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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NM State House 1 Thomas Taylor Republican 29%
NM State House 9 Patricia Lundstrom Democratic 53%
NM State House 10 Henry Saavedra Democratic 71%
NM State House 11 Rick Miera Democratic 65%
NM State House 12 Ernest Chavez, Sr. Democratic 71%
NM State House 14 Miguel Garcia Democratic 71%
NM State House 17 Edward Sandoval Democratic 76%
NM State House 18 Gail Chasey Democratic 71%
NM State House 19 Sheryl Stapleton Democratic 76%
NM State House 21 Mimi Stewart Democratic 76%
NM State House 27 Lorenzo Larrañaga Republican 47%
NM State House 28 Jimmie Hall Republican 29%
NM State House 29 Thomas Anderson Republican 24%
NM State House 32 Dona Irwin Democratic 59%
NM State House 34 Mary Helen Garcia Democratic 71%
NM State House 38 Dianne Hamilton Republican 29%
NM State House 40 Nick Salazar Democratic 71%
NM State House 41 Debbie Rodella Democratic 53%
NM State House 42 Roberto Gonzales Democratic 76%
NM State House 44 Jane Powdrell-Culbert Republican 18%
NM State House 45 Jim Trujillo Democratic 65%
NM State House 48 Luciano Varela Democratic 76%
NM State House 49 Don Tripp Republican 24%
NM State House 58 Candy Spence Ezzell Republican 24%
NM State House 62 Donald Bratton Republican 12%
NM State House 64 Anna Crook Republican 29%
NM State House 65 James Madalena, Jr. Democratic 18%
NM State House 69 W. Ken Martinez Democratic 65%
NM State Senate 1 William Sharer Republican 19%
NM State Senate 2 Steven Neville Republican 56%
NM State Senate 3 John Pinto Democratic 50%
NM State Senate 5 Richard Martinez Democratic 63%
NM State Senate 6 Carlos Cisneros Democratic 56%
NM State Senate 8 Pete Campos Democratic 44%
NM State Senate 10 John Ryan Republican 50%
NM State Senate 11 Linda Lopez Democratic 94%
NM State Senate 12 Gerald Ortiz Pino Democratic 88%
NM State Senate 16 Cisco McSorley Democratic 94%
NM State Senate 19 Sue Wilson Beffort Republican 19%
NM State Senate 20 William Payne Republican 31%
NM State Senate 24 Nancy Rodriguez Democratic 63%
NM State Senate 25 Peter Wirth Democratic 71%
NM State Senate 27 Stuart Ingle Republican 38%
NM State Senate 29 Michael Sanchez Democratic 88%
NM State Senate 31 Joseph Cervantes Democratic 59%
NM State Senate 35 John Smith Democratic 44%
NM State Senate 38 Mary Papen Democratic 69%
NM State Senate 39 Phil Griego Democratic 63%
NM State Senate 41 Carroll Leavell Republican 13%
NM State Senate 42 Gay Kernan Republican 44%
NM Secretary of State Dianna Duran Republican 6%
NM Auditor Hector Balderas Democratic 71%
NM Mayor At-Large Thomas Swisstack 76%
Rod Adair 38%
Ben Altamirano 63%
Janice Arnold-Jones 35%
Vernon Asbill 38%
Ray Begaye 47%
Mark Boitano 38%
William Boykin 35%
Jose Campos II 71%
Joseph Carraro 38%
Richard Cheney 12%
Kandy Cordova 71%
Kent Cravens 31%
Dede Feldman 88%
Joseph Fidel 63%
Daniel Foley 12%
Justine Fox-Young 35%
Mary Jane Garcia 81%
Keith Gardner 24%
John Grubesic 88%
Joni Gutierrez 71%
George Hanosh 71%
Clinton Harden, Jr. 44%
Irvin Harrison 59%
John Heaton 65%
Manuel Herrera 59%
Ted Hobbs 29%
Timothy Jennings 69%
Rhonda Sue King 65%
Steve Komadina 50%
Antonio Lujan 65%
Ben Lujan, Sr. 71%
Fred Luna 53%
Terry Marquardt 35%
Kathy McCoy 24%
Brian Moore 29%
Cynthia Nava 56%
Andrew Nuñez 59%
Al Park 71%
Danice Picraux 76%
Lidio Rainaldi 75%
Leonard Lee Rawson 31%
Shannon Robinson 50%
Harriet Ruiz 65%
Bernadette Sanchez 75%
Daniel Silva 71%
Helen Diane Snyder 44%
Joe Stell, Jr. 59%
James Taylor 50%
Sandra Townsend 24%
Leonard Tsosie 56%
Gloria Vaughn 29%
Richard Vigil 71%
Jeannette Wallace 53%
Donald Whitaker 59%
Walter Williams 47%
Avon Wilson 29%
Eric Youngberg 18%
Teresa Zanetti 29%

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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