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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business and Industry Association

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NH U.S. Senate Jr Maggie Wood Hassan Democratic 67%
NH State House Belknap 3 Donald Flanders Republican 67%
NH State House Belknap 3 Franklin Tilton Republican 50%
NH State House Carroll 1 Gene Chandler Republican 63%
NH State House Carroll 2 Thomas Buco Democratic 50%
NH State House Carroll 3 Mark McConkey Republican 100%
NH State House Cheshire 3 Daniel Eaton Democratic 50%
NH State House Cheshire 11 John Hunt Republican 83%
NH State House Cheshire 13 Henry Parkhurst Democratic 50%
NH State House Coos 3 Robert Theberge Democratic 63%
NH State House Coos 4 Herbert Richardson Republican 86%
NH State House Grafton 5 Bonnie Ham Republican 100%
NH State House Grafton 12 Sharon Nordgren Democratic 50%
NH State House Grafton 13 Susan Almy Democratic 50%
NH State House Hillsborough 2 Neal Kurk Republican 38%
NH State House Hillsborough 7 John Graham Republican 75%
NH State House Hillsborough 8 Jeffrey Goley Democratic 29%
NH State House Hillsborough 10 Jean Jeudy Democratic 25%
NH State House Hillsborough 15 Steve Vaillancourt Republican 38%
NH State House Hillsborough 16 Barbara Shaw Democratic 38%
NH State House Hillsborough 21 Chris Christensen Republican 63%
NH State House Hillsborough 21 Robert L'Heureux Republican 88%
NH State House Hillsborough 27 Carolyn Gargasz Republican 88%
NH State House Hillsborough 29 Suzanne Harvey Democratic 43%
NH State House Hillsborough 30 Cindy Rosenwald Democratic 57%
NH State House Hillsborough 31 David Cote Democratic 33%
NH State House Hillsborough 37 Stephen Hellwig Republican 67%
NH State House Hillsborough 37 Shawn Jasper Republican 50%
NH State House Hillsborough 37 Lynne Ober Republican 57%
NH State House Hillsborough 37 Andrew Renzullo Republican 38%
NH State House Hillsborough 37 Jordan Ulery Republican 63%
NH State House Hillsborough 43 Benjamin Baroody Democratic 57%
NH State House Hillsborough 43 Kathleen Souza Republican 67%
NH State House Hillsborough 45 Jane Beaulieu Democratic 50%
NH State House Merrimack 10 Mary Wallner Democratic 29%
NH State House Merrimack 11 Stephen Shurtleff Democratic 50%
NH State House Merrimack 14 James MacKay Democratic 67%
NH State House Merrimack 21 John Klose Republican 33%
NH State House Merrimack 23 Mary Beth Walz Democratic 38%
NH State House Merrimack 24 Dick Marple Republican 71%
NH State House Merrimack 27 Mary Gile Democratic 50%
NH State House Rockingham 5 Betsy McKinney Republican 63%
NH State House Rockingham 5 Sherman Packard Republican 57%
NH State House Rockingham 6 Patricia Dowling Republican 67%
NH State House Rockingham 6 Phyllis Katsakiores Republican 63%
NH State House Rockingham 7 Mary Griffin Republican 75%
NH State House Rockingham 7 Charles McMahon Republican 50%
NH State House Rockingham 8 Ronald Belanger Republican 75%
NH State House Rockingham 8 John Manning, Jr. Republican 100%
NH State House Rockingham 10 Daniel Itse Republican 71%
NH State House Rockingham 13 David Welch Republican 63%
NH State House Rockingham 13 Kenneth Weyler Republican 57%
NH State House Rockingham 14 Norman Major Republican 88%
NH State House Rockingham 15 Mary Allen Republican 75%
NH State House Rockingham 25 Laura Pantelakos Democratic 100%
NH State House Rockingham 30 Jackie Cali-Pitts Democratic 75%
NH State House Strafford 4 Jacalyn Cilley Democratic 60%
