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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: New York National Federation of Independent Business

1997-1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 67%
NY State Assembly 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Democratic, Conservative, Independence, Working Families 67%
NY State Assembly 4 Steve Englebright Democratic 67%
NY State Assembly 11 Bob Sweeney Democratic, Independence, Working Families 75%
NY State Assembly 18 Earlene Hooper Democratic, Liberal 67%
NY State Assembly 20 Harvey Weisenberg Democratic, Independence, Working Families 67%
NY State Assembly 29 William Scarborough Democratic, Working Families 67%
NY State Assembly 32 Vivian Cook Democratic, Liberal 67%
NY State Assembly 33 Barbara Clark Democratic 60%
NY State Assembly 35 Jeffrion Aubry Democratic, Liberal 67%
NY State Assembly 37 Catherine Nolan Democratic 70%
NY State Assembly 41 Helene Weinstein Democratic, Liberal 58%
NY State Assembly 42 Rhoda Jacobs Democratic, Liberal 67%
NY State Assembly 44 James Brennan Democratic, Working Families 67%
NY State Assembly 47 William Colton Democratic, Working Families 67%
NY State Assembly 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Democratic, Independence 67%
NY State Assembly 50 Joseph Lentol Democratic 67%
NY State Assembly 51 Felix Ortiz, Jr. Democratic 64%
NY State Assembly 52 Joan Millman Democratic 67%
NY State Assembly 58 N. Nick Perry Democratic, Working Families, Liberal 64%
NY State Assembly 65 Sheldon Silver Democratic, Liberal 67%
NY State Assembly 66 Deborah Glick Democratic 58%
NY State Assembly 70 Keith Wright Democratic 67%
NY State Assembly 71 Herman Farrell, Jr. Democratic 67%
NY State Assembly 75 Dick Gottfried Democratic 58%
NY State Assembly 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz Democratic 58%
NY State Assembly 84 Carmen Arroyo Democratic, Liberal 73%
NY State Assembly 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. Democratic 67%
NY State Assembly 95 Sandy Galef Democratic 70%
NY State Assembly 112 James Tedisco Republican, Conservative, Independence 75%
NY State Assembly 118 Marc Butler Republican, Conservative, Independence 83%
NY State Assembly 121 William Magee Democratic, Independence 83%
NY State Assembly 122 Clifford Crouch Republican 92%
NY State Assembly 130 Bob Oaks Republican 92%
NY State Assembly 136 Joseph Morelle Democratic 83%
NY State Assembly 137 David Gantt Democratic 67%
NY State Assembly 140 Robin Schimminger Democratic 73%
NY State Senate 1 Kenneth LaValle Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY State Senate 2 John Flanagan, Jr. Republican, Conservative, Independence 70%
NY State Senate 4 Philip Boyle Republican, Conservative, Independence 75%
NY State Senate 5 Carl Marcellino Republican, Conservative, Independence 91%
NY State Senate 6 Kemp Hannon Republican, Conservative, Independence 91%
NY State Senate 9 Dean Skelos Republican, Conservative, Independence 91%
NY State Senate 19 John Sampson Democratic, Working Families 80%
NY State Senate 25 Velmanette Montgomery Democratic 73%
NY State Senate 31 Adriano Espaillat Democratic, Working Families 67%
NY State Senate 34 Jeff Klein Democratic 67%
NY State Senate 39 Bill Larkin, Jr. Republican, Conservative 100%
NY State Senate 42 John Bonacic Republican, Conservative, Independence 75%
NY State Senate 44 Neil Breslin Democratic, Independence, Working Families 82%
NY State Senate 45 Betty Little Republican, Conservative, Independence 82%
