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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: New Hampshire Business and Industry Association

2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NH Governor Maggie Wood Hassan Democratic 60%
NH State House Belknap 3 Donald Flanders Republican 91%
NH State House Belknap 4 Dennis Fields Republican 83%
NH State House Belknap 5 David Russell Republican 83%
NH State House Carroll 1 Gene Chandler Republican 82%
NH State House Carroll 2 Thomas Buco Democratic 33%
NH State House Carroll 2 Karen Umberger Republican 83%
NH State House Carroll 3 Mark McConkey Republican 91%
NH State House Carroll 7 Ed Butler Democratic 36%
NH State House Cheshire 1 Tara Sad Democratic 33%
NH State House Cheshire 1 Lucy Weber Democratic 33%
NH State House Cheshire 3 Daniel Eaton Democratic 40%
NH State House Cheshire 6 Timothy Robertson Democratic 27%
NH State House Cheshire 11 Susan Emerson Republican 75%
NH State House Cheshire 11 John Hunt Republican 92%
NH State House Cheshire 13 Henry Parkhurst Democratic 33%
NH State House Cheshire 14 Franklin Sterling, Jr. Republican 60%
NH State House Cheshire 16 Kris Roberts Democratic 44%
NH State House Coos 1 Larry Rappaport Republican 75%
NH State House Coos 3 Robert Theberge Democratic 33%
NH State House Coos 3 Yvonne Thomas Democratic 36%
NH State House Coos 4 Herbert Richardson Republican 67%
NH State House Coos 5 John Tholl, Jr. Republican 100%
NH State House Coos 6 William Hatch Democratic 36%
NH State House Grafton 3 Susan Ford Democratic 42%
NH State House Grafton 4 Rick Ladd, Jr. Republican 75%
NH State House Grafton 5 Edmond Gionet Republican 75%
NH State House Grafton 8 Mary Cooney Democratic 17%
NH State House Grafton 8 Suzanne Smith Democratic 25%
NH State House Grafton 11 Charles Townsend Democratic 33%
NH State House Grafton 12 Sharon Nordgren Democratic 11%
NH State House Grafton 13 Susan Almy Democratic 50%
NH State House Grafton 13 Andrew White Democratic 50%
NH State House Grafton 15 Paul Ingbretson Republican 83%
NH State House Hillsborough 1 Gilman Shattuck Democratic 45%
NH State House Hillsborough 2 Gary Hopper Republican 75%
NH State House Hillsborough 2 Neal Kurk Republican 64%
NH State House Hillsborough 5 William O'Brien Republican 83%
NH State House Hillsborough 8 Jeffrey Goley Democratic 55%
NH State House Hillsborough 10 Jean Jeudy Democratic 36%
NH State House Hillsborough 10 Patrick Long Democratic 30%
NH State House Hillsborough 11 Robert Walsh, Jr. Democratic 27%
NH State House Hillsborough 12 Ted Rokas Democratic 50%
NH State House Hillsborough 13 Larry Gagne Republican 83%
NH State House Hillsborough 13 William Infantine Republican 80%
NH State House Hillsborough 15 Thomas Katsiantonis Democratic 75%
NH State House Hillsborough 16 Barbara Shaw Democratic 44%
NH State House Hillsborough 20 Ralph Boehm Republican 75%
NH State House Hillsborough 21 Chris Christensen Republican 100%
NH State House Hillsborough 21 Richard Hinch Republican 100%
NH State House Hillsborough 21 Tony Pellegrino Republican 83%
NH State House Hillsborough 22 Robert Rowe Republican 75%
NH State House Hillsborough 24 Peter Leishman Democratic 40%
NH State House Hillsborough 27 Carolyn Gargasz Republican 100%
