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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Connecticut AFL-CIO

1997-1998 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
CT State House 3 Minnie Gonzalez Democratic 88%
CT State House 18 Andy Fleischmann Democratic 75%
CT State House 22 Elizabeth Boukus Democratic 75%
CT State House 26 Peter Tercyak Democratic 75%
CT State House 33 Joseph Serra Democratic 75%
CT State House 45 Steve Mikutel Democratic 75%
CT State House 48 Linda Orange Democratic 71%
CT State House 55 Pam Sawyer Republican 13%
CT State House 69 Art O'Neill Republican 13%
CT State House 71 Tony D'Amelio Republican 38%
CT State House 76 John Piscopo Republican 13%
CT State House 82 Buddy Altobello, Jr. Democratic 75%
CT State House 85 Mary Mushinsky Democratic 71%
CT State House 90 Mary Fritz Democratic 63%
CT State House 92 Patricia Dillon Democratic 71%
CT State House 98 Pat Widlitz Democratic 75%
CT State House 110 Bob Godfrey Democratic 75%
CT State House 115 Stephen Dargan Democratic 75%
CT State House 116 Lou Esposito, Jr. Democratic 75%
CT State House 121 Terrance Backer Democratic 88%
CT State House 139 Kevin Ryan Democratic 75%
CT State House 142 Larry Cafero, Jr. Republican 25%
CT State Senate 1 John Fonfara Democratic 50%
CT State Senate 2 Eric Coleman Democratic 56%
CT State Senate 3 Gary LeBeau Democratic 78%
CT State Senate 6 Terry Gerratana Democratic 86%
CT State Senate 7 John Kissel Republican 56%
CT State Senate 9 Paul Doyle Democratic 50%
CT State Senate 11 Martin Looney Democratic 78%
CT State Senate 15 Joan Hartley Democratic 57%
CT State Senate 17 Joe Crisco, Jr. Democratic 67%
CT State Senate 20 Andrea Stillman Democratic 75%
CT State Senate 26 Toni Boucher Republican 25%
CT State Senate 29 Donald Williams, Jr. Democratic 78%
CT State Senate 35 Anthony Guglielmo Republican 78%
CT Attorney General George Jepsen Democratic, Working Families 67%
CT Secretary of State Denise Merrill Democratic, Working Families 75%
CT Commissioner of Revenue Kevin Sullivan Democratic 67%
CT Mayor At-Large John Harkins Republican 13%
CT Mayor At-Large Toni Harp Democratic 56%
CT Mayor At-Large Peter Nystrom Republican 63%
James Abrams 75%
James Amann 63%
William Aniskovich 56%
Nancy Farwell Beals 88%
Reginald Beamon 88%
Richard Belden 13%
G. Kenneth Bernhard 14%
Thomas Bozek 44%
Susan Bysiewicz 75%
David Cappiello 50%
Michael Jean Cardin 75%
Michael Caron 63%
Annette Wheeler Carter 67%
Christopher Caruso 67%
Michael Christ 75%
Biagio Ciotto 89%
Dennis Cleary 25%
Joseph Clemmons, Sr. 71%
Thomasina Clemons 75%
Jacqueline Cocco 75%
Thomas Colapietro, Jr. 89%
Raymond Collins 38%
Terry Concannon 75%
Thomas Conway, Sr. 75%
Catherine Cook 11%
Melody Alena Currey 75%
Eileen Daily 67%
Ann Dandrow 50%
Jefferson Davis 88%
Kevin DelGobbo 25%
Louis DeLuca 0%
Nancy DeMarinis 75%
Chris Anthony DePino 50%
Konstantinos Diamantis 71%
Hector Diaz 86%
Carl Dickman 13%
Christopher Donovan 75%
William Dyson 88%
M. Adela Dell' Eads 0%
Mary Eberle 88%
Ruth Fahrbach 13%
Robert Farr 38%
Michael Fedele 14%
Arthur Feltman 75%
Richard Ferrari 13%
Brian Flaherty 25%
Patrick Flaherty 86%
James Fleming 33%
Steve Fontana 75%
John Wayne Fox 83%
Judith Freedman 44%
Angelo Fusco 75%
Thomas Gaffey 67%
Edna Garcia 88%
Jeanne Garvey 0%
Frederick Gelsi 100%
Robert Genuario 22%
John Geragosian 75%
Demetrios Giannaros 71%
Sonya Googins 13%
Ted Graziani 75%
Kenneth Green 88%
Leonard Greene, Sr. 38%
George Gunther 33%
Norma Gyle 38%
Elaine Hammers 13%
William Hamzy 38%
Mary Handley 89%
Craig Henrici 60%
Thomas Herlihy, Jr. 13%
Marilyn Ann Hess 13%
Wade Hyslop, Jr. 75%
Michael Jarjura 67%
Stephen Jarmoc 57%
Shawn Johnston 71%
Robert Keeley, Jr. 75%
Nancy Kerensky 86%
Marie Lopez Kirkley-Bey 88%
Alex Knopp 75%
Robert Landino 75%
Michael Lawlor 75%
John Joseph Lescoe 71%
Janet Lockton 13%
Fred Lovegrove, Jr. 43%
Moira Lyons 71%
Robert Maddox, Jr. 38%
John Malone 63%
Evelyn Mantilla 75%
John Martinez 50%
Brian Edward Mattiello 25%
Dom Mazzoccoli 20%
James McCavanagh 75%
Brian McDermott 78%
Anne McDonald 86%
Mary McGrattan 50%
Peter Metz 25%
Roger Michele 75%
Lawrence Miller 13%
John Mordasky 67%
Vickie Orsini Nardello 100%
Ernest Newton II 67%
William Nickerson 33%
Mark Nielsen 11%
Gary Orefice 63%
James O'Rourke III 75%
Peter Panaroni, Jr. 75%
Alvin Penn 56%
Melodie Peters 89%
Claudia Powers 13%
Edith Prague 89%
F. Prelli 25%
David Pudlin 75%
John Ritter 75%
Thomas Ritter 75%
Andrew Roraback 38%
Richard Roy 71%
John Ryan 13%
Sammy Samowitz 63%
Ronald San Angelo 13%
B. Scott Santa-Maria 50%
Claire Essig Sauer 88%
Ellen Scalettar 75%
Christopher Scalzo 25%
Angelina Scarpetti 11%
Carl Schiessl 100%
Howard Scipio 88%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 25%
Winthrop Smith, Jr. 44%
Stephen Somma 56%
Cameron Staples 75%
John Stone, Jr. 13%
Jessie Stratton 86%
John Stripp 13%
John Thompson 88%
Vincent Tonucci 75%
Christel Truglia 75%
Richard Tulisano 100%
Paul Martin Tymniak 13%
Thomas Upson 25%
William Varese 25%
Richard Veltri 14%
Peter Villano 86%
Lewis Wallace, Jr. 75%
Robert Ward 13%
Julia Wasserman 13%
Lenny Winkler 63%

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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