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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: New York City Americans for Democratic Action

1995 Positions

Issues: Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 100%
NY State Assembly 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Democratic, Conservative, Independence, Working Families 50%
NY State Assembly 4 Steve Englebright Democratic 91%
NY State Assembly 11 Bob Sweeney Democratic, Independence, Working Families 92%
NY State Assembly 18 Earlene Hooper Democratic, Liberal 100%
NY State Assembly 20 Harvey Weisenberg Democratic, Independence, Working Families 83%
NY State Assembly 29 William Scarborough Democratic, Working Families 100%
NY State Assembly 32 Vivian Cook Democratic, Liberal 100%
NY State Assembly 33 Barbara Clark Democratic 100%
NY State Assembly 35 Jeffrion Aubry Democratic, Liberal 100%
NY State Assembly 37 Catherine Nolan Democratic 92%
NY State Assembly 41 Helene Weinstein Democratic, Liberal 92%
NY State Assembly 42 Rhoda Jacobs Democratic, Liberal 100%
NY State Assembly 44 James Brennan Democratic, Working Families 100%
NY State Assembly 48 Dov Hikind Democratic 91%
NY State Assembly 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Democratic, Independence 92%
NY State Assembly 50 Joseph Lentol Democratic 85%
NY State Assembly 51 Felix Ortiz, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY State Assembly 58 N. Nick Perry Democratic, Working Families, Liberal 100%
NY State Assembly 65 Sheldon Silver Democratic, Liberal 92%
NY State Assembly 66 Deborah Glick Democratic 100%
NY State Assembly 70 Keith Wright Democratic 100%
NY State Assembly 71 Herman Farrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY State Assembly 75 Dick Gottfried Democratic 100%
NY State Assembly 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz Democratic 100%
NY State Assembly 84 Carmen Arroyo Democratic, Liberal 100%
NY State Assembly 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. Democratic 100%
NY State Assembly 95 Sandy Galef Democratic 69%
NY State Assembly 112 James Tedisco Republican, Conservative, Independence 31%
NY State Assembly 121 William Magee Democratic, Independence 62%
NY State Assembly 130 Bob Oaks Republican 31%
NY State Assembly 136 Joe Morelle Democratic 92%
NY State Assembly 137 David Gantt Democratic 100%
NY State Assembly 140 Robin Schimminger Democratic 62%
NY State Senate 1 Kenneth LaValle Republican, Conservative, Independence 18%
NY State Senate 2 John Flanagan, Jr. Republican, Conservative, Independence 38%
NY State Senate 4 Philip Boyle Republican, Conservative, Independence 67%
NY State Senate 5 Carl Marcellino Republican, Conservative, Independence 0%
NY State Senate 6 Kemp Hannon Republican, Conservative, Independence 0%
NY State Senate 9 Dean Skelos Republican, Conservative, Independence 0%
NY State Senate 25 Velmanette Montgomery Democratic 90%
NY State Senate 34 Jeff Klein Democratic 92%
NY State Senate 39 Bill Larkin, Jr. Republican, Conservative 9%
NY State Senate 42 John Bonacic Republican, Conservative, Independence 33%
NY State Senate 49 Hugh Farley Republican, Conservative, Independence 9%
NY State Senate 50 John DeFrancisco Republican, Conservative, Independence 9%
NY State Senate 51 James Seward Republican, Conservative, Independence 18%
NY State Senate 52 Tom Libous Republican, Conservative, Independence 10%
NY State Senate 54 Michael Nozzolio Republican, Conservative, Independence 9%
NY State Senate 56 Joseph Robach Republican, Conservative, Independence 69%
NY State Senate 62 George Maziarz Republican, Conservative, Independence 11%
NY Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli Democratic 100%
NY Labor Commissioner Peter Rivera No Party Affiliation 100%
NY Mayor Mike Spano Democratic, Conservative, Working Families 69%
NY Supervisor At-Large Alexander Gromack 77%
NY Council Member 23 Mark Weprin Democratic 100%
NY Public Service Commissioner Patricia Acampora No Party Affiliation 38%
NY Legislator 11 Thomas Barraga Republican 25%
NY Borough President At-Large Ruben Diaz, Jr. Democratic, Liberal 100%
NY Borough President At-Large Scott Stringer Democratic 100%
James Alesi 38%
Michael Balboni 33%
William Frank Boyland, Sr. 100%
Michael Bragman 100%
Richard Brodsky 100%
Harold Brown, Jr. 46%
Joseph Bruno 9%
Denis Butler 77%
Nancy Calhoun 38%
Ronald Canestrari 92%
Pat Casale 38%
Joan Christensen 92%
Samuel Colman 92%
Elizabeth Connelly 64%
Martin Connor 100%
James Conte 54%
Robert D'Andrea 0%
Gloria Davis 100%
RoAnn Destito 85%
Jay Dinga 8%
Richard Dollinger 64%
Craig Doran 15%
Arthur Eve 100%
John Faso 15%
Donna Ferrara 54%
Daniel Fessenden 23%
Efrain Gonzalez, Jr. 56%
Roy Goodman 50%
Alexander Grannis 100%
Roger Green 100%
Aurelia Greene 100%
Edward Griffith 100%
Jacob Gunther III 77%
Paul Harenberg 92%
Marc Herbst 23%
Audrey Hochberg 92%
Nancy Larraine Hoffmann 20%
Joseph Holland 0%
Sam Hoyt III 100%
Susan John 100%
Jerry Johnson 8%
Owen Johnson 0%
Stephen Kaufman 77%
Thomas Kirwan 17%
Carl Kruger 56%
John Kuhl, Jr. 0%
James Lack 10%
Ivan Lafayette 85%
Vincent Leibell III 18%
Vito Lopez 100%
Martin Luster 100%
Serphin Maltese 0%
Patrick Manning 8%
John Marchi 18%
Marty Markowitz 91%
Naomi Matusow 100%
Nettie Mayersohn 92%
Debra Jean Mazzarelli 62%
John McEneny 100%
Patricia McGee 38%
Brian McLaughlin 92%
Olga Mendez 82%
Joel Miller 31%
Anthony Nanula 73%
Charles Nesbitt 0%
Clarence Norman, Jr. 100%
H. Robert Nortz 17%
George Onorato 36%
Suzi Oppenheimer 91%
George Christian Ortloff, Sr. 25%
Frank Padavan 9%
William Parment 77%
David Paterson 100%
Audrey Pheffer 92%
Robert Prentiss 46%
Roberto Ramirez 100%
Mary Lou Rath 0%
John Ravitz 62%
Stephen Saland 9%
Steven Sanders 100%
Nellie Santiago 89%
Larry Seabrook 100%
David Seaman 11%
Anthony Seminerio 75%
David Sidikman 92%
Ada Smith 100%
Nicholas A . Spano 27%
William Stachowski 27%
Ronald Stafford 9%
Leonard Price Stavisky 78%
Willis Stephens, Jr. 54%
Robert Straniere 54%
Edward Sullivan 100%
Frances Sullivan 15%
Ronald Tocci 77%
Paul Tokasz 85%
Darryl Towns 91%
David Townsend, Jr. 31%
Caesar Trunzo 10%
Albert Vann 100%
Guy Velella 9%
Eric Vitaliano 69%
Dale Volker 9%
Alton Ronald Waldon, Jr. 78%
Robert Warner 8%
Robert Wertz 8%
George Winner, Jr. 17%
Sandra Lee Wirth 8%
James Wright 9%

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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