Rating Group: Business and Industry Association

2009 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
NH U.S. Senate - Jr Maggie Hassan Democratic 20%
NH State House - Carroll 2 Thomas Buco Democratic 0%
NH State House - Carroll 2 Karen Umberger Republican 88%
NH State House - Carroll 3 Mark McConkey Republican 88%
NH State House - Cheshire 1 Lucy Weber Democratic 0%
NH State House - Cheshire 3 Daniel Eaton Democratic 0%
NH State House - Cheshire 11 John Hunt Republican 100%
NH State House - Coos 3 Robert Theberge Republican 17%
NH State House - Coos 6 William Hatch Democratic 0%
NH State House - Grafton 4 Rick Ladd, Jr. Republican 100%
NH State House - Grafton 8 Suzanne Smith Democratic 0%
NH State House - Grafton 12 Sharon Nordgren Democratic 0%
NH State House - Grafton 13 Susan Almy Democratic 0%
NH State House - Hillsborough 2 Gary Hopper Republican 67%
NH State House - Hillsborough 7 John Graham Republican 88%
NH State House - Hillsborough 8 Jeffrey Goley Democratic 0%
NH State House - Hillsborough 10 Jean Jeudy Democratic 0%
NH State House - Hillsborough 10 Patrick Long Democratic 13%
NH State House - Hillsborough 13 Larry Gagne Republican 75%
NH State House - Hillsborough 13 William Infantine Republican 57%
NH State House - Hillsborough 16 Barbara Shaw Democratic 13%
NH State House - Hillsborough 20 Ralph Boehm Republican 100%
NH State House - Hillsborough 24 Peter Leishman Democratic 0%
NH State House - Hillsborough 31 David Cote Democratic 0%
NH State House - Hillsborough 36 Michael O'Brien, Sr. Democratic 0%
NH State House - Hillsborough 37 Andrew Renzullo Republican 100%
NH State House - Hillsborough 37 Jordan Ulery Republican 100%
NH State House - Hillsborough 43 Benjamin Baroody Democratic 0%
NH State House - Hillsborough 45 Jane Beaulieu Democratic 0%
NH State House - Merrimack 10 Mary Wallner Democratic 0%
NH State House - Merrimack 11 Stephen Shurtleff Democratic 0%
NH State House - Merrimack 16 Timothy Soucy Democratic 17%
NH State House - Merrimack 20 Dianne Schuett Democratic 0%
NH State House - Merrimack 23 Mary Beth Walz Democratic 0%
NH State House - Merrimack 29 Carol McGuire Republican 88%
NH State House - Rockingham 5 Al Baldasaro Republican 100%
NH State House - Rockingham 5 Betsy McKinney Republican 71%
NH State House - Rockingham 5 Sherman Packard Republican 88%
NH State House - Rockingham 6 Phyllis Katsakiores Republican 100%
NH State House - Rockingham 7 Mary Griffin Republican 86%
NH State House - Rockingham 7 Charles McMahon Republican 100%
NH State House - Rockingham 8 Robert Elliott Republican 100%
NH State House - Rockingham 13 David Welch Republican 100%
NH State House - Rockingham 14 Debra DeSimone Republican 100%
NH State House - Rockingham 14 Norman Major Republican 100%
NH State House - Rockingham 21 Robert Cushing, Jr. Democratic 0%
NH State House - Rockingham 25 Laura Pantelakos Democratic 0%
NH State House - Rockingham 30 Jackie Cali-Pitts Democratic 14%
NH State House - Strafford 6 Timothy Horrigan Democratic 0%
NH State House - Strafford 6 Marjorie Smith Democratic 0%
NH State House - Strafford 6 Judith Spang Democratic 0%
NH State House - Strafford 6 Janet Wall Democratic 0%
NH State House - Strafford 19 Peter Schmidt Democratic 0%
NH State House - Sullivan 2 Sue Gottling Democratic 13%
NH State House - Sullivan 10 John Cloutier Democratic 0%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 100%
NH State Senate - 4 David Watters Democratic 0%
NH State Senate - 11 Gary Daniels Republican 88%
NH State Senate - 13 Cindy Rosenwald Democratic 0%
NH State Senate - 14 Sharon Carson Republican 80%
NH State Senate - 17 John Reagan Republican 71%
NH State Senate - 20 Lou D'Allesandro Democratic 20%
NH Alderman - Ward 7 June Caron 13%
NH Alderman - Ward 9 Barbara Shaw 13%
NH Council Member - Ward 2 Elaine Lauterborn 38%
NH Council Member - At-Large Phyllis Katsakiores 100%
NH Commissioner - 1 Tara Reardon 25%
NH Commissioner - 2 Chuck Weed 0%
NH Commissioner - 3 Robert Rowe Republican 83%
NH Commissioner - At-Large Deanna Rollo Democratic 0%
NH Councilor - Ward 9 Candace Bouchard 0%
Dennis Abbott 0%
James Aguiar 0%
Chris Ahlgren 75%
Mary Allen 75%
Peter Allen 0%
Gene Andersen 0%
Eric Anderson 88%
Beth Reever Arsenault 25%
Clinton Bailey 100%
John Barnes, Jr. 100%
Michael Bartlett 0%
David Bates 88%
Peter Batula 88%
