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Candidates for State Representative:   1st Bristol

 

 

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes

Jay Barrows
F. Jay Barrows (R

 

NO
YES
YES
Yes*
YES
NO

2) Endorsed by G.O.A.L. with A+ rating.

Favors charter schools (we've had some for 20 years now), and said it gives parents choice in education.

(1, 6) NO for limited govt' and NO for pro-life: Voted on 7/23/2014 for S.2283 to impose severe fines and severely restrict 1st amendment rights.

 

Michael E. Toole (D) NO NO NO NO NO NO Liberal who wants to legalize all marijuana. Opposed to charter schools and is endorsed by multiple unions sending money to his campaign. He's also endorsed by at least one group which pushes taxpayer funding to kill unborn babies.

Candidates for State Representative:   2nd Bristol

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

Notes

Paul R. Heroux
D-Attleboro

NO
NO
NO
NO
F-
Grade
Horrific
NO
NO

78% of DEM 2012 PRIMARY

(2) GOAL gives 70% rating for 2012, and the he went downhill, 2014 gun vote for 4278. No opposition to DeLeo's gun grab H4121.

(4) 26% according to MassFiscalScorecard. He's whining now about Mass Fiscal putting out a pamplet about his HORRIFIC record of voting, and trying to split hairs on some and spin others. Bottom line: he getts and F grade from CLT and and F grade from MassFiscal and an F Grade from VoteCoreValues. He votes against the taxpayer approx. 75% of the time. Big smiles. Incumbent 'hunk' loved by the ladies, but votes AGAINST them.

Endorsed by Mass Alliance (Umbrella Group of left-wing organizations which includes the Democratic Socialists of America as one of its member groups)

(6) Endorsed by NARAL 2012

(1, 6) NO for limited govt' and NO for pro-life: Voted on 7/23/2014 for S.2283 to impose severe fines and severely restrict 1st amendment rights.

Candidates for State Representative:   3rd Bristol

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

Notes

Shaunna
Shaunna O'Connell
REPUBLICAN
YES
YES
YES
YES
Mixed
NO*

Elected 2010.

One of the most hardworking representatives in the state.

Truly an independent voice against gov't waste, EBT abuse, illegal aliens, and unbridled spending.

ONE OF THE BEST!

CANDIDATE'S WEBSITEVoted against the New Buffer Zone Law (S.2283), Mixed Rating from NARAL, MCFL rates Mixed at Beginning of Life & Pro-Life at End of Life

The lioness on Beacon Hill who fights daily to let the voices of her district be heard, has earned a 100% rating from Citizens for Limited Taxation, and an "A+" rating from Gun Owners' Action League. She's a fighter. In the face of adversity and a tremendous, liberal-dominated, extremist-spending agenda, she has consistently fought for transparency of government expenditures and has therefore been targeted to be silenced. Most notable, her liberal House Minority Leader Brad Jones (who the Democrats have not felt a need to oppose in many, many, many election cycles as he does their bidding for them), removed her and noted Rep. Geoff Diehl from the Ways and Means Committee. These two members were instrumental in saving taxpayers $13 billion in new taxes (automatic gas tax increase, Olympic building tax, and others). She's earned the Boston Broadside's Legislator of the Year Award for Courage and Visibility in 2014 and 2015. Endorsed by the State Police.

Estele C. Borges (D)  

NO

wishy washy

        Another liberal who will vote with the party leaders to raise taxes on nearly everything you buy (gas, beer, telephone, you name it). Endorsed by the Mass Teachers Union and other unions. Funny thing: O'Connell nominated Borges for an award for her activism, and this is the payback she gets. Wants to legalize marijuana. Says "we don't know" when asked if Atty. General Maura Healey's gun grab was wrong. Has a State Police husband, but the State Police endorse O'Connell. Promotes spending, spending. Voraciously critical of Rep. O'Connell for not spending, spending, spending.

Candidates for State Representative:    4th Bristol

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

Notes

Steven Howitt
R- Seekonk

 

NO
YES
YES
YES
NO*
NO

6) "Pro-Choice, however I'm opposed to Partial Birth Abortion, and support Parental Notification up to age 18."

