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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Vermont Public Interest Research Group

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 100%
VT Governor Phil Scott Republican 29%
VT Lieutenant Governor Dave Zuckerman Democratic 88%
VT State House Addison-5 Harvey Smith Republican 25%
VT State House Bennington-2-2 Mary Morrissey Republican 13%
VT State House Chittenden-4-2 Bill Lippert, Jr. Democratic 63%
VT State House Chittenden-6-5 Johannah Donovan Democratic 100%
VT State House Chittenden-7-2 Ann Pugh Democratic 75%
VT State House Chittenden-8-1 Linda Myers Republican 25%
VT State House Rutland-3 Robert Helm Democratic, Republican 25%
VT State House Washington-4 Warren Kitzmiller Democratic 100%
VT State House Washington-7 Maxine Grad Democratic 75%
VT State House Windham-3 Carolyn Partridge Democratic 88%
VT State House Windsor-3-2 Alice Emmons Democratic, Working Families 100%
VT State House Windsor-Orange-2 James Masland Democratic 100%
VT State Senate Bennington Richard Sears, Jr. Democratic 67%
VT State Senate Chittenden Ginny Lyons Democratic 100%
VT State Senate Essex-Orleans Robert Starr Democratic 13%
VT State Senate Grand Isle Dick Mazza Democratic 86%
VT State Senate Lamoille Richard Westman Republican 38%
VT State Senate Washington Ann Cummings Democratic 86%
VT State Senate Windsor Alice Nitka Democratic 88%
VT Secretary of State Jim Condos Democratic 100%
VT Mayor At-Large Robert Kiss 88%
VT Council Member Ward 4 Kurt Wright Republican 25%
VT Assistant Judge At-Large Jack Anderson 88%
Steven Adams 25%
David Allaire 0%
George Allard 0%
Edwin Amidon, Jr. 50%
William Aswad 75%
Kenneth Atkins 25%
Albert Audette 38%
Joseph Baker 13%
Susan Bartlett 71%
John Bloomer, Jr. 29%
Lynn Bohi 100%
David Bolduc 13%
Donald Bostic 38%
Francis Brooks 100%
David Brown 25%
John Campbell 86%
Julius Canns 14%
Erron Carey 0%
David Clark 13%
Kinny Connell 100%
Howard Crawford 13%
George Cross 25%
Judith Crowley 13%
Maureen Dakin 50%
Steve Darrow 75%
David Deen 88%
Thomas DePoy 13%
Robert Dostis 88%
Bill Doyle 71%
Virginia Duffy 0%
Kevin Endres 25%
Michael Fisher 75%
Peg Flory 25%
Avis Gervais 50%
Gerry Gossens 100%
Henry Gray 0%
James Greenwood 0%
Carl Haas 13%
John Kenneth Hall 0%
Martha Heath 75%
Steve Hingtgen 88%
Constance Houston 25%
Dick Howrigan, Sr. 25%
Richard Hube 0%
Cola Hudson 13%
Margaret Hummel 75%
Vincent Illuzzi 29%
William Johnson 13%
Michael Kainen 25%
Kathleen Keenan 88%
Sylvia Kennedy 0%
Bill Keogh 38%
Carroll Ketchum 25%
Duncan Kilmartin 0%
Linda Kirker 0%
Sara Kittell 71%
Thomas Koch 13%
Albert Krawczyk 0%
Leigh Larocque 25%
Steve Larrabee, Sr. 0%
Mark Larson 100%
Kathy LaBelle LaVoie 13%
James Leddy 86%
Judy Livingston 38%
Richard Marron 25%
Hull Maynard 14%
Frank Mazur 25%
Doran Metzger 25%
Virginia Milkey 100%
Alice Miller 88%
Lawrence Molloy 50%
Harry Monti 25%
Janet Munt 100%
Betty Nuovo 100%
Michael John Obuchowski 88%
Patricia O'Donnell 25%
Harvey Otterman, Jr. 13%
Janice Peaslee 0%
Daryl Pillsbury 13%
Michael Reese 63%
David Rogers 25%
Robert Rusten 63%
George Schiavone 0%
Ann Seibert 75%
Malcolm Severance 25%
Loren Shaw 13%
Nancy Sheltra 0%
Diane Snelling 57%
Donna Sweaney 100%
Gene Sweetser 0%
Gaye Symington 75%
Ruth Towne 13%
John Patrick Tracy 100%
Leo Valliere 25%
Val Vincent 63%
Perry Waite 0%
Stephen Webster 25%
John Winters 13%
Philip Winters 13%
Robert Wood, Jr. 0%
Mark Young 25%

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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