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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: New Jersey National Federation of Independent Business

1998-1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 80%
NJ State Assembly 6 Lou Greenwald Democratic 70%
NJ State Assembly 7 Herbert Conaway, Jr. Democratic 67%
NJ State Assembly 10 David Wolfe Republican 80%
NJ State Assembly 15 Reed Gusciora Democratic 50%
NJ State Assembly 19 John Wisniewski Democratic 56%
NJ State Assembly 22 Gerald Green Democratic 71%
NJ State Assembly 25 Michael Carroll Republican 100%
NJ State Assembly 40 David Russo Republican 89%
NJ State Senate 7 Diane Allen Republican 80%
NJ State Senate 9 Christopher Connors Republican 57%
NJ State Senate 10 Jim Holzapfel Republican 80%
NJ State Senate 12 Sam Thompson Republican 80%
NJ State Senate 13 Joe Kyrillos, Jr. Republican 89%
NJ State Senate 15 Shirley Turner Democratic 78%
NJ State Senate 16 Christopher Bateman Republican 90%
NJ State Senate 17 Bob Smith Democratic 63%
NJ State Senate 19 Joseph Vitale Democratic 56%
NJ State Senate 20 Raymond Lesniak Democratic 78%
NJ State Senate 25 Anthony Bucco Republican 90%
NJ State Senate 27 Richard Codey Democratic 70%
NJ State Senate 28 Ronald Rice Democratic 75%
NJ State Senate 30 Robert Singer Republican 80%
NJ State Senate 32 Nicholas Sacco Democratic 70%
NJ State Senate 34 Nia Gill Democratic 43%
NJ State Senate 35 Nellie Pou Democratic 50%
NJ State Senate 37 Loretta Weinberg Democratic 67%
NJ State Senate 39 Gerald Cardinale Republican 90%
NJ State Senate 40 Kevin O'Toole Republican 90%
NJ Mayor At-Large Nicholas Sacco 70%
John Adler 70%
Michael Arnone 80%
Nicholas Asselta 80%
Alan Augustine 75%
Joseph Azzolina, Sr. 80%
Byron Baer 78%
Richard Bagger 90%
Martha Bark 90%
Peter Barnes, Jr. 63%
C. Louis Bassano 67%
John Bennett III 78%
Pete Biondi 80%
Francis Blee 88%
Francis Bodine 90%
Wayne Bryant 67%
Barbara Buono 56%
James Cafiero 70%
Wilfredo Caraballo 63%
Joseph Charles, Jr. 75%
Larry Chatzidakis 89%
Andrew Ciesla 80%
Neil Cohen 50%
Jack Collins 80%
Jack Conners 63%
Leonard Connors, Jr. 70%
Steven Corodemus 80%
Melvin Cottrell 80%
Marion Crecco 90%
Nilsa Cruz-Perez 67%
Alex DeCroce 90%
Donald DiFrancesco 80%
Paul DiGaetano 78%
Joseph Doria, Jr. 78%
Clare Farragher 89%
Nicholas Felice 75%
Arline Friscia 63%
Garry Furnari 63%
Raul Garcia 75%
George Geist 60%
John Gibson 80%
John Girgenti 60%
William Gormley 90%
Guy Gregg 100%
Rose Marie Heck 80%
Anthony Impreveduto 78%
Peter Inverso 80%
Sharpe James 60%
LeRoy Jones, Jr. 75%
Walter Kavanaugh 100%
John Kelly 80%
Bernard Kenny, Jr. 70%
Louis Kosco 80%
Kenneth LeFevre 78%
Robert Littell 80%
John Lynch 83%
Joseph Malone III 80%
Robert Martin 90%
John Matheussen 80%
Henry McNamara 67%
Richard Merkt 90%
Jeffrey Moran 70%
Carol Murphy 88%
Connie Myers 90%
Edward O'Connor, Jr. 78%
Joseph Palaia 86%
William Payne 60%
Mary Previte 70%
Joan Quigley 100%
Joseph Roberts, Jr. 75%
Norman Robertson 88%
John Rooney 90%
William Schluter 63%
Jack Sinagra 78%
Thomas Smith, Sr. 80%
Craig Stanley 67%
Alfred Steele 67%
Gary Stuhltrager 80%
Joseph Suliga 40%
Guy Talarico 89%
Donald Tucker 67%
Charlotte Vandervalk 70%
Joel Weingarten 90%
Raymond Zane 60%
Gerald Zecker 80%
Charles Zisa 67%

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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