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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Vermont State Labor Council, AFL-CIO

1997-1998 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
VT Lieutenant Governor Dave Zuckerman Democratic 100%
VT State House Bennington-2-2 Mary Morrissey Republican 0%
VT State House Bennington-3 Alice Miller Democratic 40%
VT State House Chittenden-4-2 Bill Lippert, Jr. Democratic 100%
VT State House Chittenden-6-5 Mary Sullivan Democratic 100%
VT State House Chittenden-7-2 Ann Pugh Democratic 100%
VT State House Chittenden-9-2 Maureen Dakin Democratic 0%
VT State House Franklin-3-1 Kathleen Keenan Democratic 80%
VT State House Rutland-3 Robert Helm Democratic, Republican 0%
VT State House Washington-3 Paul Poirier Independent 100%
VT State House Windham-4 David Deen Democratic 100%
VT State House Windsor-3-2 Alice Emmons Democratic, Working Families 80%
VT State Senate Bennington Richard Sears, Jr. Democratic 100%
VT State Senate Essex-Orleans Robert Starr Democratic 80%
VT State Senate Grand Isle Dick Mazza Democratic 0%
VT State Senate Lamoille Richard Westman Republican 0%
VT State Senate Orange Mark MacDonald Democratic 100%
VT State Senate Washington Francis Brooks Democratic 100%
VT State Senate Washington Ann Cummings Democratic 67%
VT State Senate Windsor Dick McCormack Democratic 100%
Elaine Alfano 100%
George Allard 100%
Philip Angell, Jr. 0%
Jean Ankeney 67%
William Aswad 100%
Jan Backus 100%
Thomas Bahre 0%
Joyce Barbieri 80%
Jason Barney 0%
Susan Bartlett 75%
Rene Blanchard 40%
John Bloomer, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Bourdeau 0%
Terrill Bouricius 100%
Gordon Bristol 75%
Peter Brownell 25%
Forest Buckland 0%
Julius Canns 0%
Diane Carmolli 100%
Nancy Chard 75%
David Clark 0%
Dean Corren 100%
Thomas Costello 100%
George Costes 50%
Howard Crawford 0%
Dan Darrow 100%
Steve Darrow 60%
Danny Deuel 100%
Anthony Dominick 20%
Patricia Doyle 100%
Bill Doyle 67%
Matt Dunne 60%
John Edwards 0%
Michael Flaherty 0%
Sally Fox 100%
Walter Freed 0%
William Fyfe 100%
Avis Gervais 80%
Anne Ginevan 0%
Henry Gray 0%
James Greenwood 25%
Henry Gretkowski 20%
David Hathaway 0%
Martha Heath 100%
Neil Hoag 0%
Henry Holmes 0%
Constance Houston 0%
Dick Howrigan, Sr. 60%
Cola Hudson 0%
Margaret Hummel 80%
Bruce Hyde 0%
Robert Ide 0%
Vincent Illuzzi 100%
William Johnson 0%
Carolyn Kehler 100%
Robert Everett Kinsey 20%
Sara Kittell 100%
Karen Kitzmiller 67%
Paul Knox 0%
Thomas Koch 0%
Gerald Krasnow 100%
Jerry Kreitzer 100%
John LaBarge 0%
Karen Moran Lafayette 100%
Steve Larrabee, Sr. 0%
Ralph Lehman 60%
Thomas Little 0%
Judy Livingston 0%
Bill MacKinnon 80%
Richard Marron 0%
Frederick Maslack 0%
Hull Maynard 0%
Frank Mazur 0%
Mary Mazzariello 100%
Thomas McGrath 0%
James McNamara 40%
Doran Metzger 0%
Virginia Milkey 100%
Marion Milne 0%
Lawrence Molloy 0%
Karen Moore 100%
Betty Nuovo 100%
Michael John Obuchowski 100%
Donny Osman 100%
Allen Palmer 0%
Edward Paquin, Jr. 100%
Mary-Ann Parizo 80%
Janice Peaslee 0%
Richard Pembroke, Sr. 0%
Albert Joseph Perry 25%
Ira Pike 0%
Ben-Zion Ptashnik 100%
Elizabeth Mary Ready 100%
Gary Richardson 0%
Helen Riehle 50%
Marilyn Keith Rivero 100%
Cheryl Pratt Rivers 100%
John Robb 0%
Robert Rusten 20%
George Schiavone 0%
Ann Seibert 100%
Nancy Sheltra 0%
Joseph Sherman 0%
Peter Shumlin 100%
Patricia Smith 100%
Jeb Spaulding 75%
Karen Steele 0%
Bill Suchmann 0%
Donna Sweaney 100%
Gene Sweetser 0%
Gaye Symington 80%
Ruth Towne 0%
John Patrick Tracy 100%
Oreste Valsangiacomo, Sr. 100%
Val Vincent 80%
Michael Vinton 60%
Cathy Voyer 0%
Perry Waite 50%
Alan Weiss 60%
Susan Wheeler 100%
James Willett 0%
Philip Winters 0%
William Wisell 0%
Robert Wood, Jr. 0%
Mark Woodward 100%
Mark Young 0%

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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