Rating Group: Environmental Council of Rhode Island

2005-2006 Positions on Environmental Conservation

State Office Name Party Rating
RI Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts D 97
RI State House-1 Edith Ajello D 97
RI State House-4 Gordon Fox D 91
RI State House-5 John DeSimone D 69
RI State House-9 Anastasia Williams D 80
RI State House-11 Grace Diaz D 83
RI State House-12 Joseph Almeida, Jr. D 87
RI State House-14 Charlene Lima D 78
RI State House-16 Peter Palumbo D 77
RI State House-17 Robert Jacquard D 79
RI State House-18 Art Handy D 112
RI State House-19 Joseph McNamara D 96
RI State House-21 Eileen Naughton D 98
RI State House-24 Joseph Trillo R 53
RI State House-33 Donald Lally, Jr. D 84
RI State House-38 Brian Kennedy D 84
RI State House-42 Stephen Ucci D 82
RI State House-53 Thomas Winfield D 89
RI State House-55 Arthur Corvese D 80
RI State House-58 William San Bento, Jr. D 80
RI State House-59 Patrick O'Neill D 76
RI State House-60 Elaine Coderre D 82
RI State House-64 Helio Melo D 89
RI State House-67 Jan Malik D 81
RI State House-69 Raymond Gallison, Jr. D 90
RI State Senate-1 Maryellen Goodwin D 76
RI State Senate-2 Juan Pichardo D 83
RI State Senate-4 Dominick Ruggerio D 91
RI State Senate-6 Harold Metts D 88
RI State Senate-7 Frank Ciccone III D 88
RI State Senate-8 James Doyle II D 80
RI State Senate-10 Walter Felag, Jr. D 92
RI State Senate-13 M. Teresa Paiva-Weed D 88
RI State Senate-14 Daniel Da Ponte D 82
RI State Senate-20 Roger Picard D 82
RI State Senate-23 Paul Fogarty D 94
RI State Senate-24 Marc Cote D 80
RI State Senate-27 Hanna Gallo D 82
RI State Senate-29 Michael McCaffrey D 92
RI State Senate-30 William Walaska D 81
RI State Senate-32 David Bates R 95
RI State Senate-33 Leonidas Raptakis D 78
RI State Senate-36 James Sheehan D 92
RI State Senate-37 V. Susan Sosnowski D 104
RI State Senate-38 Dennis Algiere R 89
RI Attorney General Peter Kilmartin D 78
RI Treasurer Frank Caprio D 81
Stephen Alves 75
Joseph Amaral 78
Fausto Anguilla 75
Roger Badeau 85
Leo Blais 73
Kevin Breene 82
Jon Brien 73
David Caprio 78
Kenneth Carter 74
Raymond Church 78
Daniel Connors 80
Steven Costantino 82
Paul Crowley 0
Michael Damiani 0
James Davey 75
Elizabeth Dennigan 91
Laurence Ehrhardt 89
Joseph Faria 81
Robert Flaherty 79
Alfred Gemma 83
Joanne Giannini 82
June Gibbs 96
Peter Ginaitt 113
Nicholas Gorham 56
Daniel Issa 87
J. Russell Jackson 84
Norman Landroche, Jr. 75
Beatrice Lanzi 88
David Laroche 82
J. Michael Lenihan 88
Charles Levesque 88
Peter Lewiss 81
Bruce Long 96
John Loughlin II 63
John McBurney III 90
John Joseph McCauley, Jr. 82
Matthew McHugh 82
William McManus 72
Rene Menard 76
Victor Moffitt 75
Joseph Montalbano 82
Joseph Moran III 78
Paul Moura 97
Carol Mumford 53
William Murphy 84
Edwin Pacheco 82
Rhoda Perry 95
Peter Petrarca 71
Joseph Polisena 92
John Revens, Jr. 78
Amy Rice 88
Henry Rose 83
John Savage 76
Gregory Schadone 83
Joseph Scott 58
John Patrick Shanley, Jr. 78
Richard Singleton 77
Thomas Slater 82
Steven Smith 77
Susan Story 79
Raymond Sullivan, Jr. 91
John Tassoni, Jr. 89
Joseph Voccola 0
Peter Wasylyk 88
Robert Watson 58
Timothy Williamson 82

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