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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: EPL-Environmental Advocates

2001 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 91%
NY State Assembly 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Democratic, Conservative, Independence, Working Families 94%
NY State Assembly 4 Steve Englebright Democratic 100%
NY State Assembly 11 Bob Sweeney Democratic, Independence, Working Families 98%
NY State Assembly 20 Harvey Weisenberg Democratic, Independence, Working Families 96%
NY State Assembly 29 William Scarborough Democratic, Working Families 94%
NY State Assembly 30 Margaret Markey Democratic 96%
NY State Assembly 32 Vivian Cook Democratic, Liberal 96%
NY State Assembly 33 Barbara Clark Democratic 93%
NY State Assembly 35 Jeffrion Aubry Democratic, Liberal 89%
NY State Assembly 37 Catherine Nolan Democratic 96%
NY State Assembly 41 Helene Weinstein Democratic, Liberal 100%
NY State Assembly 42 Rhoda Jacobs Democratic, Liberal 96%
NY State Assembly 44 James Brennan Democratic, Working Families 94%
NY State Assembly 45 Steven Cymbrowitz Democratic 96%
NY State Assembly 47 William Colton Democratic, Working Families 96%
NY State Assembly 48 Dov Hikind Democratic 93%
NY State Assembly 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Democratic, Independence 94%
NY State Assembly 50 Joseph Lentol Democratic 96%
NY State Assembly 51 Felix Ortiz, Jr. Democratic 95%
NY State Assembly 52 Joan Millman Democratic 96%
NY State Assembly 58 N. Nick Perry Democratic, Working Families, Liberal 96%
NY State Assembly 65 Sheldon Silver Democratic, Liberal 96%
NY State Assembly 66 Deborah Glick Democratic 100%
NY State Assembly 70 Keith Wright Democratic 91%
NY State Assembly 71 Herman Farrell, Jr. Democratic 95%
NY State Assembly 75 Dick Gottfried Democratic 97%
NY State Assembly 78 Jose Rivera Democratic, Working Families 95%
NY State Assembly 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz Democratic 98%
NY State Assembly 83 Carl Heastie Democratic 95%
NY State Assembly 84 Carmen Arroyo Democratic, Liberal 92%
NY State Assembly 88 Amy Paulin Democratic 96%
NY State Assembly 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. Democratic 98%
NY State Assembly 95 Sandy Galef Democratic 96%
NY State Assembly 103 Kevin Cahill Democratic 97%
NY State Assembly 112 James Tedisco Republican, Conservative, Independence 91%
NY State Assembly 118 Marc Butler Republican, Conservative, Independence 80%
NY State Assembly 121 William Magee Democratic, Independence 84%
NY State Assembly 122 Clifford Crouch Republican 78%
NY State Assembly 126 Gary Finch Republican 83%
NY State Assembly 129 William Magnarelli Democratic 95%
NY State Assembly 130 Bob Oaks Republican 81%
NY State Assembly 131 Brian Kolb Republican 81%
NY State Assembly 136 Joseph Morelle Democratic 96%
NY State Assembly 137 David Gantt Democratic 96%
NY State Assembly 140 Robin Schimminger Democratic 88%
NY State Senate 1 Kenneth LaValle Republican, Conservative, Independence 82%
NY State Senate 2 John Flanagan, Jr. Republican, Conservative, Independence 89%
NY State Senate 4 Philip Boyle Republican, Conservative, Independence 92%
NY State Senate 5 Carl Marcellino Republican, Conservative, Independence 68%
NY State Senate 6 Kemp Hannon Republican, Conservative, Independence 68%
NY State Senate 9 Dean Skelos Republican, Conservative, Independence 68%
NY State Senate 12 Michael Gianaris Democratic 96%
NY State Senate 14 Malcolm Smith Democratic, Working Families 77%
NY State Senate 16 Toby Ann Stavisky Democratic 82%
NY State Senate 19 John Sampson Democratic, Working Families 77%
NY State Senate 25 Velmanette Montgomery Democratic 91%
NY State Senate 31 Adriano Espaillat Democratic, Working Families 96%
NY State Senate 34 Jeff Klein Democratic 96%
NY State Senate 36 Ruth Hassell-Thompson Democratic, Working Families 91%
