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2018 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House - 2 Andrew Garbarino Republican 70%
NY U.S. House - 11 Nicole Malliotakis Republican 70%
NY U.S. House - 25 Joe Morelle Democratic 55%
NY U.S. House - 27 Chris Jacobs Republican 100%
NY State Assembly - 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Democratic, Conservative, Independence, Working Families 45%
NY State Assembly - 4 Steve Englebright Democratic 30%
NY State Assembly - 5 Douglas Smith Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform 65%
NY State Assembly - 6 Phil Ramos Democratic, Working Families 30%
NY State Assembly - 8 Michael Fitzpatrick Republican, Conservative, Independence 85%
NY State Assembly - 10 Steve Stern Democratic, Independence, Working Families, Women's Equality 45%
NY State Assembly - 11 Kimberly Jean-Pierre Democratic, Independence, Working Families 30%
NY State Assembly - 13 Charles Lavine Democratic 35%
NY State Assembly - 14 David McDonough Republican, Conservative, Independence 70%
NY State Assembly - 15 Michael Montesano Republican, Conservative, Independence 90%
NY State Assembly - 17 John Mikulin Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform 65%
NY State Assembly - 19 Edward Ra Republican, Conservative, Independence, Tax Revolt 55%
NY State Assembly - 22 Michaelle Solages Democratic, Working Families 30%
NY State Assembly - 23 Stacey Pheffer Amato Democratic, Working Families, Women's Equality 30%
NY State Assembly - 24 David Weprin Democratic 30%
NY State Assembly - 25 Nily Rozic Democratic, Working Families 25%
NY State Assembly - 26 Edward Braunstein Democratic, Independence 35%
NY State Assembly - 27 Daniel Rosenthal Democratic 35%
NY State Assembly - 28 Andrew Hevesi Democratic 35%
NY State Assembly - 29 Alicia Hyndman Democratic 30%
NY State Assembly - 30 Brian Barnwell Democratic 35%
NY State Assembly - 32 Vivian Cook Democratic, Liberal 35%
NY State Assembly - 33 Clyde Vanel Democratic 35%
NY State Assembly - 35 Jeffrion Aubry Democratic, Liberal 35%
NY State Assembly - 37 Catherine Nolan Democratic 35%
NY State Assembly - 40 Ron Kim Democratic, Independence, Working Families 35%
NY State Assembly - 41 Helene Weinstein Democratic, Liberal 35%
NY State Assembly - 42 Rodneyse Bichotte Democratic, Working Families 25%
NY State Assembly - 44 Robert Carroll Democratic, Working Families 25%
NY State Assembly - 47 William Colton Democratic, Working Families 25%
NY State Assembly - 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Democratic, Independence 30%
NY State Assembly - 52 Jo Anne Simon Democratic 30%
NY State Assembly - 53 Maritza Davila Democratic 35%
NY State Assembly - 54 Erik Dilan Democratic 35%
NY State Assembly - 55 Latrice Walker Democratic 25%
NY State Assembly - 59 Jaime Williams Democratic 15%
NY State Assembly - 63 Michael Cusick Democratic 45%
NY State Assembly - 65 Yuh-Line Niou Democratic, Working Families 30%
NY State Assembly - 66 Deborah Glick Democratic 25%
NY State Assembly - 67 Linda Rosenthal Democratic 25%
NY State Assembly - 69 Daniel O'Donnell Democratic 35%
NY State Assembly - 70 Inez Dickens Democratic 35%
NY State Assembly - 71 Al Taylor Democratic, Working Families 40%
NY State Assembly - 73 Dan Quart Democratic 30%
NY State Assembly - 74 Harvey Epstein Democratic, Working Families 35%
NY State Assembly - 75 Dick Gottfried Democratic 25%
NY State Assembly - 76 Rebecca Seawright Democratic, Working Families 25%
NY State Assembly - 77 Latoya Joyner Democratic, Working Families 30%
NY State Assembly - 78 Jose Rivera Democratic, Working Families 35%
NY State Assembly - 80 Nathalia Fernandez Democratic, Independence 40%
NY State Assembly - 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz Democratic 25%
NY State Assembly - 82 Michael Benedetto Democratic 40%
NY State Assembly - 83 Carl Heastie Democratic 40%
NY State Assembly - 88 Amy Paulin Democratic 30%
