STATE RACES
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 66
ABOUT EYE ON ALBANY

Greenwich Village, SoHo, Tribeca, East Village.

GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS
Take a look at all the latest results for the November 5, 2002 general election.

x-Deborah J. Glick (Dem) 24,586 - 86 percent
Jak Karako (Rep) 3,867 - 14 percent

Candidates:

  • Deborah Glick (Dem) Incumbent
  • Jak Karako (Rep)
  • Thomas Kelly


BIOGRAPHIES

Assemblywoman Deborah Glick (Dem), who has lived in Greenwich Village, graduated from Queens College of the City University of New York and received a Master of Business Administration from Fordham University. Deborah was made chair of the Assembly Social Services Committee. Prior to this appointment, she was chair of the Assembly Committee on Ethics and Guidance. In addition, she served as chair of the Task Force on People with Disabilities, where she presided over an annual Legislative Disability Awareness Day.

Jak Karako (Rep/LBT), who has a degree in Economics, is a financial systems specialist. Karako also works as a dance instructor and has taught classes at Carnegie Hall. He ran for New York City Council in 2001.

HOW SOME ORGANIZATIONS RANKED ASSEMBLYMEMBER DEBORAH GLICK:

EMPIRE STATE PRIDE AGENDA

Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act

The Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act adds actual or perceived sexual orientation to the state's existing laws which prohibit discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, education, and credit on the basis of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sex, disability or marital status.

Pride Agenda's Position: SUPPORT
Deborah Glick's Position: SUPPORT

Hate Crimes Act

The Hate Crimes Act enhances criminal penalties for a long list of crimes in which perpetrators intentionally select a target based on the victim's actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation. The Hate Crimes Act also requires the state to collect, analyze and annually report on data regarding hate crimes throughout the state.

Pride Agenda's Position: SUPPORT
Deborah Glick's Position: SUPPORT

THE BUSINESS COUNCIL OF NEW YORK STATE

Comparable Worth Bill

This bill enacts the "New York State Fair Pay Act" which declares it unlawful to discriminate between employees of different sexes for work that is of comparable worth.

BC of NYS Position: OPPOSITION
Deborah Glick's Position: SUPPORT

Act to Increase State Minimum Wage

This act amends the labor law, raising state minimum wage from $5.15 to $6.75 an hour as of January 1, 2003.

BC of NYS Position: OPPOSITION
Deborah Glick's Position: SUPPORT

NEW YORK STATE AFL-CIO

Act to Amend the Retirement and Social Security Law regarding Age of Retirees

This act decreases the age at which public retirees may re-enter public employment without losing any of their benefits from 70 to 65.

AFL-CIO's Position: SUPPORT
Deborah Glick's Position: SUPPORT

Act to Amend the Labor Law regarding Employer Responsibilities

This act stipulates that the failure to post a statement of wage rates and supplements at any job site shall be regarded as a misdemeanor and subject to a civil penalty. It requires maintenance of "sign-in" and "sign-out" sheets upon the request of the fiscal officer.

AFL-CIO's Position: SUPPORT
Deborah Glick's Position: SUPPORT

FAMILY PLANNING ADVOCATES OF NEW YORK STATE

Emergency Contraception for Rape Survivors Act

This act requires hospitals to provide information on emergency contraception and, upon request of a rape survivor, to distribute emergency contraception to rape survivors during emergency treatment.

Family Planning Association of New York's Position: SUPPORT
Deborah Glick's Position: SUPPORT

Contraceptive Coverage Equality Act

This act requires health and accident insurance policies that provide coverage for prescription drugs to cover the costs of contraceptives prescribed by a healthcare provider authorized to prescribe drugs according to the education laws.

Family Planning Association of New York's Position: SUPPORT
Deborah Glick's Position: SUPPORT

Immigrant Healthcare Act

This measure allows aliens to receive medical assistance with less difficulty and calls for state reimbursement of certain medical assistance and family health plus costs incurred on behalf of certain aliens.

Family Planning Association of New York's Position: SUPPORT
Deborah Glick's Position: SUPPORT

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