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2010 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House - 6 Grace Meng Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House - 8 Hakeem Jeffries Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House - 13 Adriano Espaillat Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House - 25 Joe Morelle Democratic 53%
NY State Assembly - 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Democratic, Conservative, Independence, Working Families 19%
NY State Assembly - 4 Steve Englebright Democratic 13%
NY State Assembly - 6 Phil Ramos Democratic, Working Families 16%
NY State Assembly - 8 Michael Fitzpatrick Republican, Conservative, Independence 92%
NY State Assembly - 13 Charles Lavine Democratic 15%
NY State Assembly - 14 David McDonough Republican, Conservative, Independence 56%
NY State Assembly - 15 Michael Montesano Republican, Conservative, Independence 81%
NY State Assembly - 24 David Weprin Democratic 7%
NY State Assembly - 28 Andrew Hevesi Democratic 12%
NY State Assembly - 32 Vivian Cook Democratic, Liberal 11%
NY State Assembly - 35 Jeffrion Aubry Democratic, Liberal 19%
NY State Assembly - 37 Catherine Nolan Democratic 3%
NY State Assembly - 41 Helene Weinstein Democratic, Liberal 19%
NY State Assembly - 45 Steven Cymbrowitz Democratic 12%
NY State Assembly - 47 William Colton Democratic, Working Families 15%
NY State Assembly - 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Democratic, Independence 24%
NY State Assembly - 63 Michael Cusick Democratic 7%
NY State Assembly - 66 Deborah Glick Democratic 3%
NY State Assembly - 67 Linda Rosenthal Democratic 7%
NY State Assembly - 69 Daniel O'Donnell Democratic 7%
NY State Assembly - 75 Dick Gottfried Democratic 11%
NY State Assembly - 78 Jose Rivera Democratic, Working Families 0%
NY State Assembly - 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz Democratic 7%
NY State Assembly - 82 Michael Benedetto Democratic 19%
NY State Assembly - 83 Carl Heastie Democratic 16%
NY State Assembly - 88 Amy Paulin Democratic 11%
NY State Assembly - 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. Democratic 11%
NY State Assembly - 95 Sandy Galef Democratic 30%
NY State Assembly - 96 Kenneth Zebrowski, Jr. Democratic 21%
NY State Assembly - 100 Aileen Gunther Democratic 42%
NY State Assembly - 103 Kevin Cahill Democratic 15%
NY State Assembly - 120 Will Barclay Republican 87%
NY State Assembly - 123 Donna Lupardo Democratic 28%
NY State Assembly - 127 Al Stirpe Democratic, Working Families 12%
NY State Assembly - 129 Bill Magnarelli Democratic 16%
NY State Assembly - 139 Steve Hawley Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY State Assembly - 141 Crystal Peoples-Stokes Democratic, Working Families 31%
NY State Assembly - 148 Joe Giglio Republican, Conservative, Independence 87%
NY State Senate - 4 Phil Boyle Republican 62%
NY State Senate - 12 Michael Gianaris Democratic 7%
NY State Senate - 15 Joseph Addabbo, Jr. Democratic 8%
NY State Senate - 16 Toby Ann Stavisky Democratic 12%
NY State Senate - 21 Kevin Parker Democratic, Working Families 10%
NY State Senate - 23 Diane Savino Democratic, Working Families, Independence Party 14%
NY State Senate - 24 Andrew Lanza Republican 68%
NY State Senate - 26 Brian Kavanagh Democratic, Working Families 17%
NY State Senate - 28 Liz Krueger Democratic, Working Families 8%
NY State Senate - 29 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 7%
NY State Senate - 35 Andrea Stewart-Cousins Democratic, Working Families 7%
NY State Senate - 44 Neil Breslin Democratic, Working Families, Independence Party 8%
NY State Senate - 47 Joseph Griffo Republican, Conservative, Independence Party 86%
NY State Senate - 49 Jim Tedisco Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform 73%
NY State Senate - 58 Thomas O'Mara Republican, Conservative, Independence Party 83%
NY Mayor - At-Large Eric Adams Democratic 8%
NY Mayor - At-Large Mike Spano 11%
NY Supervisor - At-Large Bill Reilich 87%
NY County Executive - At-Large Marcus Molinaro No Party Affiliation 78%
NY Legislator - 13 Tom McKevitt 45%
James Alesi 83%
Marc Alessi 22%
Thomas Alfano 49%
George Amedore, Jr. 90%
Carmen Arroyo 16%
Darrel Aubertine 53%
James Bacalles 94%
Greg Ball 59%
