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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Massachusetts AFL-CIO

2001-2002 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
MA State House Fifth Bristol Patricia Haddad Democratic 80%
MA State House Tenth Bristol William Straus Democratic 75%
MA State House Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera Democratic 75%
MA State House Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral Democratic 75%
MA State House Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier Republican 75%
MA State House Third Essex Brian Dempsey Democratic 75%
MA State House Fourth Essex Bradford Hill Republican 100%
MA State House Tenth Essex Robert Fennell Democratic 75%
MA State House Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis Democratic 75%
MA State House First Franklin Stephen Kulik Democratic 100%
MA State House Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati Democratic 75%
MA State House Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner Democratic 75%
MA State House Eleventh Hampden Benjamin Swan, Sr. Democratic 80%
MA State House Third Hampshire Ellen Story Democratic 100%
MA State House Fifth Middlesex David Linsky Democratic 100%
MA State House Ninth Middlesex Thomas Stanley Democratic 83%
MA State House Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan Democratic 100%
MA State House Twelfth Middlesex Ruth Balser Democratic 100%
MA State House Fourteenth Middlesex Cory Atkins Democratic 80%
MA State House Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman Democratic 100%
MA State House Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. Democratic 100%
MA State House Seventeenth Middlesex David Nangle Democratic 75%
MA State House Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli Democratic 75%
MA State House Twentieth Middlesex Bradley Jones, Jr. Republican 75%
MA State House Twenty-Sixth Middlesex Timothy Toomey, Jr. Democratic 75%
MA State House Thirty-Third Middlesex Christopher Fallon Democratic 75%
MA State House Thirty-Fifth Middlesex Paul Donato, Sr. Democratic 83%
MA State House Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry Democratic 67%
MA State House First Norfolk Bruce Ayers Democratic 75%
MA State House Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano Democratic 75%
MA State House Sixth Norfolk William Galvin Democratic 75%
MA State House Seventh Norfolk Walter Timilty Democratic 100%
MA State House Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka Democratic 75%
MA State House Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers Democratic 75%
MA State House Fifteenth Norfolk Frank Smizik Democratic 100%
MA State House First Plymouth Vinny deMacedo Republican 67%
MA State House Third Plymouth Garrett Bradley Democratic 100%
MA State House Tenth Plymouth Christine Canavan Democratic 100%
MA State House Seventh Suffolk Gloria Fox Democratic 100%
MA State House Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing Democratic 100%
MA State House Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia Democratic 75%
MA State House Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia Democratic 75%
MA State House Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan Democratic 75%
MA State House Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo Democratic 75%
MA State House Seventh Worcester Paul Frost Republican 75%
MA State House Ninth Worcester George Peterson, Jr. Republican 50%
MA State House Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. Democratic 80%
MA State House Seventeenth Worcester John Binienda, Sr. Democratic 75%
MA State Senate First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues Democratic 60%
MA State Senate Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny Democratic 67%
MA State Senate Third Essex Thomas McGee Democratic 100%
MA State Senate First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr Republican 67%
