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Penning Legislation: The Winners and Losers


Councilmember Number of Bills Sponsored Number of Bills Passed
Alan J. Gerson 84 7
David Weprin 70 43
Tony Avella 64 2
Gale Brewer 63 6
Peter Vallone Jr. 55 10
James Gennaro 52 18
David Yassky 44 7
Vincent Gentile 40 5
Christine Quinn 36 28
Leroy Comrie Jr. 33 7
Letitia James 32 7
Erik Martin Dilan 32 18
Simcha Felder 29 9
Lewis Fidler 28 3
Jessica Lappin 28 8
John Liu 25 5
Daniel Garodnick 25 8
Bill de Blasio 23 6
James Oddo 22 4
Michael Nelson 21 2
G. Oliver Koppell 20 3
James Vacca 19 4
Eric Gioia 17 2
Melinda Katz 14 4
Helen Foster 13 1
Joel Rivera 13 2
Maria Baez 13 2
Thomas White Jr. 13 7
Melissa Mark Viverito 12 4
Charles Barron 11 0
Helen Sears 11 1
Rosie Mendez 11 1
Kendall Stewart 11 2
Domenic Recchia Jr. 10 2
Robert Jackson 10 3
Annabel Palma 9 2
Sara Gonzalez 9 2
Inez Dickens 8 3
Maria del Carmen Arroyo 8 3
James Sanders 7 2
Diana Reyna 7 4
Al Vann 6 2
Darlene Mealy 3 1
Larry Seabrook 3 1

This chart only includes members that served a full term from January of 2006 to December of 2009. Therefore, council members, like Vincent Ignizio, who joined in 2007, were not included. Nor were former members like Rep. Michael McMahon, who left the council mid-term.

All this data was gathered from the council's legislative database. The council sorts who is and who is not the first prime sponsor of the bill. A first prime sponsor is whoever is listed first on the legislation. This list does not give credit to members who co-sponsored legislation.



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