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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Massachusetts Human Services Coalition

1997 Positions

Issues: Social
State Office District Name Party Rating
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 80%
MA State House Tenth Bristol William Straus Democratic 90%
MA State House Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera Democratic 70%
MA State House Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral Democratic 75%
MA State House Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier Republican 11%
MA State House Third Essex Brian Dempsey Democratic 65%
MA State House Tenth Essex Robert Fennell Democratic 65%
MA State House Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis Democratic 70%
MA State House First Franklin Stephen Kulik Democratic 80%
MA State House Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati Democratic 60%
MA State House Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner Democratic 50%
MA State House Eleventh Hampden Benjamin Swan, Sr. Democratic 89%
MA State House Third Hampshire Ellen Story Democratic 90%
MA State House Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan Democratic 100%
MA State House Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman Democratic 90%
MA State House Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. Democratic 60%
MA State House Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli Democratic 50%
MA State House Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. Republican 60%
MA State House Twenty-Sixth Middlesex Tim Toomey, Jr. Democratic 56%
MA State House Thirty-Third Middlesex Christopher Fallon Democratic 67%
MA State House Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry Democratic 60%
MA State House Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano Democratic 60%
MA State House Sixth Norfolk William Galvin Democratic 70%
MA State House Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka Democratic 90%
MA State House Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers Democratic 70%
MA State House Tenth Plymouth Christine Canavan Democratic 75%
MA State House Seventh Suffolk Gloria Fox Democratic 89%
MA State House Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing Democratic 95%
MA State House Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia Democratic 100%
MA State House Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia Democratic 70%
MA State House Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan Democratic 70%
MA State House Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo Democratic 60%
MA State House Seventh Worcester Paul Frost Republican 50%
MA State House Ninth Worcester George Peterson, Jr. Republican 60%
MA State House Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. Democratic 65%
MA State House Seventeenth Worcester John Binienda, Sr. Democratic 70%
MA State Senate First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues Democratic 60%
MA State Senate Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny Democratic 88%
MA State Senate Third Essex Thomas McGee Democratic 75%
MA State Senate First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr Republican 63%
MA State Senate Second Essex and Middlesex Barry Finegold Democratic 70%
MA State Senate First Hampden and Hampshire Gale Candaras Democratic 70%
MA State Senate Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg Democratic 94%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen Democratic 89%
MA State Senate Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Brian Joyce Democratic 75%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Barnstable Therese Murray Democratic 80%
MA State Senate First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco Democratic 90%
MA State Senate Second Plymouth and Bristol Thomas Kennedy Democratic 85%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Norfolk Robert Hedlund, Jr. Republican 60%
MA State Senate First Worcester Harriette Chandler Democratic 67%
MA State Senate Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Stephen Brewer Democratic 75%
MA State Senate Worcester and Norfolk Richard Moore Democratic 63%
MA Mayor At-Large Martin Walsh Democratic 70%
MA Council Member At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. 56%
MA Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rachel Kaprielian Democratic 90%
MA Councilor At-Large Michael Cahill No Party Affiliation 70%
MA Councilor At-Large James Jajuga Democratic 75%
Matthew Amorello 40%
Steven Angelo 90%
Robert Antonioni 81%
Michael Bellotti 70%
Robert Bernstein 88%
Frederick Berry 69%
Daniel Bosley 75%
Arthur Broadhurst, Jr. 60%
John Businger 100%
Thomas Cahir 75%
Paul Caron 80%
Paul Casey 70%
Evelyn Chesky 65%
Vincent Paul Ciampa 72%
Edward Clancy, Jr. 70%
Forrester Clark, Jr. 50%
Carol Cleven 70%
Edward Connolly 67%
Robert Correia 56%
Geraldine Creedon 80%
Robert Creedon, Jr. 88%
Brian Cresta 60%
Donna Fournier Cuomo 50%
Walter DeFilippi 45%
Paul Demakis 80%
Salvatore DiMasi 70%
David Donnelly 70%
Carol Donovan 90%
Robert Durand 80%
James Fagan 67%
Susan Fargo 90%
Kevin Finnegan 50%
Thomas Finneran 70%
Kevin Fitzgerald 80%
Nancy Flavin 55%
Joseph Gallitano 70%
Barbara Gardner 70%
David Gately 90%
Ronald Gauch 50%
Thomas George 50%
Anthony Philip Giglio 67%
Guy Glodis 80%
Emile Goguen 70%
Shirley Gomes 55%
William Greene, Jr. 60%
Patrick Guerriero 60%
Cele Hahn 50%
Paul Haley 61%
Geoffrey Hall 55%
Robert Hargraves 50%
Lida Harkins 75%
John Hart, Jr. 70%
Robert Havern III 70%
Christopher Hodgkins 90%
Barbara Hyland 50%
Frank Hynes 70%
Cheryl Ann Jacques 88%
Daniel Keenan 80%
Shaun Kelly 55%
John Klimm 70%
Michael Knapik 40%
Brian Knuuttila 60%
Peter Koutoujian 65%
Paul Kujawski 60%
Patrick Landers III 85%
Harold Lane, Jr. 70%
M. Paul Lannuccillo 60%
Peter Larkin 70%
Stephen LeDuc 70%
Brian Lees 40%
Edward LeLacheur 50%
John Lepper 45%
Jacqueline Lewis 45%
Maryanne Lewis 56%
John Locke 60%
David Magnani 90%
Francis Marini 50%
J. James Marzilli, Jr. 90%
Joseph McIntyre 100%
William McManus II 65%
Linda Melconian 88%
Joan Menard 90%
John Merrigan 75%
Michael Morrissey 75%
Charles Murphy 70%
Dennis Murphy 70%
Kevin Murphy 56%
Mary Jeanette Murray 60%
William Nagle, Jr. 70%
Thomas Norton 60%
Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. 70%
Janet O'Brien 90%
John O'Brien, Jr. 80%
Thomas O'Brien 80%
Eugene O'Flaherty 80%
Shirley Owens-Hicks 94%
Steven Panagiotakos 88%
Marie Parente 75%
Anne Marie Paulsen 89%
Vincent Pedone 56%
David Peters 50%
Douglas Petersen 70%
Lois Pines 90%
Kevin Poirier 50%
Susan Pope 50%
Ruth Provost 67%
John Quinn 80%
Henri S Rauschenbach 63%
William Reinstein 75%
Pamela Resor 90%
Charlotte Richie 75%
Mary Rogeness 50%
J. Michael Ruane 60%
Anthony Scibelli 70%
Emanuel Serra 70%
Charles Shannon, Jr. 80%
Mary Jane Simmons 60%
John Slattery 90%
Jo Ann Sprague 50%
Harriett Stanley 60%
John Stasik 94%
John Stefanini 80%
Douglas Stoddart 70%
David Sullivan 60%
Joseph Sullivan 60%
Kathleen Teahan 80%
Alvin Thompson 80%
Richard Tisei 60%
Stephen Tobin 60%
Steven Tolman 89%
Warren Tolman 100%
Robert Travaglini 81%
Philip Travis 55%
Eric Turkington 89%
David Tuttle 50%
Jim Vallee 75%
Anthony Verga 80%
Patricia Walrath 70%
Marian Walsh 88%
Dianne Wilkerson 90%
Alice Wolf 100%

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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