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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Commonwealth Foundation

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
PA State House 12 Daryl Metcalfe Republican 93%
Teresa Forcier 91%
PA State House 11 Brian Ellis Republican 89%
PA State Senate 21 Scott Hutchinson Republican 89%
PA State House 65 Kathy Rapp Republican 89%
PA State House 28 Mike Turzai Republican 89%
Rod Wilt 88%
Thomas Creighton 79%
Samuel Rohrer 78%
Dick Stevenson 78%
William Gabig 77%
PA State House 86 Mark Keller Republican 77%
PA State House 40 John Maher Republican 73%
Jeffrey Earl Habay 72%
Steven Nickol 68%
Gordon Denlinger 67%
Gibson Armstrong 66%
PA State House 67 Martin Causer Republican 66%
PA State House 47 Keith Gillespie Republican 66%
PA State House 87 Glen Grell Republican 66%
PA State House 89 Rob Kauffman Republican 66%
PA Secretary of Public Welfare Beverly Mackereth Republican 66%
Ron Miller 66%
PA State House 60 Jeffrey Pyle Republican 66%
Douglas Reichley 66%
Thomas Yewcic 60%
Scott Boyd 56%
PA State House 171 Kerry Benninghoff Republican 54%
Jerry Birmelin 54%
PA State House 105 Ronald Marsico Republican 54%
Fred McIlhattan 54%
PA State Senate 10 Charles McIlhinney, Jr. Republican 54%
Mark Steven McNaughton 54%
Jerry Nailor 54%
Jane Clare Orie 54%
PA State House 106 John Payne Republican 54%
PA State House 178 Scott Petri Republican 54%
Jeffrey Piccola 54%
PA State House 146 Thomas Quigley Republican 54%
PA State House 62 Dave Reed Republican 54%
PA State House 94 Stanley Saylor Republican 54%
PA State Senate 25 Joe Scarnati III Republican 54%
PA State Senate 31 Patricia Vance Republican 54%
Karen Beyer 52%
PA State House 200 Cherelle Parker Democratic 52%
Vincent Biancucci 48%
Paul Clymer 48%
Jane Earll 48%
Michael Gerber 48%
PA State House 35 Marc Gergely Democratic 48%
Richard Grucela 48%
Lynn Herman 48%
PA State Senate 16 Pat Browne Republican 47%
PA State Senate 42 Wayne Fontana Democratic 47%
Jim Ferlo 44%
PA State House 68 Matthew Baker Republican 42%
Bob Bastian 42%
Steven Cappelli 42%
James Casorio, Jr. 42%
Craig Dally 42%
PA State House 32 Anthony DeLuca Democratic 42%
PA State House 18 Gene DiGirolamo Republican 42%
Michael Diven 42%
PA State House 2 Florindo Fabrizio Democratic 42%
Brett Feese 42%
PA State House 136 Robert Freeman Democratic 42%
PA State House 101 Mauree Gingrich Republican 42%
PA State Senate 27 John Gordner Republican 42%
Gary Haluska 42%
PA State House 76 Michael Hanna, Sr. Democratic 42%
PA State House 58 Ted Harhai Democratic 42%
PA State House 183 Julie Harhart Republican 42%
PA State House 98 David Hickernell Republican 42%
Dennis Leh 42%
Jennifer Mann 42%
Anthony Melio 42%
PA State House 109 David Millard Republican 42%
Sheila Miller 42%
John Myers 42%
PA State House 29 Bernie O'Neill Republican 42%
John Pallone 42%
PA State House 55 Joseph Petrarca, Jr. Democratic 42%
PA State House 110 Tina Pickett Republican 42%
John Pippy 42%
PA State Senate 44 John Rafferty, Jr. Republican 42%
Sean Ramaley 42%
PA State House 36 Harry Readshaw III Democratic 42%
Bob Regola 42%
PA State House 158 Chris Ross Republican 42%
Carole Rubley 42%
PA State House 9 Chris Sainato Democratic 42%
Curt Schroder 42%
James Shaner 42%
Josh Shapiro 42%
John Siptroth 42%
