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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Commonwealth Foundation

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Bob Allen 30%
Gibson Armstrong 31%
Gibson Armstrong 66%
Roy Baldwin 30%
Bob Bastian 42%
Linda Bebko-Jones 30%
Fred Belardi 30%
Robert Belfanti, Jr. 30%
Karen Beyer 52%
Vincent Biancucci 48%
Jerry Birmelin 54%
Thomas Blackwell IV 30%
Kevin Blaum 19%
Scott Boyd 56%
David Brightbill 30%
Raymond Bunt, Jr. 30%
Alan Butkovitz 35%
Ronald Buxton 36%
Steven Cappelli 42%
James Casorio, Jr. 42%
Gaynor Cawley 30%
Joe Conti 30%
Susan Cornell 30%
Thomas Corrigan, Sr. 30%
Jacqueline Crahalla 30%
Thomas Creighton 79%
Lawrence Curry 17%
Craig Dally 42%
H. William DeWeese 19%
Michael Diven 42%
Robert Donatucci 36%
Todd Eachus 36%
Jane Earll 48%
John Evans 30%
Russell Fairchild 31%
Brett Feese 42%
John Fichter 30%
Patrick Elvin Fleagle 30%
Robert Flick 30%
Teresa Forcier 91%
Vincent Fumo 17%
William Gabig 77%
Thomas Gannon 30%
Richard Geist 31%
Camille George 30%
Michael Gerber 48%
Matthew Good 30%
Richard Grucela 48%
Michael Gruitza 37%
Jeffrey Earl Habay 72%
George Hasay 30%
Lynn Herman 48%
Arthur Hershey 31%
Dick Hess 31%
Harold James 30%
Babette Josephs 30%
Robert Jubelirer 31%
George Kenney, Jr. 30%
Frank LaGrotta 29%
Gerald LaValle 17%
Marie Lederer 25%
Dennis Leh 42%
Charles Lemmond, Jr. 31%
Victor John Lescovitz 30%
David Levdansky 30%
Sean Logan 28%
Roger Madigan 30%
Stephen Maitland 32%
Kathy Manderino 19%
Jennifer Mann 42%
Keith McCall 30%
Eugene McGill 30%
Fred McIlhattan 54%
Mark Steven McNaughton 54%
Anthony Melio 42%
Robert Mellow 17%
Sheila Miller 42%
Raphael Musto 17%
John Myers 42%
Jerry Nailor 54%
Steven Nickol 68%
Dennis O'Brien 30%
Frank Oliver, Sr. 19%
Michael O'Pake 17%
Jane Clare Orie 54%
John Pallone 42%
John Perzel 30%
Thomas Petrone 30%
Jeffrey Piccola 54%
John Pippy 42%
Frank Pistella 30%
Joseph Preston, Jr. 30%
Terry Punt 23%
Thomas Quigley 54%
Sean Ramaley 42%
Ronald Raymond 29%
Bob Regola 42%
Douglas Reichley 66%
James Rhoades 28%
William Rieger 39%
Lawrence Roberts 30%
Samuel Rohrer 78%
T.J. Rooney 24%
Carole Rubley 42%
Kenneth Ruffing 19%
Dante Santoni, Jr. 30%
Larry Sather 31%
Curt Schroder 42%
Paul Semmel 31%
James Shaner 42%
Josh Shapiro 42%
John Siptroth 42%
Bruce Smith 42%
Edward Staback 24%
Jess Stairs 42%
David Steil 42%
Stephen Stetler 30%
Thomas Stevenson 30%
J. Barry Stout 30%
Dan Surra 30%
Thomas Tangretti 42%
Elinor Taylor 30%
Robert Thompson 30%
Thomas Tigue 30%
Katie True 42%
Michael Veon 19%
Don Walko 31%
James Wansacz 30%
Michael Waugh 42%
Noah Wenger 31%
Mary Jo White 42%
Constance Williams 32%
Jewell Williams 25%
Rod Wilt 88%
Edward Wojnaroski, Sr. 42%
Rob Wonderling 42%
Matthew Wright 30%
Thomas Yewcic 60%
Peter Zug 29%
PA State House 192 Louise Williams Bishop Democratic 25%
PA State Senate 18 Lisa Boscola Democratic 40%
PA State House 127 Thomas Caltagirone Democratic 30%
