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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MA Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito Republican 100%
MA State House Fifth Bristol Patricia Haddad Democratic 20%
MA State House Tenth Bristol William Straus Democratic 40%
MA State House Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral Democratic 20%
MA State House Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier Republican 40%
MA State House Fourth Essex Bradford Hill Republican 60%
MA State House Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis Democratic 20%
MA State House Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati Democratic 40%
MA State House Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner Democratic 40%
MA State House Fifth Middlesex David Linsky Democratic 100%
MA State House Ninth Middlesex Thomas Stanley Democratic 20%
MA State House Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan Democratic 60%
MA State House Twelfth Middlesex Ruth Balser Democratic 100%
MA State House Seventeenth Middlesex David Nangle Democratic 20%
MA State House Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. Republican 80%
MA State House Thirty-Fifth Middlesex Paul Donato, Sr. Democratic 20%
MA State House Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry Democratic 60%
MA State House First Norfolk Bruce Ayers Democratic 40%
MA State House Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano Democratic 20%
MA State House Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka Democratic 60%
MA State House Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers Democratic 60%
MA State House Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia Democratic 100%
MA State House Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia Democratic 20%
MA State House Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan Democratic 20%
MA State House Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo Democratic 20%
MA State House Seventh Worcester Paul Frost Republican 80%
MA State House Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. Democratic 40%
MA State Senate First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues Democratic 80%
MA State Senate Second Essex and Middlesex Barry Finegold Democratic 20%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen Democratic 100%
MA State Senate Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Walter Timilty Democratic 20%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Barnstable Vinny deMacedo Republican 60%
MA Mayor At-Large Michael Cahill 20%
MA Mayor At-Large Joseph Sullivan 40%
MA Mayor At-Large Martin Walsh Democratic 0%
MA Council Member At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. 100%
MA Councilor At-Large Thomas Stanley 20%
Christopher Asselin 20%
Cory Atkins 100%
Demetrius Atsalis 20%
John Binienda, Sr. 20%
Deborah Blumer 100%
Daniel Bosley 50%
Garrett Bradley 60%
Arthur Broadhurst, Jr. 20%
Scott Brown 80%
Stephen Buoniconti 40%
Christine Canavan 20%
Paul Caron 50%
Paul Casey 20%
Vincent Paul Ciampa 20%
Carol Cleven 60%
Cheryl Coakley-Rivera 100%
Edward Connolly 20%
Michael Coppola 20%
Robert Correia 20%
Geraldine Creedon 20%
Brian Cresta 80%
Paul Demakis 100%
Brian Dempsey 33%
Salvatore DiMasi 20%
David Donnelly 40%
Carol Donovan 100%
Christopher Fallon 20%
Mark Falzone 20%
Robert Fennell 20%
Michael Festa 33%
Kevin Fitzgerald 20%
Nancy Flavin 20%
David Flynn 20%
Gloria Fox 100%
John Fresolo 20%
Thomas George 60%
Emile Goguen 20%
Brian Golden 80%
William Greene, Jr. 20%
Cele Hahn 80%
Geoffrey Hall 20%
Robert Hargraves 60%
Lida Harkins 40%
John Hart, Jr. 20%
Reed Hillman 100%
Frank Hynes 20%
Michael Kane 20%
Rachel Kaprielian 20%
Daniel Keenan 60%
Shaun Kelly 100%
Thomas Kennedy 20%
Brian Knuuttila 20%
Robert Koczera 40%
Peter Koutoujian 20%
Paul Kujawski 20%
Stephen Kulik 40%
James Leary 20%
Stephen LeDuc 40%
John Lepper 40%
Maryanne Lewis 50%
John Locke 100%
Paul Loscocco 100%
J. James Marzilli, Jr. 100%
Thomas McGee 20%
James Miceli 20%
Charles Murphy 20%
Kevin Murphy 20%
Robert Nyman 20%
Thomas O'Brien 80%
Eugene O'Flaherty 40%
Shirley Owens-Hicks 40%
Marie Parente 40%
Matthew Patrick 40%
Anne Marie Paulsen 60%
Douglas Petersen 20%
George Peterson, Jr. 40%
Anthony Petruccelli 20%
Susan Pope 100%
Ruth Provost 100%
John Quinn 20%
Kathi-Anne Reinstein 20%
Mary Rogeness 100%
George Rogers 20%
J. Michael Ruane 40%
Byron Rushing 100%
Jose Santiago 20%
Mary Jane Simmons 20%
John Slattery 25%
Frank Smizik 100%
Robert Spellane 20%
Harriett Stanley 60%
Marie St. Fleur 50%
Ellen Story 80%
David Sullivan 20%
Benjamin Swan, Sr. 20%
Paul Tirone 60%
Stephen Tobin 20%
David Torrisi 20%
Philip Travis 20%
Eric Turkington 40%
Jim Vallee 80%
Patricia Walrath 40%
Alice Wolf 100%

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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