Rating Group: Conservative Union

1998 Positions

Issues: Conservative

Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issue concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

With rare exceptions, Vote Smart displays interest group ratings as a 0-100 percentage. While many interest groups use percentages as ratings to begin with, please note that Vote Smart has translated some ratings to a percentage from a different rating system for consistency and ease in understanding. Please visit the group's website, email us at ratings@votesmart.org or call our Voter Information Hotline at 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.


Page 1 of 2
results per page:
State Office Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House - 13 Adriano Espaillat Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House - 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House - 25 Joe Morelle Democratic 45%
NY State Assembly - 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Democratic, Conservative, Independence, Working Families 55%
NY State Assembly - 4 Steve Englebright Democratic 45%
NY State Assembly - 32 Vivian Cook Democratic, Liberal 35%
NY State Assembly - 35 Jeffrion Aubry Democratic, Liberal 35%
NY State Assembly - 37 Catherine Nolan Democratic 40%
NY State Assembly - 41 Helene Weinstein Democratic, Liberal 40%
NY State Assembly - 47 William Colton Democratic, Working Families 45%
NY State Assembly - 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Democratic, Independence 40%
NY State Assembly - 66 Deborah Glick Democratic 35%
NY State Assembly - 75 Dick Gottfried Democratic 20%
NY State Assembly - 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz Democratic 35%
NY State Assembly - 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. Democratic 35%
NY State Assembly - 95 Sandy Galef Democratic 40%
NY State Senate - 4 Phil Boyle Republican 70%
NY State Senate - 44 Neil Breslin Democratic, Working Families, Independence Party 70%
NY State Senate - 49 Jim Tedisco Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform 70%
NY Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli Democratic 35%
NY Mayor - At-Large Mike Spano 50%
Patricia Acampora 70%
James Alesi 70%
Thomas Alfano 60%
Carmen Arroyo 40%
James Bacalles 70%
Michael Balboni 65%
Thomas Barraga 80%
Samuel Bea, Jr. 30%
John Bonacic 65%
William Frank Boyland, Sr. 35%
Michael Bragman 40%
James Brennan 30%
Richard Brodsky 40%
Harold Brown, Jr. 70%
Joseph Bruno 70%
Denis Butler 55%
Marc Butler 65%
Nancy Calhoun 65%
Ronald Canestrari 40%
Ann-Margaret Carrozza 55%
Pat Casale 75%
Joan Christensen 45%
Barbara Clark 35%
Adele Cohen 35%
Samuel Colman 45%
Elizabeth Connelly 50%
Martin Connor 55%
James Conte 75%
Clifford Crouch 65%
Robert D'Andrea 80%
Gloria Davis 30%
John DeFrancisco 65%
Nelson Antonio Denis 30%
RoAnn Destito 60%
Ruben Diaz, Jr. 45%
Jay Dinga 65%
Richard Dollinger 65%
Craig Doran 75%
Arthur Eve 35%
Hugh Farley 70%
Herman Farrell, Jr. 35%
John Faso 80%
Donna Ferrara 65%
Daniel Fessenden 70%
John Flanagan, Jr. 75%
Charles Fuschillo, Jr. 63%
David Gantt 40%
