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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Vermont National Federation of Independent Business

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
VT Governor Phil Scott Republican 60%
VT Lieutenant Governor Dave Zuckerman Democratic 0%
VT State House Addison-5 Harvey Smith Republican 100%
VT State House Bennington-2-2 Mary Morrissey Republican 100%
VT State House Bennington-3 Alice Miller Democratic 0%
VT State House Chittenden-4-2 Bill Lippert, Jr. Democratic 0%
VT State House Chittenden-6-1 Kurt Wright Republican 86%
VT State House Chittenden-6-5 Johannah Donovan Democratic 0%
VT State House Chittenden-7-2 Ann Pugh Democratic 17%
VT State House Chittenden-9-2 Maureen Dakin Democratic 67%
VT State House Franklin-3-1 Kathleen Keenan Democratic 40%
VT State House Rutland-3 Robert Helm Democratic, Republican 71%
VT State House Washington-7 Maxine Grad Democratic 0%
VT State House Windham-3 Carolyn Partridge Democratic 0%
VT State House Windham-4 David Deen Democratic 0%
VT State House Windsor-3-2 Alice Emmons Democratic, Working Families 0%
VT State House Windsor-Orange-2 James Masland Democratic 0%
VT State Senate Bennington Richard Sears, Jr. Democratic 0%
VT State Senate Essex-Orleans Robert Starr Democratic 67%
VT State Senate Grand Isle Dick Mazza Democratic 20%
VT State Senate Lamoille Richard Westman Republican 86%
VT State Senate Rutland Peg Flory Republican 86%
VT State Senate Washington Francis Brooks Democratic 0%
VT State Senate Washington Ann Cummings Democratic 0%
VT State Senate Windsor Alice Nitka Democratic 43%
VT Secretary of State Jim Condos Democratic 0%
VT Mayor At-Large Robert Kiss 0%
VT Council Member Ward 4 Kurt Wright Republican 86%
Steven Adams 67%
David Allaire 100%
George Allard 57%
Edwin Amidon, Jr. 57%
William Aswad 0%
Kenneth Atkins 67%
Albert Audette 80%
Joseph Baker 100%
Susan Bartlett 40%
John Bloomer, Jr. 20%
Lynn Bohi 0%
David Bolduc 100%
Donald Bostic 100%
John Campbell 20%
Julius Canns 40%
Erron Carey 100%
David Clark 100%
Kinny Connell 0%
Howard Crawford 100%
George Cross 14%
Judith Crowley 100%
Steve Darrow 0%
Thomas DePoy 100%
Robert Dostis 0%
Bill Doyle 20%
Virginia Duffy 100%
Michael Fisher 0%
Avis Gervais 57%
Gerry Gossens 20%
Henry Gray 100%
James Greenwood 80%
Carl Haas 100%
John Kenneth Hall 100%
Martha Heath 14%
Steve Hingtgen 0%
Constance Houston 100%
Dick Howrigan, Sr. 86%
Richard Hube 100%
Cola Hudson 100%
Margaret Hummel 0%
William Johnson 100%
Michael Kainen 80%
Sylvia Kennedy 86%
Bill Keogh 57%
Carroll Ketchum 86%
Duncan Kilmartin 100%
Linda Kirker 100%
Sara Kittell 20%
Thomas Koch 86%
Albert Krawczyk 83%
Leigh Larocque 86%
Steve Larrabee, Sr. 100%
Mark Larson 0%
Kathy LaBelle LaVoie 86%
James Leddy 0%
Judy Livingston 71%
Richard Marron 86%
Hull Maynard 60%
Frank Mazur 71%
Doran Metzger 83%
Virginia Milkey 0%
Lawrence Molloy 50%
Harry Monti 67%
Kevin Mullin 100%
Janet Munt 20%
Betty Nuovo 0%
Michael John Obuchowski 0%
Patricia O'Donnell 86%
Harvey Otterman, Jr. 100%
Janice Peaslee 100%
Daryl Pillsbury 0%
Michael Reese 0%
David Rogers 100%
Robert Rusten 40%
George Schiavone 100%
Ann Seibert 0%
Malcolm Severance 100%
Loren Shaw 100%
Nancy Sheltra 100%
Donna Sweaney 0%
Gene Sweetser 86%
Gaye Symington 0%
Ruth Towne 100%
John Patrick Tracy 0%
Leo Valliere 100%
Val Vincent 29%
Perry Waite 57%
Stephen Webster 100%
John Winters 100%
Philip Winters 86%
Robert Wood, Jr. 100%
Mark Young 83%

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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