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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: EPL-Environmental Advocates

1997 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 85%
NY State Assembly 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Democratic, Conservative, Independence, Working Families 93%
NY State Assembly 4 Steve Englebright Democratic 93%
NY State Assembly 11 Bob Sweeney Democratic, Independence, Working Families 93%
NY State Assembly 18 Earlene Hooper Democratic, Liberal 92%
NY State Assembly 20 Harvey Weisenberg Democratic, Independence, Working Families 92%
NY State Assembly 29 William Scarborough Democratic, Working Families 91%
NY State Assembly 32 Vivian Cook Democratic, Liberal 97%
NY State Assembly 33 Barbara Clark Democratic 92%
NY State Assembly 35 Jeffrion Aubry Democratic, Liberal 92%
NY State Assembly 37 Catherine Nolan Democratic 93%
NY State Assembly 41 Helene Weinstein Democratic, Liberal 94%
NY State Assembly 42 Rhoda Jacobs Democratic, Liberal 98%
NY State Assembly 44 James Brennan Democratic, Working Families 92%
NY State Assembly 47 William Colton Democratic, Working Families 92%
NY State Assembly 48 Dov Hikind Democratic 88%
NY State Assembly 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Democratic, Independence 92%
NY State Assembly 50 Joseph Lentol Democratic 91%
NY State Assembly 51 Felix Ortiz, Jr. Democratic 92%
NY State Assembly 52 Joan Millman Democratic 91%
NY State Assembly 58 N. Nick Perry Democratic, Working Families, Liberal 91%
NY State Assembly 65 Sheldon Silver Democratic, Liberal 92%
NY State Assembly 66 Deborah Glick Democratic 98%
NY State Assembly 70 Keith Wright Democratic 92%
NY State Assembly 71 Herman Farrell, Jr. Democratic 88%
NY State Assembly 75 Dick Gottfried Democratic 94%
NY State Assembly 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz Democratic 93%
NY State Assembly 84 Carmen Arroyo Democratic, Liberal 89%
NY State Assembly 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. Democratic 93%
NY State Assembly 95 Sandy Galef Democratic 92%
NY State Assembly 112 James Tedisco Republican, Conservative, Independence 86%
NY State Assembly 118 Marc Butler Republican, Conservative, Independence 62%
NY State Assembly 121 William Magee Democratic, Independence 70%
NY State Assembly 122 Clifford Crouch Republican 61%
NY State Assembly 130 Bob Oaks Republican 63%
NY State Assembly 136 Joseph Morelle Democratic 92%
NY State Assembly 137 David Gantt Democratic 91%
NY State Assembly 140 Robin Schimminger Democratic 83%
NY State Senate 1 Kenneth LaValle Republican, Conservative, Independence 67%
NY State Senate 2 John Flanagan, Jr. Republican, Conservative, Independence 73%
NY State Senate 4 Philip Boyle Republican, Conservative, Independence 93%
NY State Senate 5 Carl Marcellino Republican, Conservative, Independence 63%
NY State Senate 6 Kemp Hannon Republican, Conservative, Independence 67%
NY State Senate 9 Dean Skelos Republican, Conservative, Independence 58%
NY State Senate 19 John Sampson Democratic, Working Families 89%
NY State Senate 25 Velmanette Montgomery Democratic 84%
NY State Senate 31 Adriano Espaillat Democratic, Working Families 93%
NY State Senate 34 Jeff Klein Democratic 92%
NY State Senate 39 Bill Larkin, Jr. Republican, Conservative 53%
NY State Senate 42 John Bonacic Republican, Conservative, Independence 64%
NY State Senate 44 Neil Breslin Democratic, Independence, Working Families 74%
NY State Senate 45 Betty Little Republican, Conservative, Independence 55%
NY State Senate 49 Hugh Farley Republican, Conservative, Independence 58%
