Rating Group: Business Council of New York State, Incorporated

2005 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

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State Office Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House - 13 Adriano Espaillat Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House - 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House - 25 Joe Morelle Democratic 100%
NY State Assembly - 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Democratic, Conservative, Independence, Working Families 75%
NY State Assembly - 4 Steve Englebright Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly - 6 Phil Ramos Democratic, Working Families 75%
NY State Assembly - 8 Michael Fitzpatrick Republican, Conservative, Independence 50%
NY State Assembly - 13 Charles Lavine Democratic 75%
NY State Assembly - 14 David McDonough Conservative 75%
NY State Assembly - 32 Vivian Cook Democratic, Liberal 75%
NY State Assembly - 35 Jeffrion Aubry Democratic, Liberal 75%
NY State Assembly - 37 Catherine Nolan Democratic 75%
NY State Assembly - 41 Helene Weinstein Democratic, Liberal 50%
NY State Assembly - 45 Steven Cymbrowitz Democratic 75%
NY State Assembly - 47 William Colton Democratic, Working Families 50%
NY State Assembly - 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Democratic, Independence 75%
NY State Assembly - 58 N. Nick Perry Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly - 63 Michael Cusick Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly - 66 Deborah Glick Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly - 69 Daniel O'Donnell Democratic 75%
NY State Assembly - 75 Dick Gottfried Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly - 78 Jose Rivera Democratic, Working Families 75%
NY State Assembly - 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly - 82 Michael Benedetto Democratic 75%
NY State Assembly - 83 Carl Heastie Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly - 88 Amy Paulin Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly - 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. Democratic 75%
NY State Assembly - 95 Sandy Galef Democratic 75%
NY State Assembly - 100 Aileen Gunther Democratic 75%
NY State Assembly - 103 Kevin Cahill Democratic 75%
NY State Assembly - 120 Will Barclay Republican 75%
NY State Assembly - 123 Donna Lupardo Democratic 75%
NY State Assembly - 129 Bill Magnarelli Democratic 75%
NY State Assembly - 141 Crystal Peoples-Stokes Democratic, Working Families 75%
NY State Senate - 12 Michael Gianaris Democratic 75%
NY State Senate - 16 Toby Ann Stavisky Democratic 75%
NY State Senate - 21 Kevin Parker Democratic, Working Families 25%
NY State Senate - 23 Diane Savino Democratic, Working Families, Independence Party 50%
NY State Senate - 28 Liz Krueger Democratic, Working Families 50%
NY State Senate - 29 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 75%
NY State Senate - 44 Neil Breslin Democratic, Working Families, Independence Party 75%
NY State Senate - 49 Jim Tedisco Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform 75%
NY State Senate - 58 Thomas O'Mara Republican, Conservative, Independence Party 50%
NY Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli Democratic 75%
NY Supervisor - At-Large Bill Reilich 50%
NY Council Member - 18 Rubén Díaz, Sr. Democratic 50%
NY Borough President - At-Large Ruben Diaz, Jr. 75%
James Alesi 75%
Thomas Alfano 75%
Carl Andrews 50%
Carmen Arroyo 75%
Darrel Aubertine 75%
James Bacalles 100%
Michael Balboni 75%
Robert Barra 75%
Thomas Barraga 50%
Michael Benjamin 50%
Jonathan Bing 50%
John Bonacic 75%
William Boyland, Jr. 75%
Adam Bradley 75%
James Brennan 50%
Richard Brodsky 75%
Byron Brown 75%
Jeffrey Brown 50%
Joseph Bruno 100%
Daniel Burling 75%
Marc Butler 75%
Nancy Calhoun 75%
Ronald Canestrari 75%
Ann-Margaret Carrozza 75%
Pat Casale 75%
Joan Christensen 75%
