Rating Group: Massachusetts League of Enviromental Voters

2006 Positions on Environmental Conservation

Issues: Environment
State Office Name Party Rating
MA Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito R 43%
MA State House-Fourth Barnstable Sarah Peake D 64%
MA State House-Fourth Berkshire Smitty Pignatelli D 82%
MA State House-Fifth Bristol Patricia Haddad D 65%
MA State House-Tenth Bristol William Straus D 86%
MA State House-Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera D 81%
MA State House-Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral D 70%
MA State House-Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier R 36%
MA State House-Third Essex Brian Dempsey D 63%
MA State House-Fourth Essex Bradford Hill R 38%
MA State House-Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis D 88%
MA State House-First Franklin Stephen Kulik D 103%
MA State House-First Hampden Todd Smola R 38%
MA State House-Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati D 64%
MA State House-Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner D 62%
MA State House-First Hampshire Peter Kocot D 92%
MA State House-Second Hampshire John Scibak D 100%
MA State House-Fifth Middlesex David Linsky D 109%
MA State House-Ninth Middlesex Thomas Stanley D 82%
MA State House-Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan D 105%
MA State House-Twelfth Middlesex Ruth Balser D 87%
MA State House-Fourteenth Middlesex Cory Atkins D 99%
MA State House-Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman D 102%
MA State House-Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. D 68%
MA State House-Seventeenth Middlesex David Nangle D 64%
MA State House-Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli D 82%
MA State House-Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. R 46%
MA State House-Twenty-Seventh Middlesex Denise Provost D 101%
MA State House-Thirty-Fifth Middlesex Paul Donato, Sr. D 67%
MA State House-Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry D 64%
MA State House-First Norfolk Bruce Ayers D 71%
MA State House-Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano D 64%
MA State House-Fourth Norfolk James Murphy D 71%
MA State House-Sixth Norfolk William Galvin D 95%
MA State House-Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka D 73%
MA State House-Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers D 64%
MA State House-Fourteenth Norfolk Alice Peisch D 106%
MA State House-Fifteenth Norfolk Frank Smizik D 103%
MA State House-Second Plymouth Susan Gifford R 36%
MA State House-Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing D 84%
MA State House-Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia D 96%
MA State House-Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia D 82%
MA State House-Fifteenth Suffolk Jeffrey Sánchez D 58%
MA State House-Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan D 73%
MA State House-Eighteenth Suffolk Michael Moran D 71%
MA State House-Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo D 64%
MA State House-Seventh Worcester Paul Frost R 36%
MA State House-Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. D 60%
MA State Senate-First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues D 62%
MA State Senate-Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny D 84%
MA State Senate-Third Essex Thomas McGee D 85%
MA State Senate-First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr R 65%
MA State Senate-Second Essex and Middlesex Barbara L'Italien D 88%
MA State Senate-Hampden James Welch D 71%
MA State Senate-Second Hampden and Hampshire Don Humason, Jr. R 36%
