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

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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