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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: New York City Americans for Democratic Action

2006 Liberal Issues Score

Issues: Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 90
NY State Assembly 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Democratic, Conservative, Independence, Working Families 70
NY State Assembly 4 Steve Englebright Democratic 80
NY State Assembly 6 Phil Ramos Democratic, Working Families 70
NY State Assembly 8 Michael Fitzpatrick Republican, Conservative, Independence 10
NY State Assembly 9 Joseph Saladino Republican 30
NY State Assembly 11 Bob Sweeney Democratic, Independence, Working Families 80
NY State Assembly 12 Andrew Raia Republican, Conservative, Independence, Working Families 30
NY State Assembly 13 Charles Lavine Democratic 90
NY State Assembly 14 David McDonough Conservative 50
NY State Assembly 17 Tom McKevitt Republican, Conservative, Independence 60
NY State Assembly 18 Earlene Hooper Democratic, Liberal 80
NY State Assembly 20 Harvey Weisenberg Democratic, Independence, Working Families 90
NY State Assembly 28 Andrew Hevesi Democratic 90
NY State Assembly 29 William Scarborough Democratic, Working Families 80
NY State Assembly 30 Margaret Markey Democratic 80
NY State Assembly 31 Michele Titus Democratic, Working Families, Liberal 90
NY State Assembly 32 Vivian Cook Democratic, Liberal 90
NY State Assembly 33 Barbara Clark Democratic 90
NY State Assembly 35 Jeffrion Aubry Democratic, Liberal 90
NY State Assembly 37 Catherine Nolan Democratic 80
NY State Assembly 41 Helene Weinstein Democratic, Liberal 90
NY State Assembly 42 Rhoda Jacobs Democratic, Liberal 80
NY State Assembly 43 Karim Camara Democratic 70
NY State Assembly 44 James Brennan Democratic, Working Families 90
NY State Assembly 45 Steven Cymbrowitz Democratic 70
NY State Assembly 47 William Colton Democratic, Working Families 90
NY State Assembly 48 Dov Hikind Democratic 70
NY State Assembly 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Democratic, Independence 70
NY State Assembly 50 Joseph Lentol Democratic 90
NY State Assembly 51 Felix Ortiz, Jr. Democratic 90
NY State Assembly 52 Joan Millman Democratic 90
NY State Assembly 56 Annette Robinson Democratic 80
NY State Assembly 58 N. Nick Perry Democratic, Working Families, Liberal 80
NY State Assembly 63 Michael Cusick Democratic 90
NY State Assembly 65 Sheldon Silver Democratic, Liberal 80
NY State Assembly 66 Deborah Glick Democratic 90
NY State Assembly 67 Linda Rosenthal Democratic 80
NY State Assembly 69 Daniel O'Donnell Democratic 90
NY State Assembly 70 Keith Wright Democratic 80
NY State Assembly 71 Herman Farrell, Jr. Democratic 90
NY State Assembly 75 Dick Gottfried Democratic 90
NY State Assembly 78 Jose Rivera Democratic, Working Families 60
NY State Assembly 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz Democratic 90
NY State Assembly 82 Michael Benedetto Democratic 80
NY State Assembly 83 Carl Heastie Democratic 90
NY State Assembly 84 Carmen Arroyo Democratic, Liberal 80
NY State Assembly 88 Amy Paulin Democratic 90
NY State Assembly 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. Democratic 90
NY State Assembly 95 Sandy Galef Democratic 70
NY State Assembly 96 Kenneth Zebrowski, Jr. Democratic 30
NY State Assembly 100 Aileen Gunther Democratic 60
NY State Assembly 103 Kevin Cahill Democratic 90
NY State Assembly 112 James Tedisco Republican, Conservative, Independence 20
NY State Assembly 118 Marc Butler Republican, Conservative, Independence 0
NY State Assembly 120 William Barclay Republican 20
NY State Assembly 121 William Magee Democratic, Independence 30
NY State Assembly 122 Clifford Crouch Republican 20
NY State Assembly 123 Donna Lupardo Democratic 80
NY State Assembly 125 Barbara Lifton Democratic, Working Families 90
NY State Assembly 126 Gary Finch Republican 0
NY State Assembly 129 William Magnarelli Democratic 80
NY State Assembly 130 Bob Oaks Republican 0
NY State Assembly 131 Brian Kolb Republican 0
NY State Assembly 136 Joseph Morelle Democratic 80
NY State Assembly 137 David Gantt Democratic 60
NY State Assembly 139 Stephen Hawley Republican, Conservative, Independence 0
NY State Assembly 140 Robin Schimminger Democratic 40
NY State Assembly 141 Crystal Peoples-Stokes Democratic, Working Families 80
NY State Assembly 148 Joseph Giglio Republican, Conservative, Independence 0
NY State Senate 1 Kenneth LaValle Republican, Conservative, Independence 20
