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2016 Election Voter Guide

National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund
and
Committee for a Pro-Choice New York PAC 

 

The National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund works to identify and support pro-choice candidates on the federal level, and the Committee for a Pro-Choice New York PAC does the same for New York state-level pro-choice candidates.
The National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund and the Committee for a Pro-Choice New York PAC assess candidates and make endorsements based on incumbent voting records, candidate questionnaires, interviews, public statements, and information from community leaders.
Candidates in this guide were rated as “Pro-Choice,” “Mixed Choice,” “Anti-Choice,” or “Unknown.”

 

Federal Races:

A highlighted and bolded name means the candidate won their race and was endorsed by the National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund. An asterisk (*) denotes an incumbent candidate.
 

Congress
Office Candidate Party Rating
Senate Charles E. Schumer* D, WF, I, WE Pro-Choice
Senate Wendy Long R, C, RE Anti-Choice
3 Thomas Suozzi D Pro-Choice
3 Jack M. Martins R, C, RE Anti-Choice
4 Kathleen Rice* D, WE Pro-Choice
4 David Gurfein R, C, RE, TTR Unknown
5 Gregory Meeks* D, WE Pro-Choice
5 Michael A. O’Reilly R, C Unknown
6 Grace Meng* D, WE Pro-Choice
6 Daniel Maio R, C, Unknown
7 Nydia Velazquez* D, WE Pro-Choice
7 Allan E. Romaguera R, C Unknown
8 Hakeem Jeffries* D, WF Pro-Choice
8 Daniel S. Cavanagh C Unknown
9 Yvette Clarke* D, WF Pro-Choice
9 Alan Bellone C Unknown
10 Jerrold Nadler* D, Wf, WE Pro-Choice
10 Phillip Rosenthal R, C, I, SSID Unknown
12 Carolyn Maloney* D, WF Pro-Choice
12 Robert Ardini R Unknown
13 Adriano Espaillat D Pro-Choice
13 Tony Evans R,I Unknown
14 Joe Crowley* D, WF, WE Pro-Choice
14 Frank Spotorno R, C Unknown
15 Jose Serrano* D Pro-Choice
15 Alejandro Vega R Unknown
16 Eliot Engel* D, WF, WE Pro-Choice
16 Derrikson K. Lawrence PCC Unknown
17 Nita Lowey* D, WF,WE Pro-Choice
18 Sean Patrick Maloney* D, WF, I, WE Pro-Choice
18 Phil Oliva R, C, RE Unknown
20 Paul Tonko* D, WF, I, WE Pro-Choice
20 Francis Vitollo R, C, RE Unknown
25 Louise Slaughter* D, WF,WE Pro-Choice
25 Mark Assini R, C, I, RE Anti-Choice
26 Brian Higgins* D, WF, WE Pro-Choice
26 Shelly Shratz R, C Unknown

New York State Races:

A highlighted and bolded name means the candidate won their race and was endorsed by the Committee for a Pro-Choice New York PAC. An asterisk (*) denotes an incumbent candidate.

State Senate
District Candidate Party Rating
9 Todd Kaminsky* D, WF, WE Pro-Choice
9 Christopher T. McGrath R, C, I, RE, TTR Unknown
12 Michael N. Gianaris* D, WF Pro-Choice
12 Marvin R. Jeffcoat R, C Unknown
13 Jose R. Peralta* D, WF Pro-Choice
13 Jesus Gonzalez R, C, RE Unknown
14 Leroy G. Comrie, Jr.* D, WF Pro-Choice
14 Jarret N. Freeman R Unknown
16 Toby Ann Stavisky* D, WF, WE Pro-Choice
16 Carlos G. Gilron R, C, RE Unknown
18 Martin Malave Dilan* D Pro-Choice
20 Jesse E. Hamilton* D, WF, I Pro-Choice
20 Menachem M. Raitport R, C Unknown
21 Kevin S. Parker* D, WF Pro-Choice
21 Brian W. Kelly R Unknown
25 Velmanette Montgomery* D, WF Pro-Choice
25 Mamie Rose R Unknown
26 Daniel Squadron* D, WF Pro-Choice
27 Brad M. Hoylman* D, WF Pro-Choice
28 Liz Krueger* D, WF Pro-Choice
28 Michael K. Zumbluskas R, I, WE, L Unknown
29 Jose M. Serrano* D Pro-Choice
29 Jose A. Colon R Unknown
30 Bill Perkins* D, WF Pro-Choice
30 Jon Girodes R Unknown
33 J. Gustavo Rivera* D, WF Pro-Choice
33 Steven Stern R, C Unknown
35 Andrea Stewart-Cousins* D, WF, I, WE Pro-Choice
37 George S. Latimer* D, WF, WE Pro-Choice
37 Julia P. Killian R, C, I, RE Unknown
44 Neil D. Breslin* D, WF, I Pro-Choice
44 Christopher F. Davis R, C, RE Unknown
63 Timothy M. Kennedy* D, WF, I, WE Pro-Choice

