By Bob Katzen

There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call reports on the percentage of times local representatives voted with their party’s leadership during the first four months of the 2023 session.

The votes of the 2023 membership of 24 Republicans were compared with those of GOP House Minority Leader Brad Jones (R-North Reading). The votes of the 2023 membership of 131 Democrats were compared to House Speaker Ron Mariano (D-Quincy). Beacon Hill Roll Call uses 25 votes from the 2023 House session as the basis for this report. This includes all roll calls that were not quorum calls or votes on local issues.

Rep. Susannah Whipps (U-Athol) is unenrolled and not affiliated with either the Republican or Democratic party. We based her voting record on how many times she voted with Democratic House Speaker Ron Mariano.

THE DEMOCRATS: A total of 125 (95.4 percent) of the 131 Democrats voted with Mariano 100 percent of the time. There were only six Democratic representatives who voted differently than Mariano on any roll calls.

The three representative who voted the most times against Mariano were Reps. Erika Uyterhoeven (D-Somerville); Russell Holmes (D-Boston); and Colleen Garry (D-Dracut). All three voted against Mariano twice. There were only three other representatives who voted against Mariano: Reps. Mike Connolly (D-Cambridge), Danillo Sena (D-Acton) and Jeff Turco (D-Winthrop). Each one voted against Mariano only once.

THE REPUBLICANS: One hundred percent of the 24 GOP members voted with Jones 100 percent of the time.

The percentage next to the representatives’ name represents the percentage of times the representative supported his or her party’s leadership so far in 2023. The number in parentheses represents the number of times the representative opposed his or her party’s leadership.

Some representatives voted on all 25 roll call votes. Others missed one or more roll calls. The percentage for each representatives is calculated based on the number of roll calls on which he or she voted.

Rep. Christine Barber 100 percent (0) Rep. Mike Connolly 96 percent (1) Rep. Erika Uyterhoeven 91.3 percent (2)

One thought on “THE HOUSE AND SENATE”

  1. Hi Bob,

    Could you include how the Medford representatives vote when you write about the House and Senate?

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