Who are the real #CareChamps?

The New York Caring Majority asked candidates in key State Senate races throughout New York State where they stand on our agenda. We sent out 36 questionnaires to candidates in all major parties and received 13 back. We wanted to learn where candidates stand on including long-term care in the New York State Health Act and if they will fight for New York seniors, people with disabilities, caregivers, and care workers to ensure everyone can age and live with dignity and respect.

Educate yourself about where the candidates in your race stand. You can find the answers to the questionnaires for all 13 respondents using the links below. Don’t forget to vote on November 6!

We also encourage you to check out questionnaires compiled by one of our coalition groups: the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Association of New York here.

John Brooks in the 8th Senate District

Carmina El Behairy in the 60th Senate District

Jim Gaughran in the 5th Senate District

Andrew Gounardes in the 22nd Senate District

Anna Kaplan in the 7th Senate District

John Mannion in the 50th Senate District

Carl Marcellino in the 5th Senate District

Jen Metzger in the 42nd Senate District

Michelle Ostrelich in the 49th Senate District

Joseph Robach in the 56th Senate District

James Skoufis in the 39th Senate District

Karen Smythe in the 41st Senate District

Pat Strong in the 46th Senate District

The following candidates were sent the questionnaire and declined to return them.

Here's who did NOT respond:

George Amedore (R) in the 46th Senate District

Jeremy Cooney (D) in the 56th Senate District

Thomas D. Croci (R) in the 3rd Senate District

John A. DeFrancisco (R) in the 50th Senate District

Rich Funke (R) in the 55th Senate District

Aaron Gladd (D) in the 43rd Senate District

Martin J. Golden (R) in the 22nd Senate District

Kemp Hannon (R) in the 6th Senate District

Pete Harckham (Din the 40th Senate District

Chris Jacobs (R) in the 60th Senate District

Jen Lunsford (D) in the 55th Senate District

Terrence Murphy (R) in the 40th Senate District

Elaine Phillips (R) in the 7th Senate District

Jeff Pravato (R) in the 8th Senate District

Michael H. Ranzenhofer (R) in the 61st Senate District

Joan Elizabeth Seamans (D) in the 61st Senate District

Sue Serino (R) in the 41st Senate District

James Tedisco (R) in the 49th Senate District

Kevin Thomas (D) in the 6th Senate District