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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Massachusetts AFL-CIO

1999 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 93%
MA State House Tenth Bristol William Straus Democratic 46%
MA State House Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera Democratic 40%
MA State House Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral Democratic 47%
MA State House Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier Republican 50%
MA State House Third Essex Brian Dempsey Democratic 53%
MA State House Fourth Essex Bradford Hill Republican 60%
MA State House Tenth Essex Robert Fennell Democratic 60%
MA State House Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis Democratic 46%
MA State House First Franklin Stephen Kulik Democratic 85%
MA State House Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati Democratic 46%
MA State House Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner Democratic 46%
MA State House Tenth Hampden Cheryl Coakley-Rivera Democratic 60%
MA State House Eleventh Hampden Benjamin Swan, Sr. Democratic 60%
MA State House Third Hampshire Ellen Story Democratic 100%
MA State House Fifth Middlesex David Linsky Democratic 90%
MA State House Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan Democratic 100%
MA State House Twelfth Middlesex Ruth Balser Democratic 94%
MA State House Fourteenth Middlesex Cory Atkins Democratic 71%
MA State House Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman Democratic 100%
MA State House Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. Democratic 50%
MA State House Seventeenth Middlesex David Nangle Democratic 60%
MA State House Eighteenth Middlesex Kevin Murphy Democratic 46%
MA State House Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli Democratic 40%
MA State House Twentieth Middlesex Bradley Jones, Jr. Republican 53%
MA State House Twenty-Sixth Middlesex Timothy Toomey, Jr. Democratic 40%
MA State House Thirty-Third Middlesex Christopher Fallon Democratic 73%
MA State House Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry Democratic 40%
MA State House First Norfolk Bruce Ayers Democratic 46%
MA State House Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano Democratic 46%
MA State House Sixth Norfolk William Galvin Democratic 66%
MA State House Seventh Norfolk Walter Timilty Democratic 46%
MA State House Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka Democratic 80%
MA State House Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers Democratic 40%
MA State House First Plymouth Vinny deMacedo Republican 50%
MA State House Tenth Plymouth Christine Canavan Democratic 81%
MA State House Seventh Suffolk Gloria Fox Democratic 66%
MA State House Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing Democratic 100%
MA State House Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia Democratic 100%
MA State House Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia Democratic 40%
MA State House Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan Democratic 50%
MA State House Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo Democratic 50%
MA State House Seventh Worcester Paul Frost Republican 60%
MA State House Ninth Worcester George Peterson, Jr. Republican 60%
MA State House Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. Democratic 62%
MA State House Seventeenth Worcester John Binienda, Sr. Democratic 53%
MA State Senate First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues Democratic 56%
MA State Senate Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny Democratic 85%
MA State Senate Third Essex Thomas McGee Democratic 94%
MA State Senate First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr Republican 69%
MA State Senate Second Essex and Middlesex Barry Finegold Democratic 53%
MA State Senate First Hampden and Hampshire Gale Candaras Democratic 63%
