Rating Group: Business Council of New York State, Incorporated

2011-2012 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House - 1 Lee Zeldin Republican 86%
NY U.S. House - 6 Grace Meng Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House - 8 Hakeem Jeffries Democratic 44%
NY U.S. House - 11 Nicole Malliotakis Republican 70%
NY U.S. House - 13 Adriano Espaillat Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House - 22 Claudia Tenney Republican 70%
NY U.S. House - 25 Joe Morelle Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly - 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Democratic, Conservative, Independence, Working Families 50%
NY State Assembly - 4 Steve Englebright Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly - 6 Phil Ramos Democratic, Working Families 50%
NY State Assembly - 8 Michael Fitzpatrick Republican, Conservative, Independence 70%
NY State Assembly - 14 David McDonough Conservative 70%
NY State Assembly - 15 Michael Montesano Republican, Conservative, Independence 70%
NY State Assembly - 19 Edward Ra Republican, Conservative, Independence, Tax Revolt 60%
NY State Assembly - 24 David Weprin Democratic 44%
NY State Assembly - 26 Edward Braunstein Democratic, Independence 50%
NY State Assembly - 28 Andrew Hevesi Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly - 32 Vivian Cook Democratic, Liberal 50%
NY State Assembly - 35 Jeffrion Aubry Democratic, Liberal 50%
NY State Assembly - 37 Catherine Nolan Democratic 40%
NY State Assembly - 41 Helene Weinstein Democratic, Liberal 50%
NY State Assembly - 45 Steven Cymbrowitz Democratic 56%
NY State Assembly - 47 William Colton Democratic, Working Families 56%
NY State Assembly - 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Democratic, Independence 50%
NY State Assembly - 58 N. Nick Perry Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly - 63 Michael Cusick Democratic 56%
NY State Assembly - 66 Deborah Glick Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly - 67 Linda Rosenthal Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly - 69 Daniel O'Donnell Democratic 40%
NY State Assembly - 75 Dick Gottfried Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly - 78 Jose Rivera Democratic, Working Families 56%
NY State Assembly - 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly - 82 Michael Benedetto Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly - 83 Carl Heastie Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly - 88 Amy Paulin Democratic 44%
NY State Assembly - 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly - 92 Tom Abinanti Democratic, Independence 44%
NY State Assembly - 95 Sandy Galef Democratic 56%
NY State Assembly - 96 Kenneth Zebrowski, Jr. Democratic 56%
NY State Assembly - 100 Aileen Gunther Democratic 56%
NY State Assembly - 103 Kevin Cahill Democratic 40%
NY State Assembly - 117 Kenneth Blankenbush Republican, Conservative 70%
NY State Assembly - 120 Will Barclay Republican 67%
NY State Assembly - 123 Donna Lupardo Democratic 60%
NY State Assembly - 124 Chris Friend Republican 60%
NY State Assembly - 129 Bill Magnarelli Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly - 132 Phil Palmesano Republican, Conservative, Independence 70%
NY State Assembly - 138 Harry Bronson Democratic, Working Families 56%
NY State Assembly - 139 Steve Hawley Republican, Conservative, Independence 50%
NY State Assembly - 141 Crystal Peoples-Stokes Democratic, Working Families 44%
NY State Assembly - 148 Joe Giglio Republican, Conservative, Independence 70%
NY State Assembly - 150 Andy Goodell Republican, Conservative, Change Albany 80%
NY State Senate - 4 Phil Boyle Republican 70%
NY State Senate - 12 Michael Gianaris Democratic 83%
NY State Senate - 15 Joseph Addabbo, Jr. Democratic 71%
NY State Senate - 16 Toby Ann Stavisky Democratic 71%
NY State Senate - 21 Kevin Parker Democratic, Working Families 29%
NY State Senate - 23 Diane Savino Democratic, Working Families, Independence Party 83%
NY State Senate - 24 Andrew Lanza Republican 86%
NY State Senate - 28 Liz Krueger Democratic, Working Families 57%
NY State Senate - 29 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 83%
NY State Senate - 33 Gustavo Rivera Democratic, Working Families 57%
NY State Senate - 35 Andrea Stewart-Cousins Democratic, Working Families 71%
NY State Senate - 44 Neil Breslin Democratic, Working Families, Independence Party 71%
NY State Senate - 47 Joseph Griffo Republican, Conservative, Independence Party 71%
NY State Senate - 48 Patty Ritchie Republican, Conservative, Independence Party 71%
NY State Senate - 49 Jim Tedisco Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform 70%
NY State Senate - 58 Thomas O'Mara Republican, Conservative, Independence Party 86%
NY State Senate - 59 Patrick Gallivan Republican, Conservative, Independence Party 86%
NY State Senate - 63 Timothy Kennedy Democratic, Working Families, Independence Party 67%
NY Secretary of State Robert Rodriguez Democratic 57%
