Rating Group: Vermont Livable Wage Campaign

2005-2006 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 100%
VT Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott R 100%
VT State House-Addison-1 Betty Nuovo D 91%
VT State House-Addison-2 Willem Jewett D 91%
VT State House-Addison-4 Michael Fisher D 73%
VT State House-Addison-4 David Sharpe D 82%
VT State House-Addison-5 Harvey Smith R 9%
VT State House-Bennington-1 Bill Botzow D 89%
VT State House-Bennington-2-1 Timothy Corcoran II D 45%
VT State House-Bennington-2-2 Anne Mook D 55%
VT State House-Bennington-2-2 Mary Morrissey R 9%
VT State House-Bennington-3 Alice Miller D 91%
VT State House-Bennington-Rutland Patti Komline R 20%
VT State House-Caledonia-1 Leigh Larocque R 9%
VT State House-Caledonia-4 Richard Lawrence R 0%
VT State House-Chittenden-2 Jim McCullough D 91%
VT State House-Chittenden-3 William Frank D 82%
VT State House-Chittenden-4-2 Bill Lippert, Jr. D 91%
VT State House-Chittenden-6-1 Kurt Wright R 18%
VT State House-Chittenden-6-4 Chris Pearson Other 0%
VT State House-Chittenden-6-5 Johannah Donovan D 91%
VT State House-Chittenden-6-7 George Cross D 100%
VT State House-Chittenden-7-1 Michele Kupersmith D 82%
VT State House-Chittenden-7-2 Ann Pugh D 91%
VT State House-Chittenden-7-3 Helen Head D 91%
VT State House-Chittenden-8-1 Debbie Evans D 91%
VT State House-Chittenden-8-1 Linda Myers R 18%
VT State House-Chittenden-8-2 Tim Jerman D 89%
VT State House-Chittenden-8-3 Martha Heath D 89%
VT State House-Chittenden-9-1 Jim Condon D 64%
VT State House-Chittenden-9-2 Patrick Brennan R 0%
VT State House-Chittenden-10 Donald Turner, Jr. R 0%
VT State House-Essex-Caledonia-Orleans William Johnson Other 0%
VT State House-Franklin-1 Carolyn Branagan R 20%
VT State House-Franklin-3-1 Kathleen Keenan D 91%
VT State House-Grand Isle-Chittenden Mitzi Johnson D 89%
VT State House-Lamoille-2 Linda Martin D 78%
VT State House-Lamoille-Washington Shap Smith, Jr. D 78%
VT State House-Orange-1 Philip Winters R 0%
VT State House-Orange-2 Sarah Copeland-Hanzas D 89%
VT State House-Orange-Washington-Addison Patsy French D 91%
VT State House-Orleans-1 Loren Shaw R 0%
VT State House-Orleans-2 Duncan Kilmartin Other 0%
VT State House-Orleans-2 Michael Marcotte Other 0%
VT State House-Rutland-1 Andrew Donaghy R 0%
VT State House-Rutland-2 Dave Potter D 91%
VT State House-Rutland-3 William Canfield Other 0%
VT State House-Rutland-3 Robert Helm Other 0%
VT State House-Rutland-Bennington John Malcolm D 83%
VT State House-Washington-1 Anne Donahue R 18%
VT State House-Washington-2 Thomas Koch Other 27%
VT State House-Washington-2 Francis McFaun Other 55%
VT State House-Washington-4 Warren Kitzmiller D 91%
VT State House-Washington-5 Tony Klein D 82%
VT State House-Washington-6 Janet Ancel D 91%
VT State House-Washington-7 Maxine Grad D 91%
VT State House-Windham-3 Carolyn Partridge D 91%
VT State House-Windham-4 David Deen D 91%
VT State House-Windham-5 Richard Marek D 91%
VT State House-Windsor-1 Donna Sweaney D 91%
