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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NM State House 1 Thomas Taylor Republican 25%
NM State House 9 Patricia Lundstrom Democratic 100%
NM State House 10 Henry Saavedra Democratic 100%
NM State House 11 Rick Miera Democratic 100%
NM State House 14 Miguel Garcia Democratic 100%
NM State House 17 Edward Sandoval Democratic 75%
NM State House 18 Gail Chasey Democratic 100%
NM State House 19 Sheryl Stapleton Democratic 75%
NM State House 21 Mimi Stewart Democratic 100%
NM State House 27 Lorenzo Larrañaga Republican 13%
NM State House 29 Thomas Anderson Republican 63%
NM State House 32 Dona Irwin Democratic 88%
NM State House 34 Mary Helen Garcia Democratic 88%
NM State House 38 Dianne Hamilton Republican 50%
NM State House 40 Nick Salazar Democratic 88%
NM State House 41 Debbie Rodella Democratic 75%
NM State House 42 Roberto Gonzales Democratic 88%
NM State House 44 Jane Powdrell-Culbert Republican 38%
NM State House 45 Jim Trujillo Democratic 100%
NM State House 48 Luciano Varela Democratic 88%
NM State House 49 Don Tripp Republican 13%
NM State House 62 Donald Bratton Republican 0%
NM State House 64 Anna Crook Republican 13%
NM State House 65 James Madalena, Jr. Democratic 75%
NM State House 69 W. Ken Martinez Democratic 100%
NM State Senate 1 William Sharer Republican 0%
NM State Senate 3 John Pinto Democratic 100%
NM State Senate 5 Richard Martinez Democratic 100%
NM State Senate 6 Carlos Cisneros Democratic 80%
NM State Senate 8 Pete Campos Democratic 80%
NM State Senate 11 Linda Lopez Democratic 80%
NM State Senate 16 Cisco McSorley Democratic 100%
NM State Senate 19 Sue Wilson Beffort Republican 20%
NM State Senate 20 William Payne Republican 40%
NM State Senate 24 Nancy Rodriguez Democratic 100%
NM State Senate 27 Stuart Ingle Republican 0%
NM State Senate 29 Michael Sanchez Democratic 100%
NM State Senate 31 Joseph Cervantes Democratic 88%
NM State Senate 35 John Smith Democratic 60%
NM State Senate 38 Mary Papen Democratic 100%
NM State Senate 39 Phil Griego Democratic 80%
NM State Senate 41 Carroll Leavell Republican 0%
NM State Senate 42 Gay Kernan Republican 0%
NM Secretary of State Dianna Duran Republican 0%
NM Mayor At-Large Thomas Swisstack 88%
Rod Adair 0%
Ben Altamirano 80%
Manny Aragon 100%
Janice Arnold-Jones 0%
Ray Begaye 88%
Mark Boitano 0%
William Boykin 13%
Jose Campos II 75%
Joseph Carraro 20%
Max Coll 100%
Kandy Cordova 75%
Kent Cravens 20%
Dede Feldman 100%
Joseph Fidel 80%
Daniel Foley 13%
Mary Jane Garcia 100%
Ron Godbey 25%
Ramsay Gorham 0%
George Hanosh 88%
Clinton Harden, Jr. 40%
Irvin Harrison 100%
John Heaton 63%
Manuel Herrera 88%
Ted Hobbs 13%
Timothy Jennings 80%
Don Kidd 20%
Rhonda Sue King 88%
Steve Komadina 20%
Antonio Lujan 100%
Ben Lujan, Sr. 88%
Fred Luna 88%
Roman Maes III 80%
Terry Marquardt 13%
Brian Moore 50%
Cynthia Nava 100%
Andrew Nuñez 88%
Rory Ogle 38%
Al Park 100%
Danice Picraux 88%
Pauline Ponce 75%
Lidio Rainaldi 60%
Leonard Lee Rawson 0%
Bengie Regensberg 100%
Earlene Roberts 25%
Shannon Robinson 80%
Richard Romero 80%
Raymond Ruiz 88%
Bernadette Sanchez 100%
Daniel Silva 63%
Helen Diane Snyder 20%
Joe Stell, Jr. 75%
John Paul Taylor 88%
Joseph Thompson 63%
Sandra Townsend 63%
Leonard Tsosie 60%
Gloria Vaughn 13%
Richard Vigil 88%
Jeannette Wallace 38%
Donald Whitaker 50%
Robert White 13%
Walter Williams 63%
Avon Wilson 13%
Eric Youngberg 50%
Teresa Zanetti 38%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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