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2018 Candidate Questionnaire Responses

CDPAANYS asked all Gubernatorial and Legislative candidates running for office in New York State to respond to a candidate questionnaire. The candidate questionnaire covers a wide range of timely and pressing issues relevant to the disability community and people who use Medicaid long-term care and community-based services.

We are publishing candidate questionnaire responses on this page as they were received. Additional responses will be published on this page in real time as they become available. If a candidate’s name does not link to a questionnaire response, it means they have not yet completed the survey.

Please note that CDPAANYS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and as such does not endorse any candidate or political party over another. The purpose for this page is to provide you, the voter, with information about the candidates in your area so that you can make your own decisions for the upcoming election.

Not sure which district you live in? Use our Legislative Lookup tool to search for your elected officials. You can also search for District Maps using your address at the New York State Board of Elections.

Executive (Governor) Candidates:

Andrew M. Cuomo
Cynthia Nixon
Marcus Molinaro
Howie Hawkins
Larry Sharpe

New York Senate Candidates:

District 1
Kenneth LaValle
Greg Fischer

District 2
John Flanagan
Kathleen Cleary

District 3
Darrin Green
Monica Martinez
Dean Murray

District 4
Phil Boyle
Lou D’Amaro

District 5
Carl Marcellino
James Gaughran

District 6
Kemp Hannon
Andrew Grover
Kevin Thomas

District 7
Elaine Phillips
Anna Kaplan

District 8
John Brooks
Jeff Pravato
Gary Slavin

District 9
Todd Kaminsky
Francis Becker, Jr.

District 10
James Sanders

District 11
Tony Avella
John Liu
Simon Minching
Vickie Paladino

District 12
Michael Gianaris

District 13
Jose Peralta
Andrea Marra
Jessica Ramos

District 14
Leroy Comrie

District 15
Joseph Addabbo

District 16
Toby Ann Stavisky

District 17
Simcha Felder
Blake Morris

District 18
Marty Dilan
Julia Salazar

District 19
Roxanne Persaud

District 20
Jesse Hamilton
Zellnor Myrie

District 21
Kevin Parker

District 22
Marty Golden
Ross Barkan
Andrew Gournades

District 23
Diane Savino
Jasmine Robinson

District 24
Andrew Lanza

District 25
Velmanette Montgomery

District 26
Brian Kavanagh

District 27
Brad Hoylman

District 28
Liz Krueger

District 29
Jose Serrano

District 30
Brian Benjamin

District 31
Marisol Alcantara
Robert Jackson

District 32
Luis Sepulveda
Patrick Delices

District 33
Gustavo Rivera

District 34
Jeff Klein
Alessandra Biaggi

District 35
Andrea Stewart-Cousins

District 36
Jamaal Bailey

District 37
Shelley Mayer

District 38
David Carlucci
Julie Goldberg
Scott Vanderhoef

District 39
Tom Basile
James Skoufis

District 40
Terrence Murphy
Peter Harckham
Robert Kesten

District 41
Karen Smythe
David Zwierankin

District 42
Pramilla Malick
Jen Metzger
Annie Rabbitt

District 43
Aaron Gladd
Daphne Jordan

District 44
Neil Breslin
Christopher Davis

District 45
Betty Little
Emily Martz

District 46
George Amedore
Pat Strong

District 47
Joe Griffo

District 48
Patty Ritchie

District 49
Jim Tedisco
Michelle Ostrelich

District 50
Rick Guy
John Mannion

District 51
Jim Seward
Joyce St. George

District 52
Fred Akshar

District 53
David Valesky
Janet Burman
Rachel May

District 54
Pamela Helming
Kenan Baldridge

District 55
Richard Funke
Jennifer Lunsford

District 56
Joe Robach
Jeremy Cooney

District 57
Catharine Young

District 58
Tom O’Mara
Leslie Danks Burke
Amanda Kirchgessner

District 59
Pat Gallivan

District 60
Chris Jacobs
Carima El-Behairy

District 61
Michael Ranzenhofer
Joan Elizabeth Seamans

District 62
Rob Ortt

District 63
Tim Kennedy
Shaqurah Zachery

New York State Assembly Candidates:

