State Office Name Party Rating
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 92%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-5 Katherine Clark D 67%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 92%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
MA Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito R 60%
MA State House-Fourth Barnstable Sarah Peake D 50%
MA State House-Fourth Berkshire Smitty Pignatelli D 50%
MA State House-First Bristol Jay Barrows R 0%
MA State House-Fifth Bristol Patricia Haddad D 20%
MA State House-Tenth Bristol William Straus D 18%
MA State House-Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera D 10%
MA State House-Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral D 44%
MA State House-Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier R 11%
MA State House-Third Essex Brian Dempsey D 25%
MA State House-Fourth Essex Bradford Hill R 30%
MA State House-Fifth Essex Ann-Margaret Ferrante D 100%
MA State House-Eighth Essex Lori Ehrlich D 75%
MA State House-Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis D 55%
MA State House-Fifteenth Essex Linda Campbell D 100%
MA State House-First Franklin Stephen Kulik D 27%
MA State House-First Hampden Todd Smola R 75%
MA State House-Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati D 56%
MA State House-Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner D 22%
MA State House-Twelfth Hampden Angelo Puppolo, Jr. D 0%
MA State House-First Hampshire Peter Kocot D 75%
MA State House-Second Hampshire John Scibak D 43%
MA State House-Third Middlesex Kate Hogan D 100%
MA State House-Fifth Middlesex David Linsky D 100%
MA State House-Eighth Middlesex Carolyn Dykema D 100%
MA State House-Ninth Middlesex Thomas Stanley D 17%
MA State House-Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan D 91%
MA State House-Twelfth Middlesex Ruth Balser D 91%
MA State House-Fourteenth Middlesex Cory Atkins D 82%
MA State House-Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman D 83%
MA State House-Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. D 29%
MA State House-Seventeenth Middlesex David Nangle D 33%
MA State House-Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli D 22%
MA State House-Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. R 22%
MA State House-Twenty-Third Middlesex Sean Garballey D 50%
MA State House-Twenty-Seventh Middlesex Denise Provost D 100%
MA State House-Thirtieth Middlesex James Dwyer D 100%
MA State House-Thirty-Fifth Middlesex Paul Donato, Sr. D 20%
MA State House-Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry D 27%
MA State House-Thirty-Seventh Middlesex Jen Benson D 100%
MA State House-First Norfolk Bruce Ayers D 67%
MA State House-Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano D 22%
MA State House-Fourth Norfolk James Murphy D 50%
MA State House-Sixth Norfolk William Galvin D 71%
MA State House-Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka D 75%
MA State House-Eleventh Norfolk Paul McMurtry D 67%
MA State House-Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers D 50%
MA State House-Fourteenth Norfolk Alice Peisch D 67%
MA State House-Fifteenth Norfolk Frank Smizik D 100%
MA State House-Second Plymouth Susan Gifford R 33%
MA State House-Fourth Plymouth James Cantwell D 100%
MA State House-Twelfth Plymouth Tom Calter III D 0%
MA State House-Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing D 90%
MA State House-Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia D 100%
MA State House-Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia D 56%
MA State House-Fifteenth Suffolk Jeffrey Sánchez D 50%
MA State House-Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan D 60%
MA State House-Eighteenth Suffolk Michael Moran D 67%
MA State House-Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo D 44%
MA State House-Seventh Worcester Paul Frost R 27%
MA State House-Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. D 13%
MA State House-Fourteenth Worcester James O'Day D 0%
MA State Senate-First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues D 40%
MA State Senate-Second Bristol and Plymouth Michael Brady D 100%
MA State Senate-Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny D 75%
MA State Senate-Third Essex Thomas McGee D 0%
MA State Senate-First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr R 50%
MA State Senate-Second Essex and Middlesex Barbara L'Italien D 75%
MA State Senate-Hampden James Welch D 50%
MA State Senate-Second Hampden and Hampshire Don Humason, Jr. R 25%
MA State Senate-Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg D 50%
MA State Senate-Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen D 86%
MA State Senate-First Middlesex and Norfolk Cindy Creem D 67%
MA State Senate-Second Middlesex and Norfolk Karen Spilka D 67%
MA State Senate-Middlesex and Worcester James Eldridge D 71%
MA State Senate-Norfolk and Suffolk Mike Rush D 50%
MA State Senate-Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex Richard Ross R 50%
MA State Senate-Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Walter Timilty D 50%
MA State Senate-Plymouth and Barnstable Vinny deMacedo R 13%
MA State Senate-First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco D 67%
MA State Senate-First Suffolk Linda Forry D 33%
MA State Senate-Second Suffolk Sonia Chang-Diaz D 0%
MA State Senate-Second Suffolk and Middlesex William Brownsberger D 100%
MA State Senate-First Worcester Harriette Chandler D 0%
MA State Senate-Second Worcester Mike Moore D 0%
MA State Senate-Worcester and Middlesex Jennifer Flanagan D 0%
MA State Senate-Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Anne Gobi D 46%
MA Mayor-At-Large Martin Walsh D 44%
MA Council Member-At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. 83%
MA Councilor-At-Large Thomas Stanley 17%
Kevin Aguiar 50%
Geraldo Alicea 0%
Willie Mae Allen 0%
Demetrius Atsalis 0%
Steven Baddour 25%
Carlo Basile 0%
Frederick Berry 0%
John Binienda, Sr. 0%
Daniel Bosley 25%
Bill Bowles 100%
Garrett Bradley 67%
Stephen Brewer 29%
Scott Brown 67%
Stephen Buoniconti 25%
Jennifer Callahan 100%
Christine Canavan 36%
Gale Candaras 50%
Stephen Canessa 33%
Cheryl Coakley-Rivera 92%
Tom Conroy 100%
Michael Costello 50%
Geraldine Creedon 11%
Sean Curran 50%
Steven D'Amico 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Stephen DiNatale 25%
Christopher Donelan 50%
Kenneth Donnelly 0%
Benjamin Downing 50%
Joseph Driscoll, Jr. 50%
Lewis Evangelidis 0%
James Fagan 0%
Christopher Fallon 33%
Mark Falzone 17%
Susan Fargo 75%
Robert Fennell 0%
John Fernandes 0%
Barry Finegold 56%
David Flynn 11%
Gloria Fox 89%
Barney Frank 92%
John Fresolo 31%
Anthony Galluccio 67%
Mary Grant 50%
William Greene, Jr. 17%
Denis Guyer 33%
Robert Hargraves 11%
Lida Harkins 73%
John Hart, Jr. 33%
Robert Hedlund, Jr. 86%
Brian Joyce 0%
Michael Kane 20%
John Keenan, Jr. 33%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 83%
Thomas Kennedy 43%
John Kerry 100%
Michael Knapik 0%
Peter Koutoujian 62%
Paul Kujawski 0%
William Lantigua 50%
Brian Lees 0%
Allen McCarthy 0%
Joan Menard 0%
Richard Moore 50%
Michael Morrissey 33%
Charles Murphy 22%
Kevin Murphy 11%
Therese Murray 0%
Robert Nyman 18%
Eugene O'Flaherty 75%
Robert O'Leary 0%
John Olver 100%
Steven Panagiotakos 0%
Matthew Patrick 43%
Vincent Pedone 17%
Jeff Perry 0%
George Peterson, Jr. 8%
Anthony Petruccelli 33%
John Quinn 0%
Kathi-Anne Reinstein 38%
Robert Rice 33%
Pamela Richardson 67%
Rosemary Sandlin 0%
Tom Sannicandro 75%
Carl Sciortino, Jr. 100%
Stat Smith 0%
Robert Spellane 33%
Christopher Speranzo 50%
Joyce Spiliotis 0%
Harriett Stanley 67%
Marie St. Fleur 78%
Ellen Story 75%
David Sullivan 9%
Benjamin Swan, Sr. 50%
John Tierney 92%
James Timilty 0%
Richard Tisei 50%
Stephen Tobin 13%
Steven Tolman 33%
David Torrisi 10%
Susan Tucker 100%
Cleon Turner 0%
Jim Vallee 33%
Brian Wallace 0%
Marian Walsh 67%
Steven Walsh 0%
Martha Walz 67%
Daniel Webster 0%
Alice Wolf 91%

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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