Roger Beauchamp 0%
Catriona Beck 0%
Ronald Belanger 50%
William Belvin 88%
Bernard Benn 0%
Peter Bergin 75%
Roger Berube 0%
David Bettencourt 100%
David Bickford 88%
Franklin Bishop 67%
Ronald Boisvert 0%
Peter Bolster 88%
David Borden 0%
David Boutin 100%
Laurie Boyce 88%
Peter Bragdon 100%
State Office Name Party Rating
NH U.S. Senate - Jr Maggie Hassan D 20%
NH State House - Carroll 2 Thomas Buco D 0%
NH State House - Carroll 2 Karen Umberger R 88%
NH State House - Carroll 3 Mark McConkey R 88%
NH State House - Cheshire 1 Lucy Weber D 0%
NH State House - Cheshire 3 Daniel Eaton D 0%
NH State House - Cheshire 11 John Hunt R 100%
NH State House - Coos 3 Robert Theberge R 17%
NH State House - Coos 6 William Hatch D 0%
NH State House - Grafton 4 Rick Ladd, Jr. R 100%
NH State House - Grafton 8 Suzanne Smith D 0%
NH State House - Grafton 12 Sharon Nordgren D 0%
NH State House - Grafton 13 Susan Almy D 0%
NH State House - Hillsborough 2 Gary Hopper R 67%
NH State House - Hillsborough 7 John Graham R 88%
NH State House - Hillsborough 8 Jeffrey Goley D 0%
NH State House - Hillsborough 10 Jean Jeudy D 0%
NH State House - Hillsborough 10 Patrick Long D 13%
NH State House - Hillsborough 13 Larry Gagne R 75%
NH State House - Hillsborough 13 William Infantine R 57%
NH State House - Hillsborough 16 Barbara Shaw D 13%
NH State House - Hillsborough 20 Ralph Boehm R 100%
NH State House - Hillsborough 24 Peter Leishman D 0%
NH State House - Hillsborough 31 David Cote D 0%
NH State House - Hillsborough 36 Michael O'Brien, Sr. D 0%
NH State House - Hillsborough 37 Andrew Renzullo R 100%
NH State House - Hillsborough 37 Jordan Ulery R 100%
NH State House - Hillsborough 43 Benjamin Baroody D 0%
NH State House - Hillsborough 45 Jane Beaulieu D 0%
NH State House - Merrimack 10 Mary Wallner D 0%
NH State House - Merrimack 11 Stephen Shurtleff D 0%
NH State House - Merrimack 16 Timothy Soucy D 17%
NH State House - Merrimack 20 Dianne Schuett D 0%
NH State House - Merrimack 23 Mary Beth Walz D 0%
NH State House - Merrimack 29 Carol McGuire R 88%
NH State House - Rockingham 5 Al Baldasaro R 100%
NH State House - Rockingham 5 Betsy McKinney R 71%
NH State House - Rockingham 5 Sherman Packard R 88%
NH State House - Rockingham 6 Phyllis Katsakiores R 100%
NH State House - Rockingham 7 Mary Griffin R 86%
NH State House - Rockingham 7 Charles McMahon R 100%
NH State House - Rockingham 8 Robert Elliott R 100%
NH State House - Rockingham 13 David Welch R 100%
NH State House - Rockingham 14 Debra DeSimone R 100%
NH State House - Rockingham 14 Norman Major R 100%
NH State House - Rockingham 21 Robert Cushing, Jr. D 0%
NH State House - Rockingham 25 Laura Pantelakos D 0%
NH State House - Rockingham 30 Jackie Cali-Pitts D 14%
NH State House - Strafford 6 Timothy Horrigan D 0%
NH State House - Strafford 6 Marjorie Smith D 0%
NH State House - Strafford 6 Judith Spang D 0%
NH State House - Strafford 6 Janet Wall D 0%
NH State House - Strafford 19 Peter Schmidt D 0%
NH State House - Sullivan 2 Sue Gottling D 13%
NH State House - Sullivan 10 John Cloutier D 0%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley R 100%
NH State Senate - 4 David Watters D 0%
NH State Senate - 11 Gary Daniels R 88%
NH State Senate - 13 Cindy Rosenwald D 0%
NH State Senate - 14 Sharon Carson R 80%
NH State Senate - 17 John Reagan R 71%
NH State Senate - 20 Lou D'Allesandro D 20%
NH Alderman - Ward 7 June Caron 13%
NH Alderman - Ward 9 Barbara Shaw 13%
NH Council Member - Ward 2 Elaine Lauterborn 38%
NH Council Member - At-Large Phyllis Katsakiores 100%
NH Commissioner - 1 Tara Reardon 25%
NH Commissioner - 2 Chuck Weed 0%
NH Commissioner - 3 Robert Rowe R 83%
NH Commissioner - At-Large Deanna Rollo D 0%
NH Councilor - Ward 9 Candace Bouchard 0%
Dennis Abbott 0%
James Aguiar 0%
Chris Ahlgren 75%
Mary Allen 75%
Peter Allen 0%
Gene Andersen 0%
Eric Anderson 88%
Beth Reever Arsenault 25%
Clinton Bailey 100%
John Barnes, Jr. 100%
Michael Bartlett 0%
David Bates 88%
Peter Batula 88%
Roger Beauchamp 0%
Catriona Beck 0%
Ronald Belanger 50%
William Belvin 88%
Bernard Benn 0%
Peter Bergin 75%
Roger Berube 0%
David Bettencourt 100%
David Bickford 88%
Franklin Bishop 67%
Ronald Boisvert 0%
Peter Bolster 88%
David Borden 0%
David Boutin 100%
Laurie Boyce 88%
Peter Bragdon 100%
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