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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: New York City Americans for Democratic Action

1996 Positions

Issues: Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
James Alesi 100%
NY State Assembly 44 James Brennan Democratic, Working Families 100%
NY State Assembly 33 Barbara Clark Democratic 100%
Samuel Colman 100%
Martin Connor 100%
NY State Assembly 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz Democratic 100%
NY State Assembly 66 Deborah Glick Democratic 100%
NY State Assembly 48 Dov Hikind Democratic 100%
NY State Senate 25 Velmanette Montgomery Democratic 100%
David Paterson 100%
Larry Seabrook 100%
NY State Assembly 65 Sheldon Silver Democratic, Liberal 100%
Leonard Price Stavisky 100%
NY Borough President At-Large Scott Stringer Democratic 100%
Edward Sullivan 100%
NY State Assembly 41 Helene Weinstein Democratic, Liberal 100%
NY Council Member 23 Mark Weprin Democratic 100%
Alton Ronald Waldon, Jr. 92%
NY State Assembly 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Democratic, Independence 91%
William Frank Boyland, Sr. 91%
Denis Butler 91%
Ronald Canestrari 91%
Joan Christensen 91%
NY State Assembly 32 Vivian Cook Democratic, Liberal 91%
NY Borough President At-Large Ruben Diaz, Jr. Democratic, Liberal 91%
NY Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli Democratic 91%
NY State Assembly 4 Steve Englebright Democratic 91%
Arthur Eve 91%
NY State Assembly 71 Herman Farrell, Jr. Democratic 91%
NY State Assembly 137 David Gantt Democratic 91%
NY State Assembly 75 Dick Gottfried Democratic 91%
Alexander Grannis 91%
Roger Green 91%
Aurelia Greene 91%
Edward Griffith 91%
NY State Assembly 18 Earlene Hooper Democratic, Liberal 91%
Sam Hoyt III 91%
NY State Assembly 42 Rhoda Jacobs Democratic, Liberal 91%
NY State Senate 34 Jeff Klein Democratic 91%
Martin Luster 91%
Nettie Mayersohn 91%
Clarence Norman, Jr. 91%
Audrey Pheffer 91%
Roberto Ramirez 91%
NY Labor Commissioner Peter Rivera No Party Affiliation 91%
Steven Sanders 91%
NY State Assembly 29 William Scarborough Democratic, Working Families 91%
David Sidikman 91%
Darryl Towns 91%
Albert Vann 91%
NY State Assembly 20 Harvey Weisenberg Democratic, Independence, Working Families 91%
NY State Assembly 35 Jeffrion Aubry Democratic, Liberal 90%
Gloria Davis 90%
Paul Harenberg 90%
Susan John 90%
David Koon 90%
NY State Assembly 37 Catherine Nolan Democratic 90%
NY State Assembly 58 N. Nick Perry Democratic, Working Families, Liberal 90%
NY State Assembly 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. Democratic 90%
Nellie Santiago 90%
NY State Assembly 70 Keith Wright Democratic 90%
Richard Brodsky 89%
Brian McLaughlin 89%
NY State Assembly 84 Carmen Arroyo Democratic, Liberal 88%
Marty Markowitz 85%
Ada Smith 85%
Elizabeth Connelly 82%
NY State Assembly 95 Sandy Galef Democratic 82%
Audrey Hochberg 82%
Ivan Lafayette 82%
Vito Lopez 82%
Naomi Matusow 82%
John McEneny 82%
NY State Assembly 136 Joseph Morelle Democratic 82%
William Parment 82%
NY State Assembly 11 Bob Sweeney Democratic, Independence, Working Families 82%
NY State Assembly 50 Joseph Lentol Democratic 80%
NY State Assembly 51 Felix Ortiz, Jr. Democratic 80%
Stephen Kaufman 77%
Samuel Bea, Jr. 75%
Michael Bragman 73%
NY Supervisor At-Large Alexander Gromack 73%