Vinnie Gentile 70%
Efrain Gonzalez, Jr. 60%
Roy Goodman 70%
Alexander Grannis 35%
Roger Green 30%
Aurelia Greene 35%
Edward Griffith 40%
Alexander Gromack 60%
Jacob Gunther III 65%
Kemp Hannon 70%
Paul Harenberg 50%
Marc Herbst 65%
Dov Hikind 0%
Audrey Hochberg 35%
Nancy Larraine Hoffmann 70%
Joseph Holland 70%
Earlene Hooper 40%
Sam Hoyt III 40%
Rhoda Jacobs 35%
Susan John 35%
Jerry Johnson 75%
Owen Johnson 70%
Stephen Kaufman 50%
Thomas Kirwan 75%
Jeff Klein 40%
David Koon 50%
Carl Kruger 70%
John Kuhl, Jr. 70%
Steven Labriola 70%
Seymour Lachman 65%
James Lack 65%
Ivan Lafayette 35%
State Office Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House - 13 Adriano Espaillat D 30%
NY U.S. House - 20 Paul Tonko D 50%
NY U.S. House - 25 Joe Morelle D 45%
NY State Assembly - 1 Fred Thiele, Jr. Other 55%
NY State Assembly - 4 Steve Englebright D 45%
NY State Assembly - 32 Vivian Cook Other 35%
NY State Assembly - 35 Jeffrion Aubry Other 35%
NY State Assembly - 37 Catherine Nolan D 40%
NY State Assembly - 41 Helene Weinstein Other 40%
NY State Assembly - 47 William Colton Other 45%
NY State Assembly - 49 Peter Abbate, Jr. Other 40%
NY State Assembly - 66 Deborah Glick D 35%
NY State Assembly - 75 Dick Gottfried D 20%
NY State Assembly - 81 Jeffrey Dinowitz D 35%
NY State Assembly - 89 Gary Pretlow, Sr. D 35%
NY State Assembly - 95 Sandy Galef D 40%
NY State Senate - 4 Phil Boyle R 70%
NY State Senate - 44 Neil Breslin Other 70%
NY State Senate - 49 Jim Tedisco Other 70%
NY Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli D 35%
NY Mayor - At-Large Mike Spano 50%
Patricia Acampora 70%
James Alesi 70%
Thomas Alfano 60%
Carmen Arroyo 40%
James Bacalles 70%
Michael Balboni 65%
Thomas Barraga 80%
Samuel Bea, Jr. 30%
John Bonacic 65%
William Frank Boyland, Sr. 35%
Michael Bragman 40%
James Brennan 30%
Richard Brodsky 40%
Harold Brown, Jr. 70%
Joseph Bruno 70%
Denis Butler 55%
Marc Butler 65%
Nancy Calhoun 65%
Ronald Canestrari 40%
Ann-Margaret Carrozza 55%
Pat Casale 75%
Joan Christensen 45%
Barbara Clark 35%
Adele Cohen 35%
Samuel Colman 45%
Elizabeth Connelly 50%
Martin Connor 55%
James Conte 75%
Clifford Crouch 65%
Robert D'Andrea 80%
Gloria Davis 30%
John DeFrancisco 65%
Nelson Antonio Denis 30%
RoAnn Destito 60%
Ruben Diaz, Jr. 45%
Jay Dinga 65%
Richard Dollinger 65%
Craig Doran 75%
Arthur Eve 35%
Hugh Farley 70%
Herman Farrell, Jr. 35%
John Faso 80%
Donna Ferrara 65%
Daniel Fessenden 70%
John Flanagan, Jr. 75%
Charles Fuschillo, Jr. 63%
David Gantt 40%
Vinnie Gentile 70%
Efrain Gonzalez, Jr. 60%
Roy Goodman 70%
Alexander Grannis 35%
Roger Green 30%
Aurelia Greene 35%
Edward Griffith 40%
Alexander Gromack 60%
Jacob Gunther III 65%
Kemp Hannon 70%
Paul Harenberg 50%
Marc Herbst 65%
Dov Hikind 0%
Audrey Hochberg 35%
Nancy Larraine Hoffmann 70%
Joseph Holland 70%
Earlene Hooper 40%
Sam Hoyt III 40%
Rhoda Jacobs 35%
Susan John 35%
Jerry Johnson 75%
Owen Johnson 70%
Stephen Kaufman 50%
Thomas Kirwan 75%
Jeff Klein 40%
David Koon 50%
Carl Kruger 70%
John Kuhl, Jr. 70%
Steven Labriola 70%
Seymour Lachman 65%
James Lack 65%
Ivan Lafayette 35%
Page 1 of 2
arrow_upward