Rating Group: NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts

2005 Positions

Issues: Abortion
State Office Name Party Rating
MA Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito R 100%
MA State House-Fourth Berkshire Smitty Pignatelli D 100%
MA State House-Fifth Bristol Patricia Haddad D 100%
MA State House-Tenth Bristol William Straus D 100%
MA State House-Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera D 0%
MA State House-Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral D 100%
MA State House-Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier R 0%
MA State House-Fourth Essex Bradford Hill R 50%
MA State House-Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis D 100%
MA State House-First Franklin Stephen Kulik D 100%
MA State House-Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati D 0%
MA State House-Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner D 50%
MA State House-First Hampshire Peter Kocot D 100%
MA State House-Second Hampshire John Scibak D 100%
MA State House-Fifth Middlesex David Linsky D 100%
MA State House-Ninth Middlesex Thomas Stanley D 50%
MA State House-Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan D 100%
MA State House-Twelfth Middlesex Ruth Balser D 100%
MA State House-Fourteenth Middlesex Cory Atkins D 100%
MA State House-Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman D 100%
MA State House-Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. D 0%
MA State House-Seventeenth Middlesex David Nangle D 0%
MA State House-Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli D 0%
MA State House-Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. R 50%
MA State House-Thirty-Fifth Middlesex Paul Donato, Sr. D 0%
MA State House-Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry D 0%
MA State House-First Norfolk Bruce Ayers D 0%
MA State House-Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano D 100%
MA State House-Fourth Norfolk James Murphy D 100%
MA State House-Sixth Norfolk William Galvin D 50%
MA State House-Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka D 100%
MA State House-Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers D 0%
MA State House-Fourteenth Norfolk Alice Peisch D 100%
MA State House-Fifteenth Norfolk Frank Smizik D 100%
MA State House-Second Plymouth Susan Gifford R 100%
MA State House-Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing D 100%
MA State House-Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia D 100%
MA State House-Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia D 0%
MA State House-Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan D 100%
MA State House-Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo D 0%
MA State House-Seventh Worcester Paul Frost R 0%
MA State House-Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. D 0%
MA State Senate-First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues D 0%
MA State Senate-Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny D 100%
MA State Senate-First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr R 50%
MA State Senate-Second Essex and Middlesex Barbara L'Italien D 100%
MA State Senate-Second Hampden and Hampshire Don Humason, Jr. R 100%
MA State Senate-Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg D 100%
MA State Senate-Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen D 100%
MA State Senate-First Middlesex and Norfolk Cindy Creem D 100%
MA State Senate-Second Middlesex and Norfolk Karen Spilka D 100%
MA State Senate-Middlesex and Worcester James Eldridge D 100%
MA State Senate-Norfolk and Suffolk Mike Rush D 0%
MA State Senate-Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Walter Timilty D 0%
MA State Senate-Plymouth and Barnstable Vinny deMacedo R 0%
MA State Senate-First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco D 50%
MA State Senate-First Worcester Harriette Chandler D 100%
MA State Senate-Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Anne Gobi D 100%
MA Mayor-At-Large Martin Walsh D 100%
MA Council Member-At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. 50%
MA Councilor-At-Large Thomas Stanley 50%
Robert Antonioni 0%
Demetrius Atsalis 100%
Edward Augustus, Jr. 100%
Steven Baddour 100%
Jarrett Barrios 100%
Frederick Berry 100%
John Binienda, Sr. 0%
Deborah Blumer 100%
Daniel Bosley 100%
Garrett Bradley 100%
Stephen Brewer 0%
Arthur Broadhurst, Jr. 0%
Scott Brown 50%
Stephen Buoniconti 0%
Jennifer Callahan 100%
Christine Canavan 100%
Gale Candaras 100%
Mark Carron 0%
Paul Casey 50%
Cheryl Coakley-Rivera 100%
Edward Connolly 50%
Michael Coppola 50%
Robert Correia 0%
Michael Costello 100%
Robert Coughlin 0%
Geraldine Creedon 0%
Robert Creedon, Jr. 0%
Sean Curran 0%
Brian Dempsey 100%
Salvatore DiMasi 100%
Christopher Donelan 100%
Joseph Driscoll, Jr. 0%
James Fagan 0%
Christopher Fallon 0%
Mark Falzone 100%
Susan Fargo 100%
Robert Fennell 0%
Michael Festa 100%
Barry Finegold 100%
Jennifer Flanagan 100%
David Flynn 100%
Gloria Fox 100%
John Fresolo 0%
Emile Goguen 0%
Shirley Gomes 100%
Mary Grant 100%
William Greene, Jr. 50%
Denis Guyer 100%
Geoffrey Hall 100%
Robert Hargraves 50%
Lida Harkins 50%
John Hart, Jr. 0%
Robert Havern III 100%
Robert Hedlund, Jr. 0%
Frank Hynes 100%
Brian Joyce 100%
Michael Kane 0%
Rachel Kaprielian 100%
Daniel Keenan 50%
John Keenan, Jr. 100%
Thomas Kennedy 0%
Michael Knapik 0%
Brian Knuuttila 0%
Peter Koutoujian 100%
Paul Kujawski 0%
James Leary 50%
Stephen LeDuc 50%
Brian Lees 100%
John Lepper 0%
Paul Loscocco 0%
J. James Marzilli, Jr. 100%
Thomas McGee 100%
Joan Menard 100%
Richard Moore 0%
Michael Morrissey 0%
Charles Murphy 100%
Kevin Murphy 50%
Therese Murray 100%
Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. 100%
Robert Nyman 0%
Thomas O'Brien 100%
Eugene O'Flaherty 50%
Robert O'Leary 100%
Shirley Owens-Hicks 100%
Steven Panagiotakos 50%
Marie Parente 0%
Matthew Patrick 100%
Anne Marie Paulsen 100%
Vincent Pedone 50%
Jeff Perry 0%
Douglas Petersen 100%
George Peterson, Jr. 50%
Anthony Petruccelli 50%
Susan Pope 100%
John Quinn 0%
Kathi-Anne Reinstein 100%
Pamela Resor 100%
Mary Rogeness 100%
Tom Sannicandro 100%
Carl Sciortino, Jr. 100%
Charles Shannon, Jr. 100%
Robert Spellane 100%
Joyce Spiliotis 100%
Harriett Stanley 100%
Marie St. Fleur 100%
Ellen Story 100%
David Sullivan 0%
Benjamin Swan, Sr. 100%
Kathleen Teahan 0%
James Timilty 100%
Richard Tisei 100%
Stephen Tobin 0%
Steven Tolman 100%
David Torrisi 100%
Robert Travaglini 100%
Philip Travis 0%
Susan Tucker 100%
Eric Turkington 100%
Cleon Turner 100%
Jim Vallee 100%
Anthony Verga 50%
Brian Wallace 0%
Patricia Walrath 100%
Marian Walsh 0%
Steven Walsh 100%
Martha Walz 100%
Dianne Wilkerson 100%
Alice Wolf 100%

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