"I believe that the constitution should be followed and if an initiative petition is certified and presented, the issue should be sent to the voters for them to decide."

(1, 6) NO for limited govt' and NO for pro-life: Voted on 7/23/2014 for S.2283 to impose severe fines and severely restrict 1st amendment rights.

93% rating from Citizens for Limited Taxation. Opposes Sanctuary Cities and automatic gasoline tax increases.
"A+" rating from Gun Owners' Action League based on his voting record.

Paul W. Jacques (D)   YES   NO   NO Endorsed by various labor unions including SEIU, Teamsters, and others. Endorsed by Planned Parenthood - the promoter of abortion up to just before natural birth. Has numerous photos on his website of him shaking hands with V.P. Joe Biden, standing behind Sen. John Kerry, and other liberals. Endorsed by 100% rating from Gun Owner's Action League based on survey response.

Candidates for State Representative:    5th Bristol

Free Ride 2014, 2016 , again.

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

Notes

Haddad
Patricia A. Haddad
DEMOCRAT

NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO

(2) NO! S co-sponsored HB4121, DeLeo’s gun grab) 2014 gun vote for 4278. No opposition to DeLeo's gun grab H4121.

 

(3) Amongst other things, voted to kill the Perry Bill (would have denied $$ to illegals).

(1, 6) NO for limited govt' and NO for pro-life: Voted on 7/23/2014 for S.2283 to impose severe fines and severely restrict 1st amendment rights.

Candidates for State Representative:    6th Bristol

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

Notes


Carole Fiola
D-Fall River

NO

NO

NO NO
F-
Grade
Horrific
NO NO

(2) 2014 gun vote for 4278. No opposition to DeLeo's gun grab H4121.

(4) 20% according to MassFiscalScorecard

(6) No for Pro-Life: MCFL Rated her Anti-Life

She won by a few hundred folks against Steinholf in a special election in the Fall of 2013. He's running against her again.

(1, 6) NO for limited govt' and NO for pro-life: Voted on 7/23/2014 for S.2283 to impose severe fines and severely restrict 1st amendment rights.

NO for Enforce Immigration Laws: Voted to prevent the legislature from voting on the Diehl Amendment requiring that veterans be given priority over illegal aliens for public housing.
Former Governor’s Councilor (2001-11), no known opposition to anti-family judges

Candidates for State Representative:    7th Bristol

Free ride 2014, 2016 and others...

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

Notes


Alan Silvia
(D)

NO

NO

NO NO
F-
Grade
Horrific
YES
NO

(1) NO for Limited Government: (Silvia co-sponsored HB1859)

(2) NO for Second Amendment: (Silvia co-sponsored HB4121, DeLeo’s gun grab) 2014 gun vote for 4278. No opposition to DeLeo's gun grab H4121.

(3) NO: Did not Oppose S.1135 when it was in Committee

(4) 13% according to MassFiscalScorecard , VOTED TO INCREASE SPENDING and taxes 87% of the time!

(1, 6) NO for limited govt' and NO for pro-life: Voted on 7/23/2014 for S.2283 to impose severe fines and severely restrict 1st amendment rights.

(3) 2014 - Supports Obama illegal flooding of the U.S. with coutless expected millions of illegals: There’s NOTHING “pro-family” about bankrupting citizens presently struggling to survive in this state despite the diabolical plans of Democrat/socialists to bring us all to our knees for the purpose of building a bigger dependent constituency.

Candidates for State Representative:    8th Bristol

Free ride 2014, 2016...

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

Notes

Paul Schmid (D)

NO
NO NO
NO
F-
Grade
Horrific
NO
NO

Former Westport Selectman.

(2) 2014 gun vote for 4278. No opposition to DeLeo's gun grab H4121.

(3) NO for Enforce Immigration Laws: Voted against Secure Communities

(4) 10% according to MassFiscalScorecard VOTED TO INCREASE SPENDING and taxes 90% of the time!