Robert Barra 53%
Inez Barron 9%
Michael Benjamin 26%
Jonathan Bing 19%
John Bonacic 81%
William Boyland, Jr. 21%
James Brennan 11%
Richard Brodsky 8%
Alec Brook-Krasny 11%
Daniel Burling 88%
Marc Butler 87%
Nancy Calhoun 71%
Karim Camara 25%
Ronald Canestrari 29%
Ann-Margaret Carrozza 14%
Robert Castelli 77%
Nelson Castro 12%
Joan Christensen 28%
Barbara Clark 19%
James Conte 46%
Jane Corwin 100%
Marcos Crespo 8%
Clifford Crouch 83%
John DeFrancisco 86%
Francine DelMonte 59%
Michael DenDekker 7%
RoAnn Destito 44%
Rubén Díaz, Sr. 10%
Thomas Duane 7%
Janet Duprey 79%
State Office Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House - 6 Grace Meng D 11%
NY U.S. House - 8 Hakeem Jeffries D 7%
NY U.S. House - 13 Adriano Espaillat D 7%
NY U.S. House - 25 Joe Morelle D 53%
NY State Assembly - 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Other 19%
NY State Assembly - 4 Steve Englebright D 13%
NY State Assembly - 6 Phil Ramos Other 16%
NY State Assembly - 8 Michael Fitzpatrick Other 92%
NY State Assembly - 13 Charles Lavine D 15%
NY State Assembly - 14 David McDonough Other 56%
NY State Assembly - 15 Michael Montesano Other 81%
NY State Assembly - 24 David Weprin D 7%
NY State Assembly - 28 Andrew Hevesi D 12%
NY State Assembly - 32 Vivian Cook Other 11%
NY State Assembly - 35 Jeffrion Aubry Other 19%
NY State Assembly - 37 Catherine Nolan D 3%
NY State Assembly - 41 Helene Weinstein Other 19%
NY State Assembly - 45 Steven Cymbrowitz D 12%
NY State Assembly - 47 William Colton Other 15%
NY State Assembly - 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Other 24%
NY State Assembly - 63 Michael Cusick D 7%
NY State Assembly - 66 Deborah Glick D 3%
NY State Assembly - 67 Linda Rosenthal D 7%
NY State Assembly - 69 Daniel O'Donnell D 7%
NY State Assembly - 75 Dick Gottfried D 11%
NY State Assembly - 78 Jose Rivera Other 0%
NY State Assembly - 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz D 7%
NY State Assembly - 82 Michael Benedetto D 19%
NY State Assembly - 83 Carl Heastie D 16%
NY State Assembly - 88 Amy Paulin D 11%
NY State Assembly - 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. D 11%
NY State Assembly - 95 Sandy Galef D 30%
NY State Assembly - 96 Kenneth Zebrowski, Jr. D 21%
NY State Assembly - 100 Aileen Gunther D 42%
NY State Assembly - 103 Kevin Cahill D 15%
NY State Assembly - 120 Will Barclay R 87%
NY State Assembly - 123 Donna Lupardo D 28%
NY State Assembly - 127 Al Stirpe Other 12%
NY State Assembly - 129 Bill Magnarelli D 16%
NY State Assembly - 139 Steve Hawley Other 100%
NY State Assembly - 141 Crystal Peoples-Stokes Other 31%
NY State Assembly - 148 Joe Giglio Other 87%
NY State Senate - 4 Phil Boyle R 62%
NY State Senate - 12 Michael Gianaris D 7%
NY State Senate - 15 Joseph Addabbo, Jr. D 8%
NY State Senate - 16 Toby Ann Stavisky D 12%
NY State Senate - 21 Kevin Parker Other 10%
NY State Senate - 23 Diane Savino Other 14%
NY State Senate - 24 Andrew Lanza R 68%
NY State Senate - 26 Brian Kavanagh Other 17%
NY State Senate - 28 Liz Krueger Other 8%
NY State Senate - 29 José Serrano Other 7%
NY State Senate - 35 Andrea Stewart-Cousins Other 7%
NY State Senate - 44 Neil Breslin Other 8%
NY State Senate - 47 Joseph Griffo Other 86%
NY State Senate - 49 Jim Tedisco Other 73%
NY State Senate - 58 Thomas O'Mara Other 83%
NY Mayor - At-Large Eric Adams D 8%
NY Mayor - At-Large Mike Spano 11%
NY Supervisor - At-Large Bill Reilich 87%
NY County Executive - At-Large Marcus Molinaro N/A 78%
NY Legislator - 13 Tom McKevitt 45%
James Alesi 83%
Marc Alessi 22%
Thomas Alfano 49%
George Amedore, Jr. 90%
Carmen Arroyo 16%
Darrel Aubertine 53%
James Bacalles 94%
Greg Ball 59%
Robert Barra 53%
Inez Barron 9%
Michael Benjamin 26%
Jonathan Bing 19%
John Bonacic 81%
William Boyland, Jr. 21%
James Brennan 11%
Richard Brodsky 8%
Alec Brook-Krasny 11%
Daniel Burling 88%
Marc Butler 87%
Nancy Calhoun 71%
Karim Camara 25%
Ronald Canestrari 29%
Ann-Margaret Carrozza 14%
Robert Castelli 77%
Nelson Castro 12%
Joan Christensen 28%
Barbara Clark 19%
James Conte 46%
Jane Corwin 100%
Marcos Crespo 8%
Clifford Crouch 83%
John DeFrancisco 86%
Francine DelMonte 59%
Michael DenDekker 7%
RoAnn Destito 44%
Rubén Díaz, Sr. 10%
Thomas Duane 7%
Janet Duprey 79%
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