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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Unshackle Upstate

2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House 6 Grace Meng Democratic, Working Families -5
NY U.S. House 8 Hakeem Jeffries Democratic -10
NY State Assembly 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Democratic, Conservative, Independence, Working Families 4
NY State Assembly 4 Steve Englebright Democratic -3
NY State Assembly 6 Phil Ramos Democratic, Working Families 1
NY State Assembly 8 Michael Fitzpatrick Republican, Conservative, Independence 90
NY State Assembly 9 Joseph Saladino Republican 45
NY State Assembly 11 Bob Sweeney Democratic, Independence, Working Families -10
NY State Assembly 12 Andrew Raia Republican, Conservative, Independence, Working Families 40
NY State Assembly 13 Charles Lavine Democratic 0
NY State Assembly 14 David McDonough Conservative 48
NY State Assembly 15 Michael Montesano No Party Affiliation 78
NY State Assembly 16 Michelle Schimel Democratic, Independence, Working Families -10
NY State Assembly 17 Tom McKevitt Republican, Conservative, Independence 35
NY State Assembly 18 Earlene Hooper Democratic, Liberal -5
NY State Assembly 20 Harvey Weisenberg Democratic, Independence, Working Families 9
NY State Assembly 24 David Weprin Democratic -10
NY State Assembly 28 Andrew Hevesi Democratic -4
NY State Assembly 29 William Scarborough Democratic, Working Families -6
NY State Assembly 30 Margaret Markey Democratic 7
NY State Assembly 31 Michele Titus Democratic, Working Families, Liberal 5
NY State Assembly 32 Vivian Cook Democratic, Liberal -5
NY State Assembly 33 Barbara Clark Democratic 5
NY State Assembly 34 Michael DenDekker Democratic -10
NY State Assembly 35 Jeffrion Aubry Democratic, Liberal 5
NY State Assembly 37 Catherine Nolan Democratic -15
NY State Assembly 38 Michael Miller Democratic -7
NY State Assembly 41 Helene Weinstein Democratic, Liberal 5
NY State Assembly 42 Rhoda Jacobs Democratic, Liberal -10
NY State Assembly 43 Karim Camara Democratic 11
NY State Assembly 44 James Brennan Democratic, Working Families -5
NY State Assembly 45 Steven Cymbrowitz Democratic -4
NY State Assembly 46 Alec Brook-Krasny Democratic -5
NY State Assembly 47 William Colton Democratic, Working Families 0
NY State Assembly 48 Dov Hikind Democratic 15
NY State Assembly 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Democratic, Independence 10
NY State Assembly 50 Joseph Lentol Democratic -10
NY State Assembly 51 Felix Ortiz, Jr. Democratic -4
NY State Assembly 52 Joan Millman Democratic -10
NY State Assembly 56 Annette Robinson Democratic 8
NY State Assembly 58 N. Nick Perry Democratic, Working Families, Liberal -6
NY State Assembly 61 Matthew Titone Democratic -5
NY State Assembly 63 Michael Cusick Democratic -10
NY State Assembly 66 Deborah Glick Democratic -15
NY State Assembly 67 Linda Rosenthal Democratic -10
NY State Assembly 69 Daniel O'Donnell Democratic -10
NY State Assembly 70 Keith Wright Democratic -4
NY State Assembly 71 Herman Farrell, Jr. Democratic 5
NY State Assembly 74 Brian Kavanagh Democratic 2
NY State Assembly 75 Dick Gottfried Democratic -5
NY State Assembly 76 Micah Kellner Democratic -3
NY State Assembly 78 Jose Rivera Democratic, Working Families -18
NY State Assembly 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz Democratic -10
NY State Assembly 82 Michael Benedetto Democratic 5
NY State Assembly 83 Carl Heastie Democratic 1
NY State Assembly 84 Carmen Arroyo Democratic, Liberal 1
NY State Assembly 85 Marcos Crespo Democratic -8
NY State Assembly 88 Amy Paulin Democratic -5
NY State Assembly 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. Democratic -5
NY State Assembly 95 Sandy Galef Democratic 17
NY State Assembly 96 Kenneth Zebrowski, Jr. Democratic 7
NY State Assembly 97 Ellen Jaffee Democratic -5
NY State Assembly 100 Aileen Gunther Democratic 32
NY State Assembly 102 Pete Lopez Republican, Conservative, Independence 90
NY State Assembly 103 Kevin Cahill Democratic 0
NY State Assembly 104 Frank Skartados Democratic 31
NY State Assembly 112 James Tedisco Republican, Conservative, Independence 68
NY State Assembly 115 Janet Duprey Republican, Conservative, Independence 75
NY State Assembly 116 Addie Russell Democratic 13
NY State Assembly 118 Marc Butler Republican, Conservative, Independence 85
NY State Assembly 120 William Barclay Republican 85
NY State Assembly 121 William Magee Democratic, Independence 52
NY State Assembly 122 Clifford Crouch Republican 80
NY State Assembly 123 Donna Lupardo Democratic 15
NY State Assembly 125 Barbara Lifton Democratic, Working Families -5
NY State Assembly 126 Gary Finch Republican 85
NY State Assembly 127 Al Stirpe Democratic, Working Families -4
NY State Assembly 129 William Magnarelli Democratic 1
NY State Assembly 130 Bob Oaks Republican 90
NY State Assembly 136 Joe Morelle Democratic 45
NY State Assembly 137 David Gantt Democratic 2
