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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: New York National Federation of Independent Business

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 36%
NY State Assembly 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Democratic, Conservative, Independence, Working Families 45%
NY State Assembly 4 Steve Englebright Democratic 45%
NY State Assembly 6 Phil Ramos Democratic, Working Families 45%
NY State Assembly 8 Michael Fitzpatrick Republican, Conservative, Independence 91%
NY State Assembly 9 Joseph Saladino Republican 45%
NY State Assembly 11 Bob Sweeney Democratic, Independence, Working Families 45%
NY State Assembly 12 Andrew Raia Republican, Conservative, Independence, Working Families 64%
NY State Assembly 13 Charles Lavine Democratic 45%
NY State Assembly 14 David McDonough Conservative 45%
NY State Assembly 17 Tom McKevitt Republican, Conservative, Independence 60%
NY State Assembly 18 Earlene Hooper Democratic, Liberal 50%
NY State Assembly 20 Harvey Weisenberg Democratic, Independence, Working Families 45%
NY State Assembly 28 Andrew Hevesi Democratic 45%
NY State Assembly 29 William Scarborough Democratic, Working Families 33%
NY State Assembly 30 Margaret Markey Democratic 45%
NY State Assembly 31 Michele Titus Democratic, Working Families, Liberal 45%
NY State Assembly 32 Vivian Cook Democratic, Liberal 45%
NY State Assembly 33 Barbara Clark Democratic 60%
NY State Assembly 35 Jeffrion Aubry Democratic, Liberal 36%
NY State Assembly 37 Catherine Nolan Democratic 45%
NY State Assembly 41 Helene Weinstein Democratic, Liberal 45%
NY State Assembly 42 Rhoda Jacobs Democratic, Liberal 40%
NY State Assembly 43 Karim Camara Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly 44 James Brennan Democratic, Working Families 36%
NY State Assembly 45 Steven Cymbrowitz Democratic 45%
NY State Assembly 47 William Colton Democratic, Working Families 45%
NY State Assembly 48 Dov Hikind Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Democratic, Independence 44%
NY State Assembly 50 Joseph Lentol Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly 51 Felix Ortiz, Jr. Democratic 40%
NY State Assembly 52 Joan Millman Democratic 45%
NY State Assembly 56 Annette Robinson Democratic 57%
NY State Assembly 58 N. Nick Perry Democratic, Working Families, Liberal 56%
NY State Assembly 63 Michael Cusick Democratic 45%
NY State Assembly 65 Sheldon Silver Democratic, Liberal 40%
NY State Assembly 66 Deborah Glick Democratic 45%
NY State Assembly 67 Linda Rosenthal Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly 69 Daniel O'Donnell Democratic 40%
NY State Assembly 70 Keith Wright Democratic 40%
NY State Assembly 71 Herman Farrell, Jr. Democratic 45%
NY State Assembly 75 Dick Gottfried Democratic 45%
NY State Assembly 78 Jose Rivera Democratic, Working Families 71%
NY State Assembly 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz Democratic 45%
NY State Assembly 82 Michael Benedetto Democratic 45%
NY State Assembly 83 Carl Heastie Democratic 45%
NY State Assembly 84 Carmen Arroyo Democratic, Liberal 45%
NY State Assembly 88 Amy Paulin Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. Democratic 45%
NY State Assembly 95 Sandy Galef Democratic 45%
NY State Assembly 100 Aileen Gunther Democratic 55%
NY State Assembly 103 Kevin Cahill Democratic 45%
NY State Assembly 112 James Tedisco Republican, Conservative, Independence 73%
NY State Assembly 118 Marc Butler Republican, Conservative, Independence 91%
NY State Assembly 120 William Barclay Republican 70%
NY State Assembly 121 William Magee Democratic, Independence 64%
NY State Assembly 122 Clifford Crouch Republican 82%
NY State Assembly 123 Donna Lupardo Democratic 45%
NY State Assembly 125 Barbara Lifton Democratic, Working Families 45%
NY State Assembly 126 Gary Finch Republican 82%
NY State Assembly 129 William Magnarelli Democratic 45%
NY State Assembly 130 Bob Oaks Republican 82%
NY State Assembly 131 Brian Kolb Republican 82%
NY State Assembly 136 Joseph Morelle Democratic 60%
NY State Assembly 137 David Gantt Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly 139 Stephen Hawley Republican, Conservative, Independence 90%
NY State Assembly 140 Robin Schimminger Democratic 91%
NY State Assembly 141 Crystal Peoples-Stokes Democratic, Working Families 45%
NY State Assembly 148 Joseph Giglio Republican, Conservative, Independence 82%
NY State Senate 1 Kenneth LaValle Republican, Conservative, Independence 73%
NY State Senate 2 John Flanagan, Jr. Republican, Conservative, Independence 73%
