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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business Council of New York State, Incorporated

2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House 1 Lee Zeldin Republican 90%
NY U.S. House 13 Adriano Espaillat Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 22 Anthony Brindisi Democratic, Independence, Working Families, Women's Equality 62%
NY U.S. House 25 Joe Morelle Democratic 62%
NY State Assembly 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Democratic, Conservative, Independence, Working Families 54%
NY State Assembly 4 Steve Englebright Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly 6 Phil Ramos Democratic, Working Families 42%
NY State Assembly 8 Michael Fitzpatrick Republican, Conservative, Independence 92%
NY State Assembly 12 Andrew Raia Republican, Conservative, Independence, Working Families 69%
NY State Assembly 13 Charles Lavine Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly 14 David McDonough Conservative 85%
NY State Assembly 15 Michael Montesano No Party Affiliation 76%
NY State Assembly 19 Edward Ra Republican, Conservative, Independence, Tax Revolt 77%
NY State Assembly 24 David Weprin Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly 26 Edward Braunstein Democratic, Independence 50%
NY State Assembly 28 Andrew Hevesi Democratic 58%
NY State Assembly 31 Michele Titus Democratic, Working Families, Liberal 42%
NY State Assembly 32 Vivian Cook Democratic, Liberal 46%
NY State Assembly 34 Michael DenDekker Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly 35 Jeffrion Aubry Democratic, Liberal 45%
NY State Assembly 36 Aravella Simotas Democratic, Working Families 55%
NY State Assembly 37 Catherine Nolan Democratic 42%
NY State Assembly 38 Michael Miller Democratic 42%
NY State Assembly 41 Helene Weinstein Democratic, Liberal 50%
NY State Assembly 45 Steven Cymbrowitz Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly 47 William Colton Democratic, Working Families 42%
NY State Assembly 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Democratic, Independence 40%
NY State Assembly 50 Joseph Lentol Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly 51 Felix Ortiz, Jr. Democratic 55%
NY State Assembly 58 Nick Perry Democratic 54%
NY State Assembly 63 Michael Cusick Democratic 58%
NY State Assembly 64 Nicole Malliotakis Republican, Conservative, Taxpayers 77%
NY State Assembly 66 Deborah Glick Democratic 33%
NY State Assembly 67 Linda Rosenthal Democratic 40%
NY State Assembly 68 Robert Rodriguez Democratic 56%
NY State Assembly 69 Daniel O'Donnell Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly 73 Dan Quart Democratic 46%
NY State Assembly 75 Dick Gottfried Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly 78 Jose Rivera Democratic, Working Families 42%
NY State Assembly 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz Democratic 40%
NY State Assembly 82 Michael Benedetto Democratic 54%
NY State Assembly 83 Carl Heastie Democratic 45%
NY State Assembly 84 Carmen Arroyo Democratic, Liberal 50%
NY State Assembly 85 Marcos Crespo Democratic 42%
NY State Assembly 88 Amy Paulin Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly 92 Tom Abinanti Democratic, Independence 45%
NY State Assembly 95 Sandy Galef Democratic 54%
NY State Assembly 96 Kenneth Zebrowski, Jr. Democratic 54%
NY State Assembly 97 Ellen Jaffee Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly 100 Aileen Gunther Democratic 54%
NY State Assembly 103 Kevin Cahill Democratic 42%
NY State Assembly 117 Kenneth Blankenbush Republican, Conservative 85%
NY State Assembly 120 William Barclay Republican 85%
NY State Assembly 122 Clifford Crouch Republican 92%
NY State Assembly 123 Donna Lupardo Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly 124 Chris Friend Republican 92%
NY State Assembly 125 Barbara Lifton Democratic, Working Families 50%
NY State Assembly 126 Gary Finch Republican 92%
NY State Assembly 129 William Magnarelli Democratic 54%
NY State Assembly 131 Brian Kolb Republican 92%
NY State Assembly 132 Phil Palmesano Republican, Conservative, Independence 85%
NY State Assembly 135 Mark Johns Republican, Conservative 69%
NY State Assembly 137 David Gantt Democratic 55%
NY State Assembly 138 Harry Bronson Democratic, Working Families 50%
NY State Assembly 139 Stephen Hawley Republican, Conservative, Independence 92%
NY State Assembly 140 Robin Schimminger Democratic 92%
NY State Assembly 141 Crystal Peoples-Stokes Democratic, Working Families 46%
