Rating Group: New York City Americans for Democratic Action

1996 Positions

Issues: Liberal
State Office Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 73%
NY State Assembly-1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Other 64%
NY State Assembly-4 Steve Englebright D 91%
NY State Assembly-11 Bob Sweeney Other 82%
NY State Assembly-18 Earlene Hooper Other 91%
NY State Assembly-20 Harvey Weisenberg Other 91%
NY State Assembly-29 William Scarborough Other 91%
NY State Assembly-32 Vivian Cook Other 91%
NY State Assembly-33 Barbara Clark D 100%
NY State Assembly-35 Jeffrion Aubry Other 90%
NY State Assembly-37 Catherine Nolan D 90%
NY State Assembly-41 Helene Weinstein Other 100%
NY State Assembly-42 Rhoda Jacobs Other 91%
NY State Assembly-44 James Brennan Other 100%
NY State Assembly-48 Dov Hikind D 100%
NY State Assembly-49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Other 91%
NY State Assembly-50 Joseph Lentol D 80%
NY State Assembly-51 Felix Ortiz, Jr. D 80%
NY State Assembly-58 N. Nick Perry Other 90%
NY State Assembly-65 Sheldon Silver Other 100%
NY State Assembly-66 Deborah Glick D 100%
NY State Assembly-70 Keith Wright D 90%
NY State Assembly-71 Herman Farrell, Jr. D 91%
NY State Assembly-75 Dick Gottfried D 91%
NY State Assembly-81 Jeffrey Dinowitz D 100%
NY State Assembly-84 Carmen Arroyo Other 88%
NY State Assembly-89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. D 90%
NY State Assembly-95 Sandy Galef D 82%
NY State Assembly-112 James Tedisco Other 45%
NY State Assembly-118 Marc Butler Other 9%
NY State Assembly-121 William Magee Other 64%
NY State Assembly-122 Clifford Crouch R 10%
NY State Assembly-130 Bob Oaks R 18%
NY State Assembly-136 Joseph Morelle D 82%
NY State Assembly-137 David Gantt D 91%
NY State Assembly-140 Robin Schimminger D 63%
NY State Senate-1 Kenneth LaValle Other 15%
NY State Senate-2 John Flanagan, Jr. Other 20%
NY State Senate-4 Philip Boyle Other 45%
NY State Senate-5 Carl Marcellino Other 0%
NY State Senate-6 Kemp Hannon Other 0%
NY State Senate-9 Dean Skelos Other 0%
NY State Senate-25 Velmanette Montgomery D 100%
NY State Senate-34 Jeff Klein D 91%
NY State Senate-39 Bill Larkin, Jr. Other 0%
NY State Senate-42 John Bonacic Other 30%
NY State Senate-45 Betty Little Other 9%
NY State Senate-49 Hugh Farley Other 0%
NY State Senate-50 John DeFrancisco Other 8%
NY State Senate-51 James Seward Other 0%
NY State Senate-52 Tom Libous Other 0%
NY State Senate-54 Michael Nozzolio Other 0%
NY State Senate-56 Joseph Robach Other 73%
NY State Senate-62 George Maziarz Other 0%
NY Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli D 91%
NY Labor Commissioner Peter Rivera N/A 91%
NY Mayor Mike Spano Other 64%
NY Supervisor-At-Large Alexander Gromack 73%
NY Council Member-23 Mark Weprin D 100%
NY Public Service Commissioner Patricia Acampora N/A 33%
NY Legislator-11 Thomas Barraga R 27%
NY Borough President -At-Large Ruben Diaz, Jr. Other 91%
NY Borough President -At-Large Marty Markowitz D 85%
NY Borough President -At-Large Scott Stringer D 100%
James Alesi 100%
Thomas Alfano 38%
James Bacalles 9%
Michael Balboni 30%
Samuel Bea, Jr. 75%
William Frank Boyland, Sr. 91%
Michael Bragman 73%
Richard Brodsky 89%
Harold Brown, Jr. 18%
Joseph Bruno 0%
Denis Butler 91%
Nancy Calhoun 27%
Ronald Canestrari 91%
Pat Casale 18%
Joan Christensen 91%
Samuel Colman 100%
Elizabeth Connelly 82%
Martin Connor 100%
James Conte 45%
Robert D'Andrea 0%
Gloria Davis 90%
RoAnn Destito 64%
Jay Dinga 18%
Richard Dollinger 54%
Craig Doran 30%
Arthur Eve 91%
John Faso 9%
Donna Ferrara 55%
Daniel Fessenden 0%
Efrain Gonzalez, Jr. 40%
Roy Goodman 50%
Alexander Grannis 91%
Roger Green 91%
Aurelia Greene 91%
Edward Griffith 91%
Jacob Gunther III 55%
Paul Harenberg 90%
Marc Herbst 45%
Audrey Hochberg 82%
Nancy Larraine Hoffmann 22%
Joseph Holland 0%
Sam Hoyt III 91%
Susan John 90%
Jerry Johnson 8%
Owen Johnson 0%
Stephen Kaufman 77%
Thomas Kirwan 27%
David Koon 90%
Carl Kruger 68%
John Kuhl, Jr. 0%
Seymour Lachman 70%
James Lack 0%
Ivan Lafayette 82%
Vincent Leibell III 23%
Vito Lopez 82%
Martin Luster 91%
Serphin Maltese 0%
Patrick Manning 9%
John Marchi 15%
Naomi Matusow 82%
Nettie Mayersohn 91%
Debra Jean Mazzarelli 68%
John McEneny 82%
Patricia McGee 44%
Brian McLaughlin 89%
Olga Mendez 62%
Joel Miller 36%
Anthony Nanula 62%
Charles Nesbitt 0%
Clarence Norman, Jr. 91%
H. Robert Nortz 10%
George Onorato 62%
Suzi Oppenheimer 62%
George Christian Ortloff, Sr. 27%
Frank Padavan 8%
William Parment 82%
David Paterson 100%
Audrey Pheffer 91%
Robert Prentiss 27%
Roberto Ramirez 91%
Mary Lou Rath 0%
John Ravitz 60%
Stephen Saland 0%
Steven Sanders 91%
Nellie Santiago 90%
Larry Seabrook 100%
David Seaman 18%
Anthony Seminerio 73%
David Sidikman 91%
Ada Smith 85%
Nicholas A . Spano 8%
William Stachowski 31%
Ronald Stafford 0%
Leonard Price Stavisky 100%
Willis Stephens, Jr. 64%
Robert Straniere 50%
Edward Sullivan 100%
Frances Sullivan 40%
Ronald Tocci 73%
Paul Tokasz 73%
Darryl Towns 91%
David Townsend, Jr. 45%
Caesar Trunzo 0%
Albert Vann 91%
Guy Velella 0%
Eric Vitaliano 73%
Dale Volker 0%
Alton Ronald Waldon, Jr. 92%
Robert Warner 9%
Robert Wertz 38%
George Winner, Jr. 0%
Sandra Lee Wirth 0%
James Wright 0%

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