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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: New York National Federation of Independent Business

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 70%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Democratic, Conservative, Independence, Working Families 60%
NY State Assembly 4 Steve Englebright Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly 11 Bob Sweeney Democratic, Independence, Working Families 60%
NY State Assembly 18 Earlene Hooper Democratic, Liberal 50%
NY State Assembly 20 Harvey Weisenberg Democratic, Independence, Working Families 56%
NY State Assembly 29 William Scarborough Democratic, Working Families 56%
NY State Assembly 30 Margaret Markey Democratic 56%
NY State Assembly 32 Vivian Cook Democratic, Liberal 60%
NY State Assembly 33 Barbara Clark Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly 35 Jeffrion Aubry Democratic, Liberal 60%
NY State Assembly 37 Catherine Nolan Democratic 56%
NY State Assembly 41 Helene Weinstein Democratic, Liberal 56%
NY State Assembly 42 Rhoda Jacobs Democratic, Liberal 60%
NY State Assembly 44 James Brennan Democratic, Working Families 50%
NY State Assembly 47 William Colton Democratic, Working Families 56%
NY State Assembly 48 Dov Hikind Democratic 56%
NY State Assembly 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Democratic, Independence 50%
NY State Assembly 50 Joseph Lentol Democratic 56%
NY State Assembly 51 Felix Ortiz, Jr. Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly 52 Joan Millman Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly 58 N. Nick Perry Democratic, Working Families, Liberal 56%
NY State Assembly 65 Sheldon Silver Democratic, Liberal 60%
NY State Assembly 66 Deborah Glick Democratic 60%
NY State Assembly 70 Keith Wright Democratic 60%
NY State Assembly 71 Herman Farrell, Jr. Democratic 60%
NY State Assembly 75 Dick Gottfried Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly 84 Carmen Arroyo Democratic, Liberal 60%
NY State Assembly 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. Democratic 60%
NY State Assembly 95 Sandy Galef Democratic 70%
NY State Assembly 103 Kevin Cahill Democratic 56%
NY State Assembly 112 James Tedisco Republican, Conservative, Independence 80%
NY State Assembly 118 Marc Butler Republican, Conservative, Independence 89%
NY State Assembly 121 William Magee Democratic, Independence 80%
NY State Assembly 122 Clifford Crouch Republican 90%
NY State Assembly 126 Gary Finch Republican 78%
NY State Assembly 129 William Magnarelli Democratic 56%
NY State Assembly 130 Bob Oaks Republican 90%
NY State Assembly 136 Joe Morelle Democratic 70%
NY State Assembly 137 David Gantt Democratic 60%
NY State Assembly 140 Robin Schimminger Democratic 90%
NY State Senate 1 Kenneth LaValle Republican, Conservative, Independence 83%
NY State Senate 2 John Flanagan, Jr. Republican, Conservative, Independence 60%
NY State Senate 4 Philip Boyle Republican, Conservative, Independence 78%
NY State Senate 5 Carl Marcellino Republican, Conservative, Independence 73%
NY State Senate 6 Kemp Hannon Republican, Conservative, Independence 75%
NY State Senate 9 Dean Skelos Republican, Conservative, Independence 75%
NY State Senate 14 Malcolm Smith Democratic, Working Families 50%
NY State Senate 16 Toby Ann Stavisky Democratic 67%
NY State Senate 19 John Sampson Democratic, Working Families 73%
NY State Senate 25 Velmanette Montgomery Democratic 73%
NY State Senate 31 Adriano Espaillat Democratic, Working Families 50%
NY State Senate 34 Jeff Klein Democratic 60%
NY State Senate 39 Bill Larkin, Jr. Republican, Conservative 75%
NY State Senate 42 John Bonacic Republican, Conservative, Independence 73%
NY State Senate 44 Neil Breslin Democratic, Independence, Working Families 73%
