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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: New York National Federation of Independent Business

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NY State Assembly 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Democratic, Independence 42%
NY Public Service Commissioner Patricia Acampora No Party Affiliation 40%
James Alesi 67%
Thomas Alfano 63%
Carl Andrews 58%
NY State Assembly 84 Carmen Arroyo Democratic, Liberal 40%
Darrel Aubertine 58%
NY State Assembly 35 Jeffrion Aubry Democratic, Liberal 33%
James Bacalles 75%
Michael Balboni 64%
NY State Assembly 120 William Barclay Republican 83%
Robert Barra 50%
NY Legislator 11 Thomas Barraga Republican 73%
Michael Benjamin 36%
Jonathan Bing 33%
NY State Senate 42 John Bonacic Republican, Conservative, Independence 58%
William Boyland, Jr. 40%
Adam Bradley 33%
NY State Assembly 44 James Brennan Democratic, Working Families 33%
NY State Senate 44 Neil Breslin Democratic, Independence, Working Families 58%
Richard Brodsky 33%
Byron Brown 67%
Jeffrey Brown 73%
Joseph Bruno 58%
Daniel Burling 75%
NY State Assembly 118 Marc Butler Republican, Conservative, Independence 83%
NY State Assembly 103 Kevin Cahill Democratic 33%
Nancy Calhoun 75%
Ronald Canestrari 42%
Ann-Margaret Carrozza 36%
Pat Casale 58%
Joan Christensen 36%
NY State Assembly 33 Barbara Clark Democratic 33%
Adele Cohen 33%
Michael Cohen 36%
NY State Assembly 47 William Colton Democratic, Working Families 33%
Martin Connor 67%
James Conte 45%
NY State Assembly 32 Vivian Cook Democratic, Liberal 30%
NY State Assembly 122 Clifford Crouch Republican 83%
NY State Assembly 63 Michael Cusick Democratic 42%
NY State Assembly 45 Steven Cymbrowitz Democratic 33%
NY State Senate 50 John DeFrancisco Republican, Conservative, Independence 73%
Francine DelMonte 42%
RoAnn Destito 50%
Luis Diaz 33%
NY Borough President At-Large Ruben Diaz, Jr. Democratic, Liberal 27%
NY State Senate 32 Ruben Diaz, Sr. Democratic 58%
NY Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli Democratic 33%
NY State Assembly 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz Democratic 33%
Thomas Duane 50%
Patricia Eddington 33%
NY State Assembly 4 Steve Englebright Democratic 33%
Joseph Errigo 83%
NY State Senate 31 Adriano Espaillat Democratic, Working Families 18%
NY State Senate 49 Hugh Farley Republican, Conservative, Independence 58%
NY State Assembly 71 Herman Farrell, Jr. Democratic 33%
Donna Ferrara 42%
Ginny Fields 40%
NY State Assembly 126 Gary Finch Republican 83%
NY State Assembly 8 Michael Fitzpatrick Republican, Conservative, Independence 83%
NY State Senate 2 John Flanagan, Jr. Republican, Conservative, Independence 58%
Charles Fuschillo, Jr. 58%
NY State Assembly 95 Sandy Galef Democratic 36%
NY State Assembly 137 David Gantt Democratic 42%
NY State Senate 12 Michael Gianaris Democratic 33%
NY State Assembly 66 Deborah Glick Democratic 33%
NY State Senate 22 Martin Golden Republican, Conservative 58%
Efrain Gonzalez, Jr. 67%
Diane Gordon 17%
NY State Assembly 75 Dick Gottfried Democratic 25%
Alexander Grannis 33%
Roger Green 36%
Aurelia Greene 33%
NY State Assembly 100 Aileen Gunther Democratic 50%
NY State Senate 6 Kemp Hannon Republican, Conservative, Independence 58%
NY State Senate 36 Ruth Hassell-Thompson Democratic, Working Families 38%
James Hayes 58%
NY State Assembly 83 Carl Heastie Democratic 33%
NY State Assembly 48 Dov Hikind Democratic 25%
Daniel Hooker 92%
NY State Assembly 18 Earlene Hooper Democratic, Liberal 33%
Sam Hoyt III 33%
NY State Assembly 42 Rhoda Jacobs Democratic, Liberal 33%
Susan John 33%
Owen Johnson 58%
Ryan Scott Karben 40%
Thomas Kirwan 55%
NY State Assembly 131 Brian Kolb Republican 92%
David Koon 33%
NY State Senate 28 Liz Krueger Democratic, Working Families 50%
Carl Kruger 58%
Ivan Lafayette 25%
NY State Senate 39 Bill Larkin, Jr. Republican, Conservative 58%
NY State Senate 1 Kenneth LaValle Republican, Conservative, Independence 55%
John Lavelle 42%
Vincent Leibell III 58%
NY State Assembly 50 Joseph Lentol Democratic 33%
NY State Senate 52 Tom Libous Republican, Conservative, Independence 58%
NY State Assembly 125 Barbara Lifton Democratic, Working Families 33%