NY State Senate 2 John Flanagan, Jr. Republican, Conservative, Independence 0
NY State Senate 4 Philip Boyle Republican, Conservative, Independence 40
NY State Senate 5 Carl Marcellino Republican, Conservative, Independence 10
NY State Senate 6 Kemp Hannon Republican, Conservative, Independence 0
NY State Senate 9 Dean Skelos Republican, Conservative, Independence 0
NY State Senate 12 Michael Gianaris Democratic 90
NY State Senate 13 José Peralta Democratic, Working Families 80
NY State Senate 14 Malcolm Smith Democratic, Working Families 50
NY State Senate 16 Toby Ann Stavisky Democratic 90
NY State Senate 18 Martin Malavé Dilan Democratic 70
NY State Senate 19 John Sampson Democratic, Working Families 50
NY State Senate 21 Kevin Parker Democratic, Working Families 80
NY State Senate 22 Martin Golden Republican, Conservative 0
NY State Senate 23 Diane Savino Democratic, Working Families, Independent 60
NY State Senate 25 Velmanette Montgomery Democratic 80
NY State Senate 28 Liz Krueger Democratic, Working Families 100
NY State Senate 29 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 90
NY State Senate 31 Adriano Espaillat Democratic, Working Families 90
NY State Senate 32 Ruben Diaz, Sr. Democratic 60
NY State Senate 34 Jeff Klein Democratic 20
NY State Senate 36 Ruth Hassell-Thompson Democratic, Working Families 60
NY State Senate 37 George Latimer Democratic 90
NY State Senate 39 Bill Larkin, Jr. Republican, Conservative 0
NY State Senate 42 John Bonacic Republican, Conservative, Independence 0
NY State Senate 44 Neil Breslin Democratic, Independence, Working Families 80
NY State Senate 45 Betty Little Republican, Conservative, Independence 0
NY State Senate 49 Hugh Farley Republican, Conservative, Independence 0
NY State Senate 50 John DeFrancisco Republican, Conservative, Independence 20
NY State Senate 51 James Seward Republican, Conservative, Independence 0
NY State Senate 52 Tom Libous Republican, Conservative, Independence 10
NY State Senate 53 David Valesky Democratic, Working Families, Independent 20
NY State Senate 54 Michael Nozzolio Republican, Conservative, Independence 0
NY State Senate 56 Joseph Robach Republican, Conservative, Independence 0
NY State Senate 57 Cathy Young Republican, Conservative, Independence 0
NY State Senate 58 Thomas O'Mara Republican, Conservative 10
NY State Senate 62 George Maziarz Republican, Conservative, Independence 0
NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Democratic, Independence, Working Families 100
NY Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli Democratic 90
NY Labor Commissioner Peter Rivera No Party Affiliation 90
NY Council Member 23 Mark Weprin Democratic 90
NY Council Member 51 Vincent Ignizio Republican 10
NY Borough President At-Large Ruben Diaz, Jr. Democratic, Liberal 80
James Alesi 10
Marc Alessi 90
Thomas Alfano 70
Carl Andrews 90
Darrel Aubertine 70
James Bacalles 30
Michael Balboni 0
Robert Barra 20
Michael Benjamin 80
Jonathan Bing 90
William Boyland, Jr. 80
Adam Bradley 90
Richard Brodsky 90
Jeffrey Brown 20
Joseph Bruno 0
Daniel Burling 10
Nancy Calhoun 10
Ronald Canestrari 90
Ann-Margaret Carrozza 50
Pat Casale 10
Joan Christensen 50
Adele Cohen 70
Mike Cole 0
Martin Connor 90
James Conte 40
Marc Coppola 90
Francine DelMonte 80
RoAnn Destito 70
Luis Diaz 80
Thomas Duane 80
Patricia Eddington 70
Joseph Errigo 0
Ginny Fields 70
Sylvia Friedman 80
Charles Fuschillo, Jr. 10
Efrain Gonzalez, Jr. 60
Diane Gordon 70
Alexander Grannis 80
Roger Green 70
Aurelia Greene 80
James Hayes 10
Daniel Hooker 0
Sam Hoyt III 80
Susan John 90
Owen Johnson 0
Ryan Scott Karben 83
Thomas Kirwan 10
David Koon 90
Carl Kruger 30
Ivan Lafayette 80
John Lavelle 80
Vincent Leibell III 10
Vito Lopez 60
Alan Maisel 80
Serphin Maltese 0
Patrick Manning 0
John Marchi 0
Nettie Mayersohn 90
Roy McDonald 30
John McEneny 80
Brian McLaughlin 10
Raymond Meier 0
Jimmy Meng 20
Joel Miller 10
Matthew Mirones 0
Thomas Morahan 30
Louis Mosiello 38
George Onorato 60
Suzi Oppenheimer 70
George Christian Ortloff, Sr. 0
Frank Padavan 20
William Parment 20
David Paterson 80
Audrey Pheffer 90
Adam Powell IV 70
Jack Quinn III 0
Annie Rabbitt 20
Mary Lou Rath 0
Bill Reilich 0
Robert Reilly 80
Naomi Rivera 80
John Sabini 70
Stephen Saland 0
Teresa Sayward 10
Mark Schroeder 60
Dierdre Scozzafava 30
Anthony Seminerio 60

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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