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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Vermont National Federation of Independent Business

2007-2008 Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
Steven Adams 100
David Ainsworth 100
Joseph Baker 100
VT State House Chittenden-9-2 Patrick Brennan Republican 100
VT State House Rutland-3 William Canfield Democratic, Republican 100
Gregory Clark 100
John Clerkin 100
Howard Crawford 100
VT State House Rutland-Windsor-2 Dennis Devereux Republican 100
VT State House Rutland-1 Andrew Donaghy Republican 100
VT State Senate Rutland Peg Flory Republican 100
Sandra Grenier 100
VT State House Rutland-3 Robert Helm Democratic, Republican 100
Richard Hube 100
VT State House Essex-Caledonia-Orleans William Johnson Democratic, Republican 100
VT State House Orleans-2 Duncan Kilmartin Democratic, Republican 100
VT State House Washington-2 Thomas Koch Democratic, Republican 100
VT State House Bennington-Rutland Patti Komline Republican 100
Joseph Krawczyk, Jr. 100
VT State House Caledonia-1 Leigh Larocque Republican 100
VT State House Caledonia-4 Richard Lawrence Republican 100
Robert Lewis 100
VT State House Orleans-2 Michael Marcotte Democratic, Republican 100
Hull Maynard 100
VT State Senate Franklin Norman McAllister Republican 100
Patricia McDonald 100
James McNeil 100
John Morley III 100
VT State House Bennington-2-2 Mary Morrissey Republican 100
Patricia O'Donnell 100
Janice Peaslee 100
VT State House Lamoille-1 Heidi Scheuermann Republican 100
VT State House Chittenden-10 Donald Turner, Jr. Republican 100
VT State Senate Lamoille Richard Westman Republican 100
VT State House Orange-1 Philip Winters Republican 100
VT State House Chittenden-6-1 Kurt Wright Republican 100
VT State Senate Chittenden Diane Snelling Republican 88
VT State Senate Essex-Orleans Robert Starr Democratic 88
VT State House Franklin-1 Carolyn Branagan Republican 86
VT State House Washington-1 Anne Donahue Republican 86
VT State Senate Washington William Doyle Republican 86
VT State House Chittenden-8-1 Linda Myers Republican 86
VT State Senate Rutland Kevin Mullin Republican 83
Susan Bartlett 75
Vincent Illuzzi 75
VT State Senate Caledonia Jane Kitchel Democratic 75
Hinda Miller 75
VT Secretary of the Agency of Human Services Doug Racine Democratic 75
Joe Acinapura 71
VT State House Bennington-2-1 Timothy Corcoran II Democratic 71
VT State Senate Addison Claire Ayer Democratic 63
Bill Carris 63
Harold Giard 63
VT State Senate Chittenden Ginny Lyons Democratic 63
VT State Senate Grand Isle Richard Mazza Democratic 63
VT State Senate Windsor Richard McCormack Democratic 63
VT State Senate Windsor Alice Nitka Democratic 63
VT Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott Republican 63
VT State Senate Bennington Richard Sears, Jr. Democratic 63
VT Governor Peter Shumlin Democratic 63
VT State Senate Windham Jeanette White Democratic 63
VT State Senate Windsor John Campbell Democratic 57
VT State Senate Washington Ann Cummings Democratic 57
VT State House Addison-Rutland Will Stevens Independent 57
Scott Wheeler 57
VT State House Chittenden-9-1 Jim Condon Democratic 50
VT State Senate Bennington Bob Hartwell Democratic 50
Sara Kittell 50
VT State House Chittenden-8-1 Debbie Evans Democratic 43
Edward Flanagan 43
VT State House Franklin-3-1 Kathleen Keenan Democratic 43
