Rating Group: Business Council of New York State, Incorporated

2017-2018 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House - 2 Andrew Garbarino Republican 52%
NY U.S. House - 11 Nicole Malliotakis Republican 57%
NY U.S. House - 25 Joe Morelle Democratic 35%
NY U.S. House - 27 Chris Jacobs Republican 79%
NY State Assembly - 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Democratic, Conservative, Independence, Working Families 26%
NY State Assembly - 4 Steve Englebright Democratic 26%
NY State Assembly - 5 Douglas Smith Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform 50%
NY State Assembly - 6 Phil Ramos Democratic, Working Families 26%
NY State Assembly - 8 Michael Fitzpatrick Republican, Conservative, Independence 87%
NY State Assembly - 10 Steve Stern Democratic, Independence, Working Families, Women's Equality 27%
NY State Assembly - 11 Kimberly Jean-Pierre Democratic, Independence, Working Families 27%
NY State Assembly - 13 Charles Lavine Democratic 24%
NY State Assembly - 14 David McDonough Republican, Conservative, Independence 55%
NY State Assembly - 15 Michael Montesano Republican, Conservative, Independence 89%
NY State Assembly - 17 John Mikulin Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform 64%
NY State Assembly - 19 Edward Ra Republican, Conservative, Independence, Tax Revolt 43%
NY State Assembly - 22 Michaelle Solages Democratic, Working Families 26%
NY State Assembly - 23 Stacey Pheffer Amato Democratic, Working Families, Women's Equality 26%
NY State Assembly - 26 Edward Braunstein Democratic, Independence 30%
NY State Assembly - 27 Daniel Rosenthal Democratic 20%
NY State Assembly - 28 Andrew Hevesi Democratic 26%
NY State Assembly - 29 Alicia Hyndman Democratic 26%
NY State Assembly - 30 Brian Barnwell Democratic 26%
NY State Assembly - 32 Vivian Cook Democratic, Liberal 27%
NY State Assembly - 33 Clyde Vanel Democratic 26%
NY State Assembly - 35 Jeffrion Aubry Democratic, Liberal 26%
NY State Assembly - 37 Catherine Nolan Democratic 26%
NY State Assembly - 40 Ron Kim Democratic, Independence, Working Families 26%
NY State Assembly - 41 Helene Weinstein Democratic, Liberal 26%
NY State Assembly - 42 Rodneyse Bichotte Democratic, Working Families 21%
NY State Assembly - 44 Robert Carroll Democratic, Working Families 26%
NY State Assembly - 45 Steven Cymbrowitz Democratic 26%
NY State Assembly - 47 William Colton Democratic, Working Families 26%
NY State Assembly - 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Democratic, Independence 23%
NY State Assembly - 52 Jo Anne Simon Democratic 26%
NY State Assembly - 53 Maritza Davila Democratic 23%
NY State Assembly - 54 Erik Dilan Democratic 26%
NY State Assembly - 55 Latrice Walker Democratic 24%
NY State Assembly - 59 Jaime Williams Democratic 25%
NY State Assembly - 63 Michael Cusick Democratic 41%
NY State Assembly - 65 Yuh-Line Niou Democratic, Working Families 26%
NY State Assembly - 66 Deborah Glick Democratic 26%
NY State Assembly - 67 Linda Rosenthal Democratic 26%
NY State Assembly - 69 Daniel O'Donnell Democratic 18%
NY State Assembly - 70 Inez Dickens Democratic 23%
NY State Assembly - 71 Al Taylor Democratic, Working Families 21%
NY State Assembly - 73 Dan Quart Democratic 27%
NY State Assembly - 74 Harvey Epstein Democratic, Working Families 25%
NY State Assembly - 75 Dick Gottfried Democratic 26%
NY State Assembly - 76 Rebecca Seawright Democratic, Working Families 26%
NY State Assembly - 77 Latoya Joyner Democratic, Working Families 30%
NY State Assembly - 78 Jose Rivera Democratic, Working Families 27%
NY State Assembly - 80 Nathalia Fernandez Democratic, Independence 21%
NY State Assembly - 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz Democratic 21%
NY State Assembly - 82 Michael Benedetto Democratic 26%
NY State Assembly - 83 Carl Heastie Democratic 26%
