Rating Group: Business Council of New York State, Incorporated

2012 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House - 1 Lee Zeldin Republican 90%
NY U.S. House - 11 Nicole Malliotakis Republican 77%
NY U.S. House - 13 Adriano Espaillat Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House - 22 Claudia Tenney Republican 77%
NY U.S. House - 25 Joe Morelle Democratic 62%
NY State Assembly - 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Democratic, Conservative, Independence, Working Families 54%
NY State Assembly - 4 Steve Englebright Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly - 6 Phil Ramos Democratic, Working Families 42%
NY State Assembly - 8 Michael Fitzpatrick Republican, Conservative, Independence 92%
NY State Assembly - 13 Charles Lavine Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly - 14 David McDonough Conservative 85%
NY State Assembly - 15 Michael Montesano Republican, Conservative, Independence 76%
NY State Assembly - 19 Edward Ra Republican, Conservative, Independence, Tax Revolt 77%
NY State Assembly - 24 David Weprin Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly - 26 Edward Braunstein Democratic, Independence 50%
NY State Assembly - 28 Andrew Hevesi Democratic 58%
NY State Assembly - 32 Vivian Cook Democratic, Liberal 46%
NY State Assembly - 35 Jeffrion Aubry Democratic, Liberal 45%
NY State Assembly - 37 Catherine Nolan Democratic 42%
NY State Assembly - 41 Helene Weinstein Democratic, Liberal 50%
NY State Assembly - 45 Steven Cymbrowitz Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly - 47 William Colton Democratic, Working Families 42%
NY State Assembly - 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Democratic, Independence 40%
NY State Assembly - 58 N. Nick Perry Democratic 54%
NY State Assembly - 63 Michael Cusick Democratic 58%
NY State Assembly - 66 Deborah Glick Democratic 33%
NY State Assembly - 67 Linda Rosenthal Democratic 40%
NY State Assembly - 69 Daniel O'Donnell Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly - 73 Dan Quart Democratic 46%
NY State Assembly - 75 Dick Gottfried Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly - 78 Jose Rivera Democratic, Working Families 42%
NY State Assembly - 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz Democratic 40%
NY State Assembly - 82 Michael Benedetto Democratic 54%
NY State Assembly - 83 Carl Heastie Democratic 45%
NY State Assembly - 88 Amy Paulin Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly - 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly - 92 Tom Abinanti Democratic, Independence 45%
NY State Assembly - 95 Sandy Galef Democratic 54%
NY State Assembly - 96 Kenneth Zebrowski, Jr. Democratic 54%
NY State Assembly - 100 Aileen Gunther Democratic 54%
NY State Assembly - 103 Kevin Cahill Democratic 42%
NY State Assembly - 117 Kenneth Blankenbush Republican, Conservative 85%
NY State Assembly - 120 Will Barclay Republican 85%
NY State Assembly - 123 Donna Lupardo Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly - 124 Chris Friend Republican 92%
NY State Assembly - 129 Bill Magnarelli Democratic 54%
NY State Assembly - 132 Phil Palmesano Republican, Conservative, Independence 85%
NY State Assembly - 138 Harry Bronson Democratic, Working Families 50%
NY State Assembly - 139 Steve Hawley Republican, Conservative, Independence 92%
NY State Assembly - 141 Crystal Peoples-Stokes Democratic, Working Families 46%
NY State Assembly - 148 Joe Giglio Republican, Conservative, Independence 77%
NY State Assembly - 150 Andy Goodell Republican, Conservative, Change Albany 75%
NY State Senate - 4 Phil Boyle Republican 69%
NY State Senate - 12 Michael Gianaris Democratic 60%
NY State Senate - 15 Joseph Addabbo, Jr. Democratic 60%
NY State Senate - 16 Toby Ann Stavisky Democratic 55%
NY State Senate - 21 Kevin Parker Democratic, Working Families 40%
NY State Senate - 23 Diane Savino Democratic, Working Families, Independence Party 70%
NY State Senate - 24 Andrew Lanza Republican 90%
NY State Senate - 26 Brian Kavanagh Democratic, Working Families 50%
NY State Senate - 28 Liz Krueger Democratic, Working Families 40%
NY State Senate - 29 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 60%
NY State Senate - 33 Gustavo Rivera Democratic, Working Families 50%
NY State Senate - 35 Andrea Stewart-Cousins Democratic, Working Families 60%
NY State Senate - 37 Shelley Mayer Democratic 45%
NY State Senate - 44 Neil Breslin Democratic, Working Families, Independence Party 60%
NY State Senate - 47 Joseph Griffo Republican, Conservative, Independence Party 90%
NY State Senate - 48 Patty Ritchie Republican, Conservative, Independence Party 90%
NY State Senate - 49 Jim Tedisco Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform 85%
NY State Senate - 58 Thomas O'Mara Republican, Conservative, Independence Party 90%
NY State Senate - 59 Patrick Gallivan Republican, Conservative, Independence Party 90%
NY State Senate - 60 Sean Ryan Democratic 42%
