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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Massachusetts AFL-CIO

1999-2002 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
MA State House Fifth Bristol Patricia Haddad Democratic 93%
MA State House Tenth Bristol William Straus Democratic 76%
MA State House Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera Democratic 69%
MA State House Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral Democratic 74%
MA State House Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier Republican 57%
MA State House Third Essex Brian Dempsey Democratic 74%
MA State House Fourth Essex Bradford Hill Republican 65%
MA State House Tenth Essex Robert Fennell Democratic 80%
MA State House Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis Democratic 73%
MA State House First Franklin Stephen Kulik Democratic 95%
MA State House Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati Democratic 70%
MA State House Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner Democratic 72%
MA State House Eleventh Hampden Benjamin Swan, Sr. Democratic 86%
MA State House First Hampshire Peter Kocot Democratic 100%
MA State House Third Hampshire Ellen Story Democratic 98%
MA State House Fifth Middlesex David Linsky Democratic 98%
MA State House Ninth Middlesex Thomas Stanley Democratic 87%
MA State House Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan Democratic 98%
MA State House Twelfth Middlesex Ruth Balser Democratic 98%
MA State House Fourteenth Middlesex Cory Atkins Democratic 90%
MA State House Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman Democratic 96%
MA State House Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. Democratic 75%
MA State House Seventeenth Middlesex David Nangle Democratic 75%
MA State House Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli Democratic 61%
MA State House Twenty-Sixth Middlesex Timothy Toomey, Jr. Democratic 69%
MA State House Thirty-Third Middlesex Christopher Fallon Democratic 82%
MA State House Thirty-Fifth Middlesex Paul Donato, Sr. Democratic 88%
MA State House Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry Democratic 70%
MA State House First Norfolk Bruce Ayers Democratic 72%
MA State House Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano Democratic 73%
MA State House Fourth Norfolk James Murphy Democratic 100%
MA State House Sixth Norfolk William Galvin Democratic 81%
MA State House Seventh Norfolk Walter Timilty Democratic 72%
MA State House Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka Democratic 89%
MA State House Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers Democratic 71%
MA State House Fifteenth Norfolk Frank Smizik Democratic 100%
MA State House First Plymouth Vinny deMacedo Republican 66%
MA State House Third Plymouth Garrett Bradley Democratic 70%
MA State House Tenth Plymouth Christine Canavan Democratic 89%
MA State House Seventh Suffolk Gloria Fox Democratic 89%
MA State House Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing Democratic 98%
MA State House Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia Democratic 98%
MA State House Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia Democratic 73%
MA State House Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan Democratic 73%
MA State House Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo Democratic 73%
MA State House Fifth Worcester Anne Gobi Democratic 75%
MA State House Seventh Worcester Paul Frost Republican 69%
MA State House Ninth Worcester George Peterson, Jr. Republican 58%
MA State House Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. Democratic 86%
MA State House Seventeenth Worcester John Binienda, Sr. Democratic 72%
MA State Senate First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues Democratic 73%
MA State Senate Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny Democratic 87%
MA State Senate Third Essex Thomas McGee Democratic 98%
MA State Senate First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr Republican 67%
MA State Senate Second Essex and Middlesex Barry Finegold Democratic 73%
MA State Senate First Hampden and Hampshire Gale Candaras Democratic 76%
MA State Senate Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg Democratic 91%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen Democratic 98%
MA State Senate First Middlesex and Norfolk Cindy Creem Democratic 94%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex and Norfolk Karen Spilka Democratic 100%
MA State Senate Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Brian Joyce Democratic 94%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Barnstable Therese Murray Democratic 94%
MA State Senate First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco Democratic 91%
MA State Senate Second Plymouth and Bristol Thomas Kennedy Democratic 83%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Norfolk Robert Hedlund, Jr. Republican 85%
MA State Senate First Suffolk and Middlesex Anthony Petruccelli Democratic 78%
MA State Senate First Worcester Harriette Chandler Democratic 84%
MA State Senate Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Stephen Brewer Democratic 90%
MA State Senate Worcester and Norfolk Richard Moore Democratic 93%
MA Mayor At-Large Martin Walsh Democratic 81%
MA Council Member At-Large Timothy Toomey, Jr. 69%
MA Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rachel Kaprielian Democratic 95%
MA Councilor At-Large Thomas Stanley 87%
Robert Antonioni 87%
Christopher Asselin 80%
Demetrius Atsalis 68%
Steven Baddour 100%
Frederick Berry 90%
Deborah Blumer 100%
Daniel Bosley 85%
Arthur Broadhurst, Jr. 73%
Scott Brown 63%
Stephen Buoniconti 93%
Mark Carron 96%
Paul Casey 69%
Vincent Paul Ciampa 79%
Cheryl Coakley-Rivera 76%
Edward Connolly 80%
Michael Coppola 70%
Robert Correia 70%
Geraldine Creedon 85%
Robert Creedon, Jr. 94%
Paul Demakis 98%
Salvatore DiMasi 72%
Carol Donovan 96%
James Fagan 73%
Mark Falzone 100%
Susan Fargo 94%
Michael Festa 93%
Thomas Finneran 70%
David Flynn 82%
John Fresolo 73%
Thomas George 78%
Guy Glodis 89%
Emile Goguen 76%
Brian Golden 67%
Shirley Gomes 69%
William Greene, Jr. 68%
Geoffrey Hall 70%
Robert Hargraves 67%
Lida Harkins 70%
John Hart, Jr. 70%
Robert Havern III 93%
Reed Hillman 57%
Frank Hynes 75%
Cheryl Ann Jacques 91%
Michael Kane 87%
Daniel Keenan 79%
Shaun Kelly 67%
Michael Knapik 63%
Brian Knuuttila 74%
Peter Koutoujian 79%
Paul Kujawski 70%
Peter Larkin 71%
James Leary 100%
Stephen LeDuc 72%
Brian Lees 57%
John Lepper 57%
Paul Loscocco 60%
David Magnani 91%
J. James Marzilli, Jr. 100%
Linda Melconian 93%
Joan Menard 95%
Michael Morrissey 95%
Charles Murphy 70%
Kevin Murphy 73%
Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. 87%
Robert Nyman 80%
Thomas O'Brien 91%
Eugene O'Flaherty 79%
Robert O'Leary 75%
Shirley Owens-Hicks 76%
Steven Panagiotakos 94%
Marie Parente 73%
Matthew Patrick 100%
Anne Marie Paulsen 100%
Vincent Pedone 82%
Douglas Petersen 76%
Karyn Polito 73%
Susan Pope 65%
John Quinn 71%
Kathi-Anne Reinstein 84%
Pamela Resor 94%
Mary Rogeness 57%
J. Michael Ruane 76%
Charles Shannon, Jr. 90%
Mary Jane Simmons 74%
Robert Spellane 100%
Jo Ann Sprague 65%
Harriett Stanley 75%
Marie St. Fleur 89%
David Sullivan 85%
Kathleen Teahan 88%
Richard Tisei 75%
Stephen Tobin 70%
Steven Tolman 97%
David Torrisi 65%
Robert Travaglini 92%
Philip Travis 83%
Susan Tucker 85%
Eric Turkington 80%
Jim Vallee 73%
Anthony Verga 85%
Patricia Walrath 70%
Marian Walsh 90%
Dianne Wilkerson 94%
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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