NY State Senate 45 Betty Little Republican, Conservative, Independence 67%
Vito Lopez 50%
NY State Assembly 121 William Magee Democratic, Independence 75%
NY State Assembly 129 William Magnarelli Democratic 33%
NY State Senate 18 Martin Malavé Dilan Democratic 58%
Serphin Maltese 67%
Patrick Manning 67%
NY State Senate 5 Carl Marcellino Republican, Conservative, Independence 58%
John Marchi 64%
NY State Assembly 30 Margaret Markey Democratic 36%
Nettie Mayersohn 36%
NY State Senate 62 George Maziarz Republican, Conservative, Independence 67%
Roy McDonald 72%
NY State Assembly 14 David McDonough Conservative 42%
John McEneny 33%
Patricia McGee 75%
Brian McLaughlin 33%
Raymond Meier 67%
Joel Miller 42%
NY State Assembly 52 Joan Millman Democratic 33%
Matthew Mirones 58%
NY State Senate 25 Velmanette Montgomery Democratic 50%
Thomas Morahan 55%
NY State Assembly 136 Joseph Morelle Democratic 42%
Charles Nesbitt 92%
NY State Assembly 37 Catherine Nolan Democratic 27%
Clarence Norman, Jr. 36%
NY State Senate 54 Michael Nozzolio Republican, Conservative, Independence 67%
NY State Assembly 130 Bob Oaks Republican 92%
Maureen O'Connell 50%
NY State Assembly 69 Daniel O'Donnell Democratic 25%
George Onorato 58%
Suzi Oppenheimer 70%
NY State Assembly 51 Felix Ortiz, Jr. Democratic 36%
George Christian Ortloff, Sr. 67%
Frank Padavan 58%
NY State Senate 21 Kevin Parker Democratic, Working Families 58%
William Parment 33%
David Paterson 50%
NY State Assembly 88 Amy Paulin Democratic 33%
NY State Assembly 141 Crystal Peoples-Stokes Democratic, Working Families 36%
NY State Senate 13 José Peralta Democratic, Working Families 33%
NY State Assembly 58 N. Nick Perry Democratic, Working Families, Liberal 33%
Audrey Pheffer 33%
Adam Powell IV 42%
NY State Assembly 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. Democratic 33%
NY State Assembly 12 Andrew Raia Republican, Conservative, Independence, Working Families 50%
NY State Assembly 6 Phil Ramos Democratic, Working Families 36%
Mary Lou Rath 67%
Bill Reilich 75%
NY State Assembly 78 Jose Rivera Democratic, Working Families 36%
NY Labor Commissioner Peter Rivera No Party Affiliation 33%
NY State Senate 56 Joseph Robach Republican, Conservative, Independence 67%
NY State Assembly 56 Annette Robinson Democratic 33%
John Sabini 67%
NY State Assembly 9 Joseph Saladino Republican 50%
Stephen Saland 67%
NY State Senate 19 John Sampson Democratic, Working Families 56%
Steven Sanders 36%
Teresa Sayward 83%
NY State Assembly 29 William Scarborough Democratic, Working Families 27%
NY State Assembly 140 Robin Schimminger Democratic 63%
NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Democratic, Independence, Working Families 55%
Dierdre Scozzafava 67%
Frank Seddio 36%
Anthony Seminerio 25%
NY State Senate 51 James Seward Republican, Conservative, Independence 67%
NY State Assembly 65 Sheldon Silver Democratic, Liberal 33%
NY State Senate 9 Dean Skelos Republican, Conservative, Independence 58%
Ada Smith 58%
NY State Senate 14 Malcolm Smith Democratic, Working Families 67%
Nicholas A . Spano 58%
William Stachowski 67%
NY State Senate 16 Toby Ann Stavisky Democratic 58%
Willis Stephens, Jr. 42%
NY Borough President At-Large Scott Stringer Democratic 33%
NY State Assembly 11 Bob Sweeney Democratic, Independence, Working Families 36%
NY State Assembly 112 James Tedisco Republican, Conservative, Independence 58%
NY State Assembly 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Democratic, Conservative, Independence, Working Families 33%
NY State Assembly 31 Michele Titus Democratic, Working Families, Liberal 27%
Paul Tokasz 27%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 50%
Darryl Towns 30%
David Townsend, Jr. 83%
Caesar Trunzo 58%
Dale Volker 67%
NY State Assembly 41 Helene Weinstein Democratic, Liberal 25%
NY State Assembly 20 Harvey Weisenberg Democratic, Independence, Working Families 36%
NY Council Member 23 Mark Weprin Democratic 33%
Sandra Lee Wirth 88%
James Wright 58%
NY State Assembly 70 Keith Wright Democratic 33%
NY State Senate 57 Cathy Young Republican, Conservative, Independence 92%

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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