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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: New Jersey Taxpayers Alliance

2009 Positions

Issues: Taxes
State Office District Name Party Rating
NJ State Assembly 3 John Burzichelli Democratic 33%
NJ State Assembly 4 Paul Moriarty Democratic 63%
NJ State Assembly 6 Lou Greenwald Democratic 33%
NJ State Assembly 6 Pamela Lampitt Democratic 33%
NJ State Assembly 7 Herbert Conaway, Jr. Democratic 33%
NJ State Assembly 9 Brian Rumpf Republican 100%
NJ State Assembly 10 David Wolfe Republican 100%
NJ State Assembly 11 Mary Angelini Republican 100%
NJ State Assembly 11 Caroline Casagrande Republican 100%
NJ State Assembly 12 Ronald Dancer Republican 89%
NJ State Assembly 13 Amy Handlin Republican 100%
NJ State Assembly 13 Declan O'Scanlon, Jr. Republican 100%
NJ State Assembly 14 Wayne DeAngelo Democratic 22%
NJ State Assembly 15 Reed Gusciora Democratic 22%
NJ State Assembly 15 Bonnie Watson Coleman Democratic 22%
NJ State Assembly 17 Upendra Chivukula Democratic 33%
NJ State Assembly 17 Joseph Egan Democratic 22%
NJ State Assembly 18 Patrick Diegnan, Jr. Democratic 44%
NJ State Assembly 19 John Wisniewski Democratic 44%
NJ State Assembly 20 Joseph Cryan Democratic 33%
NJ State Assembly 21 Jon Bramnick Republican 100%
NJ State Assembly 22 Gerald Green Democratic 33%
NJ State Assembly 22 Linda Stender Democratic 44%
NJ State Assembly 24 Alison McHose Republican 100%
NJ State Assembly 25 Michael Carroll Republican 100%
NJ State Assembly 26 Jay Webber Republican 100%
NJ State Assembly 27 Mila Jasey Democratic 33%
NJ State Assembly 27 John McKeon Democratic 33%
NJ State Assembly 28 Ralph Caputo Democratic 22%
NJ State Assembly 28 Cleopatra Tucker Democratic 22%
NJ State Assembly 29 Grace Spencer Democratic 33%
NJ State Assembly 30 Sean Kean Republican 100%
NJ State Assembly 30 David Rible Republican 100%
NJ State Assembly 32 Vincent Prieto Democratic 22%
NJ State Assembly 34 Tom Giblin Democratic 22%
NJ State Assembly 34 Sheila Oliver Democratic 22%
NJ State Assembly 36 Gary Schaer Democratic 44%
NJ State Assembly 37 Gordon Johnson Democratic 25%
NJ State Assembly 37 Valerie Vainieri Huttle Democratic 22%
NJ State Assembly 40 Scott Rumana Republican 100%
NJ State Assembly 40 David Russo Republican 100%
NJ State Senate 1 Jeff Van Drew Democratic 90%
NJ State Senate 2 Jim Whelan Democratic 40%
NJ State Senate 3 Stephen Sweeney Democratic 40%
NJ State Senate 4 Fred Madden, Jr. Democratic 40%
NJ State Senate 7 Diane Allen Republican 100%
NJ State Senate 8 Dawn Addiego Republican 100%
NJ State Senate 9 Christopher Connors Republican 100%
NJ State Senate 10 Jim Holzapfel Republican 100%
NJ State Senate 11 Jennifer Beck Republican 100%
NJ State Senate 13 Joe Kyrillos, Jr. Republican 100%
NJ State Senate 14 Linda Greenstein Democratic 22%
NJ State Senate 15 Shirley Turner Democratic 40%
NJ State Senate 16 Christopher Bateman Republican 100%
NJ State Senate 17 Bob Smith Democratic 40%
NJ State Senate 18 Peter Barnes III Democratic 44%
NJ State Senate 19 Joseph Vitale Democratic 50%
NJ State Senate 20 Raymond Lesniak Democratic 40%
NJ State Senate 21 Thomas Kean, Jr. Republican 100%
NJ State Senate 22 Nicholas Scutari Democratic 50%
NJ State Senate 23 Michael Doherty Republican 100%
NJ State Senate 24 Steven Oroho Republican 100%
NJ State Senate 25 Anthony Bucco Republican 100%
NJ State Senate 26 Joseph Pennacchio Republican 100%
NJ State Senate 27 Richard Codey Democratic 40%
NJ State Senate 28 Ronald Rice Democratic 20%
NJ State Senate 29 M. Ruiz Democratic 40%
NJ State Senate 30 Robert Singer Republican 100%
NJ State Senate 31 Sandra Cunningham Democratic 30%
NJ State Senate 32 Nicholas Sacco Democratic 30%
NJ State Senate 33 Brian Stack Democratic 30%
NJ State Senate 34 Nia Gill Democratic 40%
NJ State Senate 35 Nellie Pou Democratic 33%
NJ State Senate 36 Paul Sarlo Democratic 30%
NJ State Senate 37 Loretta Weinberg Democratic 30%
NJ State Senate 38 Robert Gordon Democratic 40%
NJ State Senate 39 Gerald Cardinale Republican 100%
NJ State Senate 40 Kevin O'Toole Republican 100%
NJ Mayor At-Large Dana Redd Democratic 30%
NJ Mayor At-Large Nicholas Sacco 30%
NJ Mayor At-Large Brian Stack 30%
NJ Council Member At-Large Gary Schaer 44%
NJ Commissioner At-Large Caridad Rodriguez Democratic 22%
NJ Freeholder At-Large Joan Voss Democratic 33%
Nelson Albano 78%
John Amodeo 78%
Bill Baroni 80%
Pete Biondi 44%
Barbara Buono 40%
Anthony Chiappone 22%
Gary Chiusano 100%
Jack Conners 33%
Alberto Coutinho 33%
Denise Coyle 100%
Nilsa Cruz-Perez 33%
Alex DeCroce 100%
Elease Evans 22%
John Girgenti 30%
Marcia Karrow 100%
Sandra Love 33%
Joseph Malone III 100%
Richard Merkt 89%
Matt Milam 100%
Vince Polistina 89%
Joan Quigley 22%
Ruben Ramos, Jr. 22%
Joseph Roberts, Jr. 33%
John Rooney 88%
Scott Rudder 100%
Frederick Scalera 44%
L. Smith 22%
Charlotte Vandervalk 100%
Connie Wagner 22%

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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