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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: New Jersey National Federation of Independent Business

2000-2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 86%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 75%
NJ State Assembly 6 Lou Greenwald Democratic 75%
NJ State Assembly 7 Herbert Conaway, Jr. Democratic 75%
NJ State Assembly 10 David Wolfe Republican 83%
NJ State Assembly 15 Reed Gusciora Democratic 83%
NJ State Assembly 15 Bonnie Watson Coleman Democratic 71%
NJ State Assembly 19 John Wisniewski Democratic 75%
NJ State Assembly 22 Gerald Green Democratic 75%
NJ State Assembly 25 Michael Carroll Republican 75%
NJ State Assembly 40 David Russo Republican 71%
NJ State Senate 7 Diane Allen Republican 86%
NJ State Senate 9 Christopher Connors Republican 75%
NJ State Senate 10 Jim Holzapfel Republican 75%
NJ State Senate 12 Sam Thompson Republican 75%
NJ State Senate 13 Joe Kyrillos, Jr. Republican 100%
NJ State Senate 14 Linda Greenstein Democratic 75%
NJ State Senate 15 Shirley Turner Democratic 72%
NJ State Senate 16 Christopher Bateman Republican 75%
NJ State Senate 17 Bob Smith Democratic 75%
NJ State Senate 19 Joseph Vitale Democratic 86%
NJ State Senate 20 Raymond Lesniak Democratic 72%
NJ State Senate 21 Thomas Kean, Jr. Republican 50%
NJ State Senate 25 Anthony Bucco Republican 86%
NJ State Senate 26 Joseph Pennacchio Republican 50%
NJ State Senate 27 Richard Codey Democratic 72%
NJ State Senate 28 Ronald Rice Democratic 86%
NJ State Senate 30 Robert Singer Republican 86%
NJ State Senate 32 Nicholas Sacco Democratic 100%
NJ State Senate 34 Nia Gill Democratic 75%
NJ State Senate 35 Nellie Pou Democratic 71%
NJ State Senate 37 Loretta Weinberg Democratic 75%
NJ State Senate 39 Gerald Cardinale Republican 84%
NJ State Senate 40 Kevin O'Toole Republican 100%
NJ Mayor At-Large Nicholas Sacco 100%
John Adler 84%
Michael Arnone 86%
Nicholas Asselta 75%
Joseph Azzolina, Sr. 71%
Byron Baer 67%
Richard Bagger 75%
Martha Bark 86%
Peter Barnes, Jr. 75%
John Bennett III 86%
Pete Biondi 75%
Francis Blee 75%
Francis Bodine 71%
Wayne Bryant 67%
Barbara Buono 75%
James Cafiero 100%
Wilfredo Caraballo 71%
Joseph Charles, Jr. 75%
Larry Chatzidakis 75%
Andrew Ciesla 100%
Neil Cohen 75%
Jack Collins 75%
Jack Conners 75%
Leonard Connors, Jr. 100%
Steven Corodemus 75%
Melvin Cottrell 86%
Marion Crecco 100%
Nilsa Cruz-Perez 71%
Alex DeCroce 75%
Paul DiGaetano 75%
Joseph Doria, Jr. 75%
Clare Farragher 86%
Nicholas Felice 75%
Arline Friscia 75%
Garry Furnari 84%
Raul Garcia 71%
George Geist 88%
John Gibson 75%
John Girgenti 86%
William Gormley 86%
Guy Gregg 83%
Gary Guear, Sr. 75%
Rose Marie Heck 75%
Anthony Impreveduto 75%
Peter Inverso 86%
Sharpe James 100%
LeRoy Jones, Jr. 86%
Walter Kavanaugh 100%
John Kelly 75%
Bernard Kenny, Jr. 84%
Louis Kosco 72%
Kenneth LeFevre 71%
Robert Littell 86%
John Lynch 100%
Joseph Malone III 75%
Robert Martin 86%
John Matheussen 86%
Henry McNamara 100%
Richard Merkt 86%
Jeffrey Moran 75%
Eric Munoz 50%
Connie Myers 71%
Edward O'Connor, Jr. 84%
Joseph Palaia 86%
William Payne 71%
Mary Previte 75%
Joan Quigley 71%
Joseph Roberts, Jr. 75%
Norman Robertson 100%
John Rooney 75%
William Schluter 67%
Jack Sinagra 86%
Robert Smith 86%
Thomas Smith, Sr. 71%
Craig Stanley 75%
Alfred Steele 80%
Gary Stuhltrager 75%
Joseph Suliga 88%
Guy Talarico 67%
Donald Tucker 71%
Charlotte Vandervalk 86%
Joel Weingarten 88%
Raymond Zane 86%
Gerald Zecker 75%
Charles Zisa 71%

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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