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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: New York National Federation of Independent Business

1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 54%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 46%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 62%
NY State Assembly 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Democratic, Conservative, Independence, Working Families 69%
NY State Assembly 4 Steve Englebright Democratic 54%
NY State Assembly 11 Bob Sweeney Democratic, Independence, Working Families 54%
NY State Assembly 18 Earlene Hooper Democratic, Liberal 54%
NY State Assembly 20 Harvey Weisenberg Democratic, Independence, Working Families 50%
NY State Assembly 29 William Scarborough Democratic, Working Families 54%
NY State Assembly 32 Vivian Cook Democratic, Liberal 50%
NY State Assembly 33 Barbara Clark Democratic 38%
NY State Assembly 35 Jeffrion Aubry Democratic, Liberal 58%
NY State Assembly 37 Catherine Nolan Democratic 55%
NY State Assembly 41 Helene Weinstein Democratic, Liberal 46%
NY State Assembly 42 Rhoda Jacobs Democratic, Liberal 45%
NY State Assembly 44 James Brennan Democratic, Working Families 46%
NY State Assembly 48 Dov Hikind Democratic 63%
NY State Assembly 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Democratic, Independence 54%
NY State Assembly 50 Joseph Lentol Democratic 45%
NY State Assembly 51 Felix Ortiz, Jr. Democratic 54%
NY State Assembly 58 N. Nick Perry Democratic, Working Families, Liberal 50%
NY State Assembly 65 Sheldon Silver Democratic, Liberal 45%
NY State Assembly 66 Deborah Glick Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly 70 Keith Wright Democratic 54%
NY State Assembly 71 Herman Farrell, Jr. Democratic 54%
NY State Assembly 75 Dick Gottfried Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly 84 Carmen Arroyo Democratic, Liberal 54%
NY State Assembly 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. Democratic 54%
NY State Assembly 95 Sandy Galef Democratic 67%
NY State Assembly 112 James Tedisco Republican, Conservative, Independence 77%
NY State Assembly 118 Marc Butler Republican, Conservative, Independence 83%
NY State Assembly 121 William Magee Democratic, Independence 69%
NY State Assembly 122 Clifford Crouch Republican 85%
NY State Assembly 130 Bob Oaks Republican 85%
NY State Assembly 136 Joseph Morelle Democratic 62%
NY State Assembly 137 David Gantt Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly 140 Robin Schimminger Democratic 91%
NY State Senate 1 Kenneth LaValle Republican, Conservative, Independence 67%
NY State Senate 2 John Flanagan, Jr. Republican, Conservative, Independence 83%
NY State Senate 4 Philip Boyle Republican, Conservative, Independence 73%
NY State Senate 5 Carl Marcellino Republican, Conservative, Independence 75%
NY State Senate 6 Kemp Hannon Republican, Conservative, Independence 92%
NY State Senate 25 Velmanette Montgomery Democratic 58%
NY State Senate 34 Jeff Klein Democratic 54%
NY State Senate 39 Bill Larkin, Jr. Republican, Conservative 92%
NY State Senate 42 John Bonacic Republican, Conservative, Independence 85%
NY State Senate 45 Betty Little Republican, Conservative, Independence 85%
NY State Senate 49 Hugh Farley Republican, Conservative, Independence 92%
NY State Senate 50 John DeFrancisco Republican, Conservative, Independence 92%
NY State Senate 51 James Seward Republican, Conservative, Independence 92%
