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Rating Group: New Jersey National Federation of Independent Business

2006-2007 Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 67
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 33
NJ State Assembly 3 John Burzichelli Democratic 50
NJ State Assembly 4 Paul Moriarty Democratic 63
NJ State Assembly 6 Lou Greenwald Democratic 38
NJ State Assembly 6 Pamela Lampitt Democratic 50
NJ State Assembly 7 Herbert Conaway, Jr. Democratic 38
NJ State Assembly 9 Brian Rumpf Republican 88
NJ State Assembly 10 David Wolfe Republican 86
NJ State Assembly 12 Ronald Dancer Republican 75
NJ State Assembly 13 Amy Handlin Republican 88
NJ State Assembly 15 Reed Gusciora Democratic 43
NJ State Assembly 15 Bonnie Watson Coleman Democratic 38
NJ State Assembly 17 Upendra Chivukula Democratic 38
NJ State Assembly 17 Joseph Egan Democratic 38
NJ State Assembly 18 Patrick Diegnan, Jr. Democratic 38
NJ State Assembly 19 John Wisniewski Democratic 38
NJ State Assembly 20 Joseph Cryan Democratic 38
NJ State Assembly 21 Jon Bramnick Republican 88
NJ State Assembly 22 Gerald Green Democratic 38
NJ State Assembly 22 Linda Stender Democratic 75
NJ State Assembly 24 Alison McHose Republican 88
NJ State Assembly 25 Michael Carroll Republican 71
NJ State Assembly 27 John McKeon Democratic 25
NJ State Assembly 30 Sean Kean Republican 88
NJ State Assembly 32 Vincent Prieto Democratic 38
NJ State Assembly 34 Tom Giblin Democratic 38
NJ State Assembly 34 Sheila Oliver Democratic 38
NJ State Assembly 36 Gary Schaer Democratic 38
NJ State Assembly 37 Gordon Johnson Democratic 38
NJ State Assembly 37 Valerie Vainieri Huttle Democratic 38
NJ State Assembly 40 David Russo Republican 88
NJ State Senate 1 Jeff Van Drew Democratic 63
NJ State Senate 2 Jim Whelan Democratic 38
NJ State Senate 3 Stephen Sweeney Democratic 17
NJ State Senate 4 Fred Madden, Jr. Democratic 17
NJ State Senate 7 Diane Allen Republican 67
NJ State Senate 9 Christopher Connors Republican 86
NJ State Senate 10 Jim Holzapfel Republican 88
NJ State Senate 11 Jennifer Beck Republican 88
NJ State Senate 12 Sam Thompson Republican 100
NJ State Senate 13 Joe Kyrillos, Jr. Republican 80
NJ State Senate 14 Linda Greenstein Democratic 57
NJ State Senate 15 Shirley Turner Democratic 17
NJ State Senate 16 Christopher Bateman Republican 100
NJ State Senate 17 Bob Smith Democratic 0
NJ State Senate 18 Peter Barnes III Democratic 38
NJ State Senate 19 Joseph Vitale Democratic 0
NJ State Senate 20 Raymond Lesniak Democratic 0
NJ State Senate 21 Thomas Kean, Jr. Republican 67
NJ State Senate 22 Nicholas Scutari Democratic 0
NJ State Senate 23 Michael Doherty Republican 88
NJ State Senate 25 Anthony Bucco Republican 83
NJ State Senate 26 Joseph Pennacchio Republican 88
NJ State Senate 27 Richard Codey Democratic 0
NJ State Senate 28 Ronald Rice Democratic 20
NJ State Senate 30 Robert Singer Republican 67
NJ State Senate 32 Nicholas Sacco Democratic 0
NJ State Senate 33 Brian Stack Democratic 38
NJ State Senate 34 Nia Gill Democratic 0
NJ State Senate 35 Nellie Pou Democratic 38
NJ State Senate 36 Paul Sarlo Democratic 17
NJ State Senate 37 Loretta Weinberg Democratic 0
NJ State Senate 38 Robert Gordon Democratic 38
NJ State Senate 39 Gerald Cardinale Republican 100
NJ State Senate 40 Kevin O'Toole Republican 88
NJ Mayor At-Large David Mayer Democratic 63
NJ Mayor At-Large Nicholas Sacco 0
NJ Mayor At-Large Brian Stack 38
NJ Mayor Joseph Vas Democratic 38
NJ Council Member At-Large Gary Schaer 38
NJ Secretary of the Department of Agriculture Douglas Fisher Democratic 57
NJ Freeholder At-Large Joan Voss Democratic 38
John Adler 0
Nelson Albano 71
Nicholas Asselta 50
Martha Bark 80
Bill Baroni 75
Pete Biondi 88
Francis Blee 63
Francis Bodine 86
Wayne Bryant 0
Barbara Buono 0
Wilfredo Caraballo 38
Larry Chatzidakis 60
Andrew Ciesla 83
Neil Cohen 38
Joseph Coniglio 0
Jack Conners 38
Leonard Connors, Jr. 83
Steven Corodemus 100
Nilsa Cruz-Perez 38
Alex DeCroce 88
Joseph Doria, Jr. 0
Charles Epps, Jr. 38
John Girgenti 0
William Gormley 60
Guy Gregg 88
Mims Hackett, Jr. 38
Peter Inverso 83
Sharpe James 0
Ellen Karcher 0
Marcia Karrow 88
Walter Kavanaugh 80
Bernard Kenny, Jr. 0
Robert Littell 75
Joseph Malone III 75
Louis Manzo 43
Robert Martin 67
Henry McNamara 80
Richard Merkt 75
Eric Munoz 88
Joseph Palaia 80
Michael Panter 63
William Payne 25
Joan Quigley 38
Joseph Roberts, Jr. 38
John Rooney 88
Frederick Scalera 38
Craig Stanley 25
Alfred Steele 38
Oadline Truitt 38
Charlotte Vandervalk 75

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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