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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Vermont Public Interest Research Group

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
VT State House Addison-1 Betty Nuovo Democratic 86%
VT State House Addison-5 Harvey Smith Republican 14%
VT State House Bennington-2-2 Mary Morrissey Republican 0%
VT State House Bennington-3 Alice Miller Democratic 86%
VT State House Chittenden-4-2 Bill Lippert, Jr. Democratic 100%
VT State House Chittenden-6-1 Kurt Wright Republican 14%
VT State House Chittenden-6-5 Johannah Donovan Democratic 100%
VT State House Chittenden-7-2 Ann Pugh Democratic 71%
VT State House Chittenden-9-2 Maureen Dakin Democratic 29%
VT State House Franklin-3-1 Kathleen Keenan Democratic 50%
VT State House Lamoille-2 Mark Woodward Democratic 86%
VT State House Orleans-1 Loren Shaw Republican 0%
VT State House Rutland-3 Robert Helm Democratic, Republican 17%
VT State House Washington-7 Maxine Grad Democratic 67%
VT State House Windham-3 Carolyn Partridge Democratic 86%
VT State House Windham-4 David Deen Democratic 100%
VT State House Windsor-1 Donna Sweaney Democratic 86%
VT State House Windsor-3-2 Alice Emmons Democratic, Working Families 86%
VT State House Windsor-Orange-2 James Masland Democratic 100%
VT State Senate Chittenden Dave Zuckerman Democratic, Progressive 100%
VT State Senate Essex-Orleans Robert Starr Democratic 50%
VT State Senate Lamoille Richard Westman Republican 17%
VT State Senate Rutland Peg Flory Republican 14%
VT State Senate Rutland Kevin Mullin Republican 29%
VT State Senate Windsor Alice Nitka Democratic 71%
VT Mayor At-Large Robert Kiss 100%
VT Council Member Ward 4 Kurt Wright Republican 14%
VT Assistant Judge At-Large Jack Anderson 100%
Steven Adams 20%
Elaine Alfano 100%
David Allaire 14%
George Allard 0%
Edwin Amidon, Jr. 29%
Philip Angell, Jr. 14%
William Aswad 67%
Kenneth Atkins 50%
Albert Audette 43%
Joseph Baker 14%
Jason Barney 0%
Lynn Bohi 100%
David Bolduc 14%
Donald Bostic 14%
Stephanie Bourdeau 14%
Francis Brooks 86%
Erron Carey 14%
David Clark 0%
Bill Cleland 20%
Jim Colvin 14%
Kinny Connell 86%
Howard Crawford 0%
George Cross 67%
Judith Crowley 0%
Dan Darrow 100%
Steve Darrow 100%
Don Davis 14%
Thomas DePoy 14%
Robert Dostis 71%
Patricia Doyle 86%
Carina Driscoll 100%
Virginia Duffy 0%
Kevin Endres 0%
Michael Fisher 100%
John Follett 17%
Walter Freed 33%
Dean George 0%
Avis Gervais 29%
Kevin Goodridge 0%
Henry Gray 0%
Carl Haas 0%
John Kenneth Hall 29%
Martha Heath 57%
Steve Hingtgen 100%
Cheryl Hooker 86%
Constance Houston 0%
Dick Howrigan, Sr. 29%
Richard Hube 17%
Cola Hudson 0%
Margaret Hummel 71%
William Johnson 14%
Henrietta Jordan 100%
Michael Kainen 0%
Sylvia Kennedy 14%
Bill Keogh 43%
Carroll Ketchum 14%
Duncan Kilmartin 0%
Linda Kirker 0%
Thomas Koch 29%
Albert Krawczyk 0%
John LaBarge 14%
Leigh Larocque 14%
Joseph Larose 0%
Steve Larrabee, Sr. 14%
Mark Larson 100%
Kathy LaBelle LaVoie 0%
Thomas Little 50%
Judy Livingston 17%
Bill MacKinnon 100%
Ward Mann 0%
Richard Marron 14%
Frederick Maslack 14%
Frank Mazur 14%
Thomas McGrath 0%
Doran Metzger 0%
Virginia Milkey 100%
Lawrence Molloy 40%
Harry Monti 0%
Martin Myers 33%
Michael John Obuchowski 86%
Patricia O'Donnell 14%
Donny Osman 100%
Harvey Otterman, Jr. 0%
Allen Palmer 14%
Edward Paquin, Jr. 71%
Janice Peaslee 0%
Richard Pembroke, Sr. 0%
Ira Pike 20%
Daryl Pillsbury 80%
Michael Quaid 14%
Neil Randall 14%
Michael Reese 86%
David Rogers 17%
Carl Rosenquist 0%
Robert Rusten 50%
Henry Schaefer 0%
George Schiavone 0%
Craig Scribner, Sr. 14%
Ann Seibert 100%
Malcolm Severance 14%
Nancy Sheltra 0%
Matthew Stevens 0%
Gene Sweetser 29%
Gaye Symington 50%
Ruth Towne 0%
John Patrick Tracy 86%
Leo Valliere 14%
Val Vincent 57%
Michael Vinton 14%
Cathy Voyer 14%
Perry Waite 17%
Donald Webster 86%
Stephen Webster 14%
Robert Weeks 0%
Susan Wheeler 57%
James Willett 0%
John Winters 0%
Philip Winters 17%
Robert Wood, Jr. 14%
Mark Young 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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