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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Christian Coalition of New York

1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Democratic, Conservative, Independence, Working Families 38%
NY State Assembly 4 Steve Englebright Democratic 38%
NY State Assembly 11 Bob Sweeney Democratic, Independence, Working Families 38%
NY State Assembly 18 Earlene Hooper Democratic, Liberal 25%
NY State Assembly 20 Harvey Weisenberg Democratic, Independence, Working Families 25%
NY State Assembly 29 William Scarborough Democratic, Working Families 13%
NY State Assembly 32 Vivian Cook Democratic, Liberal 13%
NY State Assembly 33 Barbara Clark Democratic 25%
NY State Assembly 35 Jeffrion Aubry Democratic, Liberal 13%
NY State Assembly 37 Catherine Nolan Democratic 43%
NY State Assembly 41 Helene Weinstein Democratic, Liberal 13%
NY State Assembly 42 Rhoda Jacobs Democratic, Liberal 13%
NY State Assembly 44 James Brennan Democratic, Working Families 13%
NY State Assembly 47 William Colton Democratic, Working Families 50%
NY State Assembly 48 Dov Hikind Democratic 0%
NY State Assembly 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Democratic, Independence 43%
NY State Assembly 50 Joseph Lentol Democratic 57%
NY State Assembly 51 Felix Ortiz, Jr. Democratic 13%
NY State Assembly 52 Joan Millman Democratic 25%
NY State Assembly 58 N. Nick Perry Democratic, Working Families, Liberal 29%
NY State Assembly 65 Sheldon Silver Democratic, Liberal 25%
NY State Assembly 66 Deborah Glick Democratic 13%
NY State Assembly 70 Keith Wright Democratic 0%
NY State Assembly 71 Herman Farrell, Jr. Democratic 13%
NY State Assembly 75 Dick Gottfried Democratic 13%
NY State Assembly 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz Democratic 25%
NY State Assembly 84 Carmen Arroyo Democratic, Liberal 29%
NY State Assembly 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. Democratic 13%
NY State Assembly 95 Sandy Galef Democratic 43%
NY State Assembly 112 James Tedisco Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY State Assembly 118 Marc Butler Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY State Assembly 121 William Magee Democratic, Independence 50%
NY State Assembly 122 Clifford Crouch Republican 63%
NY State Assembly 130 Bob Oaks Republican 88%
NY State Assembly 136 Joseph Morelle Democratic 25%
NY State Assembly 137 David Gantt Democratic 38%
NY State Assembly 140 Robin Schimminger Democratic 57%
NY State Senate 1 Kenneth LaValle Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY State Senate 2 John Flanagan, Jr. Republican, Conservative, Independence 63%
NY State Senate 4 Philip Boyle Republican, Conservative, Independence 38%
NY State Senate 5 Carl Marcellino Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY State Senate 6 Kemp Hannon Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY State Senate 9 Dean Skelos Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY State Senate 19 John Sampson Democratic, Working Families 64%
NY State Senate 25 Velmanette Montgomery Democratic 55%
NY State Senate 31 Adriano Espaillat Democratic, Working Families 29%
NY State Senate 34 Jeff Klein Democratic 25%
NY State Senate 39 Bill Larkin, Jr. Republican, Conservative 91%
NY State Senate 42 John Bonacic Republican, Conservative, Independence 63%
NY State Senate 44 Neil Breslin Democratic, Independence, Working Families 82%
NY State Senate 45 Betty Little Republican, Conservative, Independence 88%
