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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens for Limited Taxation and Government

1997-1998 Positions

Issues: Conservative , Taxes
State Office District Name Party Rating
Donna Fournier Cuomo 95%
MA State House Seventh Worcester Paul Frost Republican 95%
Ronald Gauch 95%
Robert Hedlund, Jr. 95%
David Peters 95%
Jo Ann Sprague 95%
David Tuttle 95%
Shaun Kelly 92%
Francis Marini 92%
Kevin Poirier 92%
Forrester Clark, Jr. 90%
Brian Cresta 90%
MA State House Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. Republican 90%
Mary Jeanette Murray 90%
George Peterson, Jr. 90%
Jacqueline Lewis 88%
Walter DeFilippi 87%
MA State Senate First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr Republican 87%
Thomas George 85%
Michael Knapik 85%
John Lepper 85%
Barbara Hyland 82%
Kevin Finnegan 80%
Shirley Gomes 80%
Cele Hahn 80%
Robert Hargraves 80%
Susan Pope 80%
Mary Rogeness 80%
Richard Tisei 80%
Matthew Amorello 75%
Brian Lees 75%
John Locke 75%
Douglas Stoddart 75%
Barry Finegold 70%
Henri S Rauschenbach 65%
Carol Cleven 60%
Frank Hynes 60%
David Gately 50%
J. Michael Ruane 43%
Christopher Hodgkins 42%
Brian Joyce 39%
Guy Glodis 36%
M. Paul Lannuccillo 35%
John Klimm 32%
Michael Bellotti 30%
Arthur Broadhurst, Jr. 26%
MA State House Third Essex Brian Dempsey Democratic 26%
Marie Parente 26%
William Reinstein 26%
Pamela Resor 26%
MA State House Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. Democratic 25%
Steven Panagiotakos 25%
Peter Larkin 21%
John Merrigan 21%
MA State House Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing Democratic 21%
Steven Angelo 20%
Richard Moore 20%
Michael Morrissey 20%
Thomas O'Brien 20%
MA State Senate First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues Democratic 20%
John Slattery 20%
MA Mayor At-Large Martin Walsh Democratic 18%
Frederick Berry 16%
Christine Canavan 16%
Paul Casey 16%
MA State House Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli Democratic 16%
Dennis Murphy 16%
Kevin Murphy 16%
MA State House Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia Democratic 16%
MA Council Member At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. 16%
John Businger 15%
MA State House Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral Democratic 15%
MA Mayor At-Large Michael Cahill 15%
Gale Candaras 15%
Evelyn Chesky 15%
Vincent Paul Ciampa 15%
Robert Correia 15%
MA State House Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo Democratic 15%
Paul Demakis 15%
Salvatore DiMasi 15%
David Donnelly 15%
Christopher Fallon 15%
Robert Fennell 15%
Thomas Finneran 15%
Nancy Flavin 15%
Gloria Fox 15%
Joseph Gallitano 15%
MA State House Sixth Norfolk William Galvin Democratic 15%
Barbara Gardner 15%
MA State House Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry Democratic 15%
Emile Goguen 15%
William Greene, Jr. 15%
Geoffrey Hall 15%
John Hart, Jr. 15%
Robert Havern III 15%
MA State House Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan Democratic 15%
MA Councilor At-Large James Jajuga 15%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen Democratic 15%
MA State House Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka Democratic 15%
MA State House Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman Democratic 15%
Daniel Keenan 15%
Brian Knuuttila 15%
Peter Koutoujian 15%
Patrick Landers III 15%
Harold Lane, Jr. 15%
Stephen LeDuc 15%
Edward LeLacheur 15%
Maryanne Lewis 15%
MA State Senate Third Essex Thomas McGee Democratic 15%
William McManus II 15%
MA State Senate Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny Democratic 15%
Charles Murphy 15%
William Nagle, Jr. 15%
Janet O'Brien 15%
Eugene O'Flaherty 15%
Vincent Pedone 15%
Douglas Petersen 15%
MA State House Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati Democratic 15%
John Quinn 15%
MA State House Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers Democratic 15%
Charles Shannon, Jr. 15%
Mary Jane Simmons 15%
MA State House Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis Democratic 15%
Harriett Stanley 15%
Ellen Story 15%
MA State House Tenth Bristol William Straus Democratic 15%
David Sullivan 15%
Joseph Sullivan 15%
Benjamin Swan, Sr. 15%
Alvin Thompson 15%
Stephen Tobin 15%
Steven Tolman 15%
Philip Travis 15%
Eric Turkington 15%
Anthony Verga 15%
MA State House Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner Democratic 15%
Patricia Walrath 15%
Robert Antonioni 11%
Edward Connolly 11%
Kevin Fitzgerald 11%
Anthony Philip Giglio 11%
Paul Haley 11%
Anthony Scibelli 11%
Emanuel Serra 11%
John Binienda, Sr. 10%
Daniel Bosley 10%
Stephen Brewer 10%
Thomas Cahir 10%
MA State Senate First Worcester Harriette Chandler Democratic 10%
Edward Clancy, Jr. 10%
Geraldine Creedon 10%
Robert Creedon, Jr. 10%
Robert Durand 10%
James Fagan 10%
Lida Harkins 10%
Cheryl Ann Jacques 10%
Rachel Kaprielian 10%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 10%
Thomas Kennedy 10%
MA State House Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan Democratic 10%
MA State House Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera Democratic 10%
Paul Kujawski 10%
MA State House First Franklin Stephen Kulik Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 10%
MA State House Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano Democratic 10%
J. James Marzilli, Jr. 10%
Joseph McIntyre 10%
Linda Melconian 10%
Joan Menard 10%
Therese Murray 10%
MA State House Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. Democratic 10%
Thomas Norton 10%
Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. 10%
John O'Brien, Jr. 10%
Shirley Owens-Hicks 10%
Anne Marie Paulsen 10%
Lois Pines 10%
Ruth Provost 10%
Charlotte Richie 10%
MA State Senate Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg Democratic 10%
John Stasik 10%
John Stefanini 10%
Kathleen Teahan 10%
Robert Travaglini 10%
Marian Walsh 10%
Alice Wolf 10%
Jim Vallee 6%
Robert Bernstein 5%
Paul Caron 5%
Carol Donovan 5%
Susan Fargo 5%
David Magnani 5%
MA State Senate First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco Democratic 5%
Warren Tolman 5%
Dianne Wilkerson 5%
MA State House Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia Democratic 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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