VT State House Windham-6 Ann Manwaring Democratic 43
VT State House Washington-2 Francis McFaun Democratic, Republican 43
VT State Senate Essex-Orleans John Rodgers Democratic 43
VT State Senate Orange Mark MacDonald Democratic 38
Albert Audette 33
Dick Howrigan, Sr. 33
VT State House Chittenden-7-2 Ann Pugh Democratic 17
VT State House Bennington-4 Cynthia Browning Democratic 14
VT State House Orange-1 Susan Hatch Davis Democratic, Progressive 14
Sarah Edwards 14
Gary Gilbert 14
VT State House Windsor-Rutland Sandy Haas Democratic, Progressive 14
Steve Howard 14
VT State House Chittenden-8-2 Tim Jerman Democratic 14
VT State House Grand Isle-Chittenden Mitzi Johnson Democratic 14
VT State House Lamoille-2 Linda Martin Democratic 14
VT State House Windham-Bennington John Moran Democratic 14
VT State House Rutland-2 Dave Potter Democratic 14
VT State House Addison-4 David Sharpe Democratic 14
John Zenie 14
VT State Senate Chittenden Dave Zuckerman Democratic, Progressive 14
VT State House Washington-6 Janet Ancel Democratic 0
Jon Anderson 0
Margaret Andrews 0
William Aswad 0
Kenneth Atkins 0
VT State House Chittenden-6-7 Clem Bissonnette Democratic 0
VT State House Bennington-1 Bill Botzow Democratic 0
VT State Senate Addison Christopher Bray Democratic 0
Margaret Cheney 0
VT State House Windsor-5 Alison Clarkson Democratic 0
VT State House Franklin-4 Michel Consejo Democratic 0
VT State House Orange-2 Sarah Copeland-Hanzas Democratic 0
Gale Courcelle 0
VT State House Windham-4 David Deen Democratic 0
VT State House Chittenden-6-5 Johannah Donovan Democratic 0
VT State House Windsor-3-2 Alice Emmons Democratic, Working Families 0
VT State House Addison-4 Michael Fisher Democratic 0
VT State House Chittenden-3 William Frank Democratic 0
VT State House Orange-Washington-Addison Patsy French Democratic 0
VT State House Washington-7 Maxine Grad Democratic 0
VT State House Chittenden-7-3 Helen Head Democratic 0
VT State House Chittenden-8-3 Martha Heath Democratic 0
VT State House Addison-2 Willem Jewett Democratic 0
VT State House Washington-4 Warren Kitzmiller Democratic 0
VT State House Washington-5 Tony Klein Democratic 0
Mark Larson 0
VT State House Chittenden-5-2 Joan Lenes Democratic 0
Lucy Leriche 0
VT State House Chittenden-4-2 Bill Lippert, Jr. Democratic 0
Jason Lorber 0
Steven Maier 0
VT State House Rutland-Bennington John Malcolm Democratic 0
VT State House Windham-5 Richard Marek Democratic 0
VT State House Windsor-3-2 Cynthia Martin Democratic, Working Families 0
VT State House Windsor-Orange-2 James Masland Democratic 0
Virginia McCormick 0
VT State House Chittenden-2 Jim McCullough Democratic 0
Virginia Milkey 0
VT State House Bennington-3 Alice Miller Democratic 0
Sue Minter 0
Mark Mitchell 0
VT State House Bennington-2-2 Anne Mook Democratic 0
VT State House Windham-4 Mike Mrowicki Democratic 0
Floyd Nease 0
VT State House Addison-1 Betty Nuovo Democratic 0
Michael John Obuchowski 0
Scott Orr 0
VT State House Windham-3 Carolyn Partridge Democratic 0
Kathy Pellett 0
VT State House Lamoille-Washington Peter Peltz Democratic 0
Ernest Shand 0
VT State House Lamoille-Washington Shap Smith, Jr. Democratic 0
VT State House Chittenden-9-2 Kristy Spengler Democratic 0
VT State House Windsor-1 Donna Sweaney Democratic 0
Ira Trombley 0
Rachel Weston 0

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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