NY State Senate - 63 Timothy Kennedy Democratic, Working Families, Independence Party 70%
NY Secretary of State Robert Rodriguez Democratic 56%
NY Mayor - At-Large Eric Adams Democratic 63%
NY Supervisor - At-Large Bill Reilich 92%
NY Council Member - 16 Vanessa Gibson Democratic 36%
NY Council Member - 18 Rubén Díaz, Sr. Democratic 25%
NY Council Member - 21 Francisco Moya Democratic 42%
NY Council Member - 46 Alan Maisel Democratic 42%
NY Legislator - 13 Tom McKevitt 77%
James Alesi 90%
George Amedore, Jr. 85%
Carmen Arroyo 50%
Tony Avella 60%
Greg Ball 90%
Inez Barron 13%
John Bonacic 90%
William Boyland, Jr. 33%
James Brennan 50%
Anthony Brindisi 62%
Alec Brook-Krasny 50%
Daniel Burling 75%
Marc Butler 85%
Nancy Calhoun 83%
Karim Camara 45%
Ronald Canestrari 50%
David Carlucci 70%
Robert Castelli 62%
Nelson Castro 45%
State Office Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House - 1 Lee Zeldin R 90%
NY U.S. House - 11 Nicole Malliotakis R 77%
NY U.S. House - 13 Adriano Espaillat D 71%
NY U.S. House - 22 Claudia Tenney R 77%
NY U.S. House - 25 Joe Morelle D 62%
NY State Assembly - 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Other 54%
NY State Assembly - 4 Steve Englebright D 50%
NY State Assembly - 6 Phil Ramos Other 42%
NY State Assembly - 8 Michael Fitzpatrick Other 92%
NY State Assembly - 13 Charles Lavine D 50%
NY State Assembly - 14 David McDonough Other 85%
NY State Assembly - 15 Michael Montesano Other 76%
NY State Assembly - 19 Edward Ra Other 77%
NY State Assembly - 24 David Weprin D 50%
NY State Assembly - 26 Edward Braunstein Other 50%
NY State Assembly - 28 Andrew Hevesi D 58%
NY State Assembly - 32 Vivian Cook Other 46%
NY State Assembly - 35 Jeffrion Aubry Other 45%
NY State Assembly - 37 Catherine Nolan D 42%
NY State Assembly - 41 Helene Weinstein Other 50%
NY State Assembly - 45 Steven Cymbrowitz D 50%
NY State Assembly - 47 William Colton Other 42%
NY State Assembly - 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Other 40%
NY State Assembly - 58 N. Nick Perry D 54%
NY State Assembly - 63 Michael Cusick D 58%
NY State Assembly - 66 Deborah Glick D 33%
NY State Assembly - 67 Linda Rosenthal D 40%
NY State Assembly - 69 Daniel O'Donnell D 50%
NY State Assembly - 73 Dan Quart D 46%
NY State Assembly - 75 Dick Gottfried D 50%
NY State Assembly - 78 Jose Rivera Other 42%
NY State Assembly - 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz D 40%
NY State Assembly - 82 Michael Benedetto D 54%
NY State Assembly - 83 Carl Heastie D 45%
NY State Assembly - 88 Amy Paulin D 50%
NY State Assembly - 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. D 50%
NY State Assembly - 92 Tom Abinanti Other 45%
NY State Assembly - 95 Sandy Galef D 54%
NY State Assembly - 96 Kenneth Zebrowski, Jr. D 54%
NY State Assembly - 100 Aileen Gunther D 54%
NY State Assembly - 103 Kevin Cahill D 42%
NY State Assembly - 117 Kenneth Blankenbush Other 85%
NY State Assembly - 120 Will Barclay R 85%
NY State Assembly - 123 Donna Lupardo D 50%
NY State Assembly - 124 Chris Friend R 92%
NY State Assembly - 129 Bill Magnarelli D 54%
NY State Assembly - 132 Phil Palmesano Other 85%
NY State Assembly - 138 Harry Bronson Other 50%
NY State Assembly - 139 Steve Hawley Other 92%
NY State Assembly - 141 Crystal Peoples-Stokes Other 46%
NY State Assembly - 148 Joe Giglio Other 77%
NY State Assembly - 150 Andy Goodell Other 75%
NY State Senate - 4 Phil Boyle R 69%
NY State Senate - 12 Michael Gianaris D 60%
NY State Senate - 15 Joseph Addabbo, Jr. D 60%
NY State Senate - 16 Toby Ann Stavisky D 55%
NY State Senate - 21 Kevin Parker Other 40%
NY State Senate - 23 Diane Savino Other 70%
NY State Senate - 24 Andrew Lanza R 90%
NY State Senate - 26 Brian Kavanagh Other 50%
NY State Senate - 28 Liz Krueger Other 40%
NY State Senate - 29 José Serrano Other 60%
NY State Senate - 33 Gustavo Rivera Other 50%
NY State Senate - 35 Andrea Stewart-Cousins Other 60%
NY State Senate - 37 Shelley Mayer D 45%
NY State Senate - 44 Neil Breslin Other 60%
NY State Senate - 47 Joseph Griffo Other 90%
NY State Senate - 48 Patty Ritchie Other 90%
NY State Senate - 49 Jim Tedisco Other 85%
NY State Senate - 58 Thomas O'Mara Other 90%
NY State Senate - 59 Patrick Gallivan Other 90%
NY State Senate - 60 Sean Ryan D 42%
NY State Senate - 63 Timothy Kennedy Other 70%
NY Secretary of State Robert Rodriguez D 56%
NY Mayor - At-Large Eric Adams D 63%
NY Supervisor - At-Large Bill Reilich 92%
NY Council Member - 16 Vanessa Gibson D 36%
NY Council Member - 18 Rubén Díaz, Sr. D 25%
NY Council Member - 21 Francisco Moya D 42%
NY Council Member - 46 Alan Maisel D 42%
NY Legislator - 13 Tom McKevitt 77%
James Alesi 90%
George Amedore, Jr. 85%
Carmen Arroyo 50%
Tony Avella 60%
Greg Ball 90%
Inez Barron 13%
John Bonacic 90%
William Boyland, Jr. 33%
James Brennan 50%
Anthony Brindisi 62%
Alec Brook-Krasny 50%
Daniel Burling 75%
Marc Butler 85%
Nancy Calhoun 83%
Karim Camara 45%
Ronald Canestrari 50%
David Carlucci 70%
Robert Castelli 62%
Nelson Castro 45%
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