NH State House Strafford 6 Marjorie Smith Democratic 25%
NH State House Strafford 6 Judith Spang Democratic 63%
NH State House Strafford 6 Janet Wall Democratic 38%
NH State House Strafford 18 Roger Berube Democratic 40%
NH State House Strafford 19 Peter Schmidt Democratic 50%
NH State House Strafford 23 Sandra Keans Democratic 63%
NH State House Sullivan 10 John Cloutier Democratic 50%
NH State Senate 2 Bob Giuda Republican 75%
NH State Senate 13 Bette Lasky Democratic 57%
NH State Senate 14 Sharon Carson Republican 75%
NH State Senate 20 Lou D'Allesandro Democratic 67%
NH State Senate 21 Martha Fuller Clark Democratic 67%
NH State Senate 22 Chuck Morse Republican 100%
NH Attorney General Joseph Foster Democratic 67%
NH Mayor At-Large Ted Gatsas 100%
NH Alderman Ward 9 Barbara Shaw 38%
NH Alderman Ward 12 Keith Hirschmann 80%
NH Council Member At-Large Phyllis Katsakiores 63%
NH Commissioner 1 Tara Reardon 86%
NH Commissioner 2 Chuck Weed 40%
NH Commissioner At-Large David Babson, Jr. 75%
NH Councilor Ward 9 Candace Bouchard 63%
NH Councilor At-Large Stephen Shurtleff 50%
NH State Board of Education Emma Rous Democratic 33%
Dennis Abbott 57%
Jeffrey Aboshar 100%
Jarvis Adams IV 60%
James Aguiar 17%
Chris Ahlgren 80%
Russell Albert 50%
Nelson Allan 80%
Janet Allen 43%
Peter Allen 40%
Gene Andersen 50%
Eric Anderson 88%
Michael Asselin 50%
Michael Balboni 57%
John Barnes, Jr. 83%
Gail Barry 67%
Peter Batula 50%
Bernard Benn 50%
Jean-Guy Bergeron 63%
Peter Bergin 100%
David Bettencourt 75%
David Bickford 63%
Elbert Bicknell 50%
Franklin Bishop 57%
Michael Biundo 50%
Elizabeth Blanchard 29%
Ruth Bleyler 57%
Ralph Boehm 40%
Laurie Boyce 43%
Robert Boyce 83%
Peter Bragdon 100%
Paul Brassard 17%
Russell Bridle 100%
Carolyn Brown 75%
C. Pennington Brown 40%
Jennifer Brown 43%
Julie Brown 75%
Larry Brown 25%
Donald Brueggemann 86%
Robert Brundige 50%
David Buhlman 60%
Peter Burling 67%
Suzanne Butcher 38%
William Butynski, Sr. 38%
Donald Buxton 50%
Bernard Buzzell 80%
Harriet Cady 50%
Leon Calawa, Jr. 38%
Frank Callaghan 100%
Kevin Camm 63%
David Campbell 83%
W. Campbell 100%
James Carew 86%
Donald Carlson 0%
Mark Carter 100%
Kimberley Casey 40%
Sam Cataldo 86%
Dunc Chaplin III 63%
Gene Charron 86%
Claudia Chase 38%
William Chase 33%
Lars Christiansen 50%
Charles Clark 75%
Mark Clark 40%
Claire Clarke 60%
Robert Clegg, Jr. 100%
Jane Clemons 33%
Christopher Coates 50%
James Coburn 100%
Larry Converse 25%
Mary Cooney 63%
Richard Cooney 50%
Peter Cote 50%
Pamela Coughlin 57%
James Craig 71%
Elenore Crane 75%
Irene Creteau 50%
David Currier 86%
Janeen Dalrymple 100%
James William Danforth 67%
Caitlin Daniuk 80%
John DeJoie 50%
Vivian Desmarais 75%
Stephen DeStefano 88%
Betsi DeVries 63%
Judson Dexter 67%
Howard Dickinson 50%
Anthony DiFruscia 50%
Cynthia Dokmo 67%
Baldwin Domingo 50%
Richard Ken Donahue 50%
Thomas Donovan, Jr. 38%
Andrew Dorsett 100%
John Dowd 63%
Christopher Doyle 100%
Richard Drisko 88%
Dudley Dumaine 57%
Patricia Dunlap 88%
James Timothy Dunn 29%
Donald Dyer 100%
Timothy Easson 57%
Stephanie Eaton 60%
Thomas Eaton 100%
Fran Egbers 33%
Nancy Elliott 57%
Susan Emerson 75%
Larry Emerton, Sr. 75%
Peter Espiefs 38%
David Essex 75%
Iris Estabrook 67%
Brenda Ferland 63%
Robert Fesh 50%
William Doty Field 67%
James Fitzgerald 57%
John Flanders, Sr. 75%
Robert Flanders 100%
Eileen Flockhart 63%
Randy Foose 71%
Sheila Foote 63%
Robert Forsing 75%

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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