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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Vermont Public Interest Research Group

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 100%
VT Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott Republican 29%
VT State House Addison-1 Betty Nuovo Democratic 100%
VT State House Addison-4 Michael Fisher Democratic 75%
VT State House Addison-5 Harvey Smith Republican 25%
VT State House Bennington-2-2 Mary Morrissey Republican 13%
VT State House Bennington-3 Alice Miller Democratic 88%
VT State House Caledonia-1 Leigh Larocque Republican 25%
VT State House Chittenden-4-2 Bill Lippert, Jr. Democratic 63%
VT State House Chittenden-6-1 Kurt Wright Republican 25%
VT State House Chittenden-6-5 Johannah Donovan Democratic 100%
VT State House Chittenden-6-7 George Cross Democratic 25%
VT State House Chittenden-7-2 Ann Pugh Democratic 75%
VT State House Chittenden-8-1 Linda Myers Republican 25%
VT State House Chittenden-8-3 Martha Heath Democratic 75%
VT State House Essex-Caledonia-Orleans William Johnson Democratic, Republican 13%
VT State House Franklin-3-1 Kathleen Keenan Democratic 88%
VT State House Orange-1 Philip Winters Republican 13%
VT State House Orleans-1 Loren Shaw Republican 13%
VT State House Orleans-2 Duncan Kilmartin Democratic, Republican 0%
VT State House Rutland-3 Robert Helm Democratic, Republican 25%
VT State House Washington-2 Thomas Koch Democratic, Republican 13%
VT State House Washington-4 Warren Kitzmiller Democratic 100%
VT State House Washington-7 Maxine Grad Democratic 75%
VT State House Windham-3 Carolyn Partridge Democratic 88%
VT State House Windham-4 David Deen Democratic 88%
VT State House Windsor-1 Donna Sweaney Democratic 100%
VT State House Windsor-3-2 Alice Emmons Democratic, Working Families 100%
VT State House Windsor-Orange-2 James Masland Democratic 100%
VT State Senate Bennington Richard Sears, Jr. Democratic 67%
VT State Senate Chittenden Ginny Lyons Democratic 100%
VT State Senate Chittenden Diane Snelling Republican 57%
VT State Senate Chittenden Dave Zuckerman Democratic, Progressive 88%
VT State Senate Essex-Orleans Robert Starr Democratic 13%
VT State Senate Grand Isle Richard Mazza Democratic 86%
VT State Senate Lamoille Richard Westman Republican 38%
VT State Senate Rutland Peg Flory Republican 25%
VT State Senate Washington Ann Cummings Democratic 86%
VT State Senate Washington William Doyle Republican 71%
VT State Senate Windsor John Campbell Democratic 86%
VT State Senate Windsor Alice Nitka Democratic 88%
VT Secretary of State Jim Condos Democratic 100%
VT Mayor At-Large Robert Kiss 88%
VT Assistant Judge At-Large Jack Anderson 88%
Steven Adams 25%
David Allaire 0%
George Allard 0%
Edwin Amidon, Jr. 50%
William Aswad 75%
Kenneth Atkins 25%
Albert Audette 38%
Joseph Baker 13%
Susan Bartlett 71%
John Bloomer, Jr. 29%
Lynn Bohi 100%
David Bolduc 13%
Donald Bostic 38%
Francis Brooks 100%
David Brown 25%
Julius Canns 14%
Erron Carey 0%
David Clark 13%
Kinny Connell 100%
Howard Crawford 13%
Judith Crowley 13%
Maureen Dakin 50%
Steve Darrow 75%
Thomas DePoy 13%
Robert Dostis 88%
Virginia Duffy 0%
Kevin Endres 25%
Avis Gervais 50%
Gerry Gossens 100%
Henry Gray 0%
James Greenwood 0%
Carl Haas 13%
John Kenneth Hall 0%
Steve Hingtgen 88%
Constance Houston 25%
Dick Howrigan, Sr. 25%
Richard Hube 0%
Cola Hudson 13%
Margaret Hummel 75%
Vincent Illuzzi 29%
Michael Kainen 25%
Sylvia Kennedy 0%
Bill Keogh 38%
Carroll Ketchum 25%
Linda Kirker 0%
Sara Kittell 71%
Albert Krawczyk 0%
Steve Larrabee, Sr. 0%
Mark Larson 100%
Kathy LaBelle LaVoie 13%
James Leddy 86%
Judith Livingston 38%
Richard Marron 25%
Hull Maynard 14%
Frank Mazur 25%
Doran Metzger 25%
Virginia Milkey 100%
Lawrence Molloy 50%
Harry Monti 25%
Janet Munt 100%
Michael John Obuchowski 88%
Patricia O'Donnell 25%
Harvey Otterman, Jr. 13%
Janice Peaslee 0%
Daryl Pillsbury 13%
Michael Reese 63%
David Rogers 25%
Robert Rusten 63%
George Schiavone 0%
Ann Seibert 75%
Malcolm Severance 25%
Nancy Sheltra 0%
Gene Sweetser 0%
Gaye Symington 75%
Ruth Towne 13%
John Patrick Tracy 100%
Leo Valliere 25%
Val Vincent 63%
Perry Waite 0%
Stephen Webster 25%
John Winters 13%
Robert Wood, Jr. 0%
Mark Young 25%

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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