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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Maine Education Association

1997-1998 Positions

Issues: Education
State Office District Name Party Rating
Douglas Ahearne 100%
Martha Bagley 100%
Christina Baker 100%
Randall Berry 100%
ME Councilor At-Large Michael Brennan Democratic 100%
Bruce Bryant 100%
Thomas Bull 100%
Mary Cathcart 100%
Joseph Clark 100%
Patrick Colwell 100%
Scott Cowger 100%
ME Commissioner 1 Beverly Daggett 100%
Thomas Marshall Davidson 100%
Mabel Desmond 100%
ME Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap Democratic 100%
David Etnier 100%
Charles Fisher 100%
Rosita Gagne-Friel 100%
Kenneth Gagnon 100%
Bonnie Raye Green 100%
Pamela Hatch 100%
Thomas Kane 100%
Marjorie Kilkelly 100%
Carol Kontos 100%
Lloyd LaFountain III 100%
Charles LaVerdiere 100%
Mark Lawrence 100%
Susan Walsh Longley 100%
Linda Rogers McKee 100%
Robert Murray, Jr. 100%
Christopher Muse 100%
William O'Gara 100%
Gary O'Neal 100%
Christopher O'Neil 100%
Judy Paradis 100%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100%
Judith Powers 100%
Michael Quint 100%
Anne Rand 100%
Shirley Richard 100%
G. Steven Rowe 100%
Roland Samson 100%
ME Commissioner 3 Laura Sanborn 100%
Jane Saxl 100%
Michael Saxl 100%
David Shiah 100%
Rosaire Sirois 100%
ME State House 10 Stephen Stanley Democratic 100%
Kathleen Alicia Stevens 100%
Paul Leo Tessier 100%
Richard Thompson 100%
Elizabeth Townsend 100%
ME State House 79 Sharon Treat Democratic 100%
Verdi Tripp 100%
Ronald Usher 100%
Elizabeth Watson 100%
Gary Wheeler 100%
Gerald Bouffard 91%
ME State House 42 Joseph Brooks Unaffiliated 91%
Roger Frechette 91%
ME Justice of the Supreme Court Joseph Jabar, Sr. 91%
Richard Mailhot 91%
Wendy Pieh 91%
Edward Povich 91%
James Skoglund 91%
Paul Volenik 91%
Benjamin Rines, Jr. 90%
Elaine Fuller 89%
Kenneth Lemont 89%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 86%
Richard Ruhlin 86%
Richard Carey 83%
Peggy Pendleton 83%
ME State House 69 Brian Bolduc Democratic 82%
Arthur Mayo III 82%
Irvin Belanger 80%
Nancy Chizmar 80%
Joseph Perry 80%
Julie O'Brien 78%
ME State Senate 3 John Tuttle, Jr. Democratic 78%
Bruce MacKinnon 71%
John Nutting VII 71%
ME Commissioner 1 Vinton Cassidy Republican 67%
Donald Berry, Sr. 64%
Joseph Bruno 64%
Albion Goodwin 64%
David Madore 64%
Kenneth Honey 60%
Glenys Lovett 60%
Robert Cameron 55%
Howard Chick 55%
Walter Gooley 55%
Janice LaBrecque 55%
Thomas Murphy, Jr. 55%
Judith Peavey 55%
Christine Savage 55%
John Benoit 50%
Michael McAlevey 50%
Peter Cianchette 45%
Richard Kneeland 45%
Richard Bennett 43%
Norman Ferguson, Jr. 43%
James Libby 43%
Mary Small 43%
Ruel Parkman Cross 40%
Harry True 40%
ME State House 40 Richard Campbell Republican 38%
Debra Plowman 38%
Randall Bumps 37%
Sumner Jones, Jr. 37%
R. Leo Kieffer 37%
David Lindahl 37%
Edgar Wheeler 37%
Belinda Gerry 36%
Royce Perkins 36%
I. Joel Abromson 29%
Jane Amero 29%
Philip Harriman 29%
S. Peter Mills 29%
Jean Ginn Marvin 27%
Vaughn Stedman 27%
Tarren Bragdon 20%
Betty Lou Mitchell 20%
Russell Treadwell 20%
Henry Joy 18%
Richard Nass 18%
Lois Snowe-Mello 18%
James Tobin, Jr. 18%
ME State House 95 Tom Winsor Republican 18%
Jill Murdoch Goldthwait 14%
Clifton Foster 10%
Jay MacDougall 10%
Adam Mack 9%
William Pinkham 9%
John Buck 0%
Susan Kasprzak 0%
G. Paul Waterhouse 0%

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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