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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Vermont National Federation of Independent Business

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
VT Governor Peter Shumlin Democratic 30%
VT State House Addison-1 Betty Nuovo Democratic 20%
VT State House Addison-5 Harvey Smith Republican 90%
VT State House Bennington-2-2 Mary Morrissey Republican 90%
VT State House Bennington-3 Alice Miller Democratic 50%
VT State House Caledonia-1 Leigh Larocque Republican 88%
VT State House Chittenden-4-2 Bill Lippert, Jr. Democratic 20%
VT State House Chittenden-6-7 George Cross Democratic 20%
VT State House Chittenden-7-2 Ann Pugh Democratic 33%
VT State House Chittenden-8-3 Martha Heath Democratic 30%
VT State House Essex-Caledonia-Orleans William Johnson Democratic, Republican 90%
VT State House Franklin-3-1 Kathleen Keenan Democratic 29%
VT State House Lamoille-2 Mark Woodward Democratic 11%
VT State House Orange-1 Philip Winters Republican 90%
VT State House Rutland-3 Robert Helm Democratic, Republican 100%
VT State House Washington-2 Thomas Koch Democratic, Republican 80%
VT State House Washington-3 Paul Poirier Independent 30%
VT State House Windham-3 Carolyn Partridge Democratic 20%
VT State House Windham-4 David Deen Democratic 20%
VT State House Windsor-1 Donna Sweaney Democratic 22%
VT State House Windsor-3-2 Alice Emmons Democratic, Working Families 30%
VT State House Windsor-Orange-2 James Masland Democratic 40%
VT State Senate Bennington Richard Sears, Jr. Democratic 44%
VT State Senate Chittenden Dave Zuckerman Democratic, Progressive 0%
VT State Senate Essex-Orleans Robert Starr Democratic 60%
VT State Senate Grand Isle Richard Mazza Democratic 60%
VT State Senate Lamoille Richard Westman Republican 89%
VT State Senate Orange Mark MacDonald Democratic 30%
VT State Senate Rutland Peg Flory Republican 90%
VT State Senate Rutland Kevin Mullin Republican 90%
VT State Senate Washington Ann Cummings Democratic 22%
VT State Senate Washington William Doyle Republican 56%
VT State Senate Windsor Richard McCormack Democratic 10%
VT State Senate Windsor Alice Nitka Democratic 70%
VT Assistant Judge At-Large Jack Anderson 63%
Elaine Alfano 0%
George Allard 90%
Philip Angell, Jr. 90%
Jean Ankeney 10%
William Aswad 13%
Kenneth Atkins 44%
Jan Backus 22%
Thomas Bahre 70%
Joseph Baker 90%
Joyce Barbieri 70%
Jason Barney 80%
Susan Bartlett 50%
Rene Blanchard 70%
John Bloomer, Jr. 60%
Terrill Bouricius 0%
Gordon Bristol 20%
Francis Brooks 10%
David Brown 90%
Peter Brownell 50%
Julius Canns 56%
Diane Carmolli 25%
Nancy Chard 38%
David Clark 89%
Jim Colvin 70%
Dean Corren 0%
Thomas Costello 30%
George Costes 60%
Howard Crawford 90%
John Crowley 50%
Maureen Dakin 50%
Dan Darrow 20%
Steve Darrow 30%
Thomas DePoy 90%
Danny Deuel 33%
Anthony Dominick 80%
Patricia Doyle 20%
Michael Flaherty 75%
John Follett 70%
Sally Fox 30%
Walter Freed 90%
Avis Gervais 44%
Anne Ginevan 80%
Henry Gray 90%
James Greenwood 60%
Henry Gretkowski 70%
David Hathaway 90%
Steve Hingtgen 10%
Neil Hoag 67%
Henry Holmes 86%
Constance Houston 89%
Dick Howrigan, Sr. 70%
Richard Hube 89%
Cola Hudson 90%
Margaret Hummel 33%
Bruce Hyde 88%
Robert Ide 63%
Vincent Illuzzi 33%
Henrietta Jordan 10%
Michael Kainen 70%
Carolyn Kehler 33%
Robert Everett Kinsey 80%
Sara Kittell 10%
Karen Kitzmiller 11%
Gerald Krasnow 10%
Albert Krawczyk 70%
Jerry Kreitzer 10%
John LaBarge 90%
Karen Moran Lafayette 20%
Steve Larrabee, Sr. 90%
James Leddy 30%
Ralph Lehman 60%
Thomas Little 57%
Judith Livingston 90%
Bill MacKinnon 20%
Richard Mallary 60%
Richard Marron 80%
Frederick Maslack 80%
Hull Maynard 70%
Frank Mazur 90%
Mary Mazzariello 25%
Thomas McGrath 89%
James McNamara 50%
Doran Metzger 90%
Virginia Milkey 25%
Marion Milne 50%
Lawrence Molloy 60%
Karen Moore 40%
Gerald Morrissey 60%
Janet Munt 30%
Thomas Neiman 90%
Patricia O'Donnell 90%
Donny Osman 0%
Allen Palmer 80%
Edward Paquin, Jr. 10%
Mary-Ann Parizo 40%
Janice Peaslee 90%
Richard Pembroke, Sr. 67%
Albert Joseph Perry 60%
Ira Pike 90%
Barbara Postman 30%
Ben-Zion Ptashnik 30%
Michael Quaid 90%
Neil Randall 78%
Elizabeth Mary Ready 11%
Gary Richardson 90%
Helen Riehle 50%
Marilyn Keith Rivero 33%
Cheryl Pratt Rivers 30%
Robert Rusten 75%
Henry Schaefer 80%
George Schiavone 90%
Ann Seibert 10%
Malcolm Severance 80%
Nancy Sheltra 90%
Joseph Sherman 90%
Patricia Smith 30%
Jeb Spaulding 40%
Karen Steele 80%
Al Stevens 40%
Bill Suchmann 75%
Mary Sullivan 13%
Gene Sweetser 90%
Gaye Symington 30%
Ruth Towne 90%
John Patrick Tracy 20%
Oreste Valsangiacomo, Sr. 56%
Val Vincent 38%
Michael Vinton 56%
Cathy Voyer 86%
Perry Waite 40%
Alan Weiss 30%
Susan Wheeler 40%
James Willett 90%
William Wisell 44%
Robert Wood, Jr. 83%
Mark Young 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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