NH State House Hillsborough 28 Carl Seidel Republican 83%
NH State House Hillsborough 29 Suzanne Harvey Democratic 42%
NH State House Hillsborough 30 Cindy Rosenwald Democratic 42%
NH State House Hillsborough 31 David Cote Democratic 36%
NH State House Hillsborough 31 Mary Gorman Democratic 40%
NH State House Hillsborough 33 Ken Gidge Democratic 25%
NH State House Hillsborough 34 Edith Hogan Republican 83%
NH State House Hillsborough 34 Timothy Soucy Democratic 33%
NH State House Hillsborough 35 Pete Silva Republican 89%
NH State House Hillsborough 36 Michael O'Brien, Sr. Democratic 33%
NH State House Hillsborough 37 Lars Christiansen Republican 83%
NH State House Hillsborough 37 Robert Haefner Republican 91%
NH State House Hillsborough 37 Shawn Jasper Republican 100%
NH State House Hillsborough 37 Lynne Ober Republican 100%
NH State House Hillsborough 37 Russell Ober III Republican 89%
NH State House Hillsborough 37 Jordan Ulery Republican 83%
NH State House Hillsborough 42 Daniel Sullivan Democratic 45%
NH State House Hillsborough 43 Benjamin Baroody Democratic 42%
NH State House Hillsborough 45 Jane Beaulieu Democratic 45%
NH State House Merrimack 3 Deborah Wheeler Democratic 40%
NH State House Merrimack 5 David Kidder Republican 78%
NH State House Merrimack 6 Barbara French Democratic 17%
NH State House Merrimack 10 Mary Wallner Democratic 36%
NH State House Merrimack 11 Stephen Shurtleff Democratic 33%
NH State House Merrimack 20 Dianne Schuett Democratic 33%
NH State House Merrimack 24 David Hess Republican 90%
NH State House Merrimack 24 Frank Kotowski Republican 91%
NH State House Merrimack 27 Mary Gile Democratic 30%
NH State House Merrimack 27 Chip Rice Democratic 38%
NH State House Merrimack 29 Carol McGuire Republican 92%
NH State House Rockingham 3 Kathleen Hoelzel Republican 75%
NH State House Rockingham 3 Lawrence Kappler Republican 83%
NH State House Rockingham 4 James Devine Republican 100%
NH State House Rockingham 4 Joseph Hagan Republican 91%
NH State House Rockingham 5 Al Baldasaro Republican 83%
NH State House Rockingham 5 Bob Introne, Jr. Republican 100%
NH State House Rockingham 5 Betsy McKinney Republican 100%
NH State House Rockingham 5 Sherman Packard Republican 91%
NH State House Rockingham 6 Beverly Ferrante Republican 75%
NH State House Rockingham 6 Robert Fesh Republican 100%
NH State House Rockingham 6 Phyllis Katsakiores Republican 89%
NH State House Rockingham 7 David Bates Republican 83%
NH State House Rockingham 7 Mary Griffin Republican 92%
NH State House Rockingham 7 Walter Kolodziej Republican 90%
NH State House Rockingham 7 Charles McMahon Republican 88%
NH State House Rockingham 8 Ronald Belanger Republican 78%
NH State House Rockingham 8 Robert Elliott Republican 91%
NH State House Rockingham 8 Anne Priestley Republican 100%
NH State House Rockingham 10 Daniel Itse Republican 80%
NH State House Rockingham 12 Elisabeth Sanders Republican 64%
NH State House Rockingham 13 David Welch Republican 92%
NH State House Rockingham 13 Kenneth Weyler Republican 90%
NH State House Rockingham 14 Debra DeSimone Republican 89%
NH State House Rockingham 14 Norman Major Republican 88%
NH State House Rockingham 15 Mary Allen Republican 75%
NH State House Rockingham 17 Marcia Moody Democratic 27%
