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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Vermont National Federation of Independent Business

1995-1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
VT Governor Peter Shumlin Democratic 0%
VT State House Bennington-2-2 Mary Morrissey Republican 100%
VT State House Caledonia-1 Leigh Larocque Republican 100%
VT State House Chittenden-4-2 Bill Lippert, Jr. Democratic 0%
VT State House Chittenden-7-2 Ann Pugh Democratic 25%
VT State House Chittenden-8-3 Martha Heath Democratic 0%
VT State House Franklin-3-1 Kathleen Keenan Democratic 0%
VT State House Lamoille-2 Mark Woodward Democratic 0%
VT State House Orange-1 Philip Winters Republican 100%
VT State House Rutland-3 Robert Helm Democratic, Republican 100%
VT State House Windham-4 David Deen Democratic 0%
VT State House Windsor-3-2 Alice Emmons Democratic, Working Families 0%
VT State Senate Bennington Richard Sears, Jr. Democratic 0%
VT State Senate Essex-Orleans Robert Starr Democratic 25%
VT State Senate Grand Isle Richard Mazza Democratic 33%
VT State Senate Lamoille Richard Westman Republican 100%
VT State Senate Washington William Doyle Republican 100%
VT State Senate Windsor Richard McCormack Democratic 0%
George Allard 25%
Philip Angell, Jr. 100%
Jean Ankeney 0%
William Aswad 0%
Thomas Bahre 100%
Susan Bartlett 67%
Rene Blanchard 25%
Terrill Bouricius 0%
Gordon Bristol 0%
Francis Brooks 0%
Forest Buckland 75%
Julius Canns 100%
Diane Carmolli 0%
Nancy Chard 0%
Dean Corren 0%
Thomas Costello 0%
Howard Crawford 100%
Steve Darrow 0%
Danny Deuel 0%
Matt Dunne 25%
John Edwards 67%
Michael Flaherty 0%
Sally Fox 0%
Walter Freed 100%
William Fyfe 50%
Henry Gray 100%
James Greenwood 100%
David Hathaway 75%
Henry Holmes 100%
Constance Houston 100%
Dick Howrigan, Sr. 33%
Cola Hudson 100%
Bruce Hyde 100%
Robert Ide 100%
Vincent Illuzzi 50%
Carolyn Kehler 0%
Robert Everett Kinsey 25%
Sara Kittell 33%
Karen Kitzmiller 0%
Paul Knox 100%
Gerald Krasnow 0%
Jerry Kreitzer 0%
John LaBarge 100%
Karen Moran Lafayette 0%
Steve Larrabee, Sr. 100%
Ralph Lehman 0%
Thomas Little 75%
Judith Livingston 100%
Bill MacKinnon 0%
Richard Mallary 0%
Frederick Maslack 100%
Frank Mazur 100%
James McNamara 25%
Virginia Milkey 0%
Marion Milne 0%
Lawrence Molloy 25%
Karen Moore 0%
Allen Palmer 25%
Edward Paquin, Jr. 0%
Mary-Ann Parizo 25%
Janice Peaslee 67%
Richard Pembroke, Sr. 50%
Albert Joseph Perry 75%
Ira Pike 100%
Elizabeth Mary Ready 0%
Gary Richardson 100%
Helen Riehle 100%
Marilyn Keith Rivero 0%
Cheryl Pratt Rivers 0%
John Robb 100%
George Schiavone 100%
Ann Seibert 0%
Nancy Sheltra 75%
Jeb Spaulding 33%
Karen Steele 25%
Mary Sullivan 0%
Gene Sweetser 50%
Ruth Towne 25%
John Patrick Tracy 0%
Oreste Valsangiacomo, Sr. 0%
Val Vincent 0%
Cathy Voyer 100%
Perry Waite 0%
James Willett 50%
William Wisell 25%
Robert Wood, Jr. 100%
Mark Young 75%

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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