NY State Senate 45 Betty Little Republican, Conservative, Independence 78%
NY State Senate 49 Hugh Farley Republican, Conservative, Independence 83%
NY State Senate 50 John DeFrancisco Republican, Conservative, Independence 75%
NY State Senate 51 James Seward Republican, Conservative, Independence 92%
NY State Senate 52 Tom Libous Republican, Conservative, Independence 75%
NY State Senate 54 Michael Nozzolio Republican, Conservative, Independence 75%
NY State Senate 56 Joseph Robach Republican, Conservative, Independence 67%
NY State Senate 57 Cathy Young Republican, Conservative, Independence 88%
NY State Senate 62 George Maziarz Republican, Conservative, Independence 75%
NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Democratic, Independence, Working Families 73%
NY Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli Democratic 60%
NY Labor Commissioner Peter Rivera No Party Affiliation 50%
NY Mayor Mike Spano Democratic, Conservative, Working Families 60%
NY Supervisor At-Large Alexander Gromack 50%
NY Council Member 3 James Darcy Republican 75%
NY Council Member 23 Mark Weprin Democratic 50%
NY Public Service Commissioner Patricia Acampora No Party Affiliation 70%
NY Legislator 11 Thomas Barraga Republican 50%
NY Borough President At-Large Ruben Diaz, Jr. Democratic, Liberal 50%
NY Borough President At-Large Scott Stringer Democratic 50%
James Alesi 83%
Thomas Alfano 60%
James Bacalles 90%
Michael Balboni 73%
Samuel Bea, Jr. 60%
William Frank Boyland, Sr. 60%
Michael Bragman 67%
Richard Brodsky 60%
Harold Brown, Jr. 70%
Joseph Bruno 75%
Daniel Burling 75%
Denis Butler 60%
Nancy Calhoun 70%
Ronald Canestrari 60%
Ann-Margaret Carrozza 50%
Pat Casale 80%
Joan Christensen 60%
Adele Cohen 50%
Michael Cohen 56%
Samuel Colman 50%
Elizabeth Connelly 70%
Martin Connor 67%
James Conte 67%
Alfred Coppola 67%
Lena Cymbrowitz 50%
Robert Daly 89%
Robert D'Andrea 90%
Gloria Davis 67%
Nelson Antonio Denis 44%
RoAnn Destito 60%
Jay Dinga 89%
Richard Dollinger 64%
Thomas Duane 60%
Arthur Eve 50%
John Faso 88%
Donna Ferrara 70%
Charles Fuschillo, Jr. 75%
Vincent Gentile 67%
Efrain Gonzalez, Jr. 56%
Roy Goodman 58%
Alexander Grannis 70%
Roger Green 60%
Aurelia Greene 60%
Edward Griffith 56%
Jacob Gunther III 80%
Paul Harenberg 50%
James Hayes 78%
Marc Herbst 70%
Daniel Hevesi 75%
Audrey Hochberg 60%
Nancy Larraine Hoffmann 70%
Sam Hoyt III 60%
Susan John 60%
Owen Johnson 75%
Stephen Kaufman 60%
Thomas Kirwan 70%
David Koon 50%
Carl Kruger 58%
John Kuhl, Jr. 82%
Steven Labriola 70%
Seymour Lachman 58%
James Lack 67%
Ivan Lafayette 50%
Vincent Leibell III 75%
Vito Lopez 63%
Martin Luster 60%
Serphin Maltese 83%
Patrick Manning 78%
John Marchi 75%
Marty Markowitz 50%
Naomi Matusow 60%
Nettie Mayersohn 63%
Debra Jean Mazzarelli 50%
John McEneny 60%
Patricia McGee 91%
Brian McLaughlin 57%
Raymond Meier 75%
Olga Mendez 43%
Joel Miller 78%
Howard Mills III 67%
Thomas Morahan 70%
Kathleen Murray 60%
Charles Nesbitt 89%
Clarence Norman, Jr. 63%
H. Robert Nortz 90%
Maureen O'Connell 56%
George Onorato 67%
Suzi Oppenheimer 73%
George Christian Ortloff, Sr. 63%
Frank Padavan 75%
William Parment 70%
David Paterson 67%
Audrey Pheffer 50%
Robert Prentiss 80%
Roberto Ramirez 56%
Mary Lou Rath 83%
John Ravitz 70%
Pauline Rhodd-Cummings 56%
David Rosado 64%
Stephen Saland 83%
Steven Sanders 50%
Nellie Santiago 44%
Dierdre Scozzafava 89%
Larry Seabrook 73%
David Seaman 90%
Frank Seddio 67%
Anthony Seminerio 60%
David Sidikman 60%
Ada Smith 82%
Richard Smith 56%
Nicholas A . Spano 75%
William Stachowski 83%
Ronald Stafford 75%
Willis Stephens, Jr. 60%
Robert Straniere 60%
Edward Sullivan 60%
Frances Sullivan 90%
Ronald Tocci 60%
Paul Tokasz 50%
Darryl Towns 60%
David Townsend, Jr. 70%
Caesar Trunzo 75%

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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