Assemblymen Nojay One of Two "Perfect Score" Legislators
The New York State Conservative Party today released its ratings for the 2013 legislative session. The party rates twenty-four key pieces of legislation acted upon during the most recent legislative session. One bill, the NY SAFE Act, was double rated. Legislators who voted in favor of this particular bill will have their vote counted against them twice.
The Conservative Party tracks legislation throughout the session, issues memos of opposition or support, and during an executive committee meeting determines which key issues (including spending, crime, education, nanny state legislation and various other topics) will be scored.
"We believe that it is necessary to keep the public informed of these key votes and let the taxpayers be aware of how elected officials spend our money. We look beyond the budget bills to consider how other legislation affects the cost of business and living in New York," said Mike Long, State Chairman.
"Two new Assemblymen scored 100% in this year's scorecard. Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R-C-I, Fishkill) and Assemblyman Bill Nojay (R-I, Pittsford) both campaigned on conservative issues, and both carried through as they cast votes in their first legislative Session. Senator James Seward (R-C-I, Oneonta) and Senator John DeFranciso (R-C-I, Syracuse) scored the highest in the Senate with 72%," Long stated.
County Chairman Jason J. McGuire said, “In Livingston County, we’re especially proud of our assemblyman. Assemblyman Bill Nojay earned a perfect score in Conservative Party ratings. That is rare, and it is to be commended. This is a conservative county. Nojay not only reflects the desires of his constituents, but he happens to share our right positions on the issues as well. We’re grateful for his stand on our behalf.”
Livingston County State Senators Patrick Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) and Catharine Young (R-C-I, Olean) were rated as well. Gallivan scored a 68 percent, and Young came in at 64 percent.
"Voters should review our ratings and remind their legislators that conservatism works for taxpayers and for businesses. Cutting taxes and regulations is the only way New York will return to its Empire State status," Long concluded.