Rating Group: Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts

2004 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
MA Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito R 13%
MA State House-Fourth Berkshire Smitty Pignatelli D 88%
MA State House-Fifth Bristol Patricia Haddad D 75%
MA State House-Tenth Bristol William Straus D 75%
MA State House-Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera D 75%
MA State House-Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral D 89%
MA State House-Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier R 13%
MA State House-Fourth Essex Bradford Hill R 13%
MA State House-Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis D 75%
MA State House-First Franklin Stephen Kulik D 88%
MA State House-Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati D 75%
MA State House-Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner D 63%
MA State House-First Hampshire Peter Kocot D 100%
MA State House-Second Hampshire John Scibak D 75%
MA State House-Fifth Middlesex David Linsky D 88%
MA State House-Ninth Middlesex Thomas Stanley D 75%
MA State House-Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan D 100%
MA State House-Twelfth Middlesex Ruth Balser D 100%
MA State House-Fourteenth Middlesex Cory Atkins D 71%
MA State House-Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman D 100%
MA State House-Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. D 29%
MA State House-Seventeenth Middlesex David Nangle D 38%
MA State House-Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli D 38%
MA State House-Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. R 13%
MA State House-Thirty-Fifth Middlesex Paul Donato, Sr. D 100%
MA State House-Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry D 38%
MA State House-First Norfolk Bruce Ayers D 50%
MA State House-Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano D 75%
MA State House-Fourth Norfolk James Murphy D 75%
MA State House-Sixth Norfolk William Galvin D 63%
MA State House-Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka D 88%
MA State House-Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers D 75%
MA State House-Fourteenth Norfolk Alice Peisch D 75%
MA State House-Fifteenth Norfolk Frank Smizik D 100%
MA State House-Second Plymouth Susan Gifford R 13%
MA State House-Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing D 100%
MA State House-Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia D 100%
MA State House-Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia D 89%
MA State House-Fifteenth Suffolk Jeffrey Sánchez D 89%
MA State House-Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan D 88%
MA State House-Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo D 63%
MA State House-Seventh Worcester Paul Frost R 13%
MA State House-Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. D 71%
MA State Senate-First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues D 75%
MA State Senate-Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny D 83%
MA State Senate-First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr R 67%
MA State Senate-Second Essex and Middlesex Barbara L'Italien D 88%
MA State Senate-Second Hampden and Hampshire Don Humason, Jr. R 0%
MA State Senate-Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg D 83%
MA State Senate-Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen D 100%
MA State Senate-First Middlesex and Norfolk Cindy Creem D 92%
MA State Senate-Middlesex and Worcester James Eldridge D 88%
MA State Senate-Norfolk and Suffolk Mike Rush D 75%
MA State Senate-Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Walter Timilty D 50%
MA State Senate-Plymouth and Barnstable Vinny deMacedo R 25%
MA State Senate-First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco D 83%
MA State Senate-First Worcester Harriette Chandler D 100%
MA State Senate-Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Anne Gobi D 88%
MA Mayor-At-Large Martin Walsh D 78%
MA Council Member-At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. 89%
MA Councilor-At-Large Thomas Stanley 75%
Robert Antonioni 83%
Demetrius Atsalis 50%
Steven Baddour 50%
Jarrett Barrios 100%
Frederick Berry 100%
John Binienda, Sr. 75%
Deborah Blumer 100%
Daniel Bosley 88%
Garrett Bradley 38%
Stephen Brewer 75%
Arthur Broadhurst, Jr. 38%
Jennifer Callahan 63%
Christine Canavan 75%
Gale Candaras 75%
Mark Carron 63%
Paul Casey 50%
Cheryl Coakley-Rivera 50%
Edward Connolly 50%
Michael Coppola 14%
Robert Correia 75%
Michael Costello 86%
Robert Coughlin 86%
Geraldine Creedon 88%
Robert Creedon, Jr. 75%
Brian Dempsey 29%
Salvatore DiMasi 75%
Christopher Donelan 100%
Joseph Driscoll, Jr. 50%
Lewis Evangelidis 13%
James Fagan 83%
Christopher Fallon 75%
Mark Falzone 100%
Susan Fargo 100%
Robert Fennell 89%
Michael Festa 100%
Barry Finegold 50%
David Flynn 75%
Gloria Fox 100%
John Fresolo 43%
Emile Goguen 75%
Shirley Gomes 25%
Mary Grant 63%
William Greene, Jr. 38%
Geoffrey Hall 38%
Robert Hargraves 13%
Lida Harkins 75%
John Hart, Jr. 83%
Robert Havern III 83%
Robert Hedlund, Jr. 33%
Frank Hynes 63%
Brian Joyce 67%
Michael Kane 50%
Rachel Kaprielian 100%
Daniel Keenan 50%
Thomas Kennedy 88%
Michael Knapik 25%
Brian Knuuttila 57%
Peter Koutoujian 71%
Paul Kujawski 75%
William Lantigua 86%
James Leary 100%
Stephen LeDuc 63%
Brian Lees 33%
John Lepper 13%
Paul Loscocco 14%
J. James Marzilli, Jr. 100%
Thomas McGee 100%
Joan Menard 83%
Richard Moore 73%
Michael Morrissey 75%
Charles Murphy 75%
Kevin Murphy 75%
Therese Murray 80%
Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. 80%
Robert Nyman 63%
Thomas O'Brien 75%
Eugene O'Flaherty 75%
Robert O'Leary 83%
Shirley Owens-Hicks 100%
Steven Panagiotakos 100%
Marie Parente 71%
Matthew Patrick 100%
Anne Marie Paulsen 100%
Vincent Pedone 88%
Jeff Perry 13%
Douglas Petersen 86%
George Peterson, Jr. 13%
Anthony Petruccelli 75%
Susan Pope 13%
John Quinn 75%
Kathi-Anne Reinstein 88%
Pamela Resor 92%
Mary Rogeness 13%
Charles Shannon, Jr. 91%
Robert Spellane 100%
Joyce Spiliotis 88%
Harriett Stanley 38%
Marie St. Fleur 75%
Ellen Story 100%
David Sullivan 100%
Benjamin Swan, Sr. 100%
Kathleen Teahan 88%
Richard Tisei 33%
Stephen Tobin 75%
Steven Tolman 100%
David Torrisi 75%
Robert Travaglini 83%
Philip Travis 43%
Susan Tucker 92%
Eric Turkington 86%
Jim Vallee 67%
Anthony Verga 88%
Brian Wallace 75%
Patricia Walrath 75%
Marian Walsh 83%
Steven Walsh 100%
Daniel Webster 0%
Dianne Wilkerson 100%
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.

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