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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Environmental Council of Rhode Island

2003-2004 Positions on Environmental Conservation

State Office District Name Party Rating
RI Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts Democratic A-
RI State House 1 Edith Ajello Democratic A+
RI State House 4 Gordon Fox Democratic A+
RI State House 5 John DeSimone Democratic B
RI State House 9 Anastasia Williams Democratic B+
RI State House 12 Joseph Almeida, Jr. Democratic B
RI State House 14 Charlene Lima Democratic B
RI State House 16 Peter Palumbo Democratic F
RI State House 17 Robert Jacquard Democratic C+
RI State House 18 Arthur Handy Democratic A+
RI State House 19 Joseph McNamara Democratic B
RI State House 21 Eileen Naughton Democratic A+
RI State House 24 Joseph Trillo Republican C+
RI State House 33 Donald Lally, Jr. Democratic B-
RI State House 38 Brian Kennedy Democratic B
RI State House 53 Thomas Winfield Democratic B+
RI State House 55 Arthur Corvese Democratic B
RI State House 58 William San Bento, Jr. Democratic B
RI State House 60 Elaine Coderre Democratic B+
RI State House 67 Jan Malik Democratic A-
RI State House 69 Raymond Gallison, Jr. Democratic A-
RI State Senate 1 Maryellen Goodwin Democratic B+
RI State Senate 2 Juan Pichardo Democratic C
RI State Senate 4 Dominick Ruggerio Democratic B
RI State Senate 7 Frank Ciccone III Democratic C
RI State Senate 10 Walter Felag, Jr. Democratic C+
RI State Senate 13 M. Teresa Paiva-Weed Democratic B-
RI State Senate 14 Daniel DaPonte Democratic B
RI State Senate 20 Roger Picard Democratic C+
RI State Senate 23 Paul Fogarty Democratic C+
RI State Senate 24 Marc Cote Democratic C
RI State Senate 27 Hanna Gallo Democratic C
RI State Senate 29 Michael McCaffrey Democratic C+
RI State Senate 30 William Walaska Democratic C+
RI State Senate 32 David Bates Republican B-
RI State Senate 33 Leonidas Raptakis Democratic B
RI State Senate 36 James Sheehan Democratic C
RI State Senate 37 V. Susan Sosnowski Democratic A+
RI State Senate 38 Dennis Algiere Republican C+
RI Attorney General Peter Kilmartin Democratic C+
RI Council Member Ward 2 Brian Coogan D
RI Treasurer Frank Caprio Democratic C
Stephen Alves C-
Joseph Amaral B
Rita Anderson B
Fausto Anguilla A
Richard Aubin A
Roger Badeau C
Melvoid Benson B
Leo Blais F
Maxine Bradford Shavers B
Kevin Breene B
Todd Brien B
Christine Callahan B
David Caprio A
Kenneth Carter B+
Mary Cerra B+
Daniel Connors B
Steven Costantino B
Paul Crowley C+
Michael Damiani C+
Elizabeth Dennigan A
William Enos A
Joseph Faria B-
Robert Flaherty C+
Alfred Gemma C+
Joanne Giannini B
June Gibbs B
Peter Ginaitt A+
Nicholas Gorham C+
John Harwood F
Daniel Issa C+
Norman Landroche, Jr. B
Beatrice Lanzi C+
David Laroche C+
J. Michael Lenihan B-
Peter Lewiss A
Bruce Long B
Robert Lowe B-
John McBurney III C+
John Joseph McCauley, Jr. C+
Matthew McHugh C+
William McManus B+
Rene Menard B
Victor Moffitt C+
Joseph Montalbano C-
Frank Montanaro C+
Joseph Moran III C-
Paul Moura A+
Carol Mumford C-
William Murphy C+
Mary Parella C+
Rhoda Perry B-
Peter Petrarca C+
Joseph Polisena C
Donald Reilly, Jr. A
John Revens, Jr. C
Henry Rose B
John Savage B
Gregory Schadone B-
Joseph Scott D
John Patrick Shanley, Jr. B+
Thomas Slater B+
Steven Smith C+
Susan Story B
John Tassoni, Jr. B
Leon Tejada C-
Joseph Voccola F
Peter Wasylyk B-
Robert Watson C+
Timothy Williamson C+

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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