District 1
Fred Thiele
Patrick O’Connor

District 2
Anthony Palumbo
Rona Smith
Mike Yacubich

District 3
Joseph DeStefano

District 4
Steven Englebright
Christian Kalinowski

District 5
Tim Hall
Doug Smith

District 6
Phil Ramos

District 7
Tom Murray
Andrew Garbarino

District 8
Michael Fitzpatrick
Dave Morrissey

District 9
Christine Pellegrino
Edward Wiggins
Mike LiPetri

District 10
Steve Stern
Jeremy Williams

District 11
Frank Sabella
Kimberly Jean Jean-Pierre

District 12
Andrew Raia
Michael Marcantonio

District 13
Charles Lavine
Andrew Monteleone

District 14
David McDonough

District 15
Michael Montesano

District 16
Anthony D’Urso
Byron Divins

District 17
John Mikulin
Matthew Malin

District 18
Earlene Hooper
James Lamarre

District 19
Edward Ra

District 20
Melissa Miller

District 21
Brian Curran

District 22
Gonald Moncion
Michaelle Solages

District 23
Stacy Pheffer Amato

District 24
David Weprin

District 25
Nily Rozic

District 26
Edward Braunstein

District 27
Daniel Rosenthal

District 28
Andrew Hevesi

District 29
Alicia Hyndman

District 30
Brian Barnwell
Melissa Sklarz

District 31
Michele Titus

District 32
Vivian Cook

District 33
Clyde Vanel

District 34
Michael Dendekker

District 35
Jeffrion Aubry

District 36
Aravella Simotas

District 37
Catherine Nolan

District 38
Michael Miller

District 39
Aridia Espinal
Catalina Cruz

District 40
Ron Kim

District 41
Helene Weinstein

District 42
Rodneyse Bichotte

District 43
Diana Richardson

District 44
Robert Carroll

District 45
Steven Cymbrowitz

District 46
Mathylde Frontus
Ethan Lustig-Elgrably
Steven Saperstein

District 47
William Colton

District 48
Simcha Eichenstein

District 49
Peter Abbate

District 50
Joseph Lentol

District 51
Felix Ortiz

District 52
Jo Anne Simon

District 53
Maritza Davila

District 54
Erik Dilan

District 55
Latrice Walker

District 56
Tremaine Wright

District 57
Walter Mosley

District 58
Nick Perry

District 59
Jaime Williams

District 60
Charles Barron

District 61
Charles Fall

District 62
Michael Reilly
Ashley Zanatta

District 63
Michael Cusick

District 64
Nicole Malliotakis

District 65
Yuh-line Niou

District 66
Deborah Glick

District 67
Linda Rosenthal

District 68
Robert Rodriguez

District 69
Daniel O’Donnell

District 70
Inez Dickens

District 71
Al Taylor

District 72
Carmen de la Rosa

District 73
Daniel Quart

District 74
Harvey Epstein
Akshay Vaishampayan

District 75
Richard Gottfried

District 76
Rebecca Seawright

District 77
Latoya Joyner

District 78
Jose Rivera

District 79
Michael Blake

District 80
Nathalia Fernandez

District 81
Jeffery Dinowitz

District 82
Michael Benedetto

District 83
Carl Heastie

District 84
Carmen Arroyo

District 85
Marcos Crespo

District 86
Victor Pichardo

District 87
Karines Reyes

District 88
Amy Paulin

District 89
Gary Pretlow

District 90
Nader Sayegh

District 91
Steve Otis

District 92
Thomas Abinanti

District 93
David Buchwald

District 94
Kevin Byrne

District 95
Sandy Galef

District 96
Kenneth Zebrowski

District 97
Ellen Jaffee

District 99 
Brett Broge
Colin Schmitt

District 100
Aileen Gunther

District 101
Chad McEvoy
Brian Miller

District 102
Christopher Tague
Aidan O’Connor

District 103
Kevin Cahill
Abe Uchitelle

District 104
Kevindaryan Lujan
Jodi McCredo
Scott Manley

District 105
Kieran Lalor

District 106
Didi Barrett

District 107
Jake Ashby
Don Boyajian

District 108
John McDonald

District 109
Patricia Fahy

District 110
Phil Steck

District 111
Angelo Santabarbara
Brian McGarry

District 112
Mary Beth Walsh

District 113
Carrie Woerner

District 114
Dan Stec

District 115
Billy Jones

District 116
Addy Jenne
Mark Walczyk

District 117
Kenneth Blankenbush

District 118
Robert Smullen
Patrick Vincent
Keith Rubino

District 119
Marianne Buttenschon
Christopher Salatino
Dennis Bova Jr.

District 120
William Barclay
Gail Tosh  

District 121
William Magee
Dan Butterman
John Salka

District 122
Clifford Crouch
Nick Libous

District 123
Donna Lupardo

District 124
Christopher Friend

District 125
Barbara Lifton

District 126
Gary Finch
Keith Batman

District 127
Al Stirpe

District 128
Pamela Hunter

District 129
William Magnarelli
Edward Ott

District 130
Bob Oaks
Jerry Fremouw
Brian Mankeltow
Scott Comegys

District 131
Brian Kolb

District 132
Philip Palmesano

District 133
Joseph Errigo
Marjorie Byrnes

District 134
Peter Lawrence

District 135
Mark Johns
Andrew Gilchrist

District 136
Joseph Morelle
Jaclyn Richard
Robin Wilt
Jamie Romeo

District 137
David Gantt

District 138
Harry Bronson

District 139
Steven Hawley

District 140
Robin Schimminger

District 141
Crystal Peoples-Stokes

District 142
Erik Bohen
Patrick Burke

District 143
Monica Wallace

District 144
Michael Norris

District 145
Angelo Morinello

District 146
Raymond Walter
Karen McMahon

District 147
David DiPietro

District 148
Joseph Giglio

District 149
Sean Ryan

District 150
Andrew Goodell
Judith Einach