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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Natural Resources Council of Maine

1998 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100%
ME State House 71 Tom Winsor Republican 11%
ME State House 130 Richard Campbell Republican 11%
ME State House 143 Stephen Stanley Democratic 44%
ME Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap Democratic 100%
ME Justice of the Supreme Court Joseph Jabar, Sr. 67%
ME Commissioner 1 Vinton Cassidy 17%
ME Commissioner 1 Beverly Daggett 67%
ME Commissioner 3 Laura Sanborn 44%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Perry Democratic 56%
I. Joel Abromson 33%
Douglas Ahearne 33%
Jane Amero 0%
Martha Bagley 44%
Christina Baker 78%
Irvin Belanger 11%
Richard Bennett 33%
John Benoit 0%
Donald Berry, Sr. 11%
Randall Berry 89%
Brian Bolduc 100%
Gerald Bouffard 44%
Tarren Bragdon 0%
Michael Brennan 89%
Joseph Brooks 100%
Joseph Bruno 22%
Bruce Bryant 89%
John Buck 0%
Thomas Bull 89%
Randall Bumps 22%
Richard Carey 40%
Mary Cathcart 100%
Howard Chick 22%
Nancy Chizmar 89%
Peter Cianchette 22%
Joseph Clark 33%
Patrick Colwell 89%
Scott Cowger 100%
Ruel Parkman Cross 11%
Thomas Marshall Davidson 89%
Mabel Desmond 67%
David Etnier 89%
Norman Ferguson, Jr. 33%
Charles Fisher 67%
Clifton Foster 22%
Roger Frechette 56%
Elaine Fuller 78%
Rosita Gagne-Friel 89%
Kenneth Gagnon 100%
Belinda Gerry 11%
Jill Murdoch Goldthwait 100%
Albion Goodwin 11%
Walter Gooley 22%
Bonnie Raye Green 78%
Philip Harriman 50%
Kenneth Honey 11%
Sumner Jones, Jr. 11%
Henry Joy 0%
Thomas Kane 100%
Susan Kasprzak 0%
R. Leo Kieffer 0%
Marjorie Kilkelly 33%
Richard Kneeland 11%
Janice LaBrecque 11%
Lloyd LaFountain III 83%
Charles LaVerdiere 56%
Kenneth Lemont 0%
James Libby 33%
David Lindahl 56%
Susan Walsh Longley 83%
Glenys Lovett 0%
Jay MacDougall 0%
Adam Mack 0%
Bruce MacKinnon 50%
David Madore 33%
Richard Mailhot 56%
Jean Ginn Marvin 0%
Arthur Mayo III 11%
Michael McAlevey 11%
Linda Rogers McKee 100%
Mike Michaud 67%
S. Peter Mills 67%
Betty Lou Mitchell 17%
Thomas Murphy, Jr. 0%
Robert Murray, Jr. 67%
Christopher Muse 56%
Richard Nass 0%
John Nutting VII 83%
Julie O'Brien 44%
William O'Gara 67%
Gary O'Neal 44%
Christopher O'Neil 89%
Judy Paradis 67%
Judith Peavey 44%
Peggy Pendleton 67%
Royce Perkins 44%
Wendy Pieh 67%
William Pinkham 0%
Debra Plowman 11%
Edward Povich 78%
Judith Powers 89%
Michael Quint 89%
Anne Rand 83%
Shirley Richard 56%
Benjamin Rines, Jr. 67%
G. Steven Rowe 78%
Richard Ruhlin 100%
Roland Samson 78%
Christine Savage 22%
Jane Saxl 78%
Michael Saxl 89%
David Shiah 100%
Rosaire Sirois 67%
James Skoglund 100%
Mary Small 33%
Lois Snowe-Mello 11%
Vaughn Stedman 0%
Kathleen Alicia Stevens 100%
Paul Leo Tessier 67%
Richard Thompson 33%
James Tobin, Jr. 22%
Elizabeth Townsend 89%
Russell Treadwell 11%
Sharon Treat 100%
Verdi Tripp 67%
Harry True 22%
John Tuttle, Jr. 78%
Ronald Usher 22%
Paul Volenik 89%
G. Paul Waterhouse 0%
Elizabeth Watson 100%
Edgar Wheeler 11%
Gary Wheeler 22%

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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