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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Drum Major Institute for Public Policy

2001-2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 93%
NY State Assembly 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Democratic, Conservative, Independence, Working Families 79%
NY State Assembly 4 Steve Englebright Democratic 93%
NY State Assembly 6 Phil Ramos Democratic, Working Families 89%
NY State Assembly 8 Michael Fitzpatrick Republican, Conservative, Independence 60%
NY State Assembly 11 Bob Sweeney Democratic, Independence, Working Families 92%
NY State Assembly 12 Andrew Raia Republican, Conservative, Independence, Working Families 70%
NY State Assembly 14 David McDonough Conservative 85%
NY State Assembly 18 Earlene Hooper Democratic, Liberal 93%
NY State Assembly 20 Harvey Weisenberg Democratic, Independence, Working Families 90%
NY State Assembly 29 William Scarborough Democratic, Working Families 92%
NY State Assembly 30 Margaret Markey Democratic 93%
NY State Assembly 31 Michele Titus Democratic, Working Families, Liberal 91%
NY State Assembly 32 Vivian Cook Democratic, Liberal 100%
NY State Assembly 33 Barbara Clark Democratic 92%
NY State Assembly 35 Jeffrion Aubry Democratic, Liberal 92%
NY State Assembly 37 Catherine Nolan Democratic 93%
NY State Assembly 41 Helene Weinstein Democratic, Liberal 93%
NY State Assembly 42 Rhoda Jacobs Democratic, Liberal 92%
NY State Assembly 44 James Brennan Democratic, Working Families 93%
NY State Assembly 45 Steven Cymbrowitz Democratic 92%
NY State Assembly 47 William Colton Democratic, Working Families 93%
NY State Assembly 48 Dov Hikind Democratic 91%
NY State Assembly 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Democratic, Independence 93%
NY State Assembly 50 Joseph Lentol Democratic 93%
NY State Assembly 51 Felix Ortiz, Jr. Democratic 91%
NY State Assembly 52 Joan Millman Democratic 93%
NY State Assembly 56 Annette Robinson Democratic 92%
NY State Assembly 58 N. Nick Perry Democratic, Working Families, Liberal 92%
NY State Assembly 63 Michael Cusick Democratic 90%
NY State Assembly 65 Sheldon Silver Democratic, Liberal 92%
NY State Assembly 66 Deborah Glick Democratic 93%
NY State Assembly 70 Keith Wright Democratic 93%
NY State Assembly 71 Herman Farrell, Jr. Democratic 93%
NY State Assembly 75 Dick Gottfried Democratic 93%
NY State Assembly 78 Jose Rivera Democratic, Working Families 92%
NY State Assembly 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz Democratic 93%
NY State Assembly 83 Carl Heastie Democratic 92%
NY State Assembly 84 Carmen Arroyo Democratic, Liberal 92%
NY State Assembly 88 Amy Paulin Democratic 86%
NY State Assembly 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. Democratic 93%
NY State Assembly 95 Sandy Galef Democratic 86%
NY State Assembly 100 Aileen Gunther Democratic 86%
NY State Assembly 103 Kevin Cahill Democratic 93%
NY State Assembly 112 James Tedisco Republican, Conservative, Independence 71%
NY State Assembly 118 Marc Butler Republican, Conservative, Independence 50%
NY State Assembly 120 William Barclay Republican 50%
NY State Assembly 121 William Magee Democratic, Independence 71%
NY State Assembly 122 Clifford Crouch Republican 64%
NY State Assembly 125 Barbara Lifton Democratic, Working Families 90%
NY State Assembly 126 Gary Finch Republican 57%
NY State Assembly 129 William Magnarelli Democratic 93%
NY State Assembly 130 Bob Oaks Republican 46%
NY State Assembly 131 Brian Kolb Republican 57%
NY State Assembly 136 Joseph Morelle Democratic 92%
NY State Assembly 137 David Gantt Democratic 92%
NY State Assembly 140 Robin Schimminger Democratic 64%
NY State Assembly 141 Crystal Peoples-Stokes Democratic, Working Families 89%
NY State Senate 1 Kenneth LaValle Republican, Conservative, Independence 43%
