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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Massachusetts AFL-CIO

1995-1998 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 100%
MA State House Tenth Bristol William Straus Democratic 93%
MA State House Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera Democratic 93%
MA State House Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral Democratic 89%
MA State Senate First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues Democratic 79%
MA State Senate Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny Democratic 88%
MA State House Third Essex Brian Dempsey Democratic 79%
MA State Senate Third Essex Thomas McGee Democratic 90%
MA State House Tenth Essex Robert Fennell Democratic 90%
MA State House Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis Democratic 79%
MA State Senate First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr Republican 72%
MA State Senate Second Essex and Middlesex Barry Finegold Democratic 74%
MA State House First Franklin Stephen Kulik Democratic 93%
MA State House Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati Democratic 87%
MA State House Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner Democratic 87%
MA State House Eleventh Hampden Benjamin Swan, Sr. Democratic 93%
MA State Senate First Hampden and Hampshire Gale Candaras Democratic 83%
MA State House Third Hampshire Ellen Story Democratic 97%
MA State Senate Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg Democratic 88%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen Democratic 94%
MA State House Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan Democratic 90%
MA State House Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman Democratic 100%
MA State House Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. Democratic 87%
MA State House Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli Democratic 87%
MA State House Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. Republican 74%
MA State House Twenty-Sixth Middlesex Tim Toomey, Jr. Democratic 86%
MA State House Thirty-Third Middlesex Christopher Fallon Democratic 79%
MA State House Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry Democratic 89%
MA State House Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano Democratic 90%
MA State House Sixth Norfolk William Galvin Democratic 94%
MA State House Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka Democratic 97%
MA State House Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers Democratic 87%
MA State Senate Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Brian Joyce Democratic 81%
MA State House Tenth Plymouth Christine Canavan Democratic 97%
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 93%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Norfolk Robert Hedlund, Jr. Republican 84%
MA State House Seventh Suffolk Gloria Fox Democratic 93%
MA State House Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing Democratic 90%
MA State House Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia Democratic 100%
MA State House Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia Democratic 81%
MA State House Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan Democratic 90%
MA State House Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo Democratic 84%
MA State Senate First Worcester Harriette Chandler Democratic 97%
MA State House Seventh Worcester Paul Frost Republican 74%
MA State House Ninth Worcester George Peterson, Jr. Republican 68%
MA State House Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. Democratic 97%
MA State House Seventeenth Worcester John Binienda, Sr. Democratic 94%
MA State Senate Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Stephen Brewer Democratic 85%
MA State Senate Worcester and Norfolk Richard Moore Democratic 89%
MA Councilor At-Large Michael Cahill No Party Affiliation 87%
MA Councilor At-Large James Jajuga Democratic 91%
MA Council Member At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. 86%
MA Mayor At-Large Martin Walsh Democratic 88%
MA Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rachel Kaprielian Democratic 87%
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%

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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