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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business Council of New York State, Incorporated

2014 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House 1 Lee Zeldin Republican 88%
NY U.S. House 13 Adriano Espaillat Democratic 45%
NY U.S. House 22 Anthony Brindisi Democratic, Independence, Working Families, Women's Equality 58%
NY U.S. House 25 Joe Morelle Democratic 58%
NY State Assembly 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Democratic, Conservative, Independence, Working Families 56%
NY State Assembly 2 Anthony Palumbo Republican 89%
NY State Assembly 4 Steve Englebright Democratic 58%
NY State Assembly 6 Phil Ramos Democratic, Working Families 65%
NY State Assembly 7 Andrew Garbarino Republican, Conservative, Independence 79%
NY State Assembly 8 Michael Fitzpatrick Republican, Conservative, Independence 84%
NY State Assembly 12 Andrew Raia Republican, Conservative, Independence, Working Families 83%
NY State Assembly 13 Charles Lavine Democratic 58%
NY State Assembly 14 David McDonough Conservative 89%
NY State Assembly 15 Michael Montesano No Party Affiliation 84%
NY State Assembly 19 Edward Ra Republican, Conservative, Independence, Tax Revolt 84%
NY State Assembly 22 Michaelle Solages Democratic, Working Families 58%
NY State Assembly 24 David Weprin Democratic 61%
NY State Assembly 25 Nily Rozic Democratic, Working Families 58%
NY State Assembly 26 Edward Braunstein Democratic, Independence 58%
NY State Assembly 28 Andrew Hevesi Democratic 56%
NY State Assembly 31 Michele Titus Democratic, Working Families, Liberal 56%
NY State Assembly 32 Vivian Cook Democratic, Liberal 58%
NY State Assembly 34 Michael DenDekker Democratic 58%
NY State Assembly 35 Jeffrion Aubry Democratic, Liberal 58%
NY State Assembly 36 Aravella Simotas Democratic, Working Families 67%
NY State Assembly 37 Catherine Nolan Democratic 60%
NY State Assembly 38 Michael Miller Democratic 58%
NY State Assembly 40 Ron Kim Democratic, Independence, Working Families 61%
NY State Assembly 41 Helene Weinstein Democratic, Liberal 69%
NY State Assembly 45 Steven Cymbrowitz Democratic 58%
NY State Assembly 47 William Colton Democratic, Working Families 58%
NY State Assembly 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Democratic, Independence 53%
NY State Assembly 50 Joseph Lentol Democratic 58%
NY State Assembly 51 Felix Ortiz, Jr. Democratic 56%
NY State Assembly 53 Maritza Davila Democratic 58%
NY State Assembly 57 Walter Mosley III Democratic 56%
NY State Assembly 58 Nick Perry Democratic 58%
NY State Assembly 63 Michael Cusick Democratic 68%
NY State Assembly 64 Nicole Malliotakis Republican, Conservative, Taxpayers 84%
NY State Assembly 66 Deborah Glick Democratic 61%
NY State Assembly 67 Linda Rosenthal Democratic 58%
NY State Assembly 68 Robert Rodriguez Democratic 69%
NY State Assembly 69 Daniel O'Donnell Democratic 58%
NY State Assembly 73 Dan Quart Democratic 58%
NY State Assembly 75 Dick Gottfried Democratic 47%
NY State Assembly 78 Jose Rivera Democratic, Working Families 56%
NY State Assembly 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz Democratic 58%
NY State Assembly 82 Michael Benedetto Democratic 58%
NY State Assembly 83 Carl Heastie Democratic 53%
NY State Assembly 84 Carmen Arroyo Democratic, Liberal 59%
NY State Assembly 85 Marcos Crespo Democratic 58%
NY State Assembly 86 Victor Pichardo Democratic, Working Families 58%
NY State Assembly 88 Amy Paulin Democratic 56%
NY State Assembly 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. Democratic 58%
NY State Assembly 91 Steven Otis Democratic, Independence, Working Families 58%
NY State Assembly 92 Tom Abinanti Democratic, Independence 58%
NY State Assembly 93 David Buchwald Democratic, Independence, Working Families 58%
NY State Assembly 95 Sandy Galef Democratic 58%
NY State Assembly 97 Ellen Jaffee Democratic 58%
NY State Assembly 100 Aileen Gunther Democratic 58%
NY State Assembly 103 Kevin Cahill Democratic 58%
NY State Assembly 105 Kieran Lalor Republican, Independence 72%
NY State Assembly 106 Didi Barrett Democratic 58%
NY State Assembly 108 John McDonald III Democratic, Independence 58%
NY State Assembly 109 Patricia Fahy Democratic, Independence, Working Families 58%
NY State Assembly 110 Phillip Steck Democratic, Independence, Working Families 63%
NY State Assembly 111 Angelo Santabarbara Democratic, Conservative, Independence, Working Families, Lower Taxes 58%
NY State Assembly 114 Daniel Stec Republican, Conservative, Independence 84%
NY State Assembly 117 Kenneth Blankenbush Republican, Conservative 89%
NY State Assembly 120 William Barclay Republican 89%
NY State Assembly 122 Clifford Crouch Republican 89%
NY State Assembly 123 Donna Lupardo Democratic 58%
NY State Assembly 124 Chris Friend Republican 74%
NY State Assembly 125 Barbara Lifton Democratic, Working Families 58%