PA State House 202 Mark Cohen Democratic 19%
PA State Senate 43 Jay Costa, Jr. Democratic 17%
PA State House 34 Paul Costa Democratic 30%
PA State House 180 Angel Cruz Democratic 37%
PA State House 49 Peter Daley II Democratic 30%
PA State House 32 Anthony DeLuca Democratic 42%
PA State House 33 Frank Dermody Democratic 30%
PA State House 203 Dwight Evans Democratic 19%
PA State House 2 Florindo Fabrizio Democratic 42%
PA State Senate 38 Jim Ferlo Democratic 44%
PA State Senate 42 Wayne Fontana Democratic 47%
PA State House 23 Dan Frankel Democratic 30%
PA State House 136 Robert Freeman Democratic 42%
PA State House 35 Marc Gergely Democratic 48%
PA State House 123 Neal Goodman Democratic 30%
PA State House 73 Gary Haluska Democratic 42%
PA State House 76 Michael Hanna, Sr. Democratic 42%
PA State House 58 Ted Harhai Democratic 42%
PA State Senate 7 Vincent Hughes Democratic 17%
PA State Senate 32 Richard Kasunic Democratic 28%
PA State House 184 William Keller Democratic 37%
PA State House 159 Thaddeus Kirkland Democratic 31%
PA State Senate 3 Shirley Kitchen Democratic 28%
PA State House 45 Nick Kotik Democratic 41%
PA State Senate 17 Daylin Leach Democratic 36%
PA State House 25 Joseph Markosek Democratic 30%
PA State House 173 Michael McGeehan Democratic 30%
PA State House 120 Phyllis Mundy Democratic 30%
PA State House 200 Cherelle Parker Democratic 52%
PA State House 55 Joseph Petrarca, Jr. Democratic 42%
PA State House 36 Harry Readshaw III Democratic 42%
PA State House 188 James Roebuck, Jr. Democratic 31%
PA State House 9 Chris Sainato Democratic 42%
PA State House 135 Steve Samuelson Democratic 40%
PA State Senate 46 Timothy Solobay Democratic 30%
PA State Senate 5 Mike Stack III Democratic 40%
PA State House 96 P. Michael Sturla Democratic 19%
PA State Senate 2 Tina Tartaglione Democratic 29%
PA State House 181 W. Thomas Democratic 36%
PA State House 166 Gregory Vitali Democratic 42%
PA State Senate 4 LeAnna Washington Democratic 33%
PA State House 191 Ronald Waters Democratic 30%
PA State House 19 Jake Wheatley, Jr. Democratic 30%
PA State Senate 8 Anthony Williams Democratic 21%
PA State Senate 35 John Wozniak Democratic 30%
PA State House 198 Rosita Youngblood Democratic 30%
PA State Senate 14 John Yudichak Democratic 42%
PA State House 165 William Adolph, Jr. Republican 30%
PA State Senate 29 Dave Argall Republican 30%
PA State House 68 Matthew Baker Republican 42%
PA State House 160 Steve Barrar Republican 30%
PA State House 171 Kerry Benninghoff Republican 54%
PA State Senate 16 Pat Browne Republican 47%
PA State House 67 Martin Causer Republican 66%
PA Council Member At-Large Mario Civera, Jr. Republican 30%
PA State House 145 Paul Clymer Republican 48%
PA State Senate 34 Jake Corman III Republican 31%
PA State House 99 Gordon Denlinger Republican 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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