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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Connecticut AFL-CIO

1996 Lifetime Score

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 77%
CT State House 45 Steve Mikutel Democratic 31%
CT State House 55 Pam Sawyer Republican 7%
CT State House 69 Art O'Neill Republican 27%
CT State House 71 Tony D'Amelio Republican 0%
CT State House 76 John Piscopo Republican 37%
CT State House 82 Buddy Altobello, Jr. Democratic 50%
CT State House 85 Mary Mushinsky Democratic 91%
CT State House 90 Mary Fritz Democratic 69%
CT State House 92 Patricia Dillon Democratic 84%
CT State House 98 Pat Widlitz Democratic 50%
CT State House 110 Bob Godfrey Democratic 90%
CT State House 115 Stephen Dargan Democratic 75%
CT State House 116 Lou Esposito, Jr. Democratic 64%
CT State House 121 Terrance Backer Democratic 86%
CT State House 139 Kevin Ryan Democratic 71%
CT State House 142 Larry Cafero, Jr. Republican 7%
CT State Senate 1 John Fonfara Democratic 75%
CT State Senate 2 Eric Coleman Democratic 100%
CT State Senate 6 Terry Gerratana Democratic 86%
CT State Senate 7 John Kissel Republican 33%
CT State Senate 9 Paul Doyle Democratic 0%
CT State Senate 11 Martin Looney Democratic 69%
CT State Senate 15 Joan Hartley Democratic 76%
CT State Senate 17 Joseph Crisco, Jr. Democratic 54%
CT State Senate 20 Andrea Stillman Democratic 69%
CT State Senate 29 Donald Williams, Jr. Democratic 58%
CT State Senate 35 Anthony Guglielmo Republican 31%
CT Attorney General George Jepsen Democratic, Working Families 74%
CT Secretary of State Denise Merrill Democratic, Working Families 88%
CT Commissioner of Revenue Kevin Sullivan Democratic 67%
CT Mayor At-Large Toni Harp Democratic 77%
CT Mayor At-Large Peter Nystrom Republican 65%
James Abrams 75%
James Amann 54%
Curtis Dickerman Andrews, Jr. 17%
William Aniskovich 42%
Timothy Barth 14%
Nancy Farwell Beals 71%
Reginald Beamon 80%
Richard Belden 24%
John Betkoski III 73%
Donald Boughton III 71%
Thomas Bozek 50%
Dominic Andrew Buonocore 7%
Susan Bysiewicz 64%
David Cappiello 0%
Michael Jean Cardin 75%
Michael Caron 42%
Annette Wheeler Carter 79%
Christopher Caruso 71%
Ilia Castro 88%
J.Vincent Chase 42%
Michael Christ 50%
Biagio Ciotto 75%
Dennis Cleary 14%
Thomasina Clemons 100%
Jacqueline Cocco 67%
Thomas Colapietro, Jr. 69%
Raymond Collins 34%
Terry Concannon 64%
Thomas Conway, Sr. 74%
Catherine Cook 15%
Melody Currey 64%
Eileen Daily 54%
Ann Dandrow 62%
Jefferson Davis 71%
Louis DeLuca 16%
Nancy DeMarinis 79%
Chris Anthony DePino 62%
Konstantinos Diamantis 77%
Hector Diaz 100%
William DiBella 80%
Carl Dickman 0%
Lucien DiMeo 7%
Christopher Donovan 79%
William Dyson 86%
M. Adela Dell' Eads 38%
Mary Eberle 46%
Ruth Fahrbach 25%
Robert Farr 34%
Michael Fedele 14%
Richard Ferrari 21%
Brian Flaherty 41%
Patrick Flaherty 71%
James Fleming 30%
John Wayne Fox 73%
Judith Freedman 49%
Josephine Fuchs 39%
Angelo Fusco 76%
Thomas Gaffey 25%
Edna Garcia 77%
Edwin Garcia 71%
Jeanne Garvey 7%
Frederick Gelsi 93%
Robert Genuario 35%
John Geragosian 100%
Demetrios Giannaros 25%
Sonya Googins 0%
Edward Graziani 67%
Kenneth Green 100%
George Gunther 36%
Norma Gyle 35%
William Hamzy 0%
Marilyn Ann Hess 14%
Allen Hoffman 0%
Wade Hyslop, Jr. 83%
Michael Jarjura 46%
Stephen Jarmoc 54%
Shawn Johnston 50%
Robert Keeley, Jr. 79%
Nancy Kerensky 75%
Marie Lopez Kirkley-Bey 92%
Paul Knierim 17%
Alex Knopp 84%
Robert Landino 33%
Michael Lawlor 85%
John Joseph Lescoe 87%
Janet Lockton 25%
Fred Lovegrove, Jr. 49%
Moira Lyons 78%
Robert Maddox, Jr. 26%
John Malone 25%
John Martinez 75%
Brian Edward Mattiello 14%
Dom Mazzoccoli 7%
James McCavanagh 68%
Brian McDermott 25%
Anne McDonald 65%
Mary McGrattan 33%
Peter Metz 21%
Roger Michele 50%
Lawrence Miller 17%
John Mordasky 60%
Paul Munns 0%
Vickie Orsini Nardello 50%
Ernest Newton II 89%
William Nickerson 40%
Mark Nielsen 0%
Gary Orefice 43%
James O'Rourke III 79%
Alvin Penn 58%
Melodie Peters 85%
Claudia Powers 0%
Edith Prague 75%
F. Prelli 21%
David Pudlin 90%
Dale Radcliffe 40%
Kevin Ferguson Rennie 0%
Thomas Ritter 90%
Andrew Roraback 0%
Richard Roy 43%
Sammy Samowitz 79%
Ronald San Angelo 7%
B. Scott Santa-Maria 0%
Claire Essig Sauer 33%
Ellen Scalettar 57%
Christopher Scalzo 0%
Angelina Scarpetti 37%
Carl Schiessl 64%
Howard Scipio 64%
Donnie Sellers, Sr. 67%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 19%
Winthrop Smith, Jr. 15%
Stephen Somma 50%
Cameron Staples 79%
John Stone, Jr. 0%
Jessie Stratton 64%
John Stripp 0%
John Thompson 84%
Vincent Tonucci 64%
Christel Truglia 82%
Richard Tulisano 85%
Paul Martin Tymniak 25%
Thomas Upson 58%
William Varese 34%
Richard Veltri 0%
Peter Villano 54%
Robert Ward 41%
Julia Wasserman 13%
Lenny Winkler 67%

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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