NY State Senate 52 Tom Libous Republican, Conservative, Independence 92%
NY State Senate 54 Michael Nozzolio Republican, Conservative, Independence 92%
NY State Senate 56 Joseph Robach Republican, Conservative, Independence 62%
NY State Senate 62 George Maziarz Republican, Conservative, Independence 92%
NY Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli Democratic 54%
NY Labor Commissioner Peter Rivera No Party Affiliation 54%
NY Mayor Mike Spano Democratic, Conservative, Working Families 67%
NY Supervisor At-Large Alexander Gromack 54%
NY Council Member 23 Mark Weprin Democratic 46%
NY Public Service Commissioner Patricia Acampora No Party Affiliation 85%
NY Legislator 11 Thomas Barraga Republican 70%
NY Borough President At-Large Scott Stringer Democratic 46%
Catherine Abate 58%
James Alesi 100%
Thomas Alfano 83%
Richard Anderson 83%
Howard Babbush 67%
James Bacalles 85%
Michael Balboni 77%
Frank Barbaro 45%
Gregory Becker 75%
William Frank Boyland, Sr. 54%
Michael Bragman 54%
Richard Brodsky 54%
Pamela Brown 85%
Denis Butler 54%
Nancy Calhoun 92%
Ronald Canestrari 62%
Pat Casale 85%
Joan Christensen 54%
Samuel Colman 45%
Elizabeth Connelly 54%
Martin Connor 58%
James Conte 82%
Charles Cook 92%
Robert D'Andrea 85%
Gloria Davis 54%
RoAnn Destito 62%
Francisco Diaz, Jr. 54%
Robert DiCarlo 92%
Jay Dinga 85%
Richard Dollinger 67%
Craig Doran 85%
Eileen Dugan 33%
Pedro Espada, Jr. 50%
Pedro Gautier Espada 50%
Arthur Eve 64%
John Faso 85%
Daniel Feldman 42%
Donna Ferrara 67%
Daniel Fessenden 75%
Anthony Genovesi 64%
Emanuel Gold 58%
Efrain Gonzalez, Jr. 75%
Roy Goodman 67%
Alexander Grannis 62%
Roger Green 56%
Aurelia Greene 50%
Edward Griffith 54%
John Guerin 77%
Jacob Gunther III 62%
Paul Harenberg 54%
Marc Herbst 77%
Michael Hoblock 92%
Audrey Hochberg 69%
Nancy Larraine Hoffmann 90%
Joseph Holland 92%
Sam Hoyt III 54%
Susan John 67%
Jerry Johnson 92%
Owen Johnson 91%
Melinda Katz 46%
Stephen Kaufman 54%
Richard Keane 69%
David Koon 64%
Carl Kruger 58%
John Kuhl, Jr. 92%
Seymour Lachman 67%
James Lack 91%
Ivan Lafayette 55%
Vincent Leibell III 67%
Franz Leichter 42%
Norman Levy 75%
Vito Lopez 50%
Martin Luster 54%
Bernard Mahoney 85%
Serphin Maltese 92%
Patrick Manning 83%
John Marchi 83%
Marty Markowitz 55%
Naomi Matusow 62%
Nettie Mayersohn 54%
Debra Jean Mazzarelli 85%
John McEneny 54%
Patricia McGee 83%
Brian McLaughlin 58%
Olga Mendez 67%
Joel Miller 85%
John Brian Murtaugh 50%
Anthony Nanula 67%
Charles Nesbitt 92%
Clarence Norman, Jr. 50%
H. Robert Nortz 85%
Chloe Ann O'Neil 85%
George Onorato 58%
Suzi Oppenheimer 67%
George Christian Ortloff, Sr. 85%
Charles O'Shea 69%
Frank Padavan 91%
William Parment 77%
David Paterson 58%
Audrey Pheffer 54%
Joseph Pillittere 67%
Jules Polonetsky 50%
Francis Pordum 62%
Robert Prentiss 85%
Douglas Prescott 62%
Jess Present 92%
Roberto Ramirez 55%
Mary Lou Rath 92%
John Ravitiz 62%
John Ravitz 62%
Thomas Reynolds 85%
Stephen Saland 92%
Steven Sanders 54%
Nellie Santiago 50%
Larry Seabrook 60%
David Seaman 85%
Anthony Seminerio 50%
David Sidikman 50%
Ada Smith 67%
Nicholas A . Spano 92%
William Stachowski 58%
Ronald Stafford 92%
Willis Stephens, Jr. 77%
Robert Straniere 63%
Edward Sullivan 64%
Frances Sullivan 92%
Ronald Tocci 50%
Paul Tokasz 54%
Darryl Towns 42%
David Townsend, Jr. 85%
Caesar Trunzo 91%
Albert Vann 50%
Guy Velella 83%
Eric Vitaliano 50%
Dale Volker 92%
Alton Ronald Waldon, Jr. 64%
Robert Warner 85%

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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