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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Massachusetts National Organization for Women

1998 Positions

Issues: Women
State Office District Name Party Rating
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 86%
MA State House Tenth Bristol William Straus Democratic 80%
MA State House Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera Democratic 80%
MA State House Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral Democratic 80%
MA State House Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier Republican 60%
MA State House Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis Democratic 67%
MA State House First Franklin Stephen Kulik Democratic 100%
MA State House Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati Democratic 80%
MA State House Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner Democratic 80%
MA State House Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan Democratic 100%
MA State House Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman Democratic 100%
MA State House Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli Democratic 80%
MA State House Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. Republican 80%
MA State House Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry Democratic 80%
MA State House Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano Democratic 80%
MA State House Sixth Norfolk William Galvin Democratic 80%
MA State House Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka Democratic 80%
MA State House Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers Democratic 80%
MA State House Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing Democratic 80%
MA State House Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia Democratic 100%
MA State House Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia Democratic 50%
MA State House Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan Democratic 80%
MA State House Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo Democratic 80%
MA State House Seventh Worcester Paul Frost Republican 80%
MA State House Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. Democratic 80%
MA State Senate First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues Democratic 80%
MA State Senate Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny Democratic 100%
MA State Senate First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr Republican 71%
MA State Senate Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg Democratic 86%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen Democratic 80%
MA State Senate First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco Democratic 100%
MA State Senate First Worcester Harriette Chandler Democratic 100%
MA Mayor At-Large Michael Cahill 80%
MA Mayor At-Large Martin Walsh Democratic 100%
MA Council Member At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. 80%
MA Councilor At-Large James Jajuga 86%
Steven Angelo 80%
Robert Antonioni 86%
Robert Bernstein 86%
Frederick Berry 83%
John Binienda, Sr. 80%
Daniel Bosley 80%
Stephen Brewer 100%
Arthur Broadhurst, Jr. 80%
Christine Canavan 100%
Gale Candaras 80%
Paul Caron 80%
Paul Casey 80%
Evelyn Chesky 80%
Vincent Paul Ciampa 100%
Edward Clancy, Jr. 83%
Carol Cleven 100%
Edward Connolly 100%
Robert Correia 80%
Geraldine Creedon 80%
Robert Creedon, Jr. 83%
Brian Cresta 100%
Walter DeFilippi 60%
Paul Demakis 80%
Brian Dempsey 80%
Salvatore DiMasi 80%
David Donnelly 80%
Carol Donovan 100%
James Fagan 80%
Christopher Fallon 80%
Susan Fargo 86%
Robert Fennell 80%
Barry Finegold 80%
Kevin Finnegan 80%
Thomas Finneran 80%
Kevin Fitzgerald 80%
Nancy Flavin 80%
Gloria Fox 80%
Barbara Gardner 80%
David Gately 100%
Ronald Gauch 60%
Thomas George 100%
Anthony Philip Giglio 100%
Guy Glodis 100%
Emile Goguen 80%
Brian Golden 80%
Shirley Gomes 75%
William Greene, Jr. 80%
Cele Hahn 80%
Paul Haley 80%
Geoffrey Hall 80%
Robert Hargraves 80%
Lida Harkins 80%
John Hart, Jr. 80%
Robert Havern III 86%
Robert Hedlund, Jr. 86%
Christopher Hodgkins 100%
Barbara Hyland 0%
Frank Hynes 80%
Cheryl Ann Jacques 100%
Brian Joyce 86%
Rachel Kaprielian 80%
Daniel Keenan 80%
Shaun Kelly 80%
Thomas Kennedy 80%
Michael Knapik 71%
Brian Knuuttila 80%
Peter Koutoujian 80%
Paul Kujawski 80%
Peter Larkin 80%
Stephen LeDuc 80%
Brian Lees 86%
John Lepper 80%
Maryanne Lewis 80%
John Locke 80%
David Magnani 86%
Francis Marini 60%
J. James Marzilli, Jr. 80%
Thomas McGee 80%
William McManus II 80%
Linda Melconian 100%
Joan Menard 100%
John Merrigan 100%
Richard Moore 86%
Michael Morrissey 86%
Charles Murphy 80%
Kevin Murphy 80%
Mary Jeanette Murray 80%
Therese Murray 86%
William Nagle, Jr. 80%
Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. 100%
Thomas O'Brien 80%
Eugene O'Flaherty 80%
Shirley Owens-Hicks 100%
Steven Panagiotakos 86%
Marie Parente 80%
Anne Marie Paulsen 80%
Vincent Pedone 80%
Douglas Petersen 80%
George Peterson, Jr. 60%
Susan Pope 100%
Ruth Provost 80%
John Quinn 80%
Henri S Rauschenbach 67%
Pamela Resor 80%
Mary Rogeness 80%
J. Michael Ruane 100%
Charles Shannon, Jr. 86%
Mary Jane Simmons 80%
John Slattery 100%
Jo Ann Sprague 100%
Harriett Stanley 80%
John Stasik 100%
John Stefanini 75%
Ellen Story 100%
David Sullivan 80%
Joseph Sullivan 80%
Benjamin Swan, Sr. 80%
Kathleen Teahan 80%
Richard Tisei 86%
Stephen Tobin 80%
Steven Tolman 100%
Robert Travaglini 100%
Philip Travis 100%
Eric Turkington 100%
David Tuttle 80%
Jim Vallee 75%
Anthony Verga 80%
Patricia Walrath 80%
Marian Walsh 86%
Dianne Wilkerson 86%
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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