Bruce Smith 42%
PA State House 4 Curt Sonney Republican 42%
Jess Stairs 42%
David Steil 42%
Jerry Stern 42%
Thomas Tangretti 42%
PA State Senate 6 Robert Tomlinson Republican 42%
PA Secretary of Legislative Affairs Katie True Republican 42%
PA State House 166 Gregory Vitali Democratic 42%
PA State House 144 Katharine Watson Republican 42%
Michael Waugh 42%
PA State Senate 41 Donald White Republican 42%
Mary Jo White 42%
Edward Wojnaroski, Sr. 42%
Rob Wonderling 42%
PA State Senate 14 John Yudichak Democratic 42%
PA State House 45 Nick Kotik Democratic 41%
PA State Senate 18 Lisa Boscola Democratic 40%
PA State House 135 Steve Samuelson Democratic 40%
PA Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack III Democratic 40%
William Rieger 39%
PA State House 180 Angel Cruz Democratic 37%
Michael Gruitza 37%
PA State House 184 William Keller Democratic 37%
Ronald Buxton 36%
Robert Donatucci 36%
Todd Eachus 36%
PA State Senate 17 Daylin Leach Democratic 36%
PA State House 177 John Taylor Republican 36%
PA State House 181 W. Thomas Democratic 36%
Alan Butkovitz 35%
LeAnna Washington 33%
Stephen Maitland 32%
Constance Williams 32%
Gibson Armstrong 31%
PA State Senate 34 Jake Corman III Republican 31%
Russell Fairchild 31%
Richard Geist 31%
PA State House 26 Timothy Hennessey Republican 31%
Arthur Hershey 31%
Dick Hess 31%
Robert Jubelirer 31%
PA State House 159 Thaddeus Kirkland Democratic 31%
Charles Lemmond, Jr. 31%
PA State House 111 Sandra Major Republican 31%
Robert Robbins 31%
PA State House 188 James Roebuck, Jr. Democratic 31%
Larry Sather 31%
Paul Semmel 31%
Samuel Smith 31%
Don Walko 31%
Noah Wenger 31%
PA State House 165 William Adolph, Jr. Republican 30%
Bob Allen 30%
PA State Senate 29 Dave Argall Republican 30%
Roy Baldwin 30%
PA State House 160 Steve Barrar Republican 30%
Linda Bebko-Jones 30%
Fred Belardi 30%
Robert Belfanti, Jr. 30%
Thomas Blackwell IV 30%
David Brightbill 30%
Raymond Bunt, Jr. 30%
PA State House 127 Thomas Caltagirone Democratic 30%
Gaynor Cawley 30%
PA Council Member At-Large Mario Civera, Jr. Republican 30%
Joe Conti 30%
Susan Cornell 30%
Thomas Corrigan, Sr. 30%
PA State House 34 Paul Costa Democratic 30%
Jacqueline Crahalla 30%
PA State House 49 Peter Daley II Democratic 30%
PA State House 33 Frank Dermody Democratic 30%
Edwin Erickson 30%
John Evans 30%
John Fichter 30%
Patrick Elvin Fleagle 30%
Robert Flick 30%
PA State House 23 Dan Frankel Democratic 30%
Thomas Gannon 30%
Camille George 30%
PA State House 53 Robert Godshall Republican 30%
Matthew Good 30%
PA State House 123 Neal Goodman Democratic 30%
PA State Senate 12 Stewart Greenleaf Republican 30%
PA State House 61 Catherine Harper Republican 30%
PA State House 82 C. Adam Harris Republican 30%
George Hasay 30%
Harold James 30%
Babette Josephs 30%
George Kenney, Jr. 30%
PA State House 168 Thomas Killion Republican 30%
Victor John Lescovitz 30%
David Levdansky 30%
Roger Madigan 30%
PA State House 25 Joseph Markosek Democratic 30%
Keith McCall 30%
Michael McGeehan 30%
Eugene McGill 30%
Nicholas Micozzie 30%
Phyllis Mundy 30%
PA State House 44 Mark Mustio Republican 30%
Dennis O'Brien 30%
John Perzel 30%
Thomas Petrone 30%

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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