(5) Paul: Co-Sponsored the Bathroom Bill

(1, 6) NO for limited govt' and NO for pro-life: Voted on 7/23/2014 for S.2283 to impose severe fines and severely restrict 1st amendment rights.

Candidates for State Representative:    9th Bristol

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

Notes


Christopher Markey (D)

NO
NO

NO

NO
F-
Grade
Horrific
NO NO

Elected 2010

(2) 2014 gun vote for 4278. No opposition to DeLeo's gun grab H4121.

3) Voted to send the Lyons/Lombardo in-state tuition amendments to study, voted to defeat the Lombardo amendment Prohibiting Local Aid to Sanctuary Cities (Defeated on a partisan vote)

(4) 10% according to MassFiscalScorecard VOTED TO INCREASE SPENDING and taxes 90% of the time!

(1, 6) NO for limited govt' and NO for pro-life: Voted on 7/23/2014 for S.2283 to impose severe fines and severely restrict 1st amendment rights.

Candidates for State Representative:    10th Bristol

Fairhaven, Marion, Mattapoisett, Rocher, and 3 precincts in New Bedford.

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

Notes


Straus
William M. Straus (D)

 

NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO

RAISING TAXES AND SUPPORTING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION SINCE BEING ELECTED in 1992.

(2) 2014 gun vote for 4278. No opposition to DeLeo's gun grab H4121.

(1, 6) NO for limited govt' and NO for pro-life: Voted on 7/23/2014 for S.2283 to impose severe fines and severely restrict 1st amendment rights.

(3) Voted to send the Lyons/Lombardo in-state tuition amendments to study, voted to defeat the Lombardo amendment Prohibiting Local Aid to Sanctuary Cities (Defeated on a partisan vote)

 

Candidates for State Representative:    11th Bristol

Free ride 2016 (again)

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

Notes


Koczera
Robert M. Koczera (D)

NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO

(2) Voted for H.4278 - gun control.

(3) ,
Voted to send the Lyons/Lombardo in-state tuition amendments to study, voted to defeat the Lombardo amendment Prohibiting Local Aid to Sanctuary Cities (Defeated on a partisan vote)

(6) NARAL rates pro-choice.

 

(1, 6) NO for limited govt' and NO for pro-life: Voted on 7/23/2014 for S.2283 to impose severe fines and severely restrict 1st amendment rights.

Candidates for State Representative:    12th Bristol

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

Notes

Keiko Orrall
REPUBLICAN - Lakeville
under review
YES
YES
Concern noted
 
YES

(2) "A" rating by GOAL 2012.

(4) Failed to stand up to demand a roll call vote, June 2014 on4 billion supplemental budget. Currently reviewing her ratings. - Editor

Candidates for State Representative:    13th Bristol

Free ride, 2014, 2016

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

Notes

Antonio Cabral
Antonio F. D. Cabral (D)

NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO

(2) "F" rating by GOAL 2012. 2014 gun vote for 4278. No opposition to DeLeo's gun grab H4121.

(3) NO for Enforce Immigration Laws: Voted against Secure Communities


6) NARAL Loves.

(1, 6) NO for limited govt' and NO for pro-life: Voted on 7/23/2014 for S.2283 to impose severe fines and severely restrict 1st amendment rights.

Candidates for State Representative:    14th Bristol

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro-Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

Notes
Elizabeth Poirier
Elizabeth A. Poirier (R)
Under review
YES
YES
Under Review
YES
YES

2) Endorsed by G.O.A.L. with A+ rating.

Refused to rise to prevent 2014 record spending increase vote, preventing a roll-call.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Unexpected and shameful to not stand to demand a roll call vote. She and her husband have held this seat since1977. Arrogance perhaps?

93% "A" grade from Citizens for Limited Taxation. Again, one of the dozen or so votes for limiting spending.
"A+" rating from Gun Owners' Action League.

Scott P. Dubuc (I)     NO   NO NO Self-described social liberal, fiscal conservative.  
 

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