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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico

2006-2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NM State House 1 Thomas Taylor Republican 30%
NM State House 2 James Strickler Republican 22%
NM State House 3 Paul Bandy Republican 30%
NM State House 9 Patricia Lundstrom Democratic 89%
NM State House 10 Henry Saavedra Democratic 78%
NM State House 11 Rick Miera Democratic 90%
NM State House 12 Ernest Chavez, Sr. Democratic 90%
NM State House 14 Miguel Garcia Democratic 100%
NM State House 16 Moe Maestas Democratic 100%
NM State House 17 Edward Sandoval Democratic 86%
NM State House 18 Gail Chasey Democratic 100%
NM State House 19 Sheryl Williams-Stapleton Democratic 100%
NM State House 21 Mimi Stewart Democratic 89%
NM State House 27 Lorenzo Larrañaga Republican 22%
NM State House 28 Jimmie Hall Republican 50%
NM State House 29 Thomas Anderson Republican 40%
NM State House 31 William Rehm Republican 33%
NM State House 32 Dona Irwin Democratic 89%
NM State House 34 Mary Helen Garcia Democratic 100%
NM State House 35 Jeff Steinborn Democratic 80%
NM State House 38 Dianne Hamilton Republican 22%
NM State House 40 Nick Salazar Democratic 88%
NM State House 41 Debbie Rodella Democratic 67%
NM State House 42 Roberto Gonzales Democratic 90%
NM State House 44 Jane Powdrell-Culbert Republican 44%
NM State House 45 Jim Trujillo Democratic 89%
NM State House 48 Luciano Varela Democratic 100%
NM State House 49 Don Tripp Republican 33%
NM State House 54 Bill Gray Republican 30%
NM State House 58 Candy Ezzell Republican 40%
NM State House 59 Nora Espinoza Republican 30%
NM State House 62 Donald Bratton Republican 20%
NM State House 64 Anna Crook Republican 20%
NM State House 65 James Madalena, Jr. Democratic 100%
NM State House 69 Ken Martinez Democratic 100%
NM State Senate 1 William Sharer Republican 38%
NM State Senate 2 Steven Neville Republican 50%
NM State Senate 3 John Pinto Democratic 100%
NM State Senate 5 Richard Martinez Democratic 88%
NM State Senate 6 Carlos Cisneros Democratic 75%
NM State Senate 8 Pete Campos Democratic 86%
NM State Senate 10 John Ryan Republican 57%
NM State Senate 11 Linda Lopez Democratic 100%
NM State Senate 12 Gerald Ortiz Pino Democratic 88%
NM State Senate 16 Cisco McSorley Democratic 100%
NM State Senate 19 Sue Wilson Beffort Republican 38%
NM State Senate 20 William Payne Republican 29%
NM State Senate 24 Nancy Rodriguez Democratic 86%
NM State Senate 25 Peter Wirth Democratic 90%
NM State Senate 27 Stuart Ingle Republican 44%
NM State Senate 29 Michael Sanchez Democratic 100%
NM State Senate 31 Joseph Cervantes Democratic 90%
NM State Senate 35 John Smith Democratic 67%
NM State Senate 38 Mary Papen Democratic 89%
NM State Senate 39 Phil Griego Democratic 83%
NM State Senate 41 Carroll Leavell Republican 25%
NM State Senate 42 Gay Kernan Republican 67%
NM Secretary of State Dianna Duran Republican 56%
NM Mayor At-Large Richard Berry Republican 22%
NM Mayor At-Large Thomas Swisstack 88%
Rod Adair 20%
Ben Altamirano 100%
Janice Arnold-Jones 57%
Vernon Asbill 29%
Elias Barela 100%
Andrew Barreras 75%
Ray Begaye 100%
Mark Boitano 43%
Jose Campos II 90%
Joseph Carraro 67%
Nathan Cote 90%
Kent Cravens 40%
Dede Feldman 89%
Daniel Foley 33%
Justine Fox-Young 78%
Mary Jane Garcia 90%
Thomas Garcia 90%
Keith Gardner 30%
John Grubesic 100%
Joni Gutierrez 90%
George Hanosh 78%
Clinton Harden, Jr. 38%
Irvin Harrison 80%
John Heaton 56%
Manuel Herrera 78%
Timothy Jennings 63%
Rhonda Sue King 67%
Steve Komadina 64%
Lynda Lovejoy 100%
Antonio Lujan 100%
Ben Lujan, Sr. 88%
Kathy McCoy 67%
Brian Moore 56%
Cynthia Nava 100%
Andrew Nuñez 100%
Al Park 90%
Danice Picraux 100%
Lidio Rainaldi 63%
Leonard Lee Rawson 25%
Shannon Robinson 100%
Bernadette Sanchez 100%
Daniel Silva 86%
Helen Diane Snyder 63%
James Taylor 86%
Shirley Tyler 30%
David Ulibarri 80%
Gloria Vaughn 25%
Richard Vigil 89%
Jeannette Wallace 60%
Walter Williams 70%
Eric Youngberg 50%
Teresa Zanetti 70%

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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