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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Ethan Allen Institute

2011-2012 Positions on Fundamentals of a Free Society

State Office District Name Party Rating
VT State House Addison-1 Betty Nuovo Democratic 33%
VT State House Addison-2 Willem Jewett Democratic 33%
VT State House Addison-3 Diane Lanpher Democratic 33%
VT State House Addison-4 David Sharpe Democratic 33%
VT State House Addison-5 Harvey Smith Republican 63%
VT State House Bennington-1 Bill Botzow Democratic 33%
VT State House Bennington-2-1 Timothy Corcoran II Democratic 50%
VT State House Bennington-2-2 Mary Morrissey Republican 71%
VT State House Bennington-3 Alice Miller Democratic 38%
VT State House Bennington-4 Cynthia Browning Democratic 67%
VT State House Bennington-Rutland Patricia Komline Republican 67%
VT State House Caledonia-4 Richard Lawrence Republican 67%
VT State House Caledonia-Washington Kitty Toll Democratic 63%
VT State House Chittenden-1 Anne O'Brien Democratic 33%
VT State House Chittenden-2 Terry Macaig Democratic 33%
VT State House Chittenden-2 Jim McCullough Democratic 33%
VT State House Chittenden-3 William Frank Democratic 33%
VT State House Chittenden-3 George Till Democratic 71%
VT State House Chittenden-4-1 Mike Yantachka Democratic 33%
VT State House Chittenden-4-2 Bill Lippert, Jr. Democratic 43%
VT State House Chittenden-5-1 Kate Webb Democratic 33%
VT State House Chittenden-5-2 Joan Lenes Democratic 33%
VT State House Chittenden-6-1 Kurt Wright Republican 75%
VT State House Chittenden-6-2 Jean O'Sullivan Democratic 67%
VT State House Chittenden-6-3 Jill Krowinski Democratic 25%
VT State House Chittenden-6-4 Chris Pearson Progressive 56%
VT State House Chittenden-6-4 Kesha Ram Democratic 33%
VT State House Chittenden-6-5 Johannah Donovan Democratic 44%
VT State House Chittenden-6-7 Clem Bissonnette Democratic 33%
VT State House Chittenden-7-2 Ann Pugh Democratic 50%
VT State House Chittenden-7-3 Helen Head Democratic 33%
VT State House Chittenden-8-1 Debbie Evans Democratic 44%
VT State House Chittenden-8-1 Linda Myers Republican 67%
VT State House Chittenden-8-2 Timothy Jerman Democratic 44%
VT State House Chittenden-9-1 Jim Condon Democratic 29%
VT State House Chittenden-9-2 Patrick Brennan Republican 71%
VT State House Chittenden-10 Ronald Hubert Republican 67%
VT State House Chittenden-10 Donald Turner, Jr. Republican 67%
VT State House Franklin-1 Carolyn Branagan Republican 67%
VT State House Franklin-3-1 Kathleen Keenan Democratic 38%
VT State House Franklin-3-2 Lynn Dickinson Republican 67%
VT State House Franklin-4 Brian Savage Republican 67%
VT State House Franklin-5 Albert Pearce Democratic, Republican 67%
VT State House Grand Isle-Chittenden Mitzi Johnson Democratic 33%
VT State House Grand Isle-Chittenden Bob Krebs Democratic 44%
VT State House Lamoille-1 Heidi Scheuermann Republican 67%
VT State House Lamoille-2 Linda Martin Democratic 33%
VT State House Lamoille-2 Mark Woodward Democratic 29%
VT State House Orange-1 Susan Hatch Davis Democratic, Progressive 50%
VT State House Orange-2 Sarah Copeland-Hanzas Democratic 33%
VT State House Orange-Caledonia Chip Conquest Democratic 33%
VT State House Orange-Washington-Addison Patsy French Democratic 33%
VT State House Orleans-1 Lynn Batchelor Republican 56%
VT State House Orleans-2 Michael Marcotte Democratic, Republican 44%
VT State House Orleans-Caledonia Vicki Strong Republican 57%
VT State House Orleans-Caledonia Sam Young Democratic 22%
VT State House Orleans-Lamoille Mark Higley Republican 75%
VT State House Rutland-2 Tom Burditt Republican 75%
VT State House Rutland-2 Dave Potter Democratic 33%
VT State House Rutland-3 William Canfield Democratic, Republican 78%
VT State House Rutland-3 Robert Helm Democratic, Republican 78%
VT State House Rutland-5-1 Peter Fagan Republican 67%
VT State House Rutland-5-3 Herb Russell Democratic 33%
VT State House Rutland-6 Butch Shaw Democratic, Republican 67%
VT State House Rutland-Windsor-2 Dennis Devereux Republican 67%
VT State House Washington-1 Anne Donahue Republican 67%
VT State House Washington-1 Patti Lewis Republican 67%
VT State House Washington-2 Francis McFaun Democratic, Republican 56%
