For immediate release December 5, 2019 Contact: Shaun Marie 518-356-7882 www.cpnys.org @cpnys
CONSERVATIVE PARTY RATES 2019 LEGISLATIVE SESSION;
THREE SENATORS AND TWO ASSEMBLYMEMBERS HAVE A PERFECT SCORE
Brooklyn, NY – The Conservative Party released their ratings for the past legislative session today to keep the voters of New York informed and knowledgeable of how their state legislators voted on 25 key bills passed in the 2019 session.
Keeping with tradition, the Conservative Party tracked legislation throughout the session, issued support and opposition memos, and determined, at an executive committee meeting, which key issues would be used. The Bills considered comprise a variety of issues including, but not limited to economics, crime, health, education, and pro-life issues that affect the lives of New Yorkers. “We believe that it is necessary to keep the public informed of key votes and let the taxpayers be aware of how elected officials spend our hard-earned money. Every Bill is considered, and then we narrow the number to give voters a fair assessment of what transpires in Albany,” said Gerard Kassar, State Chairman. “A review of the Bills used this year will show New Yorkers how out of touch the legislature is with the average citizen; many are costly and others will show how they help New Yorkers.” said Kassar.
Senators Daphne Jordan (43rd SD), Thomas F. O’Mara (58th SD), and Robert G. Ortt (62nd SD) each scored a perfect 100%; in the Assembly, David J. DiPietro (147th AD) and Kieran Michael Lalor (105th AD) also had a perfect score of 100%.
The overall Senate ratings dropped 15% from the 2018 average of 55%, to a new low of 40%. The Senate, now under full democratic control, explains the dramatic drop. In 2018 the democratic average was 41%, this year the democratic average plummeted to 14%. Conservative endorsed legislators in the Senate averaged 86%, up from 69% in 2018. The Assembly’s overall rating was 36%, down from their 2018 rating of 42%. The democrats averaged 17%, down from their 28% rating in 2018. Conservative endorsed Assembly members averaged 79%, up 1% from 2018.
We encourage voters to review the ratings and contact their legislators to remind them that conservative fiscal policy and principles make New York business friendly and encourages entrepreneurs to open businesses and most importantly to provide jobs to those who want to stay in New York State. The current rush for progressive ideology will only increase the exodus of families and further decline the opportunities that made New York the beacon to those who sought hope and prosperity.
(Ratings are online here. If you have a problem downloading, please call 718-921-2158 or 518-356-7882 for a copy. Thank you.)
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