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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Connecticut AFL-CIO

1996 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
CT State House 18 Andy Fleischmann Democratic 75%
CT State House 22 Elizabeth Boukus Democratic 50%
CT State House 33 Joseph Serra Democratic 75%
CT State House 45 Steve Mikutel Democratic 50%
CT State House 55 Pam Sawyer Republican 0%
CT State House 69 Arthur O'Neill Republican 0%
CT State House 71 Anthony D'Amelio Republican 0%
CT State House 76 John Piscopo Republican 0%
CT State House 82 Buddy Altobello, Jr. Democratic 50%
CT State House 85 Mary Mushinsky Democratic 75%
CT State House 90 Mary Fritz Democratic 25%
CT State House 92 Patricia Dillon Democratic 75%
CT State House 98 Patricia Widlitz Democratic 50%
CT State House 110 Bob Godfrey Democratic 100%
CT State House 115 Stephen Dargan Democratic 75%
CT State House 116 Lou Esposito, Jr. Democratic 75%
CT State House 121 Terrance Backer Democratic 100%
CT State House 139 Kevin Ryan Democratic 75%
CT State House 142 Lawrence Cafero, Jr. Republican 0%
CT State Senate 1 John Fonfara Democratic 75%
CT State Senate 2 Eric Coleman Democratic 100%
CT State Senate 6 Theresa Bielinski Gerratana Democratic 100%
CT State Senate 7 John Kissel Republican 0%
CT State Senate 9 Paul Doyle Democratic 0%
CT State Senate 11 Martin Looney Democratic 100%
CT State Senate 15 Joan Hartley Democratic 25%
CT State Senate 17 Joseph Crisco, Jr. Democratic 75%
CT State Senate 20 Andrea Stillman Democratic 75%
CT State Senate 29 Donald Williams, Jr. Democratic 100%
CT State Senate 35 Anthony Guglielmo Republican 0%
CT Attorney General George Jepsen Democratic, Working Families 100%
CT Secretary of State Denise Merrill Democratic, Working Families 100%
CT Commissioner of Revenue Kevin Sullivan Democratic 25%
CT Mayor At-Large Toni Harp Democratic 75%
CT Mayor At-Large Peter Nystrom Republican 0%
James Abrams 75%
James Amann 50%
Curtis Dickerman Andrews, Jr. 0%
William Aniskovich 0%
Timothy Barth 25%
Nancy Farwell Beals 75%
Reginald Beamon 75%
Richard Belden 0%
John Betkoski III 50%
Donald Boughton III 100%
Thomas Bozek 50%
Dominic Andrew Buonocore 0%
Susan Bysiewicz 50%
David Cappiello 0%
Michael Jean Cardin 75%
Michael Caron 25%
Annette Wheeler Carter 75%
Christopher Caruso 100%
Ilia Castro 100%
J.Vincent Chase 0%
Michael Christ 50%
Biagio Ciotto 75%
Dennis Cleary 0%
Thomasina Clemons 100%
Jacqueline Cocco 0%
Thomas Colapietro, Jr. 75%
Raymond Collins 0%
Terry Concannon 75%
Thomas Conway, Sr. 75%
Catherine Cook 0%
Melody Currey 50%
Eileen Daily 75%
Ann Dandrow 0%
Jefferson Davis 75%
Louis DeLuca 0%
Nancy DeMarinis 75%
Chris Anthony DePino 50%
Konstantinos Diamantis 75%
Hector Diaz 100%
William DiBella 100%
Carl Dickman 0%
Lucien DiMeo 0%
Christopher Donovan 75%
William Dyson 100%
M. Adela Dell' Eads 0%
Mary Eberle 33%
Ruth Fahrbach 0%
Robert Farr 0%
Michael Fedele 0%
Richard Ferrari 0%
Brian Flaherty 0%
Patrick Flaherty 75%
James Fleming 0%
John Wayne Fox 50%
Judith Freedman 0%
Josephine Fuchs 0%
Angelo Fusco 25%
Thomas Gaffey 25%
Edna Garcia 100%
Edwin Garcia 100%
Jeanne Garvey 0%
Frederick Gelsi 100%
Robert Genuario 0%
John Geragosian 100%
Demetrios Giannaros 25%
Sonya Googins 0%
Edward Graziani 50%
Kenneth Green 100%
George Gunther 0%
Norma Gyle 0%
William Hamzy 0%
Marilyn Ann Hess 0%
Allen Hoffman 0%
Wade Hyslop, Jr. 75%
Michael Jarjura 75%
Stephen Jarmoc 50%
Shawn Johnston 50%
Robert Keeley, Jr. 100%
Nancy Kerensky 75%
Marie Lopez Kirkley-Bey 100%
Paul Knierim 0%
Alex Knopp 75%
Robert Landino 33%
Michael Lawlor 75%
John Joseph Lescoe 75%
Janet Lockton 0%
Fred Lovegrove, Jr. 0%
Moira Lyons 33%
Robert Maddox, Jr. 25%
John Malone 25%
John Martinez 75%
Brian Edward Mattiello 0%
Dom Mazzoccoli 0%
James McCavanagh 50%
Brian McDermott 25%
Anne McDonald 67%
Mary McGrattan 25%
Peter Metz 0%
Roger Michele 50%
Lawrence Miller 0%
John Mordasky 25%
Paul Munns 0%
Vickie Orsini Nardello 50%
Ernest Newton II 75%
William Nickerson 0%
Mark Nielsen 0%
Gary Orefice 25%
James O'Rourke III 75%
Alvin Penn 100%
Melodie Peters 100%
Claudia Powers 0%
Edith Prague 75%
F. Prelli 0%
David Pudlin 75%
Dale Radcliffe 25%
Kevin Ferguson Rennie 0%
Thomas Ritter 50%
Andrew Roraback 0%
Richard Roy 50%
Sammy Samowitz 75%
Ronald San Angelo 0%
B. Scott Santa-Maria 0%
Claire Essig Sauer 33%
Ellen Scalettar 50%
Christopher Scalzo 0%
Angelina Scarpetti 0%
Carl Schiessl 0%
Howard Scipio 75%
Donnie Sellers, Sr. 67%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 0%
Winthrop Smith, Jr. 0%
Stephen Somma 0%
Cameron Staples 75%
John Stone, Jr. 0%
Jessie Stratton 50%
John Stripp 0%
John Thompson 75%
Vincent Tonucci 25%
Christel Truglia 75%
Richard Tulisano 100%
Paul Martin Tymniak 25%
Thomas Upson 0%
William Varese 25%
Richard Veltri 0%
Peter Villano 33%
Robert Ward 0%
Julia Wasserman 0%
Lenny Winkler 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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