NY State Senate 4 Philip Boyle Republican, Conservative, Independence 56%
NY State Senate 5 Carl Marcellino Republican, Conservative, Independence 73%
NY State Senate 6 Kemp Hannon Republican, Conservative, Independence 73%
NY State Senate 9 Dean Skelos Republican, Conservative, Independence 73%
NY State Senate 12 Michael Gianaris Democratic 45%
NY State Senate 13 José Peralta Democratic, Working Families 44%
NY State Senate 14 Malcolm Smith Democratic, Working Families 55%
NY State Senate 16 Toby Ann Stavisky Democratic 36%
NY State Senate 18 Martin Malavé Dilan Democratic 64%
NY State Senate 19 John Sampson Democratic, Working Families 64%
NY State Senate 21 Kevin Parker Democratic, Working Families 36%
NY State Senate 22 Martin Golden Republican, Conservative 73%
NY State Senate 23 Diane Savino Democratic, Working Families, Independent 45%
NY State Senate 25 Velmanette Montgomery Democratic 50%
NY State Senate 28 Liz Krueger Democratic, Working Families 36%
NY State Senate 29 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 29%
NY State Senate 31 Adriano Espaillat Democratic, Working Families 45%
NY State Senate 32 Ruben Diaz, Sr. Democratic 55%
NY State Senate 34 Jeff Klein Democratic 73%
NY State Senate 36 Ruth Hassell-Thompson Democratic, Working Families 44%
NY State Senate 37 George Latimer Democratic 45%
NY State Senate 39 Bill Larkin, Jr. Republican, Conservative 73%
NY State Senate 42 John Bonacic Republican, Conservative, Independence 80%
NY State Senate 44 Neil Breslin Democratic, Independence, Working Families 64%
NY State Senate 45 Betty Little Republican, Conservative, Independence 82%
NY State Senate 49 Hugh Farley Republican, Conservative, Independence 73%
NY State Senate 50 John DeFrancisco Republican, Conservative, Independence 73%
NY State Senate 51 James Seward Republican, Conservative, Independence 82%
NY State Senate 52 Tom Libous Republican, Conservative, Independence 73%
NY State Senate 53 David Valesky Democratic, Working Families, Independent 73%
NY State Senate 54 Michael Nozzolio Republican, Conservative, Independence 73%
NY State Senate 56 Joseph Robach Republican, Conservative, Independence 73%
NY State Senate 57 Cathy Young Republican, Conservative, Independence 73%
NY State Senate 58 Thomas O'Mara Republican, Conservative 82%
NY State Senate 62 George Maziarz Republican, Conservative, Independence 73%
NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Democratic, Independence, Working Families 27%
NY Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli Democratic 40%
NY Labor Commissioner Peter Rivera No Party Affiliation 50%
NY Council Member 23 Mark Weprin Democratic 45%
NY Council Member 51 Vincent Ignizio Republican 64%
NY Borough President At-Large Ruben Diaz, Jr. Democratic, Liberal 40%
James Alesi 64%
Marc Alessi 45%
Thomas Alfano 45%
Carl Andrews 50%
Darrel Aubertine 55%
James Bacalles 91%
Michael Balboni 73%
Robert Barra 45%
Michael Benjamin 55%
Jonathan Bing 45%
William Boyland, Jr. 40%
Adam Bradley 36%
Richard Brodsky 43%
Jeffrey Brown 73%
Joseph Bruno 73%
Daniel Burling 100%
Nancy Calhoun 67%
Ronald Canestrari 45%
Ann-Margaret Carrozza 45%
Pat Casale 55%
Joan Christensen 40%
Adele Cohen 50%
Mike Cole 78%
Martin Connor 36%
James Conte 56%
Marc Coppola 56%
Francine DelMonte 50%
RoAnn Destito 45%
Luis Diaz 40%
Thomas Duane 45%
Patricia Eddington 55%
Joseph Errigo 73%
Ginny Fields 45%
Sylvia Friedman 50%
Charles Fuschillo, Jr. 73%
Efrain Gonzalez, Jr. 50%
Diane Gordon 40%
Alexander Grannis 45%
Roger Green 50%
Aurelia Greene 38%
James Hayes 82%
Sam Hoyt III 45%
Susan John 45%
Owen Johnson 73%
Thomas Kirwan 73%
David Koon 45%
Carl Kruger 60%
Ivan Lafayette 40%
John Lavelle 55%
Vincent Leibell III 73%
Vito Lopez 43%
Alan Maisel 50%
Serphin Maltese 73%
Patrick Manning 64%
John Marchi 70%
Nettie Mayersohn 40%
Roy McDonald 73%
John McEneny 45%
Brian McLaughlin 50%
Raymond Meier 91%
Jimmy Meng 43%
Joel Miller 55%
Matthew Mirones 63%
Thomas Morahan 64%
George Onorato 50%
Suzi Oppenheimer 45%
George Christian Ortloff, Sr. 75%
Frank Padavan 64%
William Parment 64%
David Paterson 64%
Audrey Pheffer 45%
Adam Powell IV 40%
Jack Quinn III 64%
Annie Rabbitt 64%
Mary Lou Rath 91%
Bill Reilich 82%
Robert Reilly 55%
Naomi Rivera 45%
John Sabini 36%
Stephen Saland 91%
Teresa Sayward 80%
Mark Schroeder 45%
Dierdre Scozzafava 55%
Anthony Seminerio 50%
Ada Smith 36%
Nicholas A . Spano 73%
William Stachowski 73%
Willis Stephens, Jr. 64%

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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