NY State Senate 39 Bill Larkin, Jr. Republican, Conservative 68%
NY State Senate 42 John Bonacic Republican, Conservative, Independence 68%
NY State Senate 44 Neil Breslin Democratic, Independence, Working Families 91%
NY State Senate 45 Betty Little Republican, Conservative, Independence 77%
NY State Senate 49 Hugh Farley Republican, Conservative, Independence 68%
NY State Senate 50 John DeFrancisco Republican, Conservative, Independence 68%
NY State Senate 51 James Seward Republican, Conservative, Independence 57%
NY State Senate 52 Tom Libous Republican, Conservative, Independence 59%
NY State Senate 54 Michael Nozzolio Republican, Conservative, Independence 59%
NY State Senate 56 Joseph Robach Republican, Conservative, Independence 93%
NY State Senate 57 Cathy Young Republican, Conservative, Independence 86%
NY State Senate 62 George Maziarz Republican, Conservative, Independence 67%
NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Democratic, Independence, Working Families 91%
NY Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli Democratic 98%
NY Labor Commissioner Peter Rivera No Party Affiliation 96%
NY Mayor Mike Spano Democratic, Conservative, Working Families 93%
NY Supervisor At-Large Alexander Gromack 95%
NY Council Member 23 Mark Weprin Democratic 96%
NY Public Service Commissioner Patricia Acampora No Party Affiliation 88%
NY Legislator 11 Thomas Barraga Republican 78%
NY Borough President At-Large Ruben Diaz, Jr. Democratic, Liberal 95%
NY Borough President At-Large Scott Stringer Democratic 98%
James Alesi 68%
Thomas Alfano 95%
James Bacalles 86%
Michael Balboni 67%
Robert Barra 93%
William Frank Boyland, Sr. 96%
Michael Bragman 48%
Richard Brodsky 94%
Byron Brown 82%
Harold Brown, Jr. 80%
Joseph Bruno 68%
Daniel Burling 82%
Nancy Calhoun 83%
Ronald Canestrari 96%
Ann-Margaret Carrozza 94%
Pat Casale 82%
Joan Christensen 95%
Adele Cohen 96%
Michael Cohen 96%
Samuel Colman 95%
Martin Connor 91%
James Conte 90%
Robert D'Andrea 82%
Gloria Davis 96%
Francine DelMonte 94%
RoAnn Destito 88%
Jay Dinga 90%
Richard Dollinger 86%
Thomas Duane 95%
Patricia Eddington 98%
Joseph Errigo 77%
Pedro Espada, Jr. 25%
Arthur Eve 96%
John Faso 84%
Donna Ferrara 98%
Charles Fuschillo, Jr. 68%
Vincent Gentile 73%
Efrain Gonzalez, Jr. 68%
Roy Goodman 90%
Diane Gordon 98%
Alexander Grannis 96%
Roger Green 96%
Aurelia Greene 93%
Jacob Gunther III 89%
James Hayes 88%
Marc Herbst 93%
Daniel Hevesi 82%
Nancy Larraine Hoffmann 70%
Sam Hoyt III 96%
Susan John 95%
Owen Johnson 67%
Stephen Kaufman 96%
Thomas Kirwan 86%
David Koon 95%
Carl Kruger 67%
John Kuhl, Jr. 68%
Steven Labriola 79%
Seymour Lachman 82%
James Lack 74%
Ivan Lafayette 98%
John Lavelle 91%
Vincent Leibell III 82%
Steve Levy 94%
Vito Lopez 96%
Martin Luster 98%
Serphin Maltese 59%
Patrick Manning 88%
John Marchi 68%
Marty Markowitz 69%
Naomi Matusow 96%
Nettie Mayersohn 93%
John McEneny 96%
Patricia McGee 63%
Brian McLaughlin 96%
Raymond Meier 59%
Olga Mendez 67%
Joel Miller 88%
Howard Mills III 84%
Thomas Morahan 68%
Kathleen Murray 95%
Charles Nesbitt 83%
Clarence Norman, Jr. 96%
H. Robert Nortz 78%
Maureen O'Connell 95%
George Onorato 90%
Suzi Oppenheimer 91%
George Christian Ortloff, Sr. 88%
Frank Padavan 81%
William Parment 89%
David Paterson 91%
Audrey Pheffer 96%
Adam Powell IV 96%
Robert Prentiss 85%
Mary Lou Rath 68%
John Ravitz 93%
Pauline Rhodd-Cummings 94%
Stephen Saland 57%
Steven Sanders 96%
Nellie Santiago 68%
Dierdre Scozzafava 82%
David Seaman 83%
Frank Seddio 95%
Anthony Seminerio 94%
David Sidikman 96%
Ada Smith 69%
Richard Smith 77%
Nicholas A . Spano 68%
William Stachowski 82%
Ronald Stafford 75%
Willis Stephens, Jr. 91%
Robert Straniere 93%
Edward Sullivan 96%
Frances Sullivan 83%
Ronald Tocci 95%
Paul Tokasz 94%
Darryl Towns 96%
David Townsend, Jr. 88%

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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