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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Environmental Council of Rhode Island

2005-2006 Positions on Environmental Conservation

State Office District Name Party Rating
Peter Ginaitt 113
RI State House 18 Art Handy Democratic 112
RI State Senate 37 V. Susan Sosnowski Democratic 104
Eileen Naughton 98
RI State House 1 Edith Ajello Democratic 97
Paul Moura 97
Elizabeth Roberts 97
June Gibbs 96
Bruce Long 96
RI State House 19 Joseph McNamara Democratic 96
David Bates 95
Rhoda Perry 95
RI State Senate 23 Paul Fogarty Democratic 94
RI State Senate 10 Walter Felag, Jr. Democratic 92
RI State Senate 29 Michael McCaffrey Democratic 92
Joseph Polisena 92
RI State Senate 36 James Sheehan Democratic 92
Elizabeth Dennigan 91
Gordon Fox 91
RI State Senate 4 Dominick Ruggerio Democratic 91
Raymond Sullivan, Jr. 91
Raymond Gallison, Jr. 90
John McBurney III 90
RI State Senate 38 Dennis Algiere Republican 89
Laurence Ehrhardt 89
Helio Melo 89
John Tassoni, Jr. 89
RI State House 53 Thomas Winfield Democratic 89
RI State Senate 7 Frank Ciccone III Democratic 88
Beatrice Lanzi 88
J. Michael Lenihan 88
Charles Levesque 88
RI State Senate 6 Harold Metts Democratic 88
M. Teresa Paiva-Weed 88
Amy Rice 88
Peter Wasylyk 88
RI State House 12 Joseph Almeida, Jr. Democratic 87
Daniel Issa 87
Roger Badeau 85
J. Russell Jackson 84
RI State House 38 Brian Kennedy Democratic 84
Donald Lally, Jr. 84
William Murphy 84
RI State House 11 Grace Diaz Democratic 83
Alfred Gemma 83
Juan Pichardo 83
Henry Rose 83
Gregory Schadone 83
Kevin Breene 82
Elaine Coderre 82
Steven Costantino 82
RI State Senate 14 Daniel Da Ponte Democratic 82
RI State Senate 27 Hanna Gallo Democratic 82
Joanne Giannini 82
David Laroche 82
John Joseph McCauley, Jr. 82
Matthew McHugh 82
Joseph Montalbano 82
Edwin Pacheco 82
RI State Senate 20 Roger Picard Democratic 82
Thomas Slater 82
RI State House 42 Stephen Ucci Democratic 82
Timothy Williamson 82
RI Treasurer Frank Caprio Democratic 81
Joseph Faria 81
Peter Lewiss 81
Jan Malik 81
William Walaska 81
Daniel Connors 80
RI State House 55 Arthur Corvese Democratic 80
RI State Senate 24 Marc Cote Democratic 80
RI State Senate 8 James Doyle II Democratic 80
William San Bento, Jr. 80
RI State House 9 Anastasia Williams Democratic 80
Robert Flaherty 79
RI State House 17 Robert Jacquard Democratic 79
Susan Story 79
Joseph Amaral 78
David Caprio 78
Raymond Church 78
RI Attorney General Peter Kilmartin Democratic 78
RI State House 14 Charlene Lima Democratic 78
Joseph Moran III 78
RI State Senate 33 Leonidas Raptakis Democratic 78
John Revens, Jr. 78
John Patrick Shanley, Jr. 78
Peter Palumbo 77
Richard Singleton 77
Steven Smith 77
RI State Senate 1 Maryellen Goodwin Democratic 76
Rene Menard 76
Patrick O'Neill 76
John Savage 76
Stephen Alves 75
Fausto Anguilla 75
James Davey 75
Norman Landroche, Jr. 75
Victor Moffitt 75
Kenneth Carter 74
Leo Blais 73
Jon Brien 73
William McManus 72
Peter Petrarca 71
John DeSimone 69
John Loughlin II 63
Joseph Scott 58
Robert Watson 58
Nicholas Gorham 56
Carol Mumford 53
Joseph Trillo 53
Paul Crowley 0
Michael Damiani 0
Joseph Voccola 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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