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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: New Jersey National Federation of Independent Business

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NJ State Assembly 3 John Burzichelli Democratic 55%
NJ State Assembly 3 Celeste Riley Democratic 33%
NJ State Assembly 4 Paul Moriarty Democratic 67%
NJ State Assembly 6 Lou Greenwald Democratic 45%
NJ State Assembly 6 Pamela Lampitt Democratic 45%
NJ State Assembly 7 Herbert Conaway, Jr. Democratic 55%
NJ State Assembly 9 Brian Rumpf Republican 73%
NJ State Assembly 10 David Wolfe Republican 100%
NJ State Assembly 11 Mary Angelini Republican 100%
NJ State Assembly 11 Caroline Casagrande Republican 100%
NJ State Assembly 12 Ronald Dancer Republican 82%
NJ State Assembly 13 Amy Handlin Republican 100%
NJ State Assembly 13 Declan O'Scanlon, Jr. Republican 91%
NJ State Assembly 14 Wayne DeAngelo Democratic 55%
NJ State Assembly 15 Reed Gusciora Democratic 45%
NJ State Assembly 15 Bonnie Watson Coleman Democratic 55%
NJ State Assembly 17 Upendra Chivukula Democratic 55%
NJ State Assembly 17 Joseph Egan Democratic 55%
NJ State Assembly 18 Patrick Diegnan, Jr. Democratic 45%
NJ State Assembly 19 John Wisniewski Democratic 55%
NJ State Assembly 20 Joseph Cryan Democratic 55%
NJ State Assembly 20 Annette Quijano Democratic 56%
NJ State Assembly 21 Jon Bramnick Republican 100%
NJ State Assembly 22 Gerald Green Democratic 55%
NJ State Assembly 22 Linda Stender Democratic 44%
NJ State Assembly 23 John DiMaio Republican 83%
NJ State Assembly 24 Alison McHose Republican 82%
NJ State Assembly 25 Michael Carroll Republican 73%
NJ State Assembly 26 Jay Webber Republican 82%
NJ State Assembly 27 Mila Jasey Democratic 55%
NJ State Assembly 27 John McKeon Democratic 55%
NJ State Assembly 28 Ralph Caputo Democratic 50%
NJ State Assembly 28 Cleopatra Tucker Democratic 55%
NJ State Assembly 29 Grace Spencer Democratic 55%
NJ State Assembly 30 Sean Kean Republican 100%
NJ State Assembly 30 David Rible Republican 82%
NJ State Assembly 32 Vincent Prieto Democratic 55%
NJ State Assembly 34 Tom Giblin Democratic 50%
NJ State Assembly 34 Sheila Oliver Democratic 55%
NJ State Assembly 36 Gary Schaer Democratic 67%
NJ State Assembly 37 Gordon Johnson Democratic 56%
NJ State Assembly 37 Valerie Vainieri Huttle Democratic 55%
NJ State Assembly 40 Scott Rumana Republican 89%
NJ State Assembly 40 David Russo Republican 80%
NJ State Senate 1 Jeff Van Drew Democratic 90%
NJ State Senate 2 Jim Whelan Democratic 50%
NJ State Senate 3 Stephen Sweeney Democratic 50%
NJ State Senate 4 Fred Madden, Jr. Democratic 50%
NJ State Senate 6 James Beach Democratic 50%
NJ State Senate 7 Diane Allen Republican 100%
NJ State Senate 8 Dawn Addiego Republican 100%
NJ State Senate 9 Christopher Connors Republican 89%
NJ State Senate 10 Jim Holzapfel Republican 82%
NJ State Senate 11 Jennifer Beck Republican 100%
NJ State Senate 12 Sam Thompson Republican 100%
NJ State Senate 13 Joe Kyrillos, Jr. Republican 100%
NJ State Senate 14 Linda Greenstein Democratic 55%
NJ State Senate 15 Shirley Turner Democratic 60%
NJ State Senate 16 Christopher Bateman Republican 100%
NJ State Senate 17 Bob Smith Democratic 50%
NJ State Senate 19 Joseph Vitale Democratic 50%
NJ State Senate 20 Raymond Lesniak Democratic 60%
NJ State Senate 21 Thomas Kean, Jr. Republican 90%
NJ State Senate 22 Nicholas Scutari Democratic 60%
NJ State Senate 23 Michael Doherty Republican 82%
NJ State Senate 24 Steven Oroho Republican 90%
NJ State Senate 25 Anthony Bucco Republican 100%
NJ State Senate 26 Joseph Pennacchio Republican 100%
NJ State Senate 27 Richard Codey Democratic 50%
NJ State Senate 28 Ronald Rice Democratic 71%
NJ State Senate 29 M. Ruiz Democratic 50%
NJ State Senate 30 Robert Singer Republican 100%
NJ State Senate 31 Sandra Cunningham Democratic 50%
NJ State Senate 32 Nicholas Sacco Democratic 50%
NJ State Senate 33 Brian Stack Democratic 44%
NJ State Senate 34 Nia Gill Democratic 44%
NJ State Senate 35 Nellie Pou Democratic 55%
NJ State Senate 36 Paul Sarlo Democratic 44%
NJ State Senate 37 Loretta Weinberg Democratic 50%
NJ State Senate 38 Robert Gordon Democratic 50%
NJ State Senate 39 Gerald Cardinale Republican 100%
NJ State Senate 40 Kevin O'Toole Republican 90%
NJ Mayor At-Large Dana Redd Democratic 44%
NJ Mayor At-Large Nicholas Sacco 50%
NJ Mayor At-Large Brian Stack 44%
NJ Mayor Joseph Vas Democratic 83%
NJ Council Member At-Large Gary Schaer 67%
NJ Commissioner At-Large Caridad Rodriguez Democratic 55%
NJ Freeholder At-Large Joan Voss Democratic 60%
Nelson Albano 90%
John Amodeo 91%
Peter Barnes, Jr. 50%
Bill Baroni 90%
Pete Biondi 91%
Barbara Buono 70%
Anthony Chiappone 55%
Gary Chiusano 91%
Jack Conners 55%
Alberto Coutinho 55%
Denise Coyle 91%
Nilsa Cruz-Perez 55%
Alex DeCroce 80%
Elease Evans 55%
John Girgenti 50%
Philip Haines 100%
Marcia Karrow 83%
Sandra Love 55%
Joseph Malone III 90%
Richard Merkt 73%
Matt Milam 100%
Eric Munoz 100%
Vince Polistina 82%
Joan Quigley 55%
Ruben Ramos, Jr. 55%
Joseph Roberts, Jr. 55%
John Rooney 100%
Scott Rudder 100%
Frederick Scalera 63%
L. Smith 55%
Charlotte Vandervalk 82%
Daniel Van Pelt 73%
Connie Wagner 55%

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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