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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Rhode Island ACLU

2007-2008 Positions on Civil Rights Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
RI State House 1 Edith Ajello Democratic 94%
RI State House 9 Anastasia Williams Democratic 77%
RI State House 11 Grace Diaz Democratic 91%
RI State House 12 Joseph Almeida, Jr. Democratic 88%
RI State House 14 Charlene Lima Democratic 46%
RI State House 15 Nicholas Mattiello Democratic 41%
RI State House 17 Robert Jacquard Democratic 57%
RI State House 18 Art Handy Democratic 94%
RI State House 19 Joseph McNamara Democratic 50%
RI State House 27 Patricia Serpa Democratic 47%
RI State House 38 Brian Kennedy Democratic 50%
RI State House 42 Stephen Ucci Democratic 41%
RI State House 43 Deborah Fellela Democratic 71%
RI State House 53 Thomas Winfield Democratic 33%
RI State House 55 Arthur Corvese Democratic 24%
RI State Senate 1 Maryellen Goodwin Democratic 82%
RI State Senate 4 Dominick Ruggerio Democratic 75%
RI State Senate 5 Paul Jabour Democratic 67%
RI State Senate 6 Harold Metts Democratic 67%
RI State Senate 7 Frank Ciccone III Democratic 78%
RI State Senate 8 James Doyle II Democratic 75%
RI State Senate 10 Walter Felag, Jr. Democratic 82%
RI State Senate 14 Daniel Da Ponte Democratic 78%
RI State Senate 20 Roger Picard Democratic 67%
RI State Senate 23 Paul Fogarty Democratic 80%
RI State Senate 24 Marc Cote Democratic 67%
RI State Senate 27 Hanna Gallo Democratic 82%
RI State Senate 28 Joshua Miller Democratic 82%
RI State Senate 29 Michael McCaffrey Democratic 75%
RI State Senate 33 Leonidas Raptakis Democratic 78%
RI State Senate 36 James Sheehan Democratic 75%
RI State Senate 37 V. Susan Sosnowski Democratic 75%
RI State Senate 38 Dennis Algiere Republican 67%
RI Attorney General Peter Kilmartin Democratic 38%
RI Mayor At-Large Lisa Baldelli-Hunt 31%
Stephen Alves 88%
Joseph Amaral 21%
Roger Badeau 100%
David Bates 58%
Leo Blais 45%
Kevin Breene 33%
Jon Brien 40%
David Caprio 63%
Kenneth Carter 50%
Raymond Church 47%
Steven Coaty 29%
Elaine Coderre 56%
Daniel Connors 78%
Steven Costantino 50%
Paul Crowley 100%
Elizabeth Dennigan 60%
John DeSimone 57%
Laurence Ehrhardt 18%
Frank Ferri 70%
Robert Flaherty 50%
Gordon Fox 53%
Douglas Gablinske 41%
Raymond Gallison, Jr. 47%
Alfred Gemma 69%
Joanne Giannini 36%
June Gibbs 75%
Peter Ginaitt 40%
Nicholas Gorham 18%
Daniel Issa 80%
J. Russell Jackson 47%
Donald Lally, Jr. 62%
Beatrice Lanzi 82%
J. Michael Lenihan 73%
Charles Levesque 67%
Peter Lewiss 53%
Bruce Long 44%
John Loughlin II 31%
Jan Malik 40%
Christopher Maselli 82%
John McBurney III 67%
John Joseph McCauley, Jr. 54%
William McManus 29%
Helio Melo 44%
Rene Menard 25%
Victor Moffitt 43%
Joseph Montalbano 75%
Paul Moura 73%
Carol Mumford 19%
William Murphy 53%
Eileen Naughton 38%
Patrick O'Neill 60%
Edwin Pacheco 53%
M. Teresa Paiva-Weed 75%
Peter Palumbo 33%
Rhoda Perry 75%
Peter Petrarca 64%
Juan Pichardo 78%
John Revens, Jr. 78%
Amy Rice 79%
Henry Rose 47%
William San Bento, Jr. 50%
John Savage 40%
Gregory Schadone 50%
Joseph Scott 38%
David Segal 94%
John Patrick Shanley, Jr. 53%
Agostinho Silva 63%
Richard Singleton 57%
Thomas Slater 73%
Steven Smith 71%
Susan Story 29%
Raymond Sullivan, Jr. 59%
John Tassoni, Jr. 73%
Joseph Trillo 15%
Kenneth Vaudreuil 47%
William Walaska 75%
Donna Walsh 93%
Peter Wasylyk 75%
Robert Watson 31%
Timothy Williamson 70%

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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