Barbara Clark 50%
Adele Cohen 50%
Martin Connor 75%
James Conte 75%
Clifford Crouch 75%
John DeFrancisco 100%
Francine DelMonte 100%
RoAnn Destito 100%
Luis Diaz 75%
Thomas Duane 75%
Patricia Eddington 50%
Joseph Errigo 75%
Hugh Farley 75%
Herman Farrell, Jr. 75%
Ginny Fields 75%
Gary Finch 75%
John Flanagan, Jr. 75%
Charles Fuschillo, Jr. 75%
David Gantt 75%
Martin Golden 75%
Efrain Gonzalez, Jr. 75%
Diane Gordon 75%
Alexander Grannis 50%
Roger Green 50%
Aurelia Greene 50%
Kemp Hannon 75%
Ruth Hassell-Thompson 75%
State Office Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House - 13 Adriano Espaillat D 75%
NY U.S. House - 20 Paul Tonko D 75%
NY U.S. House - 25 Joe Morelle D 100%
NY State Assembly - 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Other 75%
NY State Assembly - 4 Steve Englebright D 50%
NY State Assembly - 6 Phil Ramos Other 75%
NY State Assembly - 8 Michael Fitzpatrick Other 50%
NY State Assembly - 13 Charles Lavine D 75%
NY State Assembly - 14 David McDonough Other 75%
NY State Assembly - 32 Vivian Cook Other 75%
NY State Assembly - 35 Jeffrion Aubry Other 75%
NY State Assembly - 37 Catherine Nolan D 75%
NY State Assembly - 41 Helene Weinstein Other 50%
NY State Assembly - 45 Steven Cymbrowitz D 75%
NY State Assembly - 47 William Colton Other 50%
NY State Assembly - 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Other 75%
NY State Assembly - 58 N. Nick Perry D 50%
NY State Assembly - 63 Michael Cusick D 50%
NY State Assembly - 66 Deborah Glick D 50%
NY State Assembly - 69 Daniel O'Donnell D 75%
NY State Assembly - 75 Dick Gottfried D 50%
NY State Assembly - 78 Jose Rivera Other 75%
NY State Assembly - 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz D 50%
NY State Assembly - 82 Michael Benedetto D 75%
NY State Assembly - 83 Carl Heastie D 50%
NY State Assembly - 88 Amy Paulin D 50%
NY State Assembly - 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. D 75%
NY State Assembly - 95 Sandy Galef D 75%
NY State Assembly - 100 Aileen Gunther D 75%
NY State Assembly - 103 Kevin Cahill D 75%
NY State Assembly - 120 Will Barclay R 75%
NY State Assembly - 123 Donna Lupardo D 75%
NY State Assembly - 129 Bill Magnarelli D 75%
NY State Assembly - 141 Crystal Peoples-Stokes Other 75%
NY State Senate - 12 Michael Gianaris D 75%
NY State Senate - 16 Toby Ann Stavisky D 75%
NY State Senate - 21 Kevin Parker Other 25%
NY State Senate - 23 Diane Savino Other 50%
NY State Senate - 28 Liz Krueger Other 50%
NY State Senate - 29 José Serrano Other 75%
NY State Senate - 44 Neil Breslin Other 75%
NY State Senate - 49 Jim Tedisco Other 75%
NY State Senate - 58 Thomas O'Mara Other 50%
NY Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli D 75%
NY Supervisor - At-Large Bill Reilich 50%
NY Council Member - 18 Rubén Díaz, Sr. D 50%
NY Borough President - At-Large Ruben Diaz, Jr. 75%
James Alesi 75%
Thomas Alfano 75%
Carl Andrews 50%
Carmen Arroyo 75%
Darrel Aubertine 75%
James Bacalles 100%
Michael Balboni 75%
Robert Barra 75%
Thomas Barraga 50%
Michael Benjamin 50%
Jonathan Bing 50%
John Bonacic 75%
William Boyland, Jr. 75%
Adam Bradley 75%
James Brennan 50%
Richard Brodsky 75%
Byron Brown 75%
Jeffrey Brown 50%
Joseph Bruno 100%
Daniel Burling 75%
Marc Butler 75%
Nancy Calhoun 75%
Ronald Canestrari 75%
Ann-Margaret Carrozza 75%
Pat Casale 75%
Joan Christensen 75%
Barbara Clark 50%
Adele Cohen 50%
Martin Connor 75%
James Conte 75%
Clifford Crouch 75%
John DeFrancisco 100%
Francine DelMonte 100%
RoAnn Destito 100%
Luis Diaz 75%
Thomas Duane 75%
Patricia Eddington 50%
Joseph Errigo 75%
Hugh Farley 75%
Herman Farrell, Jr. 75%
Ginny Fields 75%
Gary Finch 75%
John Flanagan, Jr. 75%
Charles Fuschillo, Jr. 75%
David Gantt 75%
Martin Golden 75%
Efrain Gonzalez, Jr. 75%
Diane Gordon 75%
Alexander Grannis 50%
Roger Green 50%
Aurelia Greene 50%
Kemp Hannon 75%
Ruth Hassell-Thompson 75%
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