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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Environmental Council of Rhode Island

2005-2006 Positions on Environmental Conservation

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

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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