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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: New Jersey National Federation of Independent Business

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NJ State Assembly 3 John Burzichelli Democratic 64%
NJ State Assembly 3 Celeste Riley Democratic 60%
NJ State Assembly 4 Paul Moriarty Democratic 64%
NJ State Assembly 5 Angel Fuentes Democratic 64%
NJ State Assembly 5 Gilbert Wilson Democratic 64%
NJ State Assembly 6 Lou Greenwald Democratic 64%
NJ State Assembly 6 Pamela Lampitt Democratic 64%
NJ State Assembly 7 Herbert Conaway, Jr. Democratic 70%
NJ State Assembly 9 DiAnne Gove Republican 91%
NJ State Assembly 9 Brian Rumpf Republican 91%
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 100%
NJ State Assembly 13 Amy Handlin Republican 100%
NJ State Assembly 13 Declan O'Scanlon, Jr. Republican 100%
NJ State Assembly 14 Dan Benson Democratic 40%
NJ State Assembly 14 Wayne DeAngelo Democratic 36%
NJ State Assembly 15 Reed Gusciora Democratic 50%
NJ State Assembly 15 Bonnie Watson Coleman Democratic 40%
NJ State Assembly 17 Upendra Chivukula Democratic 64%
NJ State Assembly 17 Joseph Egan Democratic 38%
NJ State Assembly 18 Patrick Diegnan, Jr. Democratic 55%
NJ State Assembly 19 Craig Coughlin Democratic 55%
NJ State Assembly 19 John Wisniewski Democratic 55%
NJ State Assembly 20 Joseph Cryan Democratic 64%
NJ State Assembly 20 Annette Quijano Democratic 45%
NJ State Assembly 21 Jon Bramnick Republican 100%
NJ State Assembly 21 Nancy Munoz Republican 100%
NJ State Assembly 22 Gerald Green Democratic 50%
NJ State Assembly 22 Linda Stender Democratic 55%
NJ State Assembly 23 John DiMaio Republican 100%
NJ State Assembly 23 Erik Peterson Republican 100%
NJ State Assembly 24 Alison McHose Republican 100%
NJ State Assembly 25 Anthony Bucco Republican 100%
NJ State Assembly 25 Michael Carroll Republican 100%
NJ State Assembly 26 Jay Webber Republican 100%
NJ State Assembly 27 Mila Jasey Democratic 55%
NJ State Assembly 27 John McKeon Democratic 50%
NJ State Assembly 28 Ralph Caputo Democratic 44%
NJ State Assembly 28 Cleopatra Tucker Democratic 44%
NJ State Assembly 29 Grace Spencer Democratic 60%
NJ State Assembly 30 Sean Kean Republican 100%
NJ State Assembly 30 David Rible Republican 100%
NJ State Assembly 31 Charles Mainor Democratic 50%
NJ State Assembly 31 Jason O'Donnell Democratic 50%
NJ State Assembly 32 Vincent Prieto Democratic 55%
NJ State Assembly 34 Tom Giblin Democratic 50%
NJ State Assembly 34 Sheila Oliver Democratic 73%
NJ State Assembly 36 Gary Schaer Democratic 43%
NJ State Assembly 37 Gordon Johnson Democratic 50%
NJ State Assembly 37 Valerie Vainieri Huttle Democratic 44%
NJ State Assembly 40 Scott Rumana Republican 100%
NJ State Assembly 40 David Russo Republican 100%
NJ State Senate 1 Jeff Van Drew Democratic 89%
NJ State Senate 2 Jim Whelan Democratic 56%
NJ State Senate 3 Stephen Sweeney Democratic 56%
NJ State Senate 4 Fred Madden, Jr. Democratic 56%
NJ State Senate 5 Donald Norcross Democratic 63%
NJ State Senate 6 James Beach Democratic 53%
NJ State Senate 7 Diane Allen Republican 100%
NJ State Senate 9 Christopher Connors Republican 94%
NJ State Senate 10 Jim Holzapfel Republican 100%
NJ State Senate 11 Jennifer Beck Republican 100%
NJ State Senate 12 Sam Thompson Republican 100%
NJ State Senate 13 Joe Kyrillos, Jr. Republican 94%
NJ State Senate 14 Linda Greenstein Democratic 60%
NJ State Senate 15 Shirley Turner Democratic 47%
NJ State Senate 16 Christopher Bateman Republican 100%
NJ State Senate 17 Bob Smith Democratic 50%
NJ State Senate 18 Peter Barnes III Democratic 60%
NJ State Senate 19 Joseph Vitale Democratic 50%
NJ State Senate 20 Raymond Lesniak Democratic 53%
NJ State Senate 21 Thomas Kean, Jr. Republican 94%
NJ State Senate 22 Nicholas Scutari Democratic 47%
NJ State Senate 23 Michael Doherty Republican 92%
NJ State Senate 24 Steven Oroho Republican 94%
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 54%
NJ State Senate 29 M. Ruiz Democratic 61%
NJ State Senate 30 Robert Singer Republican 94%
NJ State Senate 31 Sandra Cunningham Democratic 56%
NJ State Senate 32 Nicholas Sacco Democratic 56%
NJ State Senate 33 Brian Stack Democratic 59%
NJ State Senate 34 Nia Gill Democratic 44%
NJ State Senate 35 Nellie Pou Democratic 67%
NJ State Senate 36 Paul Sarlo Democratic 53%
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 94%
NJ Mayor At-Large Nicholas Sacco 56%
NJ Mayor At-Large Brian Stack 59%
NJ Council Member At-Large Gary Schaer 43%
NJ Freeholder At-Large Joan Voss Democratic 36%
Nelson Albano 67%
John Amodeo 100%
Pete Biondi 100%
Barbara Buono 61%
Gary Chiusano 100%
Andrew Ciesla 100%
Jack Conners 64%
Alberto Coutinho 73%
Denise Coyle 100%
Alex DeCroce 100%
Patrick Delany 100%
Domenick DiCicco, Jr. 100%
Elease Evans 50%
John Girgenti 50%
Joseph Malone III 100%
Matt Milam 82%
Vince Polistina 100%
Joan Quigley 55%
Ruben Ramos, Jr. 64%
Scott Rudder 100%
Robert Schroeder 100%
Charlotte Vandervalk 100%
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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