NY State Senate 49 Hugh Farley Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY State Senate 50 John DeFrancisco Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY State Senate 51 James Seward Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY State Senate 52 Tom Libous Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY State Senate 54 Michael Nozzolio Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY State Senate 56 Joseph Robach Republican, Conservative, Independence 83%
NY State Senate 62 George Maziarz Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli Democratic 67%
NY Labor Commissioner Peter Rivera No Party Affiliation 73%
NY Mayor Mike Spano Democratic, Conservative, Working Families 67%
NY Supervisor At-Large Alexander Gromack 67%
NY Council Member 23 Mark Weprin Democratic 67%
NY Public Service Commissioner Patricia Acampora No Party Affiliation 75%
NY Legislator 11 Thomas Barraga Republican 58%
NY Borough President At-Large Ruben Diaz, Jr. Democratic, Liberal 67%
NY Borough President At-Large Scott Stringer Democratic 58%
James Alesi 100%
Thomas Alfano 75%
James Bacalles 92%
Michael Balboni 89%
Samuel Bea, Jr. 67%
William Frank Boyland, Sr. 67%
Michael Bragman 67%
Richard Brodsky 67%
Harold Brown, Jr. 83%
Joseph Bruno 100%
Denis Butler 67%
Nancy Calhoun 83%
Ronald Canestrari 83%
Ann-Margaret Carrozza 67%
Pat Casale 83%
Joan Christensen 67%
Adele Cohen 70%
Samuel Colman 73%
Elizabeth Connelly 75%
Martin Connor 73%
James Conte 75%
Robert D'Andrea 92%
Gloria Davis 67%
Nelson Antonio Denis 73%
RoAnn Destito 83%
Jay Dinga 83%
Richard Dollinger 80%
Craig Doran 92%
Arthur Eve 67%
John Faso 92%
Donna Ferrara 75%
Daniel Fessenden 83%
Charles Fuschillo, Jr. 86%
Vincent Gentile 91%
Efrain Gonzalez, Jr. 89%
Roy Goodman 100%
Alexander Grannis 73%
Roger Green 73%
Aurelia Greene 67%
Edward Griffith 67%
Jacob Gunther III 75%
Paul Harenberg 67%
Marc Herbst 75%
Audrey Hochberg 82%
Nancy Larraine Hoffmann 100%
Joseph Holland 100%
Sam Hoyt III 67%
Susan John 67%
Jerry Johnson 82%
Owen Johnson 100%
Stephen Kaufman 67%
Thomas Kirwan 75%
David Koon 67%
Carl Kruger 78%
John Kuhl, Jr. 100%
Steven Labriola 75%
Seymour Lachman 78%
James Lack 91%
Ivan Lafayette 67%
Vincent Leibell III 91%
Vito Lopez 64%
Martin Luster 67%
Serphin Maltese 100%
Patrick Manning 75%
John Marchi 100%
Marty Markowitz 70%
Naomi Matusow 67%
Nettie Mayersohn 67%
Debra Jean Mazzarelli 60%
John McEneny 67%
Patricia McGee 50%
Brian McLaughlin 67%
Raymond Meier 100%
Olga Mendez 80%
Joel Miller 83%
Kathleen Murray 67%
Anthony Nanula 82%
Charles Nesbitt 83%
Clarence Norman, Jr. 67%
H. Robert Nortz 82%
Maureen O'Connell 67%
George Onorato 82%
Suzi Oppenheimer 90%
George Christian Ortloff, Sr. 73%
Frank Padavan 100%
William Parment 82%
David Paterson 70%
Audrey Pheffer 67%
Robert Prentiss 83%
Roberto Ramirez 67%
Mary Lou Rath 100%
John Ravitz 75%
David Rosado 100%
Stephen Saland 100%
Steven Sanders 67%
Nellie Santiago 100%
Larry Seabrook 89%
David Seaman 83%
Anthony Seminerio 67%
David Sidikman 67%
Ada Smith 82%
Richard Smith 83%
Nicholas A . Spano 100%
William Stachowski 100%
Ronald Stafford 100%
Leonard Price Stavisky 80%
Willis Stephens, Jr. 67%
Robert Straniere 64%
Edward Sullivan 73%
Frances Sullivan 83%
Ronald Tocci 67%
Paul Tokasz 73%
Darryl Towns 67%
David Townsend, Jr. 83%
Caesar Trunzo 100%
Albert Vann 78%
Guy Velella 90%
Eric Vitaliano 67%
Dale Volker 100%
Alton Ronald Waldon, Jr. 88%
Robert Warner 83%
Robert Wertz 82%
George Winner, Jr. 92%
Sandra Lee Wirth 83%
James Wright 100%

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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