NY State Assembly - 88 Amy Paulin Democratic 26\%
NY State Assembly - 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. Democratic 26%
NY State Assembly - 91 Steve Otis Democratic, Independence, Working Families 26%
NY State Assembly - 92 Tom Abinanti Democratic, Independence 23%
NY State Assembly - 94 Kevin Byrne Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform 78%
NY State Assembly - 95 Sandy Galef Democratic 30%
NY State Assembly - 96 Kenneth Zebrowski, Jr. Democratic 26%
NY State Assembly - 98 Karl Brabenec Republican 68%
NY State Assembly - 100 Aileen Gunther Democratic 23%
NY State Assembly - 101 Brian Miller Republican, Independence 70%
NY State Assembly - 102 Chris Tague Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform 100%
NY State Assembly - 103 Kevin Cahill Democratic 26%
NY State Assembly - 105 Kieran Lalor Republican, Independence 94%
NY State Assembly - 106 Didi Barrett Democratic 30%
NY State Assembly - 107 Jake Ashby Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform 77%
NY State Assembly - 108 John McDonald III Democratic, Independence 30%
NY State Assembly - 109 Patricia Fahy Democratic, Independence, Working Families 30%
NY State Assembly - 110 Phillip Steck Democratic, Independence, Working Families 26%
NY State Assembly - 111 Angelo Santabarbara Democratic, Conservative, Independence, Working Families, Lower Taxes 35%
NY State Assembly - 112 Mary Walsh Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform 83%
NY State Assembly - 113 Carrie Woerner Democratic, Working Families 48%
NY State Assembly - 117 Kenneth Blankenbush Republican, Conservative 87%
NY State Assembly - 120 Will Barclay Republican 61%
NY State Assembly - 123 Donna Lupardo Democratic 26%
NY State Assembly - 124 Chris Friend Republican 90%
NY State Assembly - 127 Al Stirpe Democratic, Working Families 30%
NY State Assembly - 128 Pam Hunter Democratic 26%
NY State Assembly - 129 Bill Magnarelli Democratic 24%
NY State Assembly - 132 Phil Palmesano Republican, Conservative, Independence 86%
NY State Assembly - 138 Harry Bronson Democratic, Working Families 27%
NY State Assembly - 139 Steve Hawley Republican, Conservative, Independence 91%
NY State Assembly - 141 Crystal Peoples-Stokes Democratic, Working Families 23%
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 83%
NY State Assembly - 147 Dave DiPietro Republican, Conservative 91%
NY State Assembly - 148 Joe Giglio Republican, Conservative, Independence 61%
NY State Assembly - 150 Andy Goodell Republican, Conservative, Change Albany 83%
NY State Senate - 1 Anthony Palumbo Republican 52%
NY State Senate - 4 Phil Boyle Republican 78%
NY State Senate - 8 John Brooks Democratic 75]%
NY State Senate - 10 James Sanders, Jr. Democratic 57%
NY State Senate - 12 Michael Gianaris Democratic 67%
NY State Senate - 14 Leroy Comrie Democratic 58%
NY State Senate - 15 Joseph Addabbo, Jr. Democratic 74%
State Office Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House - 2 Andrew Garbarino R 52%
NY U.S. House - 11 Nicole Malliotakis R 57%
NY U.S. House - 25 Joe Morelle D 35%
NY U.S. House - 27 Chris Jacobs R 79%
NY State Assembly - 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Other 26%
NY State Assembly - 4 Steve Englebright D 26%
NY State Assembly - 5 Douglas Smith Other 50%
NY State Assembly - 6 Phil Ramos Other 26%
NY State Assembly - 8 Michael Fitzpatrick Other 87%
NY State Assembly - 10 Steve Stern Other 27%
NY State Assembly - 11 Kimberly Jean-Pierre Other 27%
NY State Assembly - 13 Charles Lavine D 24%
NY State Assembly - 14 David McDonough Other 55%
NY State Assembly - 15 Michael Montesano Other 89%
NY State Assembly - 17 John Mikulin Other 64%
NY State Assembly - 19 Edward Ra Other 43%
NY State Assembly - 22 Michaelle Solages Other 26%
NY State Assembly - 23 Stacey Pheffer Amato Other 26%
NY State Assembly - 26 Edward Braunstein Other 30%