 

State Assembly
District Candidate Party Rating
1 Fred W. Thiele, Jr.* D, WF, I, WE Pro-Choice
1 Heather C. Collins R Unknown
4 Steven Engelbright* D, WF, I Pro-Choice
4 Steven Weissbard R, C Unknown
6 Philip Ramos* D, WF, I Pro-Choice
13 Charles D. Lavine* D, WF, WE Pro-Choice
13 Jeffrey S. Vitale R, C, RE Unknown
18 Earlene Hooper* D, WE Pro-Choice
18 Cornelius Todd Smith R, C, RE Unknown
22 Michaelle C. Solages* D, WF, I, WE Pro-Choice
22 Robert M. Bogle R, C, RE Unknown
23 Stacey G. Pheffer Amato D, WF, I, WE Pro-Choice
23 Alan N. Zwirn R, C, RE Unknown
24 David I. Weprin* D Pro-Choice
24 Ira I. Harris R Unknown
25 Nily D. Rozic* D, WF, I Pro-Choice
25 Usman Ali Chohan R Unknown
26 Edward C. Braunstein* D, WF, I, WE Pro-Choice
28 Andrew D. Hevesi* D, WF Pro-Choice
29 Alicia Hyndman* D, WF Pro-Choice
31 Michele R. Titus* D, WF Pro-Choice
       
32 Vivian E. Cook* D Pro-Choice
35 Jeffrion L. Aubry* D Pro-Choice
       
36 Aravella Simotas* D, WF Pro-Choice
       
37 Catherine T. Nolan* D, WF Pro-Choice
39 Francisco P. Moya* D, WF Pro-Choice
40 Ronald T. Kim* D, WF Pro-Choice
40 Miriam M. Rodriguez R, RE Unknown
41 Helene E. Weinstein* D, WF Pro-Choice
41 Ramona Johnson R, C Unknown
42 Rodneyse Bichotte* D Pro-Choice
42 Matthew G. Williams R, C Unknown
43 Diana Richardson* D, WF Pro-Choice
       
44 Robert C. Carroll D, WF Pro-Choice
44 Glenn Nocera R, C Unknown
45 Steven Cymbrowitz* D, WF, I Pro-Choice
45 Boris Gintchanski C Unknown
46 Pamela Harris* D Pro-Choice
46 Lucretia Regina-Potter R, RE Anti-Choice
51 Felix W. Ortiz* D Pro-Choice
51 Henry Lallave R Unknown
52 Jo Anne Simon* D, WF, WE Pro-Choice
52 Daniel Ramos R, C Unknown
57 Walter T. Mosley, III* D, WF Pro-Choice
       
58 N. Nick Perry* D, WF, WE Pro-Choice
61 Matthew J. Titone* D Pro-Choice
65 Yuh-Line Niou D, WF Pro-Choice
65 Bryan Jung R, RE Unknown
66 Deborah J. Glick* D, WF Pro-Choice
       
67 Linda B. Rosenthal* D, WF Pro-Choice
67 Human Drusin R, RE Unknown
69 Daniel J. O’Donnell* D Pro-Choice
69 Stephen Garrin R Unknown
71 Herman D. Farrell, Jr. * D Pro-Choice
71 Vanessa Stanback R, RE Unknown
73 Dan Quart* D, WF Pro-Choice
73 Rebecca Harary R, I, WE, RE Unknown
74 Brian P. Kavanagh* D, WF Pro-Choice
74 Frank Scala R, RE Unknown
75 Richard N. Gottfried* D, WF Pro-Choice
75 Joseph A. Maffia R, RE Unknown
76 Rebecca A. Seawright* D, WF Pro-Choice
76 Jonathon Kostakopoulos R, I Unknown
78 Jose Rivera* D, WF Pro-Choice
78 Luana G. Malavolta R Unknown
79 Michael A. Blake* D, WF Pro-Choice
79 Selsia Evans C Unknown
81 Jeffrey Dinowitz* D, WF, WE Pro-Choice
81 Alan H. Reed C Unknown
82 Michael R. Bendetto* R Pro-Choice
82 Noel Lopez R Unknown
83 Carl E. Heastie* D Pro-Choice
       