NY State Assembly - 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. Democratic 35%
NY State Assembly - 91 Steve Otis Democratic, Independence, Working Families 40%
NY State Assembly - 92 Tom Abinanti Democratic, Independence 25%
NY State Assembly - 94 Kevin Byrne Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform 70%
NY State Assembly - 95 Sandy Galef Democratic 15%
NY State Assembly - 96 Kenneth Zebrowski, Jr. Democratic 35%
NY State Assembly - 98 Karl Brabenec Republican 65%
NY State Assembly - 100 Aileen Gunther Democratic 45%
NY State Assembly - 101 Brian Miller Republican, Independence 70%
NY State Assembly - 102 Chris Tague Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform 85%
NY State Assembly - 103 Kevin Cahill Democratic 30%
NY State Assembly - 105 Kieran Lalor Republican, Independence 85%
NY State Assembly - 106 Didi Barrett Democratic 30%
NY State Assembly - 107 Jake Ashby Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform 85%
NY State Assembly - 108 John McDonald III Democratic, Independence 50%
NY State Assembly - 109 Patricia Fahy Democratic, Independence, Working Families 25%
NY State Assembly - 110 Phillip Steck Democratic, Independence, Working Families 30%
NY State Assembly - 111 Angelo Santabarbara Democratic, Conservative, Independence, Working Families, Lower Taxes 50%
NY State Assembly - 112 Mary Walsh Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform 85%
NY State Assembly - 113 Carrie Woerner Democratic, Working Families 65%
NY State Assembly - 115 Billy Jones Democratic, Working Families, Women's Equality 50%
NY State Assembly - 117 Kenneth Blankenbush Republican, Conservative 85%
NY State Assembly - 120 Will Barclay Republican 70%
NY State Assembly - 123 Donna Lupardo Democratic 30%
NY State Assembly - 124 Chris Friend Republican 85%
NY State Assembly - 127 Al Stirpe Democratic, Working Families 35%
NY State Assembly - 128 Pam Hunter Democratic 30%
NY State Assembly - 129 Bill Magnarelli Democratic 30%
NY State Assembly - 132 Phil Palmesano Republican, Conservative, Independence 90%
NY State Assembly - 138 Harry Bronson Democratic, Working Families 30%
NY State Assembly - 139 Steve Hawley Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY State Assembly - 141 Crystal Peoples-Stokes Democratic, Working Families 25%
NY State Assembly - 143 Monica Wallace Democratic, Working Families, Women's Equality, Working Families Party of New York 35%
NY State Assembly - 144 Mike Norris Republican, Independence 85%
NY State Assembly - 145 Angelo Morinello Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform 85%
NY State Assembly - 147 Dave DiPietro Republican, Conservative 90%
NY State Assembly - 148 Joe Giglio Republican, Conservative, Independence 85%
NY State Assembly - 150 Andy Goodell Republican, Conservative, Change Albany 85%
NY State Senate - 1 Anthony Palumbo Republican 55%
NY State Senate - 4 Phil Boyle Republican 85%
NY State Senate - 8 John Brooks Democratic 68%
NY State Senate - 10 James Sanders, Jr. Democratic 65%
State Office Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House - 2 Andrew Garbarino R 70%
NY U.S. House - 11 Nicole Malliotakis R 70%
NY U.S. House - 25 Joe Morelle D 55%
NY U.S. House - 27 Chris Jacobs R 100%
NY State Assembly - 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Other 45%
NY State Assembly - 4 Steve Englebright D 30%
NY State Assembly - 5 Douglas Smith Other 65%
NY State Assembly - 6 Phil Ramos Other 30%
NY State Assembly - 8 Michael Fitzpatrick Other 85%
NY State Assembly - 10 Steve Stern Other 45%
NY State Assembly - 11 Kimberly Jean-Pierre Other 30%
NY State Assembly - 13 Charles Lavine D 35%
NY State Assembly - 14 David McDonough Other 70%
NY State Assembly - 15 Michael Montesano Other 90%
NY State Assembly - 17 John Mikulin Other 65%
NY State Assembly - 19 Edward Ra Other 55%
NY State Assembly - 22 Michaelle Solages Other 30%
