Business group assesses politicians' voting records

 

 

By THOMAS ADAMS

Rochester Business Journal

August 17, 2010

 

Stephen Hawley, William Reilich, Brian Kolb and Joseph Errigo voted pro-business most often among Rochester-area members of the state Assembly, and George Winner Jr., Joseph Robach and Catharine Young were the most pro-business in Senate, the New York chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business reported Tuesday.

 

Hawley, R-Batavia, voted pro-business 91 percent of the time over 12 months, the group’s data show. Reilich, R-Greece, Kolb, R-Canandaigua, and Errigo, R-Conesus, all voted pro-business on 82 percent of state legislation.

 

Susan John, D-Rochester, had the lowest percentage of pro-business votes among the Rochester-area delegation at 9 percent. David Gantt, D-Rochester, was the next lowest at 13 percent.

 

In the Senate, Winner, R-Elmira, voted pro-business 100 percent of the time, the NFIB reported. Robach, R-Greece, and Young, R-Franklinville, had 89 percent pro-business voting records.

 

All Rochester-area senators had voting records that favored small businesses, with James Alesi, R-Perinton, the lowest at 78 percent.

 

The voting records of all Assembly and Senate members are available at http://www.nfib.com/new-york/nfib-in-my-state-content?cmsid=52307.

 

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