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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Maine Education Association

1997-1998 Positions

Issues: Education
State Office District Name Party Rating
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100%
ME State House 2 Mark Lawrence Democratic 100%
ME State House 71 Tom Winsor Republican 18%
ME State House 130 Richard Campbell Republican 38%
ME State House 143 Stephen Stanley Democratic 100%
ME Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap Democratic 100%
ME Justice of the Supreme Court Joseph Jabar, Sr. 91%
ME Commissioner 1 Vinton Cassidy 67%
ME Commissioner 1 Beverly Daggett 100%
ME Commissioner 3 Laura Sanborn 100%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Perry Democratic 80%
I. Joel Abromson 29%
Douglas Ahearne 100%
Jane Amero 29%
Martha Bagley 100%
Christina Baker 100%
Irvin Belanger 80%
Richard Bennett 43%
John Benoit 50%
Donald Berry, Sr. 64%
Randall Berry 100%
Brian Bolduc 82%
Gerald Bouffard 91%
Tarren Bragdon 20%
Michael Brennan 100%
Joseph Brooks 91%
Joseph Bruno 64%
Bruce Bryant 100%
John Buck 0%
Thomas Bull 100%
Randall Bumps 37%
Robert Cameron 55%
Richard Carey 83%
Mary Cathcart 100%
Howard Chick 55%
Nancy Chizmar 80%
Peter Cianchette 45%
Joseph Clark 100%
Patrick Colwell 100%
Scott Cowger 100%
Ruel Parkman Cross 40%
Thomas Marshall Davidson 100%
Mabel Desmond 100%
David Etnier 100%
Norman Ferguson, Jr. 43%
Charles Fisher 100%
Clifton Foster 10%
Roger Frechette 91%
Elaine Fuller 89%
Rosita Gagne-Friel 100%
Kenneth Gagnon 100%
Belinda Gerry 36%
Jill Murdoch Goldthwait 14%
Albion Goodwin 64%
Walter Gooley 55%
Bonnie Raye Green 100%
Philip Harriman 29%
Pamela Hatch 100%
Kenneth Honey 60%
Sumner Jones, Jr. 37%
Henry Joy 18%
Thomas Kane 100%
Susan Kasprzak 0%
R. Leo Kieffer 37%
Marjorie Kilkelly 100%
Richard Kneeland 45%
Carol Kontos 100%
Janice LaBrecque 55%
Lloyd LaFountain III 100%
Charles LaVerdiere 100%
Kenneth Lemont 89%
James Libby 43%
David Lindahl 37%
Susan Walsh Longley 100%
Glenys Lovett 60%
Jay MacDougall 10%
Adam Mack 9%
Bruce MacKinnon 71%
David Madore 64%
Richard Mailhot 91%
Jean Ginn Marvin 27%
Arthur Mayo III 82%
Michael McAlevey 50%
Linda Rogers McKee 100%
Mike Michaud 86%
S. Peter Mills 29%
Betty Lou Mitchell 20%
Thomas Murphy, Jr. 55%
Robert Murray, Jr. 100%
Christopher Muse 100%
Richard Nass 18%
John Nutting VII 71%
Julie O'Brien 78%
William O'Gara 100%
Gary O'Neal 100%
Christopher O'Neil 100%
Judy Paradis 100%
Judith Peavey 55%
Peggy Pendleton 83%
Royce Perkins 36%
Wendy Pieh 91%
William Pinkham 9%
Debra Plowman 38%
Edward Povich 91%
Judith Powers 100%
Michael Quint 100%
Anne Rand 100%
Shirley Richard 100%
Benjamin Rines, Jr. 90%
G. Steven Rowe 100%
Richard Ruhlin 86%
Roland Samson 100%
Christine Savage 55%
Jane Saxl 100%
Michael Saxl 100%
David Shiah 100%
Rosaire Sirois 100%
James Skoglund 91%
Mary Small 43%
Lois Snowe-Mello 18%
Vaughn Stedman 27%
Kathleen Alicia Stevens 100%
Paul Leo Tessier 100%
Richard Thompson 100%
James Tobin, Jr. 18%
Elizabeth Townsend 100%
Russell Treadwell 20%
Sharon Treat 100%
Verdi Tripp 100%
Harry True 40%
John Tuttle, Jr. 78%
Ronald Usher 100%
Paul Volenik 91%
G. Paul Waterhouse 0%
Elizabeth Watson 100%
Edgar Wheeler 37%
Gary Wheeler 100%

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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