Mayor Miner is ranked #58 and City & State notes that Miner is the first female mayor of Syracuse and the co-chair of the Democratic Party. "She has maintained her independence, becoming the voice of the stateâ??s struggling municipalities in their pushback against Albanyâ??s policies," writes City & State.
State Senator DeFrancisco is ranked #43 and City & State notes that he is the point person for all state budgetary negotiations as Senate Finance chairman. "As one of Dean Skelosâ?? closest friends he has the full trust of the majority leader," writes City & State.
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is ranked #5 for having "quietly become the White Houseâ??s go-to negotiator, working with Republicans to achieve notable bipartisan victories in one of Washingtonâ??s most polarizing eras. His office is also New Yorkâ??s most successful farm team, claiming alumni scattered throughout our power list."
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand takes #19 and "is earning legitimate presidential buzz for 2016 thanks to her tough stances on same-sex marriage, gun control, federal aid for 9/11 workers and Superstorm Sandy relief," writes City & State.
Others of note:
#1 â?? Gov. Andrew Cuomo
#2 â?? Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver
#3 â?? Dean Skelos, Senate Majority Coalition Co-Leader
#4 â?? Jeffery Klein, Senate Majority Coalition Co-Leader
#5 â?? U.S. Senator Charles Schumer
#11 â?? Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
#16 â?? New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg
#19 â?? U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
#23 â?? Jennifer Cunningham, Managing Director of SKDKnickerbocker
#25 â?? Carolyn Ryan, Metro Editor at the New York Times
#26 â?? Col Allen, Editor in Chief at the New York Post
#29 â?? Rex Smith, Editor of the Albany Times Union
#39 â?? Stephan Ross, Founder and Chairman of The Related Companies
#41 â?? Richard Iannuzzi, President of New York United Teachers
#43 â?? State Senator John DeFrancisco
#44 â?? Mike Mulgrew, President of the Federation of Teachers
#49 â?? Edward Cox, Chairman of the New York State Republican Committee
#46 â?? Daniel Donohue, President of the New York State Civil Service Employees Association
#56 â?? David Skorton, President of Cornell University
#58 â?? Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner
#59 â?? Mario Cuomo, former governor
#61 â?? Steven Spinola, President of the Real Estate Board of New York
#76 â?? Susan Arbetter, Host of The Capitol Press Room
#83 â?? Brian Sampson, Executive Director of Unshackle Upstate
#81 â?? Michael Gormley, Capitol Editor for the Associated Press
#100 â?? Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy
Read the full list here.