30 Cindy Rosenwald Democratic 70%
NH State House Hillsborough 31 David Cote Democratic 60%
NH State House Hillsborough 31 Mary Gorman Democratic 40%
NH State House Hillsborough 34 Edith Hogan Republican 60%
NH State House Hillsborough 36 Michael O'Brien, Sr. Democratic 40%
NH State House Hillsborough 37 Lars Christiansen Republican 25%
NH State House Hillsborough 37 Robert Haefner Republican 60%
NH State House Hillsborough 37 Shawn Jasper Republican 80%
NH State House Hillsborough 37 Lynne Ober Republican 70%
NH State House Hillsborough 37 Russell Ober III Republican 70%
NH State House Hillsborough 37 Jordan Ulery Republican 63%
NH State House Hillsborough 42 Daniel Sullivan Democratic 56%
NH State House Hillsborough 43 Benjamin Baroody Democratic 44%
NH State House Hillsborough 45 Jane Beaulieu Democratic 30%
NH State House Merrimack 3 Deborah Wheeler Democratic 13%
NH State House Merrimack 5 David Kidder Republican 67%
NH State House Merrimack 6 Barbara French Democratic 33%
NH State House Merrimack 11 Stephen Shurtleff Democratic 60%
NH State House Merrimack 14 James MacKay Democratic 80%
NH State House Merrimack 24 David Hess Republican 100%
NH State House Rockingham 3 Lawrence Kappler Republican 90%
NH State House Rockingham 4 James Devine Republican 70%
NH State House Rockingham 5 Al Baldasaro Republican 60%
NH State House Rockingham 5 Bob Introne, Jr. Republican 25%
NH State House Rockingham 5 Betsy McKinney Republican 70%
NH State House Rockingham 5 Sherman Packard Republican 63%
NH State House Rockingham 6 Robert Fesh Republican 60%
NH State House Rockingham 6 Phyllis Katsakiores Republican 60%
NH State House Rockingham 7 Mary Griffin Republican 100%
NH State House Rockingham 7 Charles McMahon Republican 67%
NH State House Rockingham 8 Ronald Belanger Republican 89%
NH State House Rockingham 8 Robert Elliott Republican 89%
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 80%
NH State House Rockingham 13 David Welch Republican 50%
NH State House Rockingham 13 Kenneth Weyler Republican 78%
NH State House Rockingham 14 Norman Major Republican 80%
NH State House Rockingham 15 Mary Allen Republican 50%
NH State House Rockingham 17 Marcia Moody Democratic 10%
NH State House Rockingham 24 David Borden Democratic 20%
NH State House Rockingham 25 Laura Pantelakos Democratic 60%
NH State House Rockingham 30 Jackie Cali-Pitts Democratic 20%
NH State House Strafford 4 Jacalyn Cilley Democratic 43%
NH State House Strafford 5 Naida Kaen Democratic 50%
NH State House Strafford 6 Marjorie Smith Democratic 56%
NH State House Strafford 6 Judith Spang Democratic 50%
NH State House Strafford 6 Janet Wall Democratic, Republican 30%
NH State House Strafford 18 Roger Berube Democratic 50%
NH State House Strafford 18 Deanna Rollo Democratic 44%
NH State House Strafford 18 Dale Sprague Democratic 67%
NH State House Strafford 19 Peter Schmidt Democratic 40%
NH State House Sullivan 2 Sue Gottling Democratic 50%
NH State House Sullivan 4 Larry Converse Democratic 10%
NH State House Sullivan 5 Raymond Gagnon Democratic 43%
NH State House Sullivan 10 John Cloutier Democratic 30%
NH State Senate 5 David Pierce Democratic 67%
NH State Senate 10 Molly Kelly Democratic 71%
NH State Senate 11 Gary Daniels Republican 78%
NH State Senate 13 Bette Lasky Democratic 50%
NH State Senate 14 Sharon Carson Republican 60%
NH State Senate 16 David Boutin Republican 78%
NH State Senate 17 John Reagan Republican 70%
NH State Senate 20 Lou D'Allesandro Democratic 86%
NH State Senate 21 Martha Fuller Clark Democratic 71%
NH State Senate 24 Nancy Stiles Republican 83%
NH Attorney General Joseph Foster Democratic 71%
NH Mayor At-Large Theodore Gatsas Republican 71%
NH Alderman Ward 3 Patrick Long Democratic 56%
NH Alderman Ward 9 Barbara Shaw Democratic 40%
NH Commissioner 1 Elizabeth Blanchard Republican 29%
NH Commissioner 2 Stephen Nedeau Republican 75%
NH Commissioner At-Large Robert Watson Democratic 60%
NH Executive Council 1 Joseph Kenney Republican 71%
NH Councilor Ward 9 Candace Bouchard 67%
NH Councilor At-Large Stephen Shurtleff Democratic 60%
Dennis Abbott 57%
James Aguiar 40%
Chris Ahlgren 89%
Janet Allen 67%
Peter Allen 22%
Gene Andersen 44%
Eric Anderson 80%
Beth Reever Arsenault 25%
John Barnes, Jr. 71%
Peter Batula 38%
Maureen Baxley 43%
Suzanne Beauchesne 38%
Catriona Beck 40%
Jason Bedrick 67%
Bernard Benn 44%
Jean-Guy Bergeron 60%
Peter Bergin 40%
David Bettencourt 67%
Deborah Billian 43%
Franklin Bishop 57%
Ruth Bleyler 57%
Laurie Boyce 75%
Peter Bragdon 86%
William Brennan 50%
Robert Bridgham 40%
Carole Brown 20%
Carolyn Brown 71%
C. Pennington Brown 43%
Jennifer Brown 20%
Julie Brown 90%
Larry Brown 10%
Brendon Browne 25%
Donald Brueggemann 63%
Michael Brunelle 67%
Lyle Bulis 60%
Rachel Burke 44%
Peter Burling 71%
Delmar Burridge 40%
Suzanne Butcher 40%
Timothy Butterworth 50%
William Butynski, Sr. 50%
Kevin Camm 60%
David Campbell 75%
Frank Case 60%
Kimberley Casey 40%
Gene Charron 60%
Claudia Chase 33%
William Chase 50%
Charles Clark 71%
Mark Clark 50%
Claire Clarke 44%
Robert Clegg, Jr. 57%
Jane Clemons 63%
Pamela Coughlin 63%
Elenore Crane 67%
Howard Cunningham 30%
James Cyr 30%
Jennifer Daler 44%
David Dalrymple 63%
Frank Davis 50%
Judith Day 30%
Russell Day 60%
Marlene DeChane 17%
John DeJoie 40%
William Denley 88%
Stephen DeStefano 75%
Betsi DeVries 86%
Anthony DiFruscia 50%
Vernon Dingman III 50%
Cynthia Dokmo 40%
Baldwin Domingo 50%
Thomas Donovan, Jr. 22%
Michael Downing 71%
Richard Drisko 50%
Dudley Dumaine 100%
James Timothy Dunn 40%
Stephanie Eaton 67%
Andrew Edwards 14%
Eileen Ehlers 30%
Nancy Elliott 70%
Larry Emerton, Sr. 100%
Frank Emiro, Sr. 60%
Peter Espiefs 11%
David Essex 40%

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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