NY State Assembly 126 Gary Finch Republican 94%
NY State Assembly 127 Al Stirpe Democratic, Working Families 58%
NY State Assembly 129 William Magnarelli Democratic 56%
NY State Assembly 131 Brian Kolb Republican 84%
NY State Assembly 132 Phil Palmesano Republican, Conservative, Independence 89%
NY State Assembly 135 Mark Johns Republican, Conservative 84%
NY State Assembly 137 David Gantt Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly 138 Harry Bronson Democratic, Working Families 58%
NY State Assembly 139 Stephen Hawley Republican, Conservative, Independence 89%
NY State Assembly 140 Robin Schimminger Democratic 74%
NY State Assembly 141 Crystal Peoples-Stokes Democratic, Working Families 58%
NY State Assembly 147 David DiPietro Republican, Conservative 79%
NY State Assembly 148 Joseph Giglio Republican, Conservative, Independence 84%
NY State Assembly 149 Sean Ryan Democratic 59%
NY State Assembly 150 Andy Goodell Republican, Conservative, Change Albany 95%
NY State Senate 1 Kenneth LaValle Republican 88%
NY State Senate 2 John Flanagan, Jr. Republican, Conservative, Independence Party 88%
NY State Senate 4 Philip Boyle Republican 87%
NY State Senate 10 James Sanders, Jr. Democratic 79%
NY State Senate 12 Michael Gianaris Democratic 75%
NY State Senate 15 Joseph Addabbo, Jr. Democratic 87%
NY State Senate 16 Toby Ann Stavisky Democratic 75%
NY State Senate 17 Simcha Felder Democratic 88%
NY State Senate 21 Kevin Parker Democratic, Working Families 75%
NY State Senate 23 Diane Savino Democratic, Working Families, Independence Party 88%
NY State Senate 24 Andrew Lanza Republican 88%
NY State Senate 25 Velmanette Montgomery Democratic 80%
NY State Senate 26 Brian Kavanagh Democratic, Working Families 58%
NY State Senate 27 Brad Hoylman Democratic, Working Families 71%
NY State Senate 28 Liz Krueger Democratic, Working Families 63%
NY State Senate 29 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 75%
NY State Senate 32 Luis Sepulveda Democratic 61%
NY State Senate 33 Gustavo Rivera Democratic, Working Families 75%
NY State Senate 35 Andrea Stewart-Cousins Democratic, Working Families, Independence Party 81%
NY State Senate 37 Shelley Mayer Democratic 58%
NY State Senate 38 David Carlucci Democratic 88%
NY State Senate 39 James Skoufis Democratic, Working Families, Reform, Women's Equality 58%
NY State Senate 44 Neil Breslin Democratic, Working Families, Independence Party 87%
NY State Senate 45 Betty Little Republican, Conservative, Independence Party 87%
NY State Senate 47 Joseph Griffo Republican, Conservative, Independence Party 88%
NY State Senate 48 Patty Ritchie Republican, Conservative, Independence Party 81%
NY State Senate 49 James Tedisco Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform 89%
NY State Senate 51 James Seward Republican, Conservative, Independence Party 88%
NY State Senate 56 Joe Robach Republican, Conservative, Independence Party 81%
NY State Senate 58 Thomas O'Mara Republican, Conservative, Independence Party 88%
NY State Senate 59 Patrick Gallivan Republican, Conservative, Independence Party 81%
NY State Senate 61 Michael Ranzenhofer Republican, Conservative, Independence Party 75%
NY State Senate 63 Timothy Kennedy Democratic, Working Families, Independence Party 80%
NY Council Member 9 Bill Perkins Democratic 80%
NY Council Member 13 Mark Gjonaj Democratic 63%
NY Council Member 18 Ruben Diaz, Sr. Democratic 83%
NY Council Member 21 Francisco Moya Democratic 56%
NY Council Member 51 Joseph Borrelli Republican 89%
Tony Avella 88%
Greg Ball 75%
John Bonacic 87%
James Brennan 58%
Alec Brook-Krasny 58%
Marc Butler 94%
Karim Camara 64%
John Ceretto 63%
Barbara Clark 58%
Jane Corwin 89%
Brian Curran 79%
John DeFrancisco 87%
Martin Dilan 81%
Janet Duprey 89%
Hugh Farley 88%
Herman Farrell, Jr. 58%
Terry Gipson 75%
Martin Golden 75%
Phillip Goldfeder 61%
Al Graf 89%
Mark Grisanti 88%
Kemp Hannon 81%
Ruth Hassell-Thompson 78%
Edward Hennessey 63%
Dov Hikind 64%
Earlene Hooper 58%
Rhoda Jacobs 61%
Addie Jenne 56%
Steve Katz 73%
Michael Kearns 63%
Micah Kellner 20%
Jeff Klein 88%
Bill Larkin, Jr. 81%
George Latimer 75%
Tom Libous 88%
Pete Lopez 84%
Chad Lupinacci 74%
William Magee 68%
Carl Marcellino 88%
Kathy Marchione 88%
Margaret Markey 60%
Jack Martins 88%
Tom McKevitt 89%
Steven McLaughlin 78%
Bill Nojay 73%
Michael Nozzolio 88%
Bob Oaks 89%
Ted O'Brien 75%
José Peralta 81%
Sam Roberts 58%
Annette Robinson 53%
Joseph Saladino 83%
John Sampson 93%
William Scarborough 60%
Michelle Schimel 58%
Sheldon Silver 58%
Michael Simanowitz 63%
Frank Skartados 58%
Dean Skelos 88%
Malcolm Smith 92%
Daniel Squadron 63%
Bob Sweeney 58%
Claudia Tenney 68%
Matthew Titone 58%
Cecilia Tkaczyk 75%
Dave Valesky 88%
Ray Walter 89%
Harvey Weisenberg 50%
Keith Wright 58%
Cathy Young 88%
Kenneth Zebrowski 58%

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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