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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Empire State Pride Agenda

1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 80%
NY State Assembly 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Democratic, Conservative, Independence, Working Families 80%
NY State Assembly 4 Steve Englebright Democratic 80%
NY State Assembly 11 Bob Sweeney Democratic, Independence, Working Families 80%
NY State Assembly 18 Earlene Hooper Democratic, Liberal 80%
NY State Assembly 20 Harvey Weisenberg Democratic, Independence, Working Families 80%
NY State Assembly 29 William Scarborough Democratic, Working Families 80%
NY State Assembly 32 Vivian Cook Democratic, Liberal 100%
NY State Assembly 33 Barbara Clark Democratic 80%
NY State Assembly 35 Jeffrion Aubry Democratic, Liberal 80%
NY State Assembly 37 Catherine Nolan Democratic 67%
NY State Assembly 41 Helene Weinstein Democratic, Liberal 100%
NY State Assembly 42 Rhoda Jacobs Democratic, Liberal 100%
NY State Assembly 44 James Brennan Democratic, Working Families 100%
NY State Assembly 47 William Colton Democratic, Working Families 80%
NY State Assembly 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Democratic, Independence 60%
NY State Assembly 50 Joseph Lentol Democratic 60%
NY State Assembly 51 Felix Ortiz, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY State Assembly 52 Joan Millman Democratic 100%
NY State Assembly 58 N. Nick Perry Democratic, Working Families, Liberal 75%
NY State Assembly 65 Sheldon Silver Democratic, Liberal 80%
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 80%
NY State Assembly 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. Democratic 100%
NY State Assembly 95 Sandy Galef Democratic 75%
NY State Assembly 112 James Tedisco Republican, Conservative, Independence 40%
NY State Assembly 118 Marc Butler Republican, Conservative, Independence 40%
NY State Assembly 121 William Magee Democratic, Independence 60%
NY State Assembly 122 Clifford Crouch Republican 40%
NY State Assembly 130 Bob Oaks Republican 40%
NY State Assembly 136 Joseph Morelle Democratic 80%
NY State Assembly 137 David Gantt Democratic 80%
NY State Assembly 140 Robin Schimminger Democratic 75%
NY State Senate 1 Kenneth LaValle Republican, Conservative, Independence 25%
NY State Senate 2 John Flanagan, Jr. Republican, Conservative, Independence 80%
NY State Senate 4 Philip Boyle Republican, Conservative, Independence 75%
NY State Senate 5 Carl Marcellino Republican, Conservative, Independence 25%
NY State Senate 6 Kemp Hannon Republican, Conservative, Independence 25%
NY State Senate 9 Dean Skelos Republican, Conservative, Independence 33%
NY State Senate 19 John Sampson Democratic, Working Families 100%
NY State Senate 25 Velmanette Montgomery Democratic 100%
NY State Senate 31 Adriano Espaillat Democratic, Working Families 100%
NY State Senate 34 Jeff Klein Democratic 80%
NY State Senate 39 Bill Larkin, Jr. Republican, Conservative 25%
NY State Senate 42 John Bonacic Republican, Conservative, Independence 20%
NY State Senate 44 Neil Breslin Democratic, Independence, Working Families 75%
NY State Senate 45 Betty Little Republican, Conservative, Independence 40%
NY State Senate 49 Hugh Farley Republican, Conservative, Independence 25%
NY State Senate 50 John DeFrancisco Republican, Conservative, Independence 25%
