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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Pennsylvania National Federation of Independent Business

1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
PA State House 165 William Adolph, Jr. Republican 92%
Roy Afflerbach 73%
Bob Allen 83%
Anthony Andrezeski 60%
PA State Senate 29 Dave Argall Republican 91%
Gibson Armstrong 91%
Thomas Armstrong 100%
PA State House 68 Matthew Baker Republican 100%
Ellen Bard 83%
John Barley 100%
Joseph Battisto 75%
Linda Bebko-Jones 50%
Albert Belan 55%
Fred Belardi 33%
Robert Belfanti, Jr. 50%
Clarence Bell 55%
Jerry Birmelin 100%
PA State House 192 Louise Williams Bishop Democratic 33%
Kevin Blaum 42%
Leonard Bodack 45%
PA State Senate 18 Lisa Boscola Democratic 58%
Karl Boyes 83%
David Brightbill 91%
Teresa Brown 100%
PA State Senate 16 Pat Browne Republican 83%
Raymond Bunt, Jr. 82%
Alan Butkovitz 42%
Ronald Buxton 40%
PA State House 127 Thomas Caltagirone Democratic 50%
Italo Cappabianca 42%
Andrew Carn 30%
Patricia Carone 92%
Gaynor Cawley 42%
J. Scot Chadwick 92%
PA Council Member At-Large Mario Civera, Jr. Republican 92%
Daniel Clark 83%
Paul Clymer 83%
Lita Indzel Cohen 83%
PA State House 202 Mark Cohen Democratic 25%
Nicholas Colafella 42%
Anthony Colaizzo 33%
Joe Conti 83%
Jacob Doyle Corman II 91%
Roy Cornell 83%
Joseph Corpora III 50%
Thomas Corrigan, Sr. 50%
PA State Senate 43 Jay Costa, Jr. Democratic 40%
Ronald Cowell 42%
Jeffrey Coy 83%
Lawrence Curry 33%
PA State House 49 Peter Daley II Democratic 55%
Daniel Delp 91%
PA Mayor At-Large Anthony DeLuca, Jr. 50%
PA State House 32 Anthony DeLuca, Jr. Democratic 50%
Thomas Dempsey 92%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 83%
PA State House 33 Frank Dermody Democratic 50%
H. William DeWeese 33%
PA State House 18 Gene DiGirolamo Republican 83%
Robert Donatucci 50%
Thomas Druce 83%
Kathrynann Durham 83%
Allan Egolf 100%
PA State House 203 Dwight Evans Democratic 27%
Russell Fairchild 100%
Gregory Fajt 83%
Howard Fargo 100%
Elaine Farmer 100%
Brett Feese 83%
John Fichter 83%
Mike Fisher 82%
Patrick Elvin Fleagle 92%
Robert Flick 100%
Vincent Fumo 40%
Ron Gamble 92%
Thomas Gannon 83%
Richard Geist 100%
Camille George 33%
Jim Gerlach 82%
Frank Gigliotti 55%
Joseph Gladeck, Jr. 100%
PA State House 53 Robert Godshall Republican 83%
PA State Senate 27 John Gordner Republican 92%
PA State Senate 12 Stewart Greenleaf Republican 100%
Michael Gruitza 50%
Leonard Quirico Gruppo 73%
Jeffrey Earl Habay 83%
Gary Haluska 58%
PA State House 76 Michael Hanna, Sr. Democratic 58%
PA State House 183 Julie Harhart Republican 83%
Melissa Hart 91%
George Hasay 70%
Jeff Haste 100%
David W Heckler 91%
Edward Helfrick 91%
PA State House 26 Timothy Hennessey Republican 83%
Lynn Herman 83%
Arthur Hershey 100%
Dick Hess 100%
Edwin Holl 100%
Michael Horsey 36%
PA State Senate 7 Vincent Hughes Democratic 36%
PA State Senate 21 Scott Hutchinson Republican 100%
Ivan Itkin 42%
Kenneth Jadlowiec 92%
Harold James 25%
Stanley Jarolin 58%
Babette Josephs 33%
Robert Jubelirer 91%
Ralph Kaiser 58%
Richard Kasunic 45%
PA State House 184 William Keller Democratic 50%
George Kenney, Jr. 67%
David Orr King 90%
PA State House 159 Thaddeus Kirkland Democratic 33%
Edward Krebs 92%
Allen Kukovich 33%
Frank LaGrotta 58%
Susan Laughlin 42%
Gerald LaValle 36%
John Lawless 75%
Marie Lederer 58%
Dennis Leh 100%
Charles Lemmond, Jr. 91%
Victor John Lescovitz 50%
David Levdansky 42%
William Lloyd, Jr. 33%
F. Joseph Loeper 91%
Edward Lucyk 50%
Jim Lynch 83%
Roger Madigan 100%
Stephen Maitland 100%
PA State House 111 Sandra Major Republican 100%
PA Secretary of Labor and Industry Kathy Manderino 25%
PA State House 25 Joseph Markosek Democratic 83%
PA State House 105 Ronald Marsico Republican 91%
Albert Masland 100%
David Mayernik 67%
Keith McCall 58%
Michael McGeehan 50%
Eugene McGill 82%
Anthony Melio 42%
Robert Mellow 60%
James Merry 100%
Thomas Michlovic 36%
Nicholas Micozzie 83%
Herman Mihalich 20%
Sheila Miller 92%
Harold Mowery Jr. 82%
Phyllis Mundy 67%
Raphael Musto 64%
John Myers 33%
Jerry Nailor 100%
Steven Nickol 100%
Robert Nyce 83%
PA Council Member At-Large Dennis O'Brien 73%
Richard Olasz 50%
Frank Oliver, Sr. 33%
Michael O'Pake 64%
John Perzel 82%
Timothy Pesci 45%
PA State House 55 Joseph Petrarca, Jr. Democratic 42%
Thomas Petrone 58%
Albert Pettit 100%
Merle Phillips 100%
Jeffrey Piccola 86%
Frank Pistella 33%
Todd Platts 100%
Eugene Porterfield 36%
Joseph Preston, Jr. 50%
Terry Punt 82%
Benjamin Ramos 33%
Ronald Raymond 92%
PA State House 36 Harry Readshaw III Democratic 58%
Robert Reber, Jr. 83%
Roy Reinard 83%
James Rhoades 64%
William Rieger 50%
Robert Robbins 91%
Lawrence Roberts 58%
William Russell Robinson 58%
PA State House 188 James Roebuck, Jr. Democratic 45%
Samuel Rohrer 100%
T.J. Rooney 50%
Carole Rubley 83%
Ruth Rudy 64%
Matthew Ryan 92%
PA State House 9 Chris Sainato Democratic 58%
Frank Salvatore 89%
Dante Santoni, Jr. 58%
Larry Sather 100%
PA State House 94 Stanley Saylor Republican 100%
Curt Schroder 100%
Jere Schuler 100%
Allyson Schwartz 45%
Thomas Scrimenti 42%
Paul Semmel 83%
Frank Serafini 67%
Tim Shaffer 91%
James Shaner 42%

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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