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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Massachusetts AFL-CIO

2001-2005 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
MA State House First Barnstable Cleon Turner Democratic 100%
MA State House Fourth Berkshire Smitty Pignatelli Democratic 94%
MA State House Fifth Bristol Patricia Haddad Democratic 97%
MA State House Tenth Bristol William Straus Democratic 94%
MA State House Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera Democratic 95%
MA State House Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral Democratic 95%
MA State House Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier Republican 48%
MA State House First Essex Michael Costello Democratic 100%
MA State House Third Essex Brian Dempsey Democratic 92%
MA State House Fourth Essex Bradford Hill Republican 55%
MA State House Seventh Essex John Keenan, Jr. Democratic 100%
MA State House Tenth Essex Robert Fennell Democratic 94%
MA State House Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis Democratic 92%
MA State House First Franklin Stephen Kulik Democratic 100%
MA State House First Hampden Todd Smola Republican 57%
MA State House Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati Democratic 95%
MA State House Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner Democratic 89%
MA State House Ninth Hampden Sean Curran Democratic 100%
MA State House Eleventh Hampden Benjamin Swan, Sr. Democratic 97%
MA State House First Hampshire Peter Kocot Democratic 100%
MA State House Second Hampshire John Scibak Democratic 100%
MA State House Third Hampshire Ellen Story Democratic 100%
MA State House Fifth Middlesex David Linsky Democratic 100%
MA State House Seventh Middlesex Tom Sannicandro Democratic 100%
MA State House Ninth Middlesex Thomas Stanley Democratic 92%
MA State House Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan Democratic 100%
MA State House Twelfth Middlesex Ruth Balser Democratic 97%
MA State House Fourteenth Middlesex Cory Atkins Democratic 92%
MA State House Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman Democratic 100%
MA State House Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. Democratic 95%
MA State House Seventeenth Middlesex David Nangle Democratic 92%
MA State House Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli Democratic 83%
MA State House Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. Republican 44%
MA State House Twenty-Sixth Middlesex Tim Toomey, Jr. Democratic 93%
MA State House Thirty-Third Middlesex Christopher Fallon Democratic 95%
MA State House Thirty-Fifth Middlesex Paul Donato, Sr. Democratic 92%
MA State House Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry Democratic 88%
MA State House First Norfolk Bruce Ayers Democratic 92%
MA State House Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano Democratic 95%
MA State House Fourth Norfolk James Murphy Democratic 100%
MA State House Sixth Norfolk William Galvin Democratic 92%
MA State House Seventh Norfolk Walter Timilty Democratic 95%
MA State House Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka Democratic 92%
MA State House Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers Democratic 92%
MA State House Fourteenth Norfolk Alice Peisch Democratic 94%
MA State House Fifteenth Norfolk Frank Smizik Democratic 100%
MA State House First Plymouth Vinny deMacedo Republican 49%
MA State House Second Plymouth Susan Gifford Republican 73%
MA State House Third Plymouth Garrett Bradley Democratic 79%
MA State House Tenth Plymouth Christine Canavan Democratic 97%
MA State House Seventh Suffolk Gloria Fox Democratic 94%
MA State House Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing Democratic 97%
MA State House Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia Democratic 95%
MA State House Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia Democratic 95%
MA State House Fifteenth Suffolk Jeffrey Sánchez Democratic 100%
MA State House Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan Democratic 94%
MA State House Eighteenth Suffolk Michael Moran Democratic 100%
MA State House Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo Democratic 90%
MA State House Fifth Worcester Anne Gobi Democratic 85%
MA State House Seventh Worcester Paul Frost Republican 50%
MA State House Ninth Worcester George Peterson, Jr. Republican 41%
MA State House Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. Democratic 95%
MA State House Seventeenth Worcester John Binienda, Sr. Democratic 92%