NH State House Rockingham 21 Robert Cushing, Jr. Democratic 27%
NH State House Rockingham 23 Pamela Tucker Republican 67%
NH State House Rockingham 24 David Borden Democratic 33%
NH State House Rockingham 25 Laura Pantelakos Democratic 22%
NH State House Rockingham 30 Jackie Cali-Pitts Democratic 43%
NH State House Strafford 3 David Bickford Republican 73%
NH State House Strafford 4 Jacalyn Cilley Democratic 60%
NH State House Strafford 5 Naida Kaen Democratic 45%
NH State House Strafford 6 Timothy Horrigan Democratic 33%
NH State House Strafford 6 Marjorie Smith Democratic 33%
NH State House Strafford 6 Judith Spang Democratic 25%
NH State House Strafford 6 Janet Wall Democratic, Republican 33%
NH State House Strafford 10 Warren Groen Republican 83%
NH State House Strafford 18 Roger Berube Democratic 33%
NH State House Strafford 18 Deanna Rollo Democratic 33%
NH State House Strafford 18 Dale Sprague Democratic 50%
NH State House Strafford 19 Peter Schmidt Democratic 42%
NH State House Strafford 21 Kenneth Ward Democratic 22%
NH State House Sullivan 2 Sue Gottling Democratic 33%
NH State House Sullivan 5 Raymond Gagnon Democratic 25%
NH State House Sullivan 10 John Cloutier Democratic 30%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 100%
NH State Senate 4 David Watters Democratic 45%
NH State Senate 5 David Pierce Democratic 10%
NH State Senate 10 Molly Kelly Democratic 60%
NH State Senate 11 Gary Daniels Republican 75%
NH State Senate 13 Bette Lasky Democratic 60%
NH State Senate 14 Sharon Carson Republican 100%
NH State Senate 16 David Boutin Republican 100%
NH State Senate 17 John Reagan Republican 80%
NH State Senate 20 Lou D'Allesandro Democratic 70%
NH State Senate 21 Martha Fuller Clark Democratic 60%
NH State Senate 24 Nancy Stiles Republican 75%
NH Commissioner of Labor James Craig Democratic 29%
NH Alderman Ward 3 Patrick Long 30%
NH Alderman Ward 7 June Caron 22%
NH Alderman Ward 8 Thomas Katsiantonis 75%
NH Alderman Ward 9 Barbara Shaw 44%
NH Council Member Ward 2 Sandra Keans 33%
NH Council Member Ward 2 Elaine Lauterborn 67%
NH Council Member At-Large Phyllis Katsakiores 89%
NH Commissioner 2 Chuck Weed 29%
NH Councilor Ward 9 Candace Bouchard 40%
NH Councilor At-Large Stephen Shurtleff 33%
Dennis Abbott 27%
James Aguiar 33%
Chris Ahlgren 100%
Peter Allen 25%
Eric Anderson 92%
Beth Reever Arsenault 29%
Clinton Bailey 100%
John Barnes, Jr. 100%
Michael Bartlett 17%
Peter Batula 80%
Roger Beauchamp 50%
Catriona Beck 25%
William Belvin 83%
Bernard Benn 27%
Peter Bergin 91%
David Bettencourt 92%
Franklin Bishop 83%
Lynne Blankenbeker 100%
Ronald Boisvert 20%
Peter Bolster 80%
Laurie Boyce 82%
Peter Bragdon 100%
William Brennan 25%
Robert Bridgham 45%
Russell Bridle 50%
Carole Brown 22%
C. Pennington Brown 33%
Jennifer Brown 0%
Julie Brown 43%
Larry Brown 18%
Brendon Browne 36%
Lyle Bulis 70%
Rachel Burke 33%
Delmar Burridge 30%
Suzanne Butcher 25%
Timothy Butterworth 17%
William Butynski, Sr. 42%
David Campbell 40%
Nancy Carlson 29%
Daniel Carr 30%
Frank Case 73%
Kimberley Casey 20%
John Cebrowski 92%
Shannon Chandley 42%
Gene Charron 92%
Claudia Chase 18%

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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