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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Vermont National Education Association

1997-1998 Positions

Issues: Education
State Office District Name Party Rating
VT Governor Peter Shumlin Democratic 75%
VT State House Addison-1 Betty Nuovo Democratic 100%
VT State House Bennington-2-2 Mary Morrissey Republican 0%
VT State House Bennington-3 Alice Miller Democratic 80%
VT State House Chittenden-4-2 Bill Lippert, Jr. Democratic 100%
VT State House Chittenden-6-5 Mary Sullivan Democratic 100%
VT State House Chittenden-7-2 Ann Pugh Democratic 80%
VT State House Chittenden-9-2 Maureen Dakin Democratic 100%
VT State House Franklin-3-1 Kathleen Keenan Democratic 100%
VT State House Lamoille-2 Mark Woodward Democratic 100%
VT State House Rutland-3 Robert Helm Democratic, Republican 0%
VT State House Washington-3 Paul Poirier Independent 100%
VT State House Windham-4 David Deen Democratic 100%
VT State House Windsor-1 Donna Sweaney Democratic 100%
VT State House Windsor-3-2 Alice Emmons Democratic, Working Families 100%
VT State Senate Bennington Richard Sears, Jr. Democratic 100%
VT State Senate Chittenden Helen Riehle 50%
VT State Senate Chittenden Dave Zuckerman Democratic, Progressive 100%
VT State Senate Essex-Orleans Robert Starr Democratic 100%
VT State Senate Grand Isle Richard Mazza Democratic 25%
VT State Senate Lamoille Richard Westman Republican 20%
VT State Senate Orange Mark MacDonald Democratic 100%
VT State Senate Washington Ann Cummings Democratic 100%
VT State Senate Washington William Doyle Republican 25%
VT State Senate Windsor Richard McCormack Democratic 100%
Thomas Alberico 100%
Elaine Alfano 100%
George Allard 100%
Philip Angell, Jr. 0%
Jean Ankeney 75%
William Aswad 100%
Jan Backus 100%
Thomas Bahre 0%
Ralph Baker 33%
Joyce Barbieri 100%
Jason Barney 0%
Susan Bartlett 25%
Alan Bjerke 100%
Rene Blanchard 40%
John Bloomer, Jr. 25%
Lynn Bohi 100%
Stephanie Bourdeau 0%
Terrill Bouricius 100%
Peter Brady, Sr. 60%
Gordon Bristol 40%
Francis Brooks 100%
Peter Brownell 50%
Donald Brunelle 0%
Carol Buchdahl 100%
Forest Buckland 0%
Julius Canns 0%
Diane Carmolli 100%
Lucille Casavant 100%
Nancy Chard 100%
Paul Cillo 100%
David Clark 0%
Wendell Lawrence Coleman 20%
Dean Corren 100%
Thomas Costello 100%
George Costes 50%
Howard Crawford 0%
Dan Darrow 100%
Steve Darrow 100%
Danny Deuel 100%
Anthony Dominick 60%
Patricia Doyle 100%
Matt Dunne 100%
Ruth Dwyer 0%
John Edwards 20%
Fred Ehrich Jr. 0%
Michael Flaherty 75%
Sally Fox 100%
Walter Freed 0%
John Freidin 100%
William Fyfe 60%
Avis Gervais 100%
Anne Ginevan 66%
Mary Grant 20%
Henry Gray 0%
James Greenwood 25%
Henry Gretkowski 80%
Ann Hallowell 25%
David Hathaway 40%
Martha Heath 100%
Neil Hoag 40%
Henry Holmes 20%
Cheryl Hooker 100%
Constance Houston 20%
Steve Howard 100%
Dick Howrigan, Sr. 80%
Cola Hudson 0%
Margaret Hummel 100%
Bruce Hyde 0%
Robert Ide 25%
Vincent Illuzzi 25%
William Johnson 0%
Carolyn Kehler 100%
Paul Kendall, Jr. 0%
Wayne Kenyon 100%
Robert Everett Kinsey 20%
Sara Kittell 75%
Karen Kitzmiller 100%
Michael Klopchin 100%
Paul Knox 0%
Thomas Koch 0%
Gerald Krasnow 100%
Jerry Kreitzer 100%
John Kristensen 100%
John LaBarge 0%
Karen Moran Lafayette 100%
Steve Larrabee, Sr. 0%
Ralph Lehman 100%
Theodore Lindgren 60%
Thomas Little 40%
Judy Livingston 0%
Bill MacKinnon 100%
Richard Marron 0%
Frederick Maslack 0%
Hull Maynard 25%
Frank Mazur 0%
Mary Mazzariello 100%
Thomas McGrath 25%
James McNamara 100%
Doran Metzger 0%
Virginia Milkey 100%
Marion Milne 50%
Lawrence Molloy 100%
Karen Moore 100%
John Francis Murphy 80%
Jennifer Nelson 100%
Donny Osman 100%
Charles Palmer 0%
Edward Paquin, Jr. 100%
Mary-Ann Parizo 60%
Janice Peaslee 0%
Richard Pembroke, Sr. 66%
Albert Joseph Perry 60%
Ira Pike 0%
Ben-Zion Ptashnik 100%
Harold Ranney 0%
Elizabeth Mary Ready 100%
Gary Richardson 0%
Marilyn Keith Rivero 100%
Cheryl Pratt Rivers 100%
John Robb 0%
Bennett Rose 80%
Robert Rusten 60%
George Schiavone 0%
Stanley Scribner, Jr. 100%
Ann Seibert 100%
Nancy Sheltra 0%
Joseph Sherman 0%
Mary Simpers 0%
Howard Sinnott 60%
Patricia Smith 100%
Barbara Snelling 0%
Andrew Snyder 100%
Edward Soboleski 100%
Jeb Spaulding 25%
Karen Steele 20%
Bill Suchmann 0%
Gene Sweetser 20%
Gaye Symington 100%
Ruth Towne 0%
John Patrick Tracy 100%
Oreste Valsangiacomo, Sr. 100%
Val Vincent 100%
Michael Vinton 100%
Cathy Voyer 0%
Perry Waite 100%
Robert Walker 0%
Alan Weiss 60%
Susan Wheeler 100%
James Willett 0%
Philip Winters 0%
William Wisell 80%
Robert Wood, Jr. 0%
Carolyn Ann Yarnell 75%
Mark Young 0%

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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