Rating Group: Environment California

2006 Positions on Environmental Conservation

Issues: Environment
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 6
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 12
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 35
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 100
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 12
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 65
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 94
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 88
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 88
CA State Assembly-2 Wesley Chesbro D 88
CA State Senate-2 Noreen Evans D 100
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 100
CA State Senate-8 Leland Yee D 100
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 94
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 100
CA State Senate-28 Ted Lieu D 100
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 6
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 65
CA State Senate-37 Mimi Walters R 6
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 24
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen D 88
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas D 94
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan D 100
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 12
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 6
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 100
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 76
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz D 100
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 6
CA Council Member-At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 82
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 12
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 100
Samuel Aanestad 12
Richard Ackerman 12
Gregory Aghazarian 6
Richard Alarcón 94
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 82
Roy Ashburn 24
James Battin 12
Patty Berg 100
Rudy Bermúdez 100
Sam Blakeslee 41
Russell Bogh 18
Joseph Canciamilla 65
Edward Chavez 76
Rebecca Cohn 88
Joe Coto 100
Dave Cox 18
Lynn Daucher 29
Hector De La Torre 100
Charles DeVore 6
Denise Ducheny 70
Joseph Dunn 94
Robert Dutton 29
Mervyn Dymally 100
Bill Emmerson 12
Martha Escutia 100
Liz Figueroa 82
Dean Florez 70
Dario Frommer 88
Bonnie Garcia 29
Jackie Goldberg 100
Tom Harman 50
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0
Dennis Hollingsworth 12
Jerome Horton 100
Shirley Horton 41
Guy Houston 6
Betty Karnette 100
Richard Keene 18
Christine Kehoe 88
Johan Klehs 100
Sheila Kuehl 100
John Laird 100
Jay La Suer 6
Robert Leslie 6
Lloyd Levine 100
Sally Lieber 100
Michael Machado 65
Abel Maldonado 35
Bob Margett 18
Barbara Matthews 59
Bill Maze 13
Carole Migden 100
Cindy Montañez 100
William Phillip Morrow 24
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 6
Eugene Mullin 100
Kevin Murray 76
Joseph Nation 100
Pedro Nava 100
Roger Niello 12
Fabian Núñez