NY State Senate 51 James Seward Republican, Conservative, Independence 25%
NY State Senate 52 Tom Libous Republican, Conservative, Independence 25%
NY State Senate 54 Michael Nozzolio Republican, Conservative, Independence 25%
NY State Senate 56 Joseph Robach Republican, Conservative, Independence 60%
NY State Senate 62 George Maziarz Republican, Conservative, Independence 25%
NY Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli Democratic 100%
NY Labor Commissioner Peter Rivera No Party Affiliation 100%
NY Mayor Mike Spano Democratic, Conservative, Working Families 80%
NY Supervisor At-Large Alexander Gromack 80%
NY Council Member 23 Mark Weprin Democratic 80%
NY Public Service Commissioner Patricia Acampora No Party Affiliation 40%
NY Legislator 11 Thomas Barraga Republican 40%
NY Borough President At-Large Ruben Diaz, Jr. Democratic, Liberal 100%
NY Borough President At-Large Scott Stringer Democratic 100%
James Alesi 25%
Thomas Alfano 60%
James Bacalles 40%
Michael Balboni 33%
Samuel Bea, Jr. 100%
William Frank Boyland, Sr. 100%
Michael Bragman 80%
Richard Brodsky 80%
Harold Brown, Jr. 40%
Joseph Bruno 25%
Denis Butler 60%
Nancy Calhoun 20%
Ronald Canestrari 80%
Ann-Margaret Carrozza 80%
Pat Casale 40%
Joan Christensen 80%
Adele Cohen 100%
Samuel Colman 75%
Elizabeth Connelly 40%
Martin Connor 75%
James Conte 80%
Robert D'Andrea 20%
Gloria Davis 100%
Nelson Antonio Denis 100%
RoAnn Destito 80%
Jay Dinga 40%
Richard Dollinger 75%
Craig Doran 20%
Arthur Eve 80%
John Faso 75%
Donna Ferrara 40%
Daniel Fessenden 40%
Charles Fuschillo, Jr. 25%
Vincent Gentile 25%
Efrain Gonzalez, Jr. 50%
Roy Goodman 75%
Alexander Grannis 100%
Roger Green 100%
Aurelia Greene 80%
Edward Griffith 100%
Jacob Gunther III 80%
Paul Harenberg 80%
Marc Herbst 40%
Audrey Hochberg 80%
Nancy Larraine Hoffmann 33%
Joseph Holland 25%
Susan John 100%
Jerry Johnson 40%
Owen Johnson 25%
Stephen Kaufman 60%
Thomas Kirwan 40%
David Koon 80%
Carl Kruger 50%
John Kuhl, Jr. 25%
Steven Labriola 40%
Seymour Lachman 25%
James Lack 25%
Ivan Lafayette 80%
Vincent Leibell III 25%
Vito Lopez 80%
Martin Luster 100%
Serphin Maltese 25%
Patrick Manning 40%
John Marchi 25%
Marty Markowitz 100%
Naomi Matusow 80%
Nettie Mayersohn 80%
Debra Jean Mazzarelli 100%
John McEneny 80%
Patricia McGee 50%
Brian McLaughlin 80%
Raymond Meier 25%
Olga Mendez 50%
Joel Miller 60%
Kathleen Murray 40%
Anthony Nanula 75%
Charles Nesbitt 20%
Clarence Norman, Jr. 100%
H. Robert Nortz 40%
Maureen O'Connell 40%
George Onorato 25%
Suzi Oppenheimer 50%
George Christian Ortloff, Sr. 40%
Frank Padavan 25%
William Parment 75%
David Paterson 75%
Audrey Pheffer 80%
Robert Prentiss 40%
Roberto Ramirez 100%
Mary Lou Rath 25%
David Rosado 50%
Stephen Saland 25%
Steven Sanders 100%
Nellie Santiago 100%
Larry Seabrook 100%
David Seaman 20%
Anthony Seminerio 60%
David Sidikman 80%
Ada Smith 75%
Richard Smith 80%
Nicholas A . Spano 50%
William Stachowski 25%
Ronald Stafford 25%
Leonard Price Stavisky 50%
Willis Stephens, Jr. 80%
Robert Straniere 80%
Edward Sullivan 100%
Frances Sullivan 40%
Ronald Tocci 40%
Paul Tokasz 80%
Darryl Towns 100%
David Townsend, Jr. 40%
Caesar Trunzo 25%
Albert Vann 100%
Guy Velella 25%
Eric Vitaliano 60%
Dale Volker 25%
Alton Ronald Waldon, Jr. 100%
Robert Warner 40%
Robert Wertz 50%
George Winner, Jr. 20%
Sandra Lee Wirth 20%
James Wright 25%

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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