84 Carmen E. Arroyo* D Pro-Choice
84 Rosaline Nieves R Unknown
86 Victor M. Pichardo* D, WF Pro-Choice
86 Jose Marte C Unknown
87 Luis R. Sepulveda* D Pro-Choice
87 Michael S. Dennis C Unknown
88 Amy R. Paulin* D, WF, I, WE Pro-Choice
88 Anthony J. Decintio, Jr. C Unknown
89 J. Gary Pretlow* D, I, WF Pro-Choice
       
90 Shelley Mayer* D, WF, I Pro-Choice
       
91 Steven Otis* D, WF, I, WE Pro-Choice
       
92 Thomas J. Abinanti* D, WF, I Pro-Choice
       
93 David Buchwald* D, WF, I, WE Pro-Choice
95 Sandra R. Galef* D, WF, I, WE Pro-Choice
95 Gregory Purdy R, RE Unknown
96 Kenneth P. Zebrowksi* D, WF, I, WE Pro-Choice
       
97 Ellen C. Jaffee* D, G Pro-Choice
97 Joseph S. Chabot R, C, RE Unknown
99 James G. Skoufis* D, WF, WE Pro-Choice
99 Colin J. Schmitt R, C, I, RE Unknown
100 Aileen M. Gunther* D, WF, I Pro-Choice
103 Kevin A. Cahill* D, WF Pro-Choice
103 Jack  Hayes C Unknown
106 Didi Barrett* D, WF, I Pro-Choice
106 Terry Sullivan R, C, RE Unknown
109 Patricia A. Fahy* D, WF, I Pro-Choice
109 Jesse D. Calhoun R, C, RE Unknown
110 Phillip G. Steck* D, WF, I, WE Pro-Choice
110 Tom Murphy R, RE Unknown
113 Carrie Woerner* D, I Pro-Choice
113 Christopher H. Boyark R, C, RE Unknown
116 Addie Jenne Russell* D, WF Pro-Choice
116 John L. Byrne, III R, C, I, RE Unknown
119 Anthony J. Brindisi* D, WF, I Pro-Choice
123 Donna A. Lupardo* D, WF Pro-Choice
123 Dorollo Nixon Jr. R, C, I, RE Unknown
124 Bill Batrowny D, WF, WE Pro-Choice
124 Christopher S. Friend* R, C, I, RE Anti-Choice
125 Barbara S. Lifton* D, WF Pro-Choice
125 Herbert Masser, Jr. R, C, RE Unknown
127 Albert A. Stirpe, Jr.* D, WF, WE Pro-Choice
127 Vincent Giordano R, I Unknown
128 Pamela Jo Hunter* D, WF, I, WE Pro-Choice
       
129 William B. Magnarelli* D, WF, I, WE Pro-Choice
136 Joseph D. Morelle* D, I Pro-Choice
137 David F. Gantt* D Pro-Choice
       
138 Harry B. Bronson* D, WF, I, WE Pro-Choice
138 Bob Zinck R, RE Unknown
141 Crystal D. Peoples Stokes* D, WF Pro-Choice
141 Ross M. Kostecky R Unknown
143 Monica P. Wallace D, WF, WE Pro-Choice
143 Russell W. Sugg R, C, I, WE Unknown
149 Sean M. Ryan* D, WF, I, WE Pro-Choice
149 Arnold S. Kacalski R Unknown

 

Party Key:

D: Democratic
R: Republican
C: Conservative
G: Green
WF: Working Families
I: Independence
WE: Women’s Equality
RE: Reform
L: Libertarian
SID: Stop Iran Deal
TRP: Tax Revolt
TGP: Transparent Government
PCC: People’s Choice