VT State House Washington-3 Paul Poirier Independent 56%
VT State House Washington-4 Mary Hooper Democratic 33%
VT State House Washington-4 Warren Kitzmiller Democratic 33%
VT State House Washington-5 Tony Klein Democratic 33%
VT State House Washington-6 Janet Ancel Democratic 33%
VT State House Washington-7 Maxine Grad Democratic 38%
VT State House Washington-7 Adam Greshin Independent 67%
VT State House Washington-Chittenden Rebecca Ellis Democratic 25%
VT State House Washington-Chittenden Tom Stevens Democratic 33%
VT State House Windham-1 Michael Hebert Republican 50%
VT State House Windham-2-1 Valerie Stuart Democratic 33%
VT State House Windham-2-2 Mollie Burke Democratic, Progressive 33%
VT State House Windham-3 Carolyn Partridge Democratic 29%
VT State House Windham-3 Matthew Trieber Democratic 38%
VT State House Windham-4 David Deen Democratic 43%
VT State House Windham-4 Mike Mrowicki Democratic 33%
VT State House Windham-6 Ann Manwaring Democratic 22%
VT State House Windham-Bennington-Windsor Oliver Olsen Democratic, Republican, Progressive 56%
VT State House Windsor-1 John Bartholomew Democratic 33%
VT State House Windsor-1 Donna Sweaney Democratic 33%
VT State House Windsor-3-1 Leigh Dakin Democratic 33%
VT State House Windsor-3-2 Alice Emmons Democratic, Working Families 43%
VT State House Windsor-4-1 Teo Zagar Democratic 50%
VT State House Windsor-4-2 Kevin Christie Democratic 50%
VT State House Windsor-5 Alison Clarkson Democratic 33%
VT State House Windsor-Orange-1 Sarah Buxton Democratic 57%
VT State House Windsor-Orange-2 James Masland Democratic 38%
VT State House Windsor-Rutland Sandy Haas Democratic, Progressive 38%
VT State Senate Addison Claire Ayer Democratic 67%
VT State Senate Bennington Brian Campion Democratic 44%
VT State Senate Bennington Richard Sears, Jr. Democratic 67%
VT State Senate Caledonia Joseph Benning Republican 44%
VT State Senate Caledonia Jane Kitchel Democratic 75%
VT State Senate Chittenden Timothy Ashe Democratic, Progressive 78%
VT State Senate Chittenden Phil Baruth Democratic 67%
VT State Senate Chittenden Ginny Lyons Democratic 67%
VT State Senate Chittenden Diane Snelling Republican 38%
VT State Senate Essex-Orleans Robert Starr Democratic 75%
VT State Senate Franklin Dustin Degree Republican 56%
VT State Senate Franklin Norman McAllister Republican 75%
VT State Senate Grand Isle Richard Mazza Democratic 67%
VT State Senate Lamoille Richard Westman Republican 50%
VT State Senate Orange Mark MacDonald Democratic 56%
VT State Senate Rutland Peg Flory Republican 44%
VT State Senate Rutland Kevin Mullin Republican 67%
VT State Senate Washington Ann Cummings Democratic 56%
VT State Senate Washington William Doyle Republican 56%
VT State Senate Washington Anthony Pollina Democratic, Working Families, Progressive 56%
VT State Senate Windham Jeanette White Democratic 67%
VT State Senate Windsor John Campbell Democratic 63%
VT State Senate Windsor Richard McCormack Democratic 56%
VT State Senate Windsor Alice Nitka Democratic 56%
VT Council Member Ward 4 Kurt Wright Republican 75%
Joe Acinapura 67%
Margaret Andrews 56%
William Aswad 29%
Kenneth Atkins 33%
Chuck Bohi 25%
Bob Bouchard 67%
Randolph Brock 44%
Bill Carris 67%
Margaret Cheney 43%
Gregory Clark 57%
Michel Consejo 33%
Gale Courcelle 33%
Howard Crawford 56%
Andrew Donaghy 67%
Jim Eckhardt 57%
Sarah Edwards 43%
Michael Fisher 33%
Sally Fox 63%
Eldred French 44%
Peter Galbraith 78%
Harold Giard 67%
Gary Gilbert 38%
Bob Hartwell 63%
Martha Heath 33%
Adam Howard 50%
Dick Howrigan, Sr. 17%
Vincent Illuzzi 67%
William Johnson 75%
Duncan Kilmartin 67%
Sara Kittell 75%
Thomas Koch 67%
Michele Kupersmith 33%
Leigh Larocque 78%
Lucy Leriche 38%
Robert Lewis 56%
Jason Lorber 25%
John Malcolm 33%
Richard Marek 33%
Cynthia Martin 43%
James McNeil 71%
Hinda Miller 78%
Anne Mook 38%
John Moran 44%
Bert Munger 33%
Janice Peaslee 78%
Peter Peltz 38%
Peter Perley 67%
Paul Ralston 44%
Gerald Reis 50%
Ernest Shand 33%
Robert South 50%
Kristy Spengler 29%
William Stevens 56%
Tess Taylor 38%
Lawrence Townsend 67%
Linda Waite-Simpson 44%
Jeff Wilson 33%
Philip Winters 80%
Susan Wizowaty 33%

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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