NFIB Releases 2021-2022 Voting Record: See How Your State Senator and Assemblymember Voted on Key Small Business Issues

Date: August 11, 2022


ALBANY, NY (August 11, 2022) – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the state and nation’s leading small business advocacy association, today released its New York State Voting Record for the 2021-22 legislative session. NFIB’s 2021-22 New York Voting Record  scored eight key votes in the state Senate and seven in the Assembly on issues of critical importance to the state’s small businesses, including tax relief, restoring the decimated Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, and COVID-19 recovery efforts.

Descriptions of NFIB’s key small business issues can be found HERE, along with the score of every member of the state Senate and Assembly.

“Our voting record is meant to show our members and the small business community whether their legislators support New York’s job creators and our local economies, and this year’s report shows far too many of them do not,” said Ashley Ranslow, NFIB’s New York State Director. “Two hundred and thirteen lawmakers sit in the New York Assembly and Senate, and a majority of them opposed the small business position at least half of the time as small businesses continue to face unprecedented challenges and economic uncertainty.”

“The latest national NFIB Optimism Index data show the number of small business owners expecting conditions to improve in the next six months is the lowest it’s been since the 1970s, and we’re looking to the state legislature to step up and support Main Street businesses in New York on issues like crushing and unfair pandemic-induced hikes in UI taxes and suffocating overregulation,” Ranslow said.

“On behalf of our thousands of members and struggling small business owners across the Empire State, I want to sincerely thank the legislators who time and again backed their words with action, voting in support of homegrown job creation every opportunity available to them,” Ranslow continued. Thirteen members of the Senate and 20 lawmakers in the Assembly voted with the pro-small business position 100% of the time; those with 100% voting records are listed below.

NFIB tracks key legislative issues identified by its small business members every session and then tabulates a score for each member of the state legislature. The 2021-22 NFIB New York Voting Record does not reflect all elements considered by a lawmaker when voting, nor does it represent a complete profile of a legislator, but it does provide information small businesses should consider when evaluating their legislator’s attitudes toward small businesses.


New York State Legislators Scoring 100% On NFIB 2021-22 NYS Voting Record


NYS Senate

NYS Assembly

George Borrello (SD-57)

Joe Angelino (AD-122)

Patrick Gallivan (SD-59)

Jake Ashby (AD-107)

Joe Griffo (SD-47)

Will Barclay (AD-120)

Daphne Jordan (SD-43)

Ken Blankenbush (AD-117)

Tom O’Mara (SD-58)

Karl Brabenec (AD-98)

Robert Ortt (SD-62)

Jeff Gallahan (AD-131)

Anthony Palumbo (SD-1)

Joe Giglio (AD-148)

Ed Rath III (SD-61)

Andy Goodell (AD-150)

Patty Ritchie (SD-48)

Stephen Hawley (AD-139)

Susan Sereno (SD-41)

Kieran Michael Lalor (AD-105)

Dan Stec (SD-45)

Brian Manktelow (AD-130)

Jim Tedisco (SD-49)

Michael Montesano (AD-100)

Alexis Weik (SD-3)

Edward Ra (AD-19)


Michael Reilly (AD-62)


Colin Schmitt (AD-99)


Matthew Simpson (AD-114)


Robert Smullen (AD-118)


Chris Tague (AD-102)


Michael Tannousis (AD-64)


Mary Beth Walsh (AD-112)



For nearly 80 years, NFIB has been advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven. Since our founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses, and remains so today. For more information, please visit

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