MA State Senate-Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg D 86%
MA State Senate-Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen D 110%
MA State Senate-First Middlesex and Norfolk Cindy Creem D 105%
MA State Senate-Second Middlesex and Norfolk Karen Spilka D 110%
MA State Senate-Middlesex and Worcester James Eldridge D 103%
MA State Senate-Norfolk and Suffolk Mike Rush D 95%
MA State Senate-Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex Richard Ross R 36%
MA State Senate-Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Walter Timilty D 102%
MA State Senate-Plymouth and Barnstable Vinny deMacedo R 38%
MA State Senate-First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco D 94%
MA State Senate-First Suffolk Linda Forry D 65%
MA State Senate-First Worcester Harriette Chandler D 84%
MA State Senate-Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Anne Gobi D 97%
MA Mayor-At-Large Martin Walsh D 66%
MA Council Member-At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. 90%
MA Councilor-At-Large Thomas Stanley 82%
Robert Antonioni 83%
Demetrius Atsalis 67%
Edward Augustus, Jr. 106%
Steven Baddour 80%
Jarrett Barrios 106%
Frederick Berry 80%
John Binienda, Sr. 64%
Deborah Blumer 108%
Daniel Bosley 71%
Garrett Bradley 83%
Stephen Brewer 100%
Arthur Broadhurst, Jr. 54%
Scott Brown 61%
Stephen Buoniconti 75%
Jennifer Callahan 83%
Christine Canavan 82%
Gale Candaras 74%
Stephen Canessa 64%
Mark Carron 97%
Paul Casey 66%
Cheryl Coakley-Rivera 64%
Edward Connolly 65%
Virginia Coppola 25%
Robert Correia 54%
Michael Costello 66%
Robert Coughlin 66%
Geraldine Creedon 89%
Robert Creedon, Jr. 110%
Sean Curran 71%
Salvatore DiMasi 82%
Christopher Donelan 87%
Joseph Driscoll, Jr. 71%
Lewis Evangelidis 43%
James Fagan 62%
Christopher Fallon 93%
Mark Falzone 90%
Susan Fargo 100%
Robert Fennell 64%
Michael Festa 93%
Barry Finegold 72%
Jennifer Flanagan 64%
David Flynn 77%
Gloria Fox 88%
John Fresolo 64%
Emile Goguen 77%
Shirley Gomes 42%
Mary Grant 91%
William Greene, Jr. 80%
Denis Guyer 82%
Geoffrey Hall 74%
Robert Hargraves 36%
Lida Harkins 69%
John Hart, Jr. 88%
Robert Havern III 91%
Robert Hedlund, Jr. 42%
Frank Hynes 97%
Brian Joyce 95%
Michael Kane 64%
Rachel Kaprielian 68%
Daniel Keenan 64%
John Keenan, Jr. 74%
Thomas Kennedy 63%
Michael Knapik 31%
Peter Koutoujian 67%
Paul Kujawski 81%
William Lantigua 72%
James Leary 64%
Stephen LeDuc 60%
Brian Lees 39%
John Lepper 43%
Paul Loscocco 50%
J. James Marzilli, Jr. 103%
Joan Menard 81%
Richard Moore 90%
Michael Morrissey 102%
Charles Murphy 82%
Kevin Murphy 64%
Therese Murray 81%
Patrick Natale 65%
Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. 87%
Robert Nyman 71%
Thomas O'Brien 81%
Eugene O'Flaherty 64%
Robert O'Leary 110%
Shirley Owens-Hicks 65%
Steven Panagiotakos 82%
Marie Parente 100%
Matthew Patrick 99%
Anne Marie Paulsen 63%
Vincent Pedone 64%
Jeff Perry 29%
Douglas Petersen 110%
George Peterson, Jr. 37%
Anthony Petruccelli 64%
Susan Pope 46%
John Quinn 57%
Kathi-Anne Reinstein 74%
Pamela Resor 110%
Robert Rice 67%
Mary Rogeness 39%
Tom Sannicandro 82%
Carl Sciortino, Jr. 104%
Robert Spellane 73%
Christopher Speranzo 71%
Joyce Spiliotis 90%
Harriett Stanley 64%
Marie St. Fleur 66%
Ellen Story 109%
David Sullivan 75%
Benjamin Swan, Sr. 83%
Kathleen Teahan 107%
James Timilty 96%
Richard Tisei 62%
Stephen Tobin 72%
Steven Tolman 95%
David Torrisi 64%
Philip Travis 62%
Susan Tucker 107%
Eric Turkington 82%
Cleon Turner 86%
Jim Vallee 62%
Anthony Verga 82%
Brian Wallace 77%
Patricia Walrath 76%
Marian Walsh 80%
Steven Walsh 64%
Martha Walz 73%
Daniel Webster 29%
Dianne Wilkerson 88%
Alice Wolf 109%

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