NY State Senate 56 Joseph Robach Republican, Conservative, Independence 73%
Anthony Seminerio 73%
Ronald Tocci 73%
Paul Tokasz 73%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 73%
Eric Vitaliano 73%
Seymour Lachman 70%
Carl Kruger 68%
Debra Jean Mazzarelli 68%
RoAnn Destito 64%
NY State Assembly 121 William Magee Democratic, Independence 64%
NY Mayor Mike Spano Democratic, Conservative, Working Families 64%
Willis Stephens, Jr. 64%
NY State Assembly 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Democratic, Conservative, Independence, Working Families 64%
NY State Assembly 140 Robin Schimminger Democratic 63%
Olga Mendez 62%
Anthony Nanula 62%
George Onorato 62%
Suzi Oppenheimer 62%
John Ravitz 60%
Donna Ferrara 55%
Jacob Gunther III 55%
Richard Dollinger 54%
Roy Goodman 50%
Robert Straniere 50%
NY State Senate 4 Philip Boyle Republican, Conservative, Independence 45%
James Conte 45%
Marc Herbst 45%
NY State Assembly 112 James Tedisco Republican, Conservative, Independence 45%
David Townsend, Jr. 45%
Patricia McGee 44%
Efrain Gonzalez, Jr. 40%
Frances Sullivan 40%
Thomas Alfano 38%
Robert Wertz 38%
Joel Miller 36%
NY Public Service Commissioner Patricia Acampora No Party Affiliation 33%
William Stachowski 31%
Michael Balboni 30%
NY State Senate 42 John Bonacic Republican, Conservative, Independence 30%
Craig Doran 30%
NY Legislator 11 Thomas Barraga Republican 27%
Nancy Calhoun 27%
Thomas Kirwan 27%
George Christian Ortloff, Sr. 27%
Robert Prentiss 27%
Vincent Leibell III 23%
Nancy Larraine Hoffmann 22%
NY State Senate 2 John Flanagan, Jr. Republican, Conservative, Independence 20%
Harold Brown, Jr. 18%
Pat Casale 18%
Jay Dinga 18%
NY State Assembly 130 Bob Oaks Republican 18%
David Seaman 18%
NY State Senate 1 Kenneth LaValle Republican, Conservative, Independence 15%
John Marchi 15%
NY State Assembly 122 Clifford Crouch Republican 10%
H. Robert Nortz 10%
James Bacalles 9%
NY State Assembly 118 Marc Butler Republican, Conservative, Independence 9%
John Faso 9%
NY State Senate 45 Betty Little Republican, Conservative, Independence 9%
Patrick Manning 9%
Robert Warner 9%
NY State Senate 50 John DeFrancisco Republican, Conservative, Independence 8%
Jerry Johnson 8%
Frank Padavan 8%
Nicholas A . Spano 8%
Joseph Bruno 0%
Robert D'Andrea 0%
NY State Senate 49 Hugh Farley Republican, Conservative, Independence 0%
Daniel Fessenden 0%
NY State Senate 6 Kemp Hannon Republican, Conservative, Independence 0%
Joseph Holland 0%
Owen Johnson 0%
John Kuhl, Jr. 0%
James Lack 0%
NY State Senate 39 Bill Larkin, Jr. Republican, Conservative 0%
NY State Senate 52 Tom Libous Republican, Conservative, Independence 0%
Serphin Maltese 0%
NY State Senate 5 Carl Marcellino Republican, Conservative, Independence 0%
NY State Senate 62 George Maziarz Republican, Conservative, Independence 0%
Charles Nesbitt 0%
NY State Senate 54 Michael Nozzolio Republican, Conservative, Independence 0%
Mary Lou Rath 0%
Stephen Saland 0%
NY State Senate 51 James Seward Republican, Conservative, Independence 0%
NY State Senate 9 Dean Skelos Republican, Conservative, Independence 0%
Ronald Stafford 0%
Caesar Trunzo 0%
Guy Velella 0%
Dale Volker 0%
George Winner, Jr. 0%
Sandra Lee Wirth 0%
James Wright 0%

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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