NY State Assembly - 27 Daniel Rosenthal D 20%
NY State Assembly - 28 Andrew Hevesi D 26%
NY State Assembly - 29 Alicia Hyndman D 26%
NY State Assembly - 30 Brian Barnwell D 26%
NY State Assembly - 32 Vivian Cook Other 27%
NY State Assembly - 33 Clyde Vanel D 26%
NY State Assembly - 35 Jeffrion Aubry Other 26%
NY State Assembly - 37 Catherine Nolan D 26%
NY State Assembly - 40 Ron Kim Other 26%
NY State Assembly - 41 Helene Weinstein Other 26%
NY State Assembly - 42 Rodneyse Bichotte Other 21%
NY State Assembly - 44 Robert Carroll Other 26%
NY State Assembly - 45 Steven Cymbrowitz D 26%
NY State Assembly - 47 William Colton Other 26%
NY State Assembly - 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Other 23%
NY State Assembly - 52 Jo Anne Simon D 26%
NY State Assembly - 53 Maritza Davila D 23%
NY State Assembly - 54 Erik Dilan D 26%
NY State Assembly - 55 Latrice Walker D 24%
NY State Assembly - 59 Jaime Williams D 25%
NY State Assembly - 63 Michael Cusick D 41%
NY State Assembly - 65 Yuh-Line Niou Other 26%
NY State Assembly - 66 Deborah Glick D 26%
NY State Assembly - 67 Linda Rosenthal D 26%
NY State Assembly - 69 Daniel O'Donnell D 18%
NY State Assembly - 70 Inez Dickens D 23%
NY State Assembly - 71 Al Taylor Other 21%
NY State Assembly - 73 Dan Quart D 27%
NY State Assembly - 74 Harvey Epstein Other 25%
NY State Assembly - 75 Dick Gottfried D 26%
NY State Assembly - 76 Rebecca Seawright Other 26%
NY State Assembly - 77 Latoya Joyner Other 30%
NY State Assembly - 78 Jose Rivera Other 27%
NY State Assembly - 80 Nathalia Fernandez Other 21%
NY State Assembly - 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz D 21%
NY State Assembly - 82 Michael Benedetto D 26%
NY State Assembly - 83 Carl Heastie D 26%
NY State Assembly - 88 Amy Paulin D 26\%
NY State Assembly - 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. D 26%
NY State Assembly - 91 Steve Otis Other 26%
NY State Assembly - 92 Tom Abinanti Other 23%
NY State Assembly - 94 Kevin Byrne Other 78%
NY State Assembly - 95 Sandy Galef D 30%
NY State Assembly - 96 Kenneth Zebrowski, Jr. D 26%
NY State Assembly - 98 Karl Brabenec R 68%
NY State Assembly - 100 Aileen Gunther D 23%
NY State Assembly - 101 Brian Miller Other 70%
NY State Assembly - 102 Chris Tague Other 100%
NY State Assembly - 103 Kevin Cahill D 26%
NY State Assembly - 105 Kieran Lalor Other 94%
NY State Assembly - 106 Didi Barrett D 30%
NY State Assembly - 107 Jake Ashby Other 77%
NY State Assembly - 108 John McDonald III Other 30%
NY State Assembly - 109 Patricia Fahy Other 30%
NY State Assembly - 110 Phillip Steck Other 26%
NY State Assembly - 111 Angelo Santabarbara Other 35%
NY State Assembly - 112 Mary Walsh Other 83%
NY State Assembly - 113 Carrie Woerner Other 48%
NY State Assembly - 117 Kenneth Blankenbush Other 87%
NY State Assembly - 120 Will Barclay R 61%
NY State Assembly - 123 Donna Lupardo D 26%
NY State Assembly - 124 Chris Friend R 90%
NY State Assembly - 127 Al Stirpe Other 30%
NY State Assembly - 128 Pam Hunter D 26%
NY State Assembly - 129 Bill Magnarelli D 24%
NY State Assembly - 132 Phil Palmesano Other 86%
NY State Assembly - 138 Harry Bronson Other 27%
NY State Assembly - 139 Steve Hawley Other 91%
NY State Assembly - 141 Crystal Peoples-Stokes Other 23%
NY State Assembly - 143 Monica Wallace Other 35%
NY State Assembly - 144 Mike Norris Other 83%
NY State Assembly - 147 Dave DiPietro Other 91%
NY State Assembly - 148 Joe Giglio Other 61%
NY State Assembly - 150 Andy Goodell Other 83%
NY State Senate - 1 Anthony Palumbo R 52%
NY State Senate - 4 Phil Boyle R 78%
NY State Senate - 8 John Brooks D 75]%
NY State Senate - 10 James Sanders, Jr. D 57%
NY State Senate - 12 Michael Gianaris D 67%
NY State Senate - 14 Leroy Comrie D 58%
NY State Senate - 15 Joseph Addabbo, Jr. D 74%
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