NY State Senate 49 Hugh Farley Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY State Senate 50 John DeFrancisco Republican, Conservative, Independence 90%
NY State Senate 51 James Seward Republican, Conservative, Independence 82%
NY State Senate 52 Tom Libous Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY State Senate 54 Michael Nozzolio Republican, Conservative, Independence 91%
NY State Senate 56 Joseph Robach Republican, Conservative, Independence 75%
NY State Senate 62 George Maziarz Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli Democratic 25%
NY Labor Commissioner Peter Rivera No Party Affiliation 13%
NY Mayor Mike Spano Democratic, Conservative, Working Families 25%
NY Supervisor At-Large Alexander Gromack 38%
NY Council Member 23 Mark Weprin Democratic 25%
NY Public Service Commissioner Patricia Acampora No Party Affiliation 88%
NY Legislator 11 Thomas Barraga Republican 88%
NY Borough President At-Large Ruben Diaz, Jr. Democratic, Liberal 25%
NY Borough President At-Large Scott Stringer Democratic 13%
James Alesi 100%
Thomas Alfano 88%
James Bacalles 88%
Michael Balboni 100%
Samuel Bea, Jr. 0%
William Frank Boyland, Sr. 13%
Michael Bragman 38%
Richard Brodsky 33%
Harold Brown, Jr. 75%
Joseph Bruno 91%
Denis Butler 88%
Nancy Calhoun 63%
Ronald Canestrari 38%
Ann-Margaret Carrozza 50%
Pat Casale 100%
Joan Christensen 38%
Adele Cohen 14%
Samuel Colman 29%
Elizabeth Connelly 75%
Martin Connor 55%
James Conte 63%
Robert D'Andrea 100%
Gloria Davis 0%
Nelson Antonio Denis 25%
RoAnn Destito 38%
Jay Dinga 100%
Richard Dollinger 64%
Craig Doran 75%
Arthur Eve 29%
John Faso 71%
Donna Ferrara 100%
Daniel Fessenden 71%
Charles Fuschillo, Jr. 100%
Vincent Gentile 82%
Efrain Gonzalez, Jr. 80%
Roy Goodman 82%
Alexander Grannis 25%
Roger Green 13%
Aurelia Greene 38%
Edward Griffith 13%
Jacob Gunther III 38%
Paul Harenberg 38%
Marc Herbst 100%
Audrey Hochberg 43%
Nancy Larraine Hoffmann 78%
Joseph Holland 100%
Sam Hoyt III 25%
Susan John 13%
Jerry Johnson 75%
Owen Johnson 91%
Stephen Kaufman 50%
Thomas Kirwan 88%
David Koon 38%
Carl Kruger 73%
John Kuhl, Jr. 82%
Steven Labriola 100%
Seymour Lachman 80%
James Lack 100%
Ivan Lafayette 29%
Vincent Leibell III 91%
Vito Lopez 25%
Martin Luster 25%
Serphin Maltese 100%
Patrick Manning 100%
John Marchi 91%
Marty Markowitz 64%
Naomi Matusow 25%
Nettie Mayersohn 43%
Debra Jean Mazzarelli 17%
John McEneny 50%
Patricia McGee 60%
Brian McLaughlin 38%
Raymond Meier 91%
Olga Mendez 75%
Joel Miller 63%
Kathleen Murray 100%
Anthony Nanula 64%
Charles Nesbitt 100%
Clarence Norman, Jr. 14%
H. Robert Nortz 75%
Maureen O'Connell 100%
George Onorato 91%
Suzi Oppenheimer 70%
George Christian Ortloff, Sr. 75%
Frank Padavan 100%
William Parment 57%
David Paterson 55%
Audrey Pheffer 38%
Robert Prentiss 100%
Roberto Ramirez 0%
Mary Lou Rath 100%
John Ravitz 38%
Pauline Rhodd-Cummings 43%
David Rosado 90%
Stephen Saland 100%
Steven Sanders 25%
Nellie Santiago 64%
Larry Seabrook 56%
David Seaman 88%
Anthony Seminerio 75%
David Sidikman 25%
Ada Smith 60%
Richard Smith 38%
Nicholas A . Spano 73%
William Stachowski 82%
Ronald Stafford 90%
Leonard Price Stavisky 82%
Willis Stephens, Jr. 38%
Robert Straniere 57%
Edward Sullivan 13%
Frances Sullivan 50%
Ronald Tocci 63%
Paul Tokasz 50%
Darryl Towns 25%
David Townsend, Jr. 75%
Caesar Trunzo 91%
Albert Vann 14%
Guy Velella 91%
Eric Vitaliano 75%
Dale Volker 91%
Alton Ronald Waldon, Jr. 44%
Robert Warner 100%
Robert Wertz 71%
George Winner, Jr. 75%
Sandra Lee Wirth 100%
James Wright 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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