NY State Assembly - 23 Stacey Pheffer Amato Other 30%
NY State Assembly - 24 David Weprin D 30%
NY State Assembly - 25 Nily Rozic Other 25%
NY State Assembly - 26 Edward Braunstein Other 35%
NY State Assembly - 27 Daniel Rosenthal D 35%
NY State Assembly - 28 Andrew Hevesi D 35%
NY State Assembly - 29 Alicia Hyndman D 30%
NY State Assembly - 30 Brian Barnwell D 35%
NY State Assembly - 32 Vivian Cook Other 35%
NY State Assembly - 33 Clyde Vanel D 35%
NY State Assembly - 35 Jeffrion Aubry Other 35%
NY State Assembly - 37 Catherine Nolan D 35%
NY State Assembly - 40 Ron Kim Other 35%
NY State Assembly - 41 Helene Weinstein Other 35%
NY State Assembly - 42 Rodneyse Bichotte Other 25%
NY State Assembly - 44 Robert Carroll Other 25%
NY State Assembly - 47 William Colton Other 25%
NY State Assembly - 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Other 30%
NY State Assembly - 52 Jo Anne Simon D 30%
NY State Assembly - 53 Maritza Davila D 35%
NY State Assembly - 54 Erik Dilan D 35%
NY State Assembly - 55 Latrice Walker D 25%
NY State Assembly - 59 Jaime Williams D 15%
NY State Assembly - 63 Michael Cusick D 45%
NY State Assembly - 65 Yuh-Line Niou Other 30%
NY State Assembly - 66 Deborah Glick D 25%
NY State Assembly - 67 Linda Rosenthal D 25%
NY State Assembly - 69 Daniel O'Donnell D 35%
NY State Assembly - 70 Inez Dickens D 35%
NY State Assembly - 71 Al Taylor Other 40%
NY State Assembly - 73 Dan Quart D 30%
NY State Assembly - 74 Harvey Epstein Other 35%
NY State Assembly - 75 Dick Gottfried D 25%
NY State Assembly - 76 Rebecca Seawright Other 25%
NY State Assembly - 77 Latoya Joyner Other 30%
NY State Assembly - 78 Jose Rivera Other 35%
NY State Assembly - 80 Nathalia Fernandez Other 40%
NY State Assembly - 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz D 25%
NY State Assembly - 82 Michael Benedetto D 40%
NY State Assembly - 83 Carl Heastie D 40%
NY State Assembly - 88 Amy Paulin D 30%
NY State Assembly - 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. D 35%
NY State Assembly - 91 Steve Otis Other 40%
NY State Assembly - 92 Tom Abinanti Other 25%
NY State Assembly - 94 Kevin Byrne Other 70%
NY State Assembly - 95 Sandy Galef D 15%
NY State Assembly - 96 Kenneth Zebrowski, Jr. D 35%
NY State Assembly - 98 Karl Brabenec R 65%
NY State Assembly - 100 Aileen Gunther D 45%
NY State Assembly - 101 Brian Miller Other 70%
NY State Assembly - 102 Chris Tague Other 85%
NY State Assembly - 103 Kevin Cahill D 30%
NY State Assembly - 105 Kieran Lalor Other 85%
NY State Assembly - 106 Didi Barrett D 30%
NY State Assembly - 107 Jake Ashby Other 85%
NY State Assembly - 108 John McDonald III Other 50%
NY State Assembly - 109 Patricia Fahy Other 25%
NY State Assembly - 110 Phillip Steck Other 30%
NY State Assembly - 111 Angelo Santabarbara Other 50%
NY State Assembly - 112 Mary Walsh Other 85%
NY State Assembly - 113 Carrie Woerner Other 65%
NY State Assembly - 115 Billy Jones Other 50%
NY State Assembly - 117 Kenneth Blankenbush Other 85%
NY State Assembly - 120 Will Barclay R 70%
NY State Assembly - 123 Donna Lupardo D 30%
NY State Assembly - 124 Chris Friend R 85%
NY State Assembly - 127 Al Stirpe Other 35%
NY State Assembly - 128 Pam Hunter D 30%
NY State Assembly - 129 Bill Magnarelli D 30%
NY State Assembly - 132 Phil Palmesano Other 90%
NY State Assembly - 138 Harry Bronson Other 30%
NY State Assembly - 139 Steve Hawley Other 100%
NY State Assembly - 141 Crystal Peoples-Stokes Other 25%
NY State Assembly - 143 Monica Wallace Other 35%
NY State Assembly - 144 Mike Norris Other 85%
NY State Assembly - 145 Angelo Morinello Other 85%
NY State Assembly - 147 Dave DiPietro Other 90%
NY State Assembly - 148 Joe Giglio Other 85%
NY State Assembly - 150 Andy Goodell Other 85%
NY State Senate - 1 Anthony Palumbo R 55%
NY State Senate - 4 Phil Boyle R 85%
NY State Senate - 8 John Brooks D 68%
NY State Senate - 10 James Sanders, Jr. D 65%
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