MA State Senate Bristol and Norfolk James Timilty Democratic 100%
MA State Senate First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues Democratic 90%
MA State Senate Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny Democratic 91%
MA State Senate Third Essex Thomas McGee Democratic 97%
MA State Senate First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr Republican 60%
MA State Senate Second Essex and Middlesex Barry Finegold Democratic 85%
MA State Senate Hampden James Welch Democratic 100%
MA State Senate First Hampden and Hampshire Gale Candaras Democratic 95%
MA State Senate Second Hampden and Hampshire Don Humason, Jr. Republican 40%
MA State Senate Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg Democratic 91%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen Democratic 95%
MA State Senate First Middlesex and Norfolk Cindy Creem Democratic 88%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex and Norfolk Karen Spilka Democratic 97%
MA State Senate Middlesex and Worcester James Eldridge Democratic 100%
MA State Senate Norfolk and Suffolk Mike Rush Democratic 100%
MA State Senate Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex Richard Ross Republican 57%
MA State Senate Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Brian Joyce Democratic 84%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Barnstable Therese Murray Democratic 90%
MA State Senate First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco Democratic 91%
MA State Senate Second Plymouth and Bristol Thomas Kennedy Democratic 94%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Norfolk Robert Hedlund, Jr. Republican 48%
MA State Senate First Suffolk Linda Forry Democratic 100%
MA State Senate First Suffolk and Middlesex Anthony Petruccelli Democratic 95%
MA State Senate First Worcester Harriette Chandler Democratic 94%
MA State Senate Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Stephen Brewer Democratic 91%
MA State Senate Worcester and Middlesex Jennifer Flanagan Democratic 100%
MA State Senate Worcester and Norfolk Richard Moore Democratic 90%
MA Mayor At-Large Martin Walsh Democratic 97%
MA Council Member At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. 93%
MA Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rachel Kaprielian Democratic 100%
MA Councilor At-Large Thomas Stanley 92%
Robert Antonioni 94%
Demetrius Atsalis 87%
Edward Augustus, Jr. 100%
Steven Baddour 85%
Jarrett Barrios 93%
Frederick Berry 93%
Deborah Blumer 100%
Daniel Bosley 100%
Arthur Broadhurst, Jr. 89%
Scott Brown 48%
Stephen Buoniconti 95%
Jennifer Callahan 94%
Stephen Canessa 100%
Mark Carron 97%
Paul Casey 87%
Cheryl Coakley-Rivera 89%
Edward Connolly 89%
Robert Correia 92%
Robert Coughlin 100%
Geraldine Creedon 92%
Robert Creedon, Jr. 91%
Salvatore DiMasi 95%
Joseph Driscoll, Jr. 92%
Lewis Evangelidis 35%
James Fagan 95%
Mark Falzone 100%
Susan Fargo 90%
Michael Festa 100%
David Flynn 91%
John Fresolo 87%
Emile Goguen 92%
Shirley Gomes 54%
Mary Grant 95%
William Greene, Jr. 88%
Denis Guyer 100%
Geoffrey Hall 92%
Robert Hargraves 44%
Lida Harkins 95%
John Hart, Jr. 94%
Robert Havern III 94%
Frank Hynes 92%
Michael Kane 90%
Daniel Keenan 95%
Michael Knapik 57%
Peter Koutoujian 97%
Paul Kujawski 89%
William Lantigua 83%
James Leary 100%
Stephen LeDuc 95%
Brian Lees 53%
John Lepper 46%
Barbara L'Italien 94%
Paul Loscocco 44%
J. James Marzilli, Jr. 97%
Joan Menard 94%
Michael Morrissey 94%
Charles Murphy 92%
Kevin Murphy 95%
Patrick Natale 100%
Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. 90%
Robert Nyman 95%
Thomas O'Brien 92%
Eugene O'Flaherty 97%
Robert O'Leary 91%
Shirley Owens-Hicks 97%
Steven Panagiotakos 88%
Marie Parente 89%
Matthew Patrick 100%
Anne Marie Paulsen 97%
Vincent Pedone 92%
Jeff Perry 29%
Douglas Petersen 95%
Karyn Polito 53%
Susan Pope 53%
John Quinn 95%
Kathi-Anne Reinstein 94%
Pamela Resor 90%
Mary Rogeness 47%
Carl Sciortino, Jr. 100%
Robert Spellane 97%
Christopher Speranzo 100%
Joyce Spiliotis 94%
Harriett Stanley 82%
Marie St. Fleur 97%
David Sullivan 92%
Kathleen Teahan 100%
Richard Tisei 55%
Stephen Tobin 92%
Steven Tolman 100%
David Torrisi 83%
Robert Travaglini 95%
Philip Travis 92%
Susan Tucker 85%
Eric Turkington 95%
Jim Vallee 95%
Anthony Verga 97%
Brian Wallace 100%
Patricia Walrath 92%
Marian Walsh 91%
Steven Walsh 100%
Martha Walz 100%
Daniel Webster 24%
Dianne Wilkerson 94%
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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