NY State Assembly 139 Stephen Hawley Republican, Conservative, Independence 100
NY State Assembly 140 Robin Schimminger Democratic 80
NY State Assembly 141 Crystal Peoples-Stokes Democratic, Working Families 18
NY State Assembly 144 Jane Corwin Republican, Conservative, Independence 100
NY State Assembly 148 Joseph Giglio Republican, Conservative, Independence 85
NY State Senate 1 Kenneth LaValle Republican, Conservative, Independence 58
NY State Senate 2 John Flanagan, Jr. Republican, Conservative, Independence 68
NY State Senate 4 Philip Boyle Republican, Conservative, Independence 55
NY State Senate 5 Carl Marcellino Republican, Conservative, Independence 47
NY State Senate 6 Kemp Hannon Republican, Conservative, Independence 63
NY State Senate 12 Michael Gianaris Democratic -10
NY State Senate 13 José Peralta Democratic, Working Families -15
NY State Senate 14 Malcolm Smith Democratic, Working Families 6
NY State Senate 15 Joseph Addabbo, Jr. Democratic -8
NY State Senate 16 Toby Ann Stavisky Democratic -4
NY State Senate 18 Martin Malavé Dilan Democratic -9
NY State Senate 21 Kevin Parker Democratic, Working Families -6
NY State Senate 22 Martin Golden Republican, Conservative 88
NY State Senate 23 Diane Savino Democratic, Working Families, Independent -2
NY State Senate 24 Andrew Lanza Republican 62
NY State Senate 25 Velmanette Montgomery Democratic -9
NY State Senate 26 Daniel Squadron Democratic -8
NY State Senate 28 Liz Krueger Democratic, Working Families -9
NY State Senate 29 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families -10
NY State Senate 30 Bill Perkins Democratic, Working Families -10
NY State Senate 31 Adriano Espaillat Democratic, Working Families -10
NY State Senate 32 Ruben Diaz, Sr. Democratic -6
NY State Senate 34 Jeff Klein Democratic -10
NY State Senate 35 Andrea Stewart-Cousins Democratic, Working Families, Independent -10
NY State Senate 36 Ruth Hassell-Thompson Democratic, Working Families -4
NY State Senate 37 George Latimer Democratic 6
NY State Senate 39 Bill Larkin, Jr. Republican, Conservative 73
NY State Senate 40 Greg Ball Republican, Conservative, Independence 52
NY State Senate 42 John Bonacic Republican, Conservative, Independence 77
NY State Senate 44 Neil Breslin Democratic, Independence, Working Families -9
NY State Senate 45 Betty Little Republican, Conservative, Independence 90
NY State Senate 47 Joseph Griffo Republican, Conservative, Independence 83
NY State Senate 49 Hugh Farley Republican, Conservative, Independence 66
NY State Senate 50 John DeFrancisco Republican, Conservative, Independence 84
NY State Senate 51 James Seward Republican, Conservative, Independence 78
NY State Senate 52 Tom Libous Republican, Conservative, Independence 82
NY State Senate 53 David Valesky Democratic, Working Families, Independent 25
NY State Senate 54 Michael Nozzolio Republican, Conservative, Independence 83
NY State Senate 56 Joseph Robach Republican, Conservative, Independence 58
NY State Senate 57 Cathy Young Republican, Conservative, Independence 90
NY State Senate 58 Thomas O'Mara Republican, Conservative 80
NY State Senate 61 Michael Ranzenhofer Republican, Conservative, Independence 87
NY State Senate 62 George Maziarz Republican, Conservative, Independence 88
NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Democratic, Independence, Working Families -10
NY Labor Commissioner Peter Rivera No Party Affiliation -10
NY Mayor Mike Spano Democratic, Conservative, Working Families -5
NY Council Member 16 Vanessa Gibson Democratic -8
NY County Executive At-Large Marcus Molinaro No Party Affiliation 74
NY Councilwoman 42 Inez Barron Democratic -7
NY Borough President Eric Adams Democratic, Working Families -8
James Alesi 80
Marc Alessi 8
Thomas Alfano 40
George Amedore, Jr. 88
Darrel Aubertine 45
James Bacalles 93
Robert Barra 45
Michael Benjamin 13
Jonathan Bing 5
William Boyland, Jr. 7
Richard Brodsky -9
Daniel Burling 86
Nancy Calhoun 66
Ronald Canestrari 16
Ann-Margaret Carrozza -1
Robert Castelli 73
Nelson Castro -4
Joan Christensen 15
James Conte 36
Francine DelMonte 52
RoAnn Destito 34
Thomas Duane -10
Joseph Errigo 90
Pedro Espada, Jr. 0
Ginny Fields 33
Brian Foley -4
Charles Fuschillo, Jr. 56
Dennis Gabryszak 37
Timothy Gordon 31
James Hayes 84
Sam Hoyt III 28
Shirley Huntley -4
Janele Hyer-Spencer -5
Susan John -1
Craig Johnson 13
Owen Johnson 83
Tony Jordan 95
David Koon 68
Carl Kruger 1
Rory Lancman -10
Vincent Leibell III 58
Vito Lopez 1
Alan Maisel -15
Nettie Mayersohn -5
Roy McDonald 66
John McEneny -5
Joel Miller 70
Dean Murray 86
George Onorato -8
Suzi Oppenheimer -10
Frank Padavan 30
William Parment 54
Audrey Pheffer -10
Adam Powell IV 8
Jack Quinn III 85
Annie Rabbitt 75
Bill Reilich 85
Robert Reilly 6
Naomi Rivera -3
Stephen Saland 79
Teresa Sayward 74
Mark Schroeder 38
Dierdre Scozzafava 54
William Stachowski 30

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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