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

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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