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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NARAL Pro-Choice New York

2004 Positions on Reproductive Rights

Issues: Abortion
State Office District Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic mixed
NY State Assembly 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Democratic, Conservative, Independence, Working Families pro-choice
NY State Assembly 4 Steve Englebright Democratic pro-choice
NY State Assembly 6 Phil Ramos Democratic, Working Families pro-choice
NY State Assembly 8 Michael Fitzpatrick Republican, Conservative, Independence anti-choice
NY State Assembly 9 Joseph Saladino Republican anti-choice
NY State Assembly 11 Bob Sweeney Democratic, Independence, Working Families pro-choice
NY State Assembly 12 Andrew Raia Republican, Conservative, Independence, Working Families anti-choice
NY State Assembly 13 Charles Lavine Democratic pro-choice
NY State Assembly 14 David McDonough Conservative anti-choice
NY State Assembly 18 Earlene Hooper Democratic, Liberal pro-choice
NY State Assembly 20 Harvey Weisenberg Democratic, Independence, Working Families pro-choice
NY State Assembly 29 William Scarborough Democratic, Working Families pro-choice
NY State Assembly 30 Margaret Markey Democratic anti-choice
NY State Assembly 31 Michele Titus Democratic, Working Families, Liberal pro-choice
NY State Assembly 32 Vivian Cook Democratic, Liberal pro-choice
NY State Assembly 33 Barbara Clark Democratic pro-choice
NY State Assembly 35 Jeffrion Aubry Democratic, Liberal pro-choice
NY State Assembly 37 Catherine Nolan Democratic pro-choice
NY State Assembly 41 Helene Weinstein Democratic, Liberal pro-choice
NY State Assembly 42 Rhoda Jacobs Democratic, Liberal pro-choice
NY State Assembly 44 James Brennan Democratic, Working Families pro-choice
NY State Assembly 45 Steven Cymbrowitz Democratic pro-choice
NY State Assembly 47 William Colton Democratic, Working Families mixed
NY State Assembly 48 Dov Hikind Democratic anti-choice
NY State Assembly 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Democratic, Independence mixed
NY State Assembly 50 Joseph Lentol Democratic anti-choice
NY State Assembly 51 Felix Ortiz, Jr. Democratic mixed
NY State Assembly 52 Joan Millman Democratic pro-choice
NY State Assembly 55 William Boyland, Jr. Democratic pro-choice
NY State Assembly 58 N. Nick Perry Democratic, Working Families, Liberal pro-choice
NY State Assembly 63 Michael Cusick Democratic mixed
NY State Assembly 65 Sheldon Silver Democratic, Liberal pro-choice
NY State Assembly 66 Deborah Glick Democratic pro-choice
NY State Assembly 69 Daniel O'Donnell Democratic pro-choice
NY State Assembly 70 Keith Wright Democratic pro-choice
NY State Assembly 71 Herman Farrell, Jr. Democratic pro-choice
NY State Assembly 75 Dick Gottfried Democratic pro-choice
NY State Assembly 78 Jose Rivera Democratic, Working Families mixed
NY State Assembly 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz Democratic pro-choice
NY State Assembly 83 Carl Heastie Democratic pro-choice
NY State Assembly 84 Carmen Arroyo Democratic, Liberal pro-choice
NY State Assembly 88 Amy Paulin Democratic pro-choice
NY State Assembly 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. Democratic pro-choice
NY State Assembly 95 Sandy Galef Democratic pro-choice
NY State Assembly 100 Aileen Gunther Democratic pro-choice
NY State Assembly 103 Kevin Cahill Democratic pro-choice
NY State Assembly 112 James Tedisco Republican, Conservative, Independence anti-choice
NY State Assembly 118 Marc Butler Republican, Conservative, Independence anti-choice
NY State Assembly 120 William Barclay Republican mixed
NY State Assembly 121 William Magee Democratic, Independence mixed
NY State Assembly 122 Clifford Crouch Republican pro-choice
NY State Assembly 123 Donna Lupardo Democratic pro-choice
NY State Assembly 125 Barbara Lifton Democratic, Working Families pro-choice
NY State Assembly 126 Gary Finch Republican anti-choice
NY State Assembly 129 William Magnarelli Democratic pro-choice
NY State Assembly 130 Bob Oaks Republican anti-choice
NY State Assembly 131 Brian Kolb Republican anti-choice
NY State Assembly 136 Joseph Morelle Democratic pro-choice
NY State Assembly 137 David Gantt Democratic pro-choice
NY State Assembly 140 Robin Schimminger Democratic anti-choice
NY State Assembly 141 Crystal Peoples-Stokes Democratic, Working Families pro-choice
NY State Senate 1 Kenneth LaValle Republican, Conservative, Independence anti-choice
NY State Senate 2 John Flanagan, Jr. Republican, Conservative, Independence anti-choice
NY State Senate 5 Carl Marcellino Republican, Conservative, Independence anti-choice
NY State Senate 6 Kemp Hannon Republican, Conservative, Independence anti-choice
NY State Senate 9 Dean Skelos Republican, Conservative, Independence anti-choice
NY State Senate 12 Michael Gianaris Democratic pro-choice
NY State Senate 13 José Peralta Democratic, Working Families pro-choice
NY State Senate 14 Malcolm Smith Democratic, Working Families mixed