MA State Senate Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg Democratic 92%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen Democratic 100%
MA State Senate First Middlesex and Norfolk Cindy Creem Democratic 100%
MA State Senate Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Brian Joyce Democratic 100%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Barnstable Therese Murray Democratic 100%
MA State Senate First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco Democratic 100%
MA State Senate Second Plymouth and Bristol Thomas Kennedy Democratic 67%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Norfolk Robert Hedlund, Jr. Republican 92%
MA State Senate First Suffolk and Middlesex Anthony Petruccelli Democratic 72%
MA State Senate First Worcester Harriette Chandler Democratic 53%
MA State Senate Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Stephen Brewer Democratic 92%
MA State Senate Worcester and Norfolk Richard Moore Democratic 100%
MA Mayor At-Large Martin Walsh Democratic 62%
MA Council Member At-Large Timothy Toomey, Jr. 40%
MA Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rachel Kaprielian Democratic 87%
MA Councilor At-Large Michael Cahill No Party Affiliation 60%
MA Councilor At-Large James Jajuga Democratic 85%
Steven Angelo 78%
Robert Antonioni 84%
Demetrius Atsalis 46%
Jarrett Barrios 79%
Robert Bernstein 100%
Frederick Berry 75%
Daniel Bosley 60%
Arthur Broadhurst, Jr. 40%
Scott Brown 60%
Nancy Caffyn 60%
Paul Caron 81%
Paul Casey 40%
Evelyn Chesky 64%
Vincent Paul Ciampa 69%
Edward Clancy, Jr. 92%
Carol Cleven 73%
Edward Connolly 69%
Robert Correia 46%
Geraldine Creedon 69%
Robert Creedon, Jr. 100%
Brian Cresta 60%
Walter DeFilippi 53%
Paul Demakis 100%
Salvatore DiMasi 40%
David Donnelly 47%
Carol Donovan 93%
James Fagan 47%
Susan Fargo 100%
Michael Festa 88%
Kevin Finnegan 60%
Thomas Finneran 47%
Kevin Fitzgerald 46%
Nancy Flavin 50%
David Flynn 69%
John Fresolo 53%
Barbara Gardner 40%
David Gately 80%
Ronald Gauch 32%
Thomas George 56%
Anthony Philip Giglio 64%
Guy Glodis 100%
Emile Goguen 66%
Brian Golden 50%
Shirley Gomes 60%
William Greene, Jr. 60%
Cele Hahn 60%
Paul Haley 53%
Geoffrey Hall 43%
Robert Hargraves 60%
Lida Harkins 50%
John Hart, Jr. 58%
Robert Havern III 100%
Reed Hillman 50%
Christopher Hodgkins 100%
Barbara Hyland 60%
Frank Hynes 56%
Cheryl Ann Jacques 92%
Daniel Keenan 60%
Shaun Kelly 67%
Jack Keough 50%
Michael Knapik 53%
Brian Knuuttila 56%
Peter Koutoujian 56%
Paul Kujawski 50%
Peter Larkin 40%
Stephen LeDuc 37%
Brian Lees 53%
John Lepper 53%
Maryanne Lewis 40%
John Locke 25%
David Magnani 100%
Francis Marini 46%
J. James Marzilli, Jr. 100%
William McManus II 40%
Linda Melconian 92%
Joan Menard 93%
John Merrigan 73%
Michael Morrissey 100%
Charles Murphy 37%
Mary Jeanette Murray 53%
William Nagle, Jr. 46%
Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. 93%
Robert Nyman 60%
Thomas O'Brien 93%
Eugene O'Flaherty 60%
Shirley Owens-Hicks 53%
Steven Panagiotakos 100%
Marie Parente 53%
Anne Marie Paulsen 100%
Vincent Pedone 53%
Douglas Petersen 60%
Susan Pope 60%
Ruth Provost 87%
John Quinn 46%
Henri S Rauschenbach 33%
Kathi-Anne Reinstein 68%
Pamela Resor 100%
Mary Rogeness 53%
George Rogers 80%
J. Michael Ruane 40%
Jose Santiago 78%
Charles Shannon, Jr. 92%
Mary Jane Simmons 40%
John Slattery 100%
Jo Ann Sprague 61%
Harriett Stanley 35%
John Stasik 85%
John Stefanini 53%
Marie St. Fleur 71%
David Sullivan 73%
Joseph Sullivan 42%
Ronny Sydney 80%
Kathleen Teahan 70%
Richard Tisei 69%
Stephen Tobin 40%
Steven Tolman 100%
David Torrisi 40%
Robert Travaglini 92%
Philip Travis 66%
Susan Tucker 93%
Eric Turkington 53%
David Tuttle 60%
Jim Vallee 53%
Anthony Verga 80%
Patricia Walrath 46%
Marian Walsh 92%
Dianne Wilkerson 100%
Alice Wolf 81%

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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