NY Mayor - At-Large Eric Adams Democratic 57%
NY Mayor - At-Large Mike Spano 50%
NY Supervisor - At-Large Bill Reilich 60%
NY Council Member - 16 Vanessa Gibson Democratic 50%
NY Council Member - 18 Rubén Díaz, Sr. Democratic 14%
NY Council Member - 21 Francisco Moya Democratic 50%
NY Council Member - 46 Alan Maisel Democratic 50%
NY County Executive - At-Large Marcus Molinaro No Party Affiliation 67%
NY Legislator - 13 Tom McKevitt 70%
James Alesi 86%
George Amedore, Jr. 70%
Carmen Arroyo 43%
Tony Avella 71%
Greg Ball 86%
Inez Barron 0%
John Bonacic 86%
William Boyland, Jr. 45%
James Brennan 50%
Alec Brook-Krasny 44%
Daniel Burling 40%
Marc Butler 50%
Nancy Calhoun 70%
Karim Camara 33%
Ronald Canestrari 56%
David Carlucci 83%
Robert Castelli 60%
Nelson Castro 50%
John Ceretto 70%
Barbara Clark 50%
State Office Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House - 1 Lee Zeldin R 86%
NY U.S. House - 6 Grace Meng D 50%
NY U.S. House - 8 Hakeem Jeffries D 44%
NY U.S. House - 11 Nicole Malliotakis R 70%
NY U.S. House - 13 Adriano Espaillat D 43%
NY U.S. House - 22 Claudia Tenney R 70%
NY U.S. House - 25 Joe Morelle D 50%
NY State Assembly - 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Other 50%
NY State Assembly - 4 Steve Englebright D 50%
NY State Assembly - 6 Phil Ramos Other 50%
NY State Assembly - 8 Michael Fitzpatrick Other 70%
NY State Assembly - 14 David McDonough Other 70%
NY State Assembly - 15 Michael Montesano Other 70%
NY State Assembly - 19 Edward Ra Other 60%
NY State Assembly - 24 David Weprin D 44%
NY State Assembly - 26 Edward Braunstein Other 50%
NY State Assembly - 28 Andrew Hevesi D 50%
NY State Assembly - 32 Vivian Cook Other 50%
NY State Assembly - 35 Jeffrion Aubry Other 50%
NY State Assembly - 37 Catherine Nolan D 40%
NY State Assembly - 41 Helene Weinstein Other 50%
NY State Assembly - 45 Steven Cymbrowitz D 56%
NY State Assembly - 47 William Colton Other 56%
NY State Assembly - 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Other 50%
NY State Assembly - 58 N. Nick Perry D 50%
NY State Assembly - 63 Michael Cusick D 56%
NY State Assembly - 66 Deborah Glick D 50%
NY State Assembly - 67 Linda Rosenthal D 50%
NY State Assembly - 69 Daniel O'Donnell D 40%
NY State Assembly - 75 Dick Gottfried D 50%
NY State Assembly - 78 Jose Rivera Other 56%
NY State Assembly - 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz D 50%
NY State Assembly - 82 Michael Benedetto D 50%
NY State Assembly - 83 Carl Heastie D 50%
NY State Assembly - 88 Amy Paulin D 44%
NY State Assembly - 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. D 50%
NY State Assembly - 92 Tom Abinanti Other 44%
NY State Assembly - 95 Sandy Galef D 56%
NY State Assembly - 96 Kenneth Zebrowski, Jr. D 56%
NY State Assembly - 100 Aileen Gunther D 56%
NY State Assembly - 103 Kevin Cahill D 40%
NY State Assembly - 117 Kenneth Blankenbush Other 70%
NY State Assembly - 120 Will Barclay R 67%
NY State Assembly - 123 Donna Lupardo D 60%
NY State Assembly - 124 Chris Friend R 60%
NY State Assembly - 129 Bill Magnarelli D 50%
NY State Assembly - 132 Phil Palmesano Other 70%
NY State Assembly - 138 Harry Bronson Other 56%
NY State Assembly - 139 Steve Hawley Other 50%
NY State Assembly - 141 Crystal Peoples-Stokes Other 44%
NY State Assembly - 148 Joe Giglio Other 70%
NY State Assembly - 150 Andy Goodell Other 80%
NY State Senate - 4 Phil Boyle R 70%
NY State Senate - 12 Michael Gianaris D 83%
NY State Senate - 15 Joseph Addabbo, Jr. D 71%
NY State Senate - 16 Toby Ann Stavisky D 71%
NY State Senate - 21 Kevin Parker Other 29%
NY State Senate - 23 Diane Savino Other 83%
NY State Senate - 24 Andrew Lanza R 86%
NY State Senate - 28 Liz Krueger Other 57%
NY State Senate - 29 José Serrano Other 83%
NY State Senate - 33 Gustavo Rivera Other 57%
NY State Senate - 35 Andrea Stewart-Cousins Other 71%
NY State Senate - 44 Neil Breslin Other 71%
NY State Senate - 47 Joseph Griffo Other 71%
NY State Senate - 48 Patty Ritchie Other 71%
NY State Senate - 49 Jim Tedisco Other 70%
NY State Senate - 58 Thomas O'Mara Other 86%
NY State Senate - 59 Patrick Gallivan Other 86%
NY State Senate - 63 Timothy Kennedy Other 67%
NY Secretary of State Robert Rodriguez D 57%
NY Mayor - At-Large Eric Adams D 57%
NY Mayor - At-Large Mike Spano 50%
NY Supervisor - At-Large Bill Reilich 60%
NY Council Member - 16 Vanessa Gibson D 50%
NY Council Member - 18 Rubén Díaz, Sr. D 14%
NY Council Member - 21 Francisco Moya D 50%
NY Council Member - 46 Alan Maisel D 50%
NY County Executive - At-Large Marcus Molinaro N/A 67%
NY Legislator - 13 Tom McKevitt 70%
James Alesi 86%
George Amedore, Jr. 70%
Carmen Arroyo 43%
Tony Avella 71%
Greg Ball 86%
Inez Barron 0%
John Bonacic 86%
William Boyland, Jr. 45%
James Brennan 50%
Alec Brook-Krasny 44%
Daniel Burling 40%
Marc Butler 50%
Nancy Calhoun 70%
Karim Camara 33%
Ronald Canestrari 56%
David Carlucci 83%
Robert Castelli 60%
Nelson Castro 50%
John Ceretto 70%
Barbara Clark 50%
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