NY State Senate 16 Toby Ann Stavisky Democratic pro-choice
NY State Senate 18 Martin Malavé Dilan Democratic pro-choice
NY State Senate 19 John Sampson Democratic, Working Families pro-choice
NY State Senate 21 Kevin Parker Democratic, Working Families pro-choice
NY State Senate 22 Martin Golden Republican, Conservative anti-choice
NY State Senate 23 Diane Savino Democratic, Working Families, Independent pro-choice
NY State Senate 25 Velmanette Montgomery Democratic pro-choice
NY State Senate 28 Liz Krueger Democratic, Working Families pro-choice
NY State Senate 29 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families pro-choice
NY State Senate 31 Adriano Espaillat Democratic, Working Families pro-choice
NY State Senate 32 Ruben Diaz, Sr. Democratic anti-choice
NY State Senate 34 Jeff Klein Democratic pro-choice
NY State Senate 36 Ruth Hassell-Thompson Democratic, Working Families pro-choice
NY State Senate 37 George Latimer Democratic pro-choice
NY State Senate 39 Bill Larkin, Jr. Republican, Conservative anti-choice
NY State Senate 42 John Bonacic Republican, Conservative, Independence mixed
NY State Senate 44 Neil Breslin Democratic, Independence, Working Families pro-choice
NY State Senate 45 Betty Little Republican, Conservative, Independence anti-choice
NY State Senate 49 Hugh Farley Republican, Conservative, Independence anti-choice
NY State Senate 50 John DeFrancisco Republican, Conservative, Independence anti-choice
NY State Senate 51 James Seward Republican, Conservative, Independence mixed
NY State Senate 52 Tom Libous Republican, Conservative, Independence anti-choice
NY State Senate 53 David Valesky Democratic, Working Families, Independent pro-choice
NY State Senate 54 Michael Nozzolio Republican, Conservative, Independence anti-choice
NY State Senate 56 Joseph Robach Republican, Conservative, Independence anti-choice
NY State Senate 57 Cathy Young Republican, Conservative, Independence anti-choice
NY State Senate 62 George Maziarz Republican, Conservative, Independence anti-choice
NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Democratic, Independence, Working Families pro-choice
NY Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli Democratic pro-choice
NY Labor Commissioner Peter Rivera No Party Affiliation anti-choice
NY Council Member 23 Mark Weprin Democratic pro-choice
NY Public Service Commissioner Patricia Acampora No Party Affiliation anti-choice
NY Legislator 11 Thomas Barraga Republican anti-choice
NY Borough President At-Large Ruben Diaz, Jr. Democratic, Liberal pro-choice
NY Borough President At-Large Scott Stringer Democratic pro-choice
James Alesi anti-choice
Thomas Alfano anti-choice
Carl Andrews pro-choice
Darrel Aubertine anti-choice
James Bacalles anti-choice
Michael Balboni anti-choice
Robert Barra anti-choice
Jonathan Bing pro-choice
Adam Bradley pro-choice
Richard Brodsky pro-choice
Byron Brown pro-choice
Joseph Bruno anti-choice
Daniel Burling anti-choice
Nancy Calhoun mixed
Ronald Canestrari pro-choice
Ann-Margaret Carrozza mixed
Pat Casale anti-choice
Joan Christensen pro-choice
Adele Cohen pro-choice
Michael Cohen pro-choice
Martin Connor pro-choice
James Conte anti-choice
Francine DelMonte anti-choice
RoAnn Destito mixed
Luis Diaz pro-choice
Thomas Duane pro-choice
Patricia Eddington pro-choice
Joseph Errigo anti-choice
Donna Ferrara anti-choice
Ginny Fields pro-choice
Charles Fuschillo, Jr. anti-choice
Efrain Gonzalez, Jr. mixed
Diane Gordon pro-choice
Alexander Grannis pro-choice
Roger Green pro-choice
Aurelia Greene pro-choice
James Hayes anti-choice
Daniel Hooker anti-choice
Sam Hoyt III pro-choice
Susan John pro-choice
Owen Johnson anti-choice
Ryan Scott Karben pro-choice
Thomas Kirwan anti-choice
David Koon pro-choice
Carl Kruger mixed
Ivan Lafayette pro-choice
John Lavelle pro-choice
Vincent Leibell III anti-choice
Vito Lopez pro-choice
Serphin Maltese anti-choice
Patrick Manning anti-choice
John Marchi anti-choice
Nettie Mayersohn mixed
Roy McDonald mixed
John McEneny mixed
Patricia McGee mixed
Brian McLaughlin mixed
Raymond Meier anti-choice
Joel Miller pro-choice
Matthew Mirones anti-choice
Thomas Morahan anti-choice
Charles Nesbitt anti-choice
Clarence Norman, Jr. pro-choice
Maureen O'Connell anti-choice
George Onorato anti-choice
Suzi Oppenheimer pro-choice
George Christian Ortloff, Sr. anti-choice
Frank Padavan anti-choice
William Parment pro-choice
David Paterson pro-choice
Audrey Pheffer pro-choice
Adam Powell IV mixed
Mary Lou Rath anti-choice
Bill Reilich anti-choice
John Sabini pro-choice
Stephen Saland anti-choice
Steven Sanders pro-choice
Teresa Sayward mixed
Dierdre Scozzafava mixed
Frank Seddio mixed
Anthony Seminerio anti-choice
Ada Smith pro-choice
Nicholas A . Spano pro-choice
William Stachowski anti-choice
Willis Stephens, Jr. pro-choice
Paul Tokasz anti-choice
Darryl Towns pro-choice
David Townsend, Jr. mixed
Caesar Trunzo anti-choice
Dale Volker anti-choice
George Winner, Jr. mixed
Sandra Lee Wirth anti-choice
James Wright anti-choice

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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