Rating Group: New York Civil Liberties Union

1996 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 70%
NY U.S. House - 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House - 25 Joe Morelle Democratic 60%
NY State Assembly - 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Democratic, Conservative, Independence, Working Families 60%
NY State Assembly - 4 Steve Englebright Democratic 60%
NY State Assembly - 32 Vivian Cook Democratic, Liberal 60%
NY State Assembly - 35 Jeffrion Aubry Democratic, Liberal 50%
NY State Assembly - 37 Catherine Nolan Democratic 60%
NY State Assembly - 41 Helene Weinstein Democratic, Liberal 60%
NY State Assembly - 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Democratic, Independence 50%
NY State Assembly - 58 N. Nick Perry Democratic 50%
NY State Assembly - 66 Deborah Glick Democratic 90%
NY State Assembly - 75 Dick Gottfried Democratic 100%
NY State Assembly - 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz Democratic 60%
NY State Assembly - 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. Democratic 70%
NY State Assembly - 95 Sandy Galef Democratic 60%
NY State Senate - 4 Phil Boyle Republican 50%
NY State Senate - 49 Jim Tedisco Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform 30%
NY Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli Democratic 60%
NY Mayor - At-Large Mike Spano 50%
Catherine Abate 70%
Patricia Acampora 30%
James Alesi 0%
Thomas Alfano 28%
Richard Anderson 40%
Carmen Arroyo 50%
James Bacalles 40%
Michael Balboni 20%
Thomas Barraga 20%
Samuel Bea, Jr. 57%
Gregory Becker 30%
John Bonacic 50%
William Frank Boyland, Sr. 70%
Michael Bragman 60%
James Brennan 70%
Richard Brodsky 60%
Harold Brown, Jr. 40%
Joseph Bruno 0%
Denis Butler 40%
Marc Butler 30%
Nancy Calhoun 40%
Ronald Canestrari 60%
Pat Casale 30%
Joan Christensen 60%
Barbara Clark 60%
Samuel Colman 50%
Elizabeth Connelly 40%
Martin Connor 70%
James Conte 50%
Charles Cook 10%
Clifford Crouch 50%
Joe Crowley 60%
Robert D'Andrea 30%
Gloria Davis 70%
John DeFrancisco 10%
RoAnn Destito 60%
Francisco Diaz, Jr. 80%
Jay Dinga 30%
Richard Dollinger 20%
Craig Doran 40%
Pedro Espada, Jr. 40%
Arthur Eve 50%
Hugh Farley 0%
Herman Farrell, Jr. 70%
John Faso 50%
Daniel Feldman 50%
Donna Ferrara 40%
Daniel Fessenden 40%
John Flanagan, Jr. 40%
David Gantt 70%
Anthony Genovesi 70%
Emanuel Gold 50%
Efrain Gonzalez, Jr. 0%
Roy Goodman 30%
Alexander Grannis 70%
Roger Green 60%
Aurelia Greene 60%
Edward Griffith 60%
Alexander Gromack 60%
John Guerin 30%
Jacob Gunther III 60%
Kemp Hannon 0%
Paul Harenberg 60%
Marc Herbst 30%
Dov Hikind 40%
Audrey Hochberg 60%
Nancy Larraine Hoffmann 10%
Joseph Holland 0%
Earlene Hooper 60%
Sam Hoyt III 60%
Rhoda Jacobs 60%
Susan John 70%
Jerry Johnson 40%
Owen Johnson 0%
Melinda Katz 60%
Stephen Kaufman 50%
Richard Keane 40%
Thomas Kirwan 30%
Jeff Klein 60%
David Koon 55%
State Office Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 70%
NY U.S. House - 20 Paul Tonko D 60%
NY U.S. House - 25 Joe Morelle D 60%
NY State Assembly - 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Other 60%
NY State Assembly - 4 Steve Englebright D 60%
NY State Assembly - 32 Vivian Cook Other 60%
NY State Assembly - 35 Jeffrion Aubry Other 50%
NY State Assembly - 37 Catherine Nolan D 60%
NY State Assembly - 41 Helene Weinstein Other 60%
NY State Assembly - 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Other 50%
NY State Assembly - 58 N. Nick Perry D 50%
NY State Assembly - 66 Deborah Glick D 90%
NY State Assembly - 75 Dick Gottfried D 100%
NY State Assembly - 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz D 60%
NY State Assembly - 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. D 70%
NY State Assembly - 95 Sandy Galef D 60%
NY State Senate - 4 Phil Boyle R 50%
NY State Senate - 49 Jim Tedisco Other 30%
NY Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli D 60%
NY Mayor - At-Large Mike Spano 50%
Catherine Abate 70%
Patricia Acampora 30%
James Alesi 0%
Thomas Alfano 28%
Richard Anderson 40%
Carmen Arroyo 50%
James Bacalles 40%
Michael Balboni 20%
Thomas Barraga 20%
Samuel Bea, Jr. 57%
Gregory Becker 30%
John Bonacic 50%
William Frank Boyland, Sr. 70%
Michael Bragman 60%
James Brennan 70%
Richard Brodsky 60%
Harold Brown, Jr. 40%
Joseph Bruno 0%
Denis Butler 40%
Marc Butler 30%
Nancy Calhoun 40%
Ronald Canestrari 60%
Pat Casale 30%
Joan Christensen 60%
Barbara Clark 60%
Samuel Colman 50%
Elizabeth Connelly 40%
Martin Connor 70%
James Conte 50%
Charles Cook 10%
Clifford Crouch 50%
Joe Crowley 60%
Robert D'Andrea 30%
Gloria Davis 70%
John DeFrancisco 10%
RoAnn Destito 60%
Francisco Diaz, Jr. 80%
Jay Dinga 30%
Richard Dollinger 20%
Craig Doran 40%
Pedro Espada, Jr. 40%
Arthur Eve 50%
Hugh Farley 0%
Herman Farrell, Jr. 70%
John Faso 50%
Daniel Feldman 50%
Donna Ferrara 40%
Daniel Fessenden 40%
John Flanagan, Jr. 40%
David Gantt 70%
Anthony Genovesi 70%
Emanuel Gold 50%
Efrain Gonzalez, Jr. 0%
Roy Goodman 30%
Alexander Grannis 70%
Roger Green 60%
Aurelia Greene 60%
Edward Griffith 60%
Alexander Gromack 60%
John Guerin 30%
Jacob Gunther III 60%
Kemp Hannon 0%
Paul Harenberg 60%
Marc Herbst 30%
Dov Hikind 40%
Audrey Hochberg 60%
Nancy Larraine Hoffmann 10%
Joseph Holland 0%
Earlene Hooper 60%
Sam Hoyt III 60%
Rhoda Jacobs 60%
Susan John 70%
Jerry Johnson 40%
Owen Johnson 0%
Melinda Katz 60%
Stephen Kaufman 50%
Richard Keane 40%
Thomas Kirwan 30%
Jeff Klein 60%
David Koon 55%
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