MA State Senate Second Essex and Middlesex Barry Finegold Democratic 100%
MA State Senate First Hampden and Hampshire Gale Candaras Democratic 75%
MA State Senate Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg Democratic 75%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen Democratic 100%
MA State Senate First Middlesex and Norfolk Cindy Creem Democratic 67%
MA State Senate Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Brian Joyce Democratic 75%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Barnstable Therese Murray Democratic 67%
MA State Senate First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco Democratic 60%
MA State Senate Second Plymouth and Bristol Thomas Kennedy Democratic 100%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Norfolk Robert Hedlund, Jr. Republican 50%
MA State Senate First Suffolk and Middlesex Anthony Petruccelli Democratic 75%
MA State Senate First Worcester Harriette Chandler Democratic 67%
MA State Senate Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Stephen Brewer Democratic 67%
MA State Senate Worcester and Norfolk Richard Moore Democratic 67%
MA Mayor At-Large Martin Walsh Democratic 80%
MA Council Member At-Large Timothy Toomey, Jr. 75%
MA Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rachel Kaprielian Democratic 100%
MA Councilor At-Large Michael Cahill No Party Affiliation 100%
MA Councilor At-Large Thomas Stanley 83%
Robert Antonioni 67%
Christopher Asselin 60%
Demetrius Atsalis 60%
Jarrett Barrios 100%
Frederick Berry 67%
Thomas Birmingham 100%
Deborah Blumer 100%
Daniel Bosley 100%
Arthur Broadhurst, Jr. 75%
Scott Brown 100%
David Bunker 80%
Stephen Buoniconti 83%
Paul Caron 100%
Paul Casey 75%
Vincent Paul Ciampa 75%
Edward Clancy, Jr. 50%
Carol Cleven 100%
Cheryl Coakley-Rivera 75%
Edward Connolly 100%
Michael Coppola 100%
Robert Correia 75%
Geraldine Creedon 80%
Robert Creedon, Jr. 67%
Brian Cresta 100%
Paul Demakis 100%
Salvatore DiMasi 75%
David Donnelly 75%
Carol Donovan 100%
James Fagan 80%
Mark Falzone 100%
Susan Fargo 67%
Michael Festa 100%
Thomas Finneran 75%
Kevin Fitzgerald 75%
Nancy Flavin 75%
David Flynn 75%
John Fresolo 80%
Thomas George 75%
Guy Glodis 33%
Emile Goguen 75%
Brian Golden 75%
Shirley Gomes 100%
William Greene, Jr. 60%
Cele Hahn 75%
Geoffrey Hall 75%
Robert Hargraves 100%
Lida Harkins 80%
John Hart, Jr. 80%
Robert Havern III 67%
Reed Hillman 100%
Christopher Hodgkins 100%
Frank Hynes 100%
Cheryl Ann Jacques 75%
Michael Kane 80%
Daniel Keenan 80%
Shaun Kelly 75%
Michael Knapik 67%
Brian Knuuttila 60%
Peter Koutoujian 100%
Paul Kujawski 75%
Peter Larkin 75%
James Leary 100%
Stephen LeDuc 100%
Brian Lees 67%
John Lepper 75%
Maryanne Lewis 67%
John Locke 100%
Paul Loscocco 60%
David Magnani 50%
Francis Marini 75%
J. James Marzilli, Jr. 100%
Linda Melconian 100%
Joan Menard 75%
John Merrigan 100%
Michael Morrissey 100%
Charles Murphy 100%
Kevin Murphy 75%
Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. 67%
Robert Nyman 80%
Thomas O'Brien 75%
Eugene O'Flaherty 75%
Robert O'Leary 75%
Shirley Owens-Hicks 80%
Steven Panagiotakos 67%
Marie Parente 75%
Matthew Patrick 100%
Anne Marie Paulsen 100%
Vincent Pedone 80%
Douglas Petersen 100%
Karyn Polito 100%
Susan Pope 75%
Ruth Provost 100%
John Quinn 75%
Kathi-Anne Reinstein 80%
Pamela Resor 67%
Mary Rogeness 75%
George Rogers 75%
J. Michael Ruane 75%
Jose Santiago 80%
Charles Shannon, Jr. 67%
Mary Jane Simmons 75%
John Slattery 100%
Robert Spellane 100%
Jo Ann Sprague 67%
Harriett Stanley 100%
Marie St. Fleur 75%
David Sullivan 75%
Joseph Sullivan 100%
Kathleen Teahan 100%
Paul Tirone 75%
Richard Tisei 67%
Stephen Tobin 75%
Steven Tolman 100%
David Torrisi 75%
Robert Travaglini 100%
Philip Travis 100%
Susan Tucker 50%
Eric Turkington 100%
Jim Vallee 75%
Anthony Verga 100%
Patricia Walrath 67%
Marian Walsh 67%
Dianne Wilkerson 50%
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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