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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: New York AFL-CIO

1999-2000 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100%
NY State Assembly 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Democratic, Conservative, Independence, Working Families 80%
NY State Assembly 4 Steve Englebright Democratic 100%
NY State Assembly 11 Bob Sweeney Democratic, Independence, Working Families 100%
NY State Assembly 20 Harvey Weisenberg Democratic, Independence, Working Families 100%
NY State Assembly 29 William Scarborough Democratic, Working Families 100%
NY State Assembly 30 Margaret Markey Democratic 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 100%
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 100%
NY State Assembly 48 Dov Hikind Democratic 100%
NY State Assembly 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Democratic, Independence 100%
NY State Assembly 50 Joseph Lentol Democratic 100%
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 100%
NY State Assembly 65 Sheldon Silver Democratic, Liberal 100%
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 100%
NY State Assembly 103 Kevin Cahill Democratic 100%
NY State Assembly 112 James Tedisco Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY State Assembly 118 Marc Butler Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY State Assembly 121 William Magee Democratic, Independence 100%
NY State Assembly 122 Clifford Crouch Republican 90%
NY State Assembly 126 Gary Finch Republican 90%
NY State Assembly 129 William Magnarelli Democratic 100%
NY State Assembly 130 Bob Oaks Republican 100%
NY State Assembly 131 Brian Kolb Republican 90%
NY State Assembly 136 Joseph Morelle Democratic 100%
NY State Assembly 137 David Gantt Democratic 100%
NY State Assembly 140 Robin Schimminger Democratic 100%
NY State Senate 1 Kenneth LaValle Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY State Senate 2 John Flanagan, Jr. Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY State Senate 5 Carl Marcellino Republican, Conservative, Independence 90%
NY State Senate 6 Kemp Hannon Republican, Conservative, Independence 90%
NY State Senate 9 Dean Skelos Republican, Conservative, Independence 90%
NY State Senate 14 Malcolm Smith Democratic, Working Families 100%
NY State Senate 16 Toby Ann Stavisky Democratic 100%
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 100%
NY State Senate 39 Bill Larkin, Jr. Republican, Conservative 100%
NY State Senate 42 John Bonacic Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY State Senate 44 Neil Breslin Democratic, Independence, Working Families 100%
NY State Senate 45 Betty Little Republican, Conservative, Independence 90%
NY State Senate 49 Hugh Farley Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY State Senate 50 John DeFrancisco Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY State Senate 51 James Seward Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY State Senate 52 Tom Libous Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY State Senate 54 Michael Nozzolio Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY State Senate 56 Joseph Robach Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY State Senate 57 Cathy Young Republican, Conservative, Independence 90%
NY State Senate 62 George Maziarz Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Democratic, Independence, Working Families 100%
NY Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli Democratic 100%
NY Labor Commissioner Peter Rivera No Party Affiliation 100%
NY Mayor Mike Spano Democratic, Conservative, Working Families 100%
NY Supervisor At-Large Alexander Gromack 100%
NY Council Member 23 Mark Weprin Democratic 100%
NY Public Service Commissioner Patricia Acampora No Party Affiliation 100%
NY Legislator 11 Thomas Barraga Republican 90%
NY Borough President At-Large Ruben Diaz, Jr. Democratic, Liberal 100%
NY Borough President At-Large Scott Stringer Democratic 100%
James Alesi 100%
Thomas Alfano 90%
Michael Balboni 90%
William Boyland, Jr. 100%
Richard Brodsky 100%
Joseph Bruno 100%
Daniel Burling 90%
Nancy Calhoun 90%
Ronald Canestrari 100%
Ann-Margaret Carrozza 100%
Pat Casale 100%
Joan Christensen 100%
Adele Cohen 100%
Michael Cohen 100%
Martin Connor 100%
James Conte 100%
RoAnn Destito 100%
Thomas Duane 100%
Donna Ferrara 90%
Charles Fuschillo, Jr. 90%
Efrain Gonzalez, Jr. 100%
Alexander Grannis 100%
Roger Green 100%
Aurelia Greene 100%
Jacob Gunther III 100%
James Hayes 100%
Nancy Larraine Hoffmann 100%
Sam Hoyt III 100%
Susan John 100%
Owen Johnson 100%
Stephen Kaufman 100%
Thomas Kirwan 100%
David Koon 100%
Carl Kruger 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 100%
Steven Labriola 90%
Seymour Lachman 100%
Ivan Lafayette 100%
Vincent Leibell III 100%
Vito Lopez 100%
Serphin Maltese 90%
Patrick Manning 90%
John Marchi 100%
Nettie Mayersohn 100%
John McEneny 100%
Patricia McGee 100%
Brian McLaughlin 100%
Raymond Meier 100%
Olga Mendez 100%
Joel Miller 80%
Howard Mills III 90%
Thomas Morahan 100%
Charles Nesbitt 90%
Clarence Norman, Jr. 100%
Maureen O'Connell 90%
George Onorato 100%
Suzi Oppenheimer 100%
George Christian Ortloff, Sr. 100%
Frank Padavan 100%
William Parment 100%
David Paterson 100%
Audrey Pheffer 100%
Robert Prentiss 100%
Mary Lou Rath 100%
Stephen Saland 100%
Dierdre Scozzafava 100%
Frank Seddio 100%
Anthony Seminerio 100%
David Sidikman 100%
Ada Smith 100%
Richard Smith 100%
Nicholas A . Spano 100%
William Stachowski 100%
Willis Stephens, Jr. 90%
Robert Straniere 100%
Ronald Tocci 100%
Paul Tokasz 100%
Darryl Towns 100%
David Townsend, Jr. 100%
Caesar Trunzo 100%
Guy Velella 100%
Dale Volker 100%
Robert Warner 90%
George Winner, Jr. 90%
Sandra Lee Wirth 90%
James Wright 100%

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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