VT State House-Windsor-3-2 Alice Emmons Other 91%
VT State House-Windsor-5 Alison Clarkson D 91%
VT State House-Windsor-Orange-2 James Masland D 90%
VT State House-Windsor-Rutland Sandy Haas Other 91%
VT State Senate-Addison Claire Ayer D 100%
VT State Senate-Bennington Richard Sears, Jr. D 100%
VT State Senate-Caledonia Jane Kitchel D 100%
VT State Senate-Chittenden Ginny Lyons D 100%
VT State Senate-Chittenden Diane Snelling R 80%
VT State Senate-Chittenden Dave Zuckerman Other 78%
VT State Senate-Essex-Orleans John Rodgers D 75%
VT State Senate-Essex-Orleans Robert Starr D 100%
VT State Senate-Franklin Donald Collins D 100%
VT State Senate-Franklin Norman McAllister R 0%
VT State Senate-Grand Isle Richard Mazza D 100%
VT State Senate-Lamoille Richard Westman R 20%
VT State Senate-Orange Mark MacDonald D 100%
VT State Senate-Rutland Peg Flory R 0%
VT State Senate-Rutland Kevin Mullin R 40%
VT State Senate-Washington Ann Cummings D 100%
VT State Senate-Washington William Doyle R 83%
VT State Senate-Windham Jeanette White D 100%
VT State Senate-Windsor John Campbell D 100%
VT State Senate-Windsor Alice Nitka D 64%
VT Secretary of State Jim Condos D 100%
VT Council Member-Ward 4 Kurt Wright R 18%
VT Tax Commissioner Mary Peterson D 55%
Joe Acinapura 0%
Steven Adams 0%
David Allaire 0%
George Allard 10%
William Aswad 100%
Kenneth Atkins 91%
Albert Audette 90%
Joseph Baker 9%
Denise Begins Barnard 60%
Philip Bartlett 10%
Susan Bartlett 100%
Lynn Bohi 91%
Donald Bostic 10%
Francis Brooks 91%
Harry Chen 82%
David Clark 10%
Gregory Clark 0%
George Coppenrath 0%
Steve Darrow 91%
Stephen Dates 0%
Thomas DePoy 22%
Robert Dostis 82%
Winston Dowland 91%
Matt Dunne 100%
Brian Dunsmore 11%
Sarah Edwards 82%
Kevin Endres 0%
Joyce Errecart 0%
Gail Fallar 91%
Edward Flanagan 100%
Roderick Gander 100%
Avis Gervais 75%
Harold Giard 100%
Steve Green 91%
Carol Hosford 91%
Constance Houston 0%
Steve Howard 91%
Dick Howrigan, Sr. 89%
Richard Hube 0%
Cola Hudson 0%
Peter Hunt 91%
Jim Hutchinson 91%
Vincent Illuzzi 100%
Michael Kainen 55%
Sylvia Kennedy 0%
Bill Keogh 82%
Sara Kittell 100%
Joseph Krawczyk, Jr. 9%
Steve Larrabee, Sr. 0%
Mark Larson 100%
Kathy LaBelle LaVoie 10%
James Leddy 100%
Lucy Leriche 91%
Judith Livingston 0%
Jason Lorber 100%
Christopher Louras 0%
Steven Maier 91%
Richard Marron 18%
Clint Martin 91%
Hull Maynard 0%
Rosemary McLaughlin 100%
Virginia Milkey 91%
Hinda Miller 100%
Warren Miller 0%
Sue Minter 82%
Lawrence Molloy 55%
Harry Monti 80%
John Morley III 0%
Floyd Nease 82%
Kathrine Niquette 27%
Michael John Obuchowski 82%
Patricia O'Donnell 33%
Scott Orr 100%
Harvey Otterman, Jr. 10%
Alan Parent 0%
Janice Peaslee 33%
Kathy Pellett 90%
Albert Joseph Perry 64%
Daryl Pillsbury 75%
Dexter Randall 90%
Michael Reese 82%
Robert Rusten 64%
Ann Seibert 90%
Malcolm Severance 43%
Ernest Shand 82%
Mark Shepard 0%
David Sunderland 0%
John Patrick Tracy 100%
Ira Trombley 90%
Leo Valliere 20%
Wendy Wilton 17%
John Winters 0%
Mark Young 0%

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