NY State Senate 2 John Flanagan, Jr. Republican, Conservative, Independence 36%
NY State Senate 5 Carl Marcellino Republican, Conservative, Independence 43%
NY State Senate 6 Kemp Hannon Republican, Conservative, Independence 50%
NY State Senate 9 Dean Skelos Republican, Conservative, Independence 50%
NY State Senate 12 Michael Gianaris Democratic 93%
NY State Senate 14 Malcolm Smith Democratic, Working Families 86%
NY State Senate 16 Toby Ann Stavisky Democratic 100%
NY State Senate 18 Martin Malavé Dilan Democratic 73%
NY State Senate 19 John Sampson Democratic, Working Families 100%
NY State Senate 21 Kevin Parker Democratic, Working Families 82%
NY State Senate 22 Martin Golden Republican, Conservative 45%
NY State Senate 25 Velmanette Montgomery Democratic 86%
NY State Senate 28 Liz Krueger Democratic, Working Families 100%
NY State Senate 31 Adriano Espaillat Democratic, Working Families 92%
NY State Senate 32 Ruben Diaz, Sr. Democratic 70%
NY State Senate 36 Ruth Hassell-Thompson Democratic, Working Families 92%
NY State Senate 39 Bill Larkin, Jr. Republican, Conservative 43%
NY State Senate 42 John Bonacic Republican, Conservative, Independence 50%
NY State Senate 44 Neil Breslin Democratic, Independence, Working Families 79%
NY State Senate 45 Betty Little Republican, Conservative, Independence 27%
NY State Senate 49 Hugh Farley Republican, Conservative, Independence 46%
NY State Senate 50 John DeFrancisco Republican, Conservative, Independence 38%
NY State Senate 51 James Seward Republican, Conservative, Independence 29%
NY State Senate 52 Tom Libous Republican, Conservative, Independence 43%
NY State Senate 54 Michael Nozzolio Republican, Conservative, Independence 36%
NY State Senate 56 Joseph Robach Republican, Conservative, Independence 27%
NY State Senate 62 George Maziarz Republican, Conservative, Independence 36%
NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Democratic, Independence, Working Families 100%
NY Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli Democratic 93%
NY Labor Commissioner Peter Rivera No Party Affiliation 92%
NY Council Member 23 Mark Weprin Democratic 100%
NY Borough President At-Large Ruben Diaz, Jr. Democratic, Liberal 92%
James Alesi 43%
Thomas Alfano 91%
Carl Andrews 92%
Darrel Aubertine 100%
James Bacalles 57%
Michael Balboni 50%
Robert Barra 79%
Jonathan Bing 90%
Adam Bradley 90%
Richard Brodsky 93%
Jeffrey Brown 69%
Joseph Bruno 50%
Daniel Burling 64%
Nancy Calhoun 64%
Ronald Canestrari 86%
Ann-Margaret Carrozza 82%
Pat Casale 86%
Joan Christensen 92%
Adele Cohen 92%
Martin Connor 71%
James Conte 64%
Francine DelMonte 85%
RoAnn Destito 92%
Thomas Duane 100%
Patricia Eddington 86%
Joseph Errigo 62%
Charles Fuschillo, Jr. 38%
Efrain Gonzalez, Jr. 82%
Diane Gordon 92%
Alexander Grannis 93%
Roger Green 92%
Aurelia Greene 92%
James Hayes 57%
Sam Hoyt III 93%
Susan John 86%
Owen Johnson 54%
Thomas Kirwan 79%
David Koon 93%
Carl Kruger 69%
Ivan Lafayette 93%
John Lavelle 93%
Vincent Leibell III 43%
Vito Lopez 91%
Serphin Maltese 36%
Patrick Manning 69%
John Marchi 50%
Roy McDonald 73%
John McEneny 93%
Brian McLaughlin 93%
Raymond Meier 36%
Joel Miller 79%
Matthew Mirones 69%
Thomas Morahan 50%
George Onorato 91%
Suzi Oppenheimer 75%
George Christian Ortloff, Sr. 77%
Frank Padavan 50%
William Parment 86%
David Paterson 86%
Audrey Pheffer 93%
Adam Powell IV 92%
Mary Lou Rath 36%
Bill Reilich 50%
John Sabini 91%
Stephen Saland 36%
Teresa Sayward 60%
Dierdre Scozzafava 86%
Anthony Seminerio 100%
Ada Smith 83%
Nicholas A . Spano 50%
William Stachowski 57%
Willis Stephens, Jr. 71%
Paul Tokasz 93%
Darryl Towns 90%
David Townsend, Jr. 79%
Caesar Trunzo 50%
Dale Volker 36%
James Wright 43%

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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