NY State Assembly 148 Joseph Giglio Republican, Conservative, Independence 77%
NY State Assembly 149 Sean Ryan Democratic 42%
NY State Assembly 150 Andy Goodell Republican, Conservative, Change Albany 75%
NY State Senate 1 Kenneth LaValle Republican 90%
NY State Senate 2 John Flanagan, Jr. Republican, Conservative, Independence Party 90%
NY State Senate 4 Philip Boyle Republican 69%
NY State Senate 12 Michael Gianaris Democratic 60%
NY State Senate 15 Joseph Addabbo, Jr. Democratic 60%
NY State Senate 16 Toby Ann Stavisky Democratic 55%
NY State Senate 21 Kevin Parker Democratic, Working Families 40%
NY State Senate 23 Diane Savino Democratic, Working Families, Independence Party 70%
NY State Senate 24 Andrew Lanza Republican 90%
NY State Senate 25 Velmanette Montgomery Democratic 60%
NY State Senate 26 Brian Kavanagh Democratic, Working Families 50%
NY State Senate 28 Liz Krueger Democratic, Working Families 40%
NY State Senate 29 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 60%
NY State Senate 33 Gustavo Rivera Democratic, Working Families 50%
NY State Senate 35 Andrea Stewart-Cousins Democratic, Working Families, Independence Party 60%
NY State Senate 37 Shelley Mayer Democratic 45%
NY State Senate 38 David Carlucci Democratic 70%
NY State Senate 44 Neil Breslin Democratic, Working Families, Independence Party 60%
NY State Senate 45 Betty Little Republican, Conservative, Independence Party 90%
NY State Senate 46 George Amedore, Jr. Republican, Conservative, Independence Party 85%
NY State Senate 47 Joseph Griffo Republican, Conservative, Independence Party 90%
NY State Senate 48 Patty Ritchie Republican, Conservative, Independence Party 90%
NY State Senate 49 James Tedisco Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform 85%
NY State Senate 51 James Seward Republican, Conservative, Independence Party 90%
NY State Senate 56 Joe Robach Republican, Conservative, Independence Party 90%
NY State Senate 58 Thomas O'Mara Republican, Conservative, Independence Party 90%
NY State Senate 59 Patrick Gallivan Republican, Conservative, Independence Party 90%
NY State Senate 61 Michael Ranzenhofer Republican, Conservative, Independence Party 90%
NY State Senate 63 Timothy Kennedy Democratic, Working Families, Independence Party 70%
NY Supervisor At-Large Bill Reilich 92%
NY Council Member 9 Bill Perkins Democratic 55%
NY Council Member 16 Vanessa Gibson Democratic 36%
NY Council Member 18 Ruben Diaz, Sr. Democratic 25%
NY Council Member 21 Francisco Moya Democratic 42%
NY Council Member 37 Rafael Espinal, Jr. Democratic 38%
NY Council Member 42 Inez Barron Democratic 13%
NY Council Member 46 Alan Maisel Democratic 42%
NY Borough President At-Large Eric Adams 63%
James Alesi 90%
Tony Avella 60%
Greg Ball 90%
John Bonacic 90%
William Boyland, Jr. 33%
James Brennan 50%
Alec Brook-Krasny 50%
Daniel Burling 75%
Marc Butler 85%
Nancy Calhoun 83%
Karim Camara 45%
Ronald Canestrari 50%
Robert Castelli 62%
Nelson Castro 45%
John Ceretto 54%
Barbara Clark 55%
Jane Corwin 85%
Brian Curran 75%
John DeFrancisco 90%
Thomas Duane 30%
Janet Duprey 85%
Hugh Farley 90%
Herman Farrell, Jr. 50%
Charles Fuschillo, Jr. 90%
Dennis Gabryszak 69%
Martin Golden 90%
Phillip Goldfeder 50%
Mark Grisanti 90%
Sean Hanna 83%
Kemp Hannon 89%
Ruth Hassell-Thompson 56%
Dov Hikind 58%
Earlene Hooper 54%
Shirley Huntley 63%
Rhoda Jacobs 42%
Addie Jenne 45%
Owen Johnson 88%
Tony Jordan 92%
Steve Katz 75%
Michael Kearns 45%
Micah Kellner 50%
Jeff Klein 70%
Bill Larkin, Jr. 90%
George Latimer 50%
Tom Libous 90%
Guillermo Linares 42%
Pete Lopez 83%
Vito Lopez 60%
Dan Losquadro 92%
William Magee 77%
Martin Malavé Dilan 70%
Carl Marcellino 90%
Margaret Markey 55%
Jack Martins 90%
George Maziarz 90%
Roy McDonald 90%
John McEneny 42%
Tom McKevitt 77%
Steven McLaughlin 85%
Donald Miller 77%
Joel Miller 69%
Joan Millman 42%
Dean Murray 77%
Michael Nozzolio 90%
Bob Oaks 92%
Suzi Oppenheimer 67%
José Peralta 60%
Annie Rabbitt 62%
Robert Reilly 46%
Naomi Rivera 45%
Peter Rivera 50%
Sam Roberts 46%
Annette Robinson 50%
Joseph Saladino 69%
Stephen Saland 90%
John Sampson 70%
Teresa Sayward 85%
William Scarborough 45%
Michelle Schimel 50%
Sheldon Silver 50%
Michael Simanowitz 54%
Frank Skartados 45%
Dean Skelos 90%
Kevin Smardz 81%
Malcolm Smith 80%
Daniel Squadron 60%
Eric Stevenson 50%
Bob Sweeney 50%
Claudia Tenney 77%
Matthew Titone 50%
Louis Tobacco 77%

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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