NY State Senate 50 John DeFrancisco Republican, Conservative, Independence 53%
NY State Senate 51 James Seward Republican, Conservative, Independence 53%
NY State Senate 52 Tom Libous Republican, Conservative, Independence 58%
NY State Senate 54 Michael Nozzolio Republican, Conservative, Independence 53%
NY State Senate 56 Joseph Robach Republican, Conservative, Independence 85%
NY State Senate 62 George Maziarz Republican, Conservative, Independence 58%
NY Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli Democratic 92%
NY Labor Commissioner Peter Rivera No Party Affiliation 91%
NY Mayor Mike Spano Democratic, Conservative, Working Families 92%
NY Supervisor At-Large Alexander Gromack 89%
NY Council Member 23 Mark Weprin Democratic 93%
NY Public Service Commissioner Patricia Acampora No Party Affiliation 79%
NY Legislator 11 Thomas Barraga Republican 60%
NY Borough President At-Large Scott Stringer Democratic 93%
Catherine Abate 89%
James Alesi 58%
Thomas Alfano 94%
Richard Anderson 74%
James Bacalles 62%
Michael Balboni 90%
Samuel Bea, Jr. 92%
Gregory Becker 89%
William Frank Boyland, Sr. 92%
Michael Bragman 86%
Richard Brodsky 90%
Harold Brown, Jr. 64%
Joseph Bruno 53%
Denis Butler 93%
Nancy Calhoun 66%
Ronald Canestrari 88%
Ann-Margaret Carrozza 92%
Pat Casale 67%
Joan Christensen 92%
Samuel Colman 90%
Elizabeth Connelly 93%
Martin Connor 89%
James Conte 81%
Charles Cook 33%
Robert D'Andrea 62%
Gloria Davis 90%
Nelson Antonio Denis 92%
RoAnn Destito 79%
Francisco Diaz, Jr. 92%
Jay Dinga 62%
Richard Dollinger 79%
Craig Doran 60%
Arthur Eve 97%
John Faso 62%
Daniel Feldman 92%
Donna Ferrara 95%
Daniel Fessenden 48%
Anthony Genovesi 91%
Vincent Gentile 79%
Emanuel Gold 89%
Efrain Gonzalez, Jr. 65%
Roy Goodman 72%
Alexander Grannis 93%
Roger Green 96%
Aurelia Greene 91%
Edward Griffith 91%
John Guerin 73%
Jacob Gunther III 72%
Paul Harenberg 91%
Marc Herbst 95%
Audrey Hochberg 93%
Nancy Larraine Hoffmann 61%
Joseph Holland 58%
Sam Hoyt III 93%
Susan John 89%
Jerry Johnson 69%
Owen Johnson 53%
Melinda Katz 92%
Stephen Kaufman 92%
Richard Keane 86%
Thomas Kirwan 79%
David Koon 89%
Carl Kruger 74%
John Kuhl, Jr. 53%
Steven Labriola 86%
Seymour Lachman 74%
James Lack 58%
Ivan Lafayette 92%
Vincent Leibell III 68%
Franz Leichter 95%
Norman Levy 67%
Vito Lopez 95%
Martin Luster 92%
Bernard Mahoney 60%
Serphin Maltese 58%
Patrick Manning 62%
John Marchi 53%
Marty Markowitz 81%
Naomi Matusow 96%
Nettie Mayersohn 90%
Debra Jean Mazzarelli 85%
John McEneny 93%
Patricia McGee 56%
Brian McLaughlin 91%
Raymond Meier 53%
Olga Mendez 61%
Joel Miller 68%
Anthony Nanula 84%
Charles Nesbitt 62%
Clarence Norman, Jr. 92%
H. Robert Nortz 68%
Chloe Ann O'Neil 62%
George Onorato 88%
Suzi Oppenheimer 78%
George Christian Ortloff, Sr. 61%
Charles O'Shea 94%
Frank Padavan 68%
William Parment 77%
David Paterson 89%
Audrey Pheffer 92%
Joseph Pillittere 83%
Jules Polonetsky 90%
Robert Prentiss 70%
Jess Present 58%
Roberto Ramirez 92%
Mary Lou Rath 58%
John Ravitiz 93%
John Ravitz 93%
Thomas Reynolds 66%
David Rosado 63%
Stephen Saland 58%
Steven Sanders 92%
Nellie Santiago 75%
Larry Seabrook 81%
David Seaman 64%
Anthony Seminerio 92%
David Sidikman 88%
Ada Smith 78%
Richard Smith 79%
Nicholas A . Spano 63%
William Stachowski 84%
Ronald Stafford 53%
Leonard Price Stavisky 84%
Willis Stephens, Jr. 81%
Robert Straniere 90%
Edward Sullivan 92%
Frances Sullivan 56%
Ronald Tocci 87%
Paul Tokasz 89%
Darryl Towns 96%
David Townsend, Jr. 71%

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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