For Immediate Release October 13, 2022 Contact: Shaun Marie 518-356-7882 www.cpnys.org @cpnys
Brooklyn, NY – The Conservative Party’s 2022 legislative ratings are available below and on the Conservative Party’s website today to help voters in New York State know what direction the state has been heading and how their legislator voted on 25 key issues.
The Conservative Party congratulates Senators Jordan, Lanza, O’Mara, Ortt and Tedisco and Assembly Member Manktelow on their 100% ratings.
Keeping with its tradition, the Conservative Party tracked legislation throughout the session, issued support and opposition memos on pending legislation, and determined, at an executive committee meeting, which key issues best represent the direction of the state. The legislation considered comprise a variety of issues including, but not limited to criminal justice reform, infringement on our 2nd Amendment rights, radical green programs, and pro-life issues that affect the lives of all 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 reviewed, and then we narrow them down to 25 specific bills to give voters a fair assessment of what transpires in Albany,” said Gerard Kassar, State Chairman. “As people go through the bills used this year it shows New Yorkers how out of touch the Democratic leaders of legislature are with the average citizen; many are costly, sometimes unwarranted, and a few will show how they try to help New Yorkers,” said Kassar.
The overall Senate ratings have consistently dropped since the Democrats took total control. In 2018 the average was 55%, in 2019 the average was 40%, in the COVID-19 shortened session of 2020 the Senate rated a meager 35%; in 2021 they went up 1% to 36% and this year the overall Senate rating inched up to 38%. In 2018 the Democratic Senate average was 41%, in 2019 the democratic average plummeted to 14%; it slightly improved to 17% in 2020, in 2021 democrats averaged a mere 9%, this year Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins oversaw an uptick of 4% to 13%. Republican Senators, led by Senator Rob Ortt saw a 1% drop to decrease to 92%, down from last year’s 93%. The 2019 average was 71%. Conservative endorsed legislators in the Senate kept their average at 90%.
The Assembly’s overall rating stays at 36% for the third year in a row. In 2018 their rating was 42%. The Democrats in the Assembly average inched up to 15%, after last years’ rating of 14%, which in 2019 was 19%. In 2018 it was 28% and in 2017 a mere 17%. The 43 Republican Assembly members, under the leadership of Assemblyman Will Barclay, averaged 88% down slightly from 89% in 2021 which was up from 79% in 2020. Conservative Party endorsed Assembly Members averaged 87%, down 1% from last year; but still significantly higher than the 79% in 2020.
As noted, the Conservative Republican alliance has the best interest of all New Yorkers when it comes to every day “kitchen table issues,” like crime, inflation and responsible caring for our planet.
We encourage voters to review the ratings and contact their legislators to let them know they are doing an excellent job or in the cases where the average is low, to let them know that you will vote accordingly. New York needs to reestablish a friendly place for entrepreneurs to open businesses and most importantly to create new jobs for those who have been forced out of work because they did not get the COVID-19 vaccine. The current trends adopting progressive ideology – as noted by the numbers — only increases an exodus from New York; families want a safe place to live, and a resurgence of business opportunities that made New York the beacon of hope and prosperity.2022 descriptions of Assembly Bills
2022 Assembly Ratings Website
2022 descriptions of Senate Bills
2022 Senate Ratings Website
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