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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico

2008 Positions on Civil Rights Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
NM State House 1 Thomas Taylor Republican 25
NM State House 2 James Strickler Republican 0
NM State House 3 Paul Bandy Republican 0
NM State House 9 Patricia Lundstrom Democratic 67
NM State House 10 Henry Saavedra Democratic 75
NM State House 11 Rick Miera Democratic 100
NM State House 12 Ernest Chavez, Sr. Democratic 100
NM State House 14 Miguel Garcia Democratic 100
NM State House 16 Moe Maestas Democratic 100
NM State House 17 Edward Sandoval Democratic 100
NM State House 18 Gail Chasey Democratic 100
NM State House 19 Sheryl Williams-Stapleton Democratic 100
NM State House 21 Mimi Stewart Democratic 100
NM State House 27 Lorenzo Larrañaga Republican 0
NM State House 28 Jimmie Hall Republican 25
NM State House 29 Thomas Anderson Republican 37
NM State House 31 William Rehm Republican 50
NM State House 32 Dona Irwin Democratic 50
NM State House 34 Mary Helen Garcia Democratic 75
NM State House 35 Jeff Steinborn Democratic 100
NM State House 38 Dianne Hamilton Republican 0
NM State House 39 Rodolpho Martinez Democratic 100
NM State House 40 Nick Salazar Democratic 100
NM State House 41 Debbie Rodella Democratic 50
NM State House 42 Roberto Gonzales Democratic 100
NM State House 44 Jane Powdrell-Culbert Republican 0
NM State House 45 Jim Trujillo Democratic 100
NM State House 48 Luciano Varela Democratic 100
NM State House 49 Don Tripp Republican 33
NM State House 54 Bill Gray Republican 25
NM State House 58 Candy Ezzell Republican 25
NM State House 59 Nora Espinoza Republican 20
NM State House 62 Donald Bratton Republican 25
NM State House 64 Anna Crook Republican 25
NM State House 65 James Madalena, Jr. Democratic 67
NM State House 69 Ken Martinez Democratic 100
NM State Senate 1 William Sharer Republican 100
NM State Senate 2 Steven Neville Republican 50
NM State Senate 3 John Pinto Democratic 100
NM State Senate 5 Richard Martinez Democratic 33
NM State Senate 6 Carlos Cisneros Democratic 100
NM State Senate 8 Pete Campos Democratic 50
NM State Senate 10 John Ryan Republican 100
NM State Senate 11 Linda Lopez Democratic 100
NM State Senate 12 Gerald Ortiz Pino Democratic 75
NM State Senate 16 Cisco McSorley Democratic 100
NM State Senate 19 Sue Wilson Beffort Republican 100
NM State Senate 20 William Payne Republican 60
NM State Senate 24 Nancy Rodriguez Democratic 100
NM State Senate 25 Peter Wirth Democratic 100
NM State Senate 27 Stuart Ingle Republican 50
NM State Senate 28 Howie Morales Democratic 75
NM State Senate 29 Michael Sanchez Democratic 60
NM State Senate 31 Joseph Cervantes Democratic 75
NM State Senate 35 John Smith Democratic 100
NM State Senate 38 Mary Papen Democratic 100
NM State Senate 39 Phil Griego Democratic 100
NM State Senate 41 Carroll Leavell Republican 100
NM State Senate 42 Gay Kernan Republican 50
NM Secretary of State Dianna Duran Republican 100
NM Mayor At-Large Richard Berry Republican 25
NM Mayor At-Large Thomas Swisstack 75
Rod Adair 33
Janice Arnold-Jones 50
Vernon Asbill 100
Elias Barela 75
Andrew Barreras 67
Ray Begaye 100
Mark Boitano 50
Jose Campos II 75
Joseph Carraro 100
Nathan Cote 75
Kent Cravens 25
Dede Feldman 75
Daniel Foley 25
Justine Fox-Young 67
Mary Jane Garcia 75
Thomas Garcia 50
Keith Gardner 0
John Grubesic 100
Joni Gutierrez 100
Clinton Harden, Jr. 60
John Heaton 50
Timothy Jennings 100
Rhonda Sue King 50
Steve Komadina 50
Lynda Lovejoy 100
Antonio Lujan 100
Ben Lujan, Sr. 100
Kathy McCoy 67
Brian Moore 25
Cynthia Nava 100
Andrew Nuñez 50
Al Park 100
John Pena 67
Danice Picraux 100
Lidio Rainaldi 80
Leonard Lee Rawson 100
Bernadette Sanchez 100
Daniel Silva 75
Helen Diane Snyder 100
James Taylor 100
Shirley Tyler 25
David Ulibarri 75
Gloria Vaughn 25
Richard Vigil 50
Jeannette Wallace 25
Walter Williams 37
Eric Youngberg 33
Teresa Zanetti 0

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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