Rating Group: Massachusetts AFL-CIO

1995-1998 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 92%
MA U.S. House-9 Bill Keating D 100%
MA State House-Tenth Bristol William Straus D 93%
MA State House-Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera D 93%
MA State House-Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral D 89%
MA State House-Third Essex Brian Dempsey D 79%
MA State House-Tenth Essex Robert Fennell D 90%
MA State House-Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis D 79%
MA State House-First Franklin Stephen Kulik D 93%
MA State House-Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati D 87%
MA State House-Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner D 87%
MA State House-Eleventh Hampden Benjamin Swan, Sr. D 93%
MA State House-Third Hampshire Ellen Story D 97%
MA State House-Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan D 90%
MA State House-Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman D 100%
MA State House-Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. D 87%
MA State House-Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli D 87%
MA State House-Twentieth Middlesex Bradley Jones, Jr. R 74%
MA State House-Twenty-Sixth Middlesex Timothy Toomey, Jr. D 86%
MA State House-Thirty-Third Middlesex Christopher Fallon D 79%
MA State House-Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry D 89%
MA State House-Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano D 90%
MA State House-Sixth Norfolk William Galvin D 94%
MA State House-Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka D 97%
MA State House-Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers D 87%
MA State House-Tenth Plymouth Christine Canavan D 97%
MA State House-Seventh Suffolk Gloria Fox D 93%
MA State House-Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing D 90%
MA State House-Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia D 100%
MA State House-Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia D 81%
MA State House-Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan D 90%
MA State House-Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo D 84%
MA State House-Seventh Worcester Paul Frost R 74%
MA State House-Ninth Worcester George Peterson, Jr. R 68%
MA State House-Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. D 97%
MA State House-Seventeenth Worcester John Binienda, Sr. D 94%
MA State Senate-First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues D 79%
MA State Senate-Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny D 88%
MA State Senate-Third Essex Thomas McGee D 90%
MA State Senate-First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr R 72%
MA State Senate-Second Essex and Middlesex Barry Finegold D 74%
MA State Senate-First Hampden and Hampshire Gale Candaras D 83%
MA State Senate-Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg D 88%
MA State Senate-Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen D 94%
MA State Senate-Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Brian Joyce D 81%
MA State Senate-Plymouth and Barnstable Therese Murray D 100%
MA State Senate-First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco D 100%
MA State Senate-Second Plymouth and Bristol Thomas Kennedy D 93%
MA State Senate-Plymouth and Norfolk Robert Hedlund, Jr. R 84%
MA State Senate-First Worcester Harriette Chandler D 97%
MA State Senate-Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Stephen Brewer D 85%
MA State Senate-Worcester and Norfolk Richard Moore D 89%
MA Mayor-At-Large Martin Walsh D 88%
MA Council Member-At-Large Timothy Toomey, Jr. 86%
MA Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rachel Kaprielian D 87%
MA Councilor-At-Large Michael Cahill N/A 87%
MA Councilor-At-Large James Jajuga D 91%
Matthew Amorello 60%
Steven Angelo 94%
Robert Antonioni 88%
Michael Bellotti 85%
Robert Bernstein 100%
Frederick Berry 79%
Thomas Birmingham 89%
Daniel Bosley 100%
Arthur Broadhurst, Jr. 90%
John Businger 97%
Thomas Cahir 90%
Paul Caron 96%
Paul Casey 87%
Evelyn Chesky 93%
Vincent Paul Ciampa 94%
Edward Clancy, Jr. 84%
Carol Cleven 80%
Edward Connolly 90%
Robert Correia 90%
Geraldine Creedon 92%
Robert Creedon, Jr. 100%
Brian Cresta 74%
Donna Fournier Cuomo 52%
Walter DeFilippi 45%
Paul Demakis 87%
Salvatore DiMasi 90%
David Donnelly 83%
Carol Donovan 94%
Robert Durand 88%
James Fagan 90%
Susan Fargo 100%
Kevin Finnegan 74%
Thomas Finneran 90%
Kevin Fitzgerald 92%
Nancy Flavin 90%
Barbara Gardner 87%
David Gately 94%
Ronald Gauch 56%
Thomas George 74%
Anthony Philip Giglio 90%
Emile Goguen 90%
Shirley Gomes 55%
William Greene, Jr. 87%
Patrick Guerriero 84%
Cele Hahn 59%
Paul Haley 92%
Geoffrey Hall 87%
Robert Hargraves 52%
Lida Harkins 97%
John Hart, Jr. 89%
Robert Havern III 100%
Christopher Hodgkins 90%
Barbara Hyland 60%
Frank Hynes 87%
Cheryl Ann Jacques 88%
Daniel Keenan 90%
Shaun Kelly 72%
John Klimm 90%
Michael Knapik 60%
Brian Knuuttila 84%
Peter Koutoujian 79%
Paul Kujawski 83%
Patrick Landers III 100%
Harold Lane, Jr. 90%
M. Paul Lannuccillo 89%
Peter Larkin 86%
Stephen LeDuc 84%
Brian Lees 52%
Edward LeLacheur 87%
John Lepper 58%
Jacqueline Lewis 56%
Maryanne Lewis 85%
John Locke 58%
David Magnani 96%
Francis Marini 53%
J. James Marzilli, Jr. 94%
Joseph McIntyre 100%
William McManus II 83%
Linda Melconian 84%
Joan Menard 100%
John Merrigan 95%
Michael Morrissey 100%
Charles Murphy 84%
Dennis Murphy 85%
Kevin Murphy 84%
Mary Jeanette Murray 71%
William Nagle, Jr. 90%
Thomas Norton 87%
Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. 87%
Janet O'Brien 100%
John O'Brien, Jr. 80%
Thomas O'Brien 95%
Eugene O'Flaherty 79%
Shirley Owens-Hicks 100%
Steven Panagiotakos 96%
Marie Parente 93%
Anne Marie Paulsen 100%
Vincent Pedone 90%
David Peters 53%
Douglas Petersen 80%
Lois Pines 96%
Kevin Poirier 55%
Susan Pope 72%
Ruth Provost 100%
John Quinn 90%
Henri S Rauschenbach 50%
William Reinstein 80%
Pamela Resor 97%
Charlotte Richie 90%
Mary Rogeness 47%
J. Michael Ruane 79%
Anthony Scibelli 85%
Emanuel Serra 89%
Charles Shannon, Jr. 100%
Mary Jane Simmons 90%
John Slattery 94%
Jo Ann Sprague 55%
Harriett Stanley 81%
John Stasik 95%
John Stefanini 87%
Douglas Stoddart 60%
David Sullivan 84%
Joseph Sullivan 87%
Kathleen Teahan 95%
Alvin Thompson 87%
Richard Tisei 67%
Stephen Tobin 87%
Steven Tolman 97%
Warren Tolman 96%
Robert Travaglini 88%
Philip Travis 90%
Eric Turkington 87%
David Tuttle 74%
Jim Vallee 97%
Anthony Verga 94%
Patricia Walrath 87%
Marian Walsh 83%
Dianne Wilkerson 100%
Alice Wolf 95%

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