Rating Group: Rhode Island Common Cause

1997-1998 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
RI U.S. House-1 David Cicilline D 77%
RI State House-1 Edith Ajello D 65%
RI State House-9 Anastasia Williams D 22%
RI State House-14 Charlene Lima D 70%
RI State House-17 Robert Jacquard D 65%
RI State House-19 Joseph McNamara D 44%
RI State House-38 Brian Kennedy D 41%
RI State House-53 Thomas Winfield D 62%
RI State Senate-1 Maryellen Goodwin D 89%
RI State Senate-4 Dominick Ruggerio D 83%
RI State Senate-14 Daniel Da Ponte D 85%
RI State Senate-20 Roger Picard D 65%
RI State Senate-24 Marc Cote D 87%
RI State Senate-29 Michael McCaffrey D 76%
RI State Senate-33 Leonidas Raptakis D 91%
RI State Senate-37 V. Susan Sosnowski D 89%
RI State Senate-38 Dennis Algiere R 95%
RI Attorney General Peter Kilmartin D 54%
RI Treasurer Frank Caprio D 85%
RI State Board of Education Thomas Izzo 87%
Denise Aiken 78%
Stephen Alves 82%
Joseph Amaral 69%
Mabel Anderson 57%
Stephen Anderson 49%
Roger Badeau 70%
John Douglas Barr II 50%
David Bates 91%
Nancy Benoit 65%
Melvoid Benson 37%
Leo Blais 83%
Maxine Bradford Shavers 47%
Russell Bramley 54%
Kevin Breene 95%
Barbara Burlingame 74%
Christine Callahan 76%
Bambilyn Breece Cambio 40%
Marsha Carpenter 37%
Mary Ann Carroll 47%
Kenneth Carter 61%
John Celona 85%
J. Clement Cicilline 89%
Elaine Coderre 46%
Thomas Coderre 87%
Raymond Coelho 47%
Daniel Connors 89%
Steven Costantino 57%
Paul Crowley 65%
Michael Damiani 87%
Elizabeth Dennigan 69%
John DeSimone 37%
William Enos 89%
Joseph Faria 39%
Michael Farrell 30%
Lawrence Ferguson 54%
Robert Flaherty 62%
Richard Fleury 90%
Michael Flynn 76%
Gordon Fox 50%
Eugene Garvey 54%
Myrna George 65%
Joanne Giannini 61%
June Gibbs 97%
Peter Ginaitt 50%
Cathy Graziano 89%
John Harwood 54%
Mark Barrett Heffner 74%
Suzanne Henseler 49%
Nancy Hetherington 49%
Edward Inman III 54%
William Irons 87%
Daniel Issa 95%
David Iwuc 30%
Leona Kelley 78%
Robert Kells 87%
Paul Kelly 89%
James Kelso 49%
Donald Lally, Jr. 78%
Beatrice Lanzi 49%
Charles John Lavesque 52%
J. Michael Lenihan 85%
Charles Levesque 49%
Bruce Long 82%
Maria Lopes 35%
Robert Lowe 46%
Jan Malik 44%
Gerard Martineau 60%
John McBurney III 67%
John Joseph McCauley, Jr. 40%
Patrick McDonald 89%
Rene Menard 50%
Charles Millard, Jr. 76%
Joseph Montalbano 75%
Frank Montanaro 47%
Paul Moura 62%
Ronald Munschy 44%
William Murphy 47%
Eileen Naughton 49%
Jonathan Oster 83%
M. Teresa Paiva-Weed 89%
Thomas Palangio 50%
Peter Palumbo 39%
Mary Parella 95%
John Patterson 83%
Rhoda Perry 85%
Antonio Pires 50%
Micheal Pisaturo 56%
Joan Quick 70%
Scott Rabideau 84%
Donald Reilly, Jr. 54%
John Revens, Jr. 76%
Elizabeth Roberts 91%
John Roney 81%
Henry Rose 62%
Alfred Russo, Jr. 48%
William San Bento, Jr. 50%
Eleanor Sasso 95%
Joseph Scott 65%
Paul Sherlock 57%
John Simonian 32%
Thomas Slater 52%
Steven Smith 61%
Joseph Voccola 0%
William Walaska 82%
Donna Walsh 91%
Charles Walton 83%
Peter Wasylyk 54%
Robert Watson 82%
Timothy Williamson 39%

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.

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