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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Massachusetts AFL-CIO

1997-1998 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 87%
MA State House Tenth Bristol William Straus Democratic 88%
MA State House Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera Democratic 89%
MA State House Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral Democratic 84%
MA State House Third Essex Brian Dempsey Democratic 76%
MA State House Tenth Essex Robert Fennell Democratic 88%
MA State House Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis Democratic 79%
MA State House First Franklin Stephen Kulik Democratic 89%
MA State House Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati Democratic 84%
MA State House Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner Democratic 83%
MA State House Eleventh Hampden Benjamin Swan, Sr. Democratic 89%
MA State House Third Hampshire Ellen Story Democratic 100%
MA State House Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan Democratic 95%
MA State House Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman Democratic 100%
MA State House Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. Democratic 84%
MA State House Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli Democratic 83%
MA State House Twentieth Middlesex Bradley Jones, Jr. Republican 79%
MA State House Twenty-Sixth Middlesex Timothy Toomey, Jr. Democratic 83%
MA State House Thirty-Third Middlesex Christopher Fallon Democratic 79%
MA State House Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry Democratic 84%
MA State House Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano Democratic 94%
MA State House Sixth Norfolk William Galvin Democratic 95%
MA State House Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka Democratic 95%
MA State House Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers Democratic 84%
MA State House Tenth Plymouth Christine Canavan Democratic 94%
MA State House Seventh Suffolk Gloria Fox Democratic 94%
MA State House Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing Democratic 94%
MA State House Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia Democratic 100%
MA State House Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia Democratic 79%
MA State House Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan Democratic 84%
MA State House Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo Democratic 79%
MA State House Seventh Worcester Paul Frost Republican 74%
MA State House Ninth Worcester George Peterson, Jr. Republican 79%
MA State House Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. Democratic 95%
MA State House Seventeenth Worcester John Binienda, Sr. Democratic 95%
MA State Senate First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues Democratic 84%
MA State Senate Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny Democratic 87%
MA State Senate Third Essex Thomas McGee Democratic 89%
MA State Senate First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr Republican 70%
MA State Senate Second Essex and Middlesex Barry Finegold Democratic 74%
MA State Senate First Hampden and Hampshire Gale Candaras Democratic 83%
MA State Senate Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg Democratic 87%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen Democratic 100%
MA State Senate Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Brian Joyce Democratic 81%
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 94%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Norfolk Robert Hedlund, Jr. Republican 80%
MA State Senate First Worcester Harriette Chandler Democratic 94%
MA State Senate Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Stephen Brewer Democratic 85%
MA State Senate Worcester and Norfolk Richard Moore Democratic 87%
MA Mayor At-Large Martin Walsh Democratic 88%
MA Council Member At-Large Timothy Toomey, Jr. 83%
MA Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rachel Kaprielian Democratic 84%
MA Councilor At-Large Michael Cahill No Party Affiliation 84%
MA Councilor At-Large James Jajuga Democratic 100%
Steven Angelo 95%
Robert Antonioni 87%
Robert Bernstein 100%
Frederick Berry 79%
Daniel Bosley 100%
Arthur Broadhurst, Jr. 89%
Paul Caron 100%
Paul Casey 84%
Evelyn Chesky 94%
Vincent Paul Ciampa 89%
Edward Clancy, Jr. 80%
Carol Cleven 83%
Edward Connolly 88%
Robert Correia 83%
Geraldine Creedon 95%
Robert Creedon, Jr. 100%
Brian Cresta 79%
Walter DeFilippi 63%
Paul Demakis 84%
Salvatore DiMasi 83%
David Donnelly 77%
Carol Donovan 100%
James Fagan 84%
Kevin Finnegan 74%
Thomas Finneran 84%
Kevin Fitzgerald 94%
Nancy Flavin 84%
Barbara Gardner 79%
David Gately 89%
Ronald Gauch 63%
Thomas George 74%
Anthony Philip Giglio 89%
Guy Glodis 95%
Emile Goguen 83%
Shirley Gomes 74%
William Greene, Jr. 84%
Cele Hahn 67%
Paul Haley 87%
Geoffrey Hall 84%
Robert Hargraves 68%
Lida Harkins 94%
John Hart, Jr. 89%
Robert Havern III 100%
Christopher Hodgkins 94%
Barbara Hyland 79%
Frank Hynes 79%
Cheryl Ann Jacques 87%
Daniel Keenan 94%
Shaun Kelly 82%
Michael Knapik 73%
Brian Knuuttila 84%
Peter Koutoujian 79%
Paul Kujawski 83%
Peter Larkin 84%
Stephen LeDuc 84%
Brian Lees 73%
John Lepper 74%
Maryanne Lewis 82%
John Locke 58%
David Magnani 93%
Francis Marini 72%
J. James Marzilli, Jr. 100%
William McManus II 82%
Linda Melconian 87%
Joan Menard 100%
John Merrigan 95%
Michael Morrissey 100%
Charles Murphy 84%
Kevin Murphy 84%
Mary Jeanette Murray 84%
William Nagle, Jr. 84%
Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. 87%
Thomas O'Brien 95%
Eugene O'Flaherty 79%
Shirley Owens-Hicks 100%
Steven Panagiotakos 100%
Marie Parente 94%
Anne Marie Paulsen 100%
Vincent Pedone 84%
Douglas Petersen 79%
Susan Pope 72%
Ruth Provost 100%
John Quinn 84%
Henri S Rauschenbach 71%
Pamela Resor 100%
Mary Rogeness 67%
J. Michael Ruane 75%
Charles Shannon, Jr. 100%
Mary Jane Simmons 84%
John Slattery 95%
Jo Ann Sprague 74%
Harriett Stanley 79%
John Stasik 95%
John Stefanini 79%
David Sullivan 84%
Joseph Sullivan 84%
Kathleen Teahan 95%
Richard Tisei 60%
Stephen Tobin 84%
Steven Tolman 100%
Robert Travaglini 87%
Philip Travis 83%
Eric Turkington 89%
David Tuttle 74%
Jim Vallee 100%
Anthony Verga 89%
Patricia Walrath 84%
Marian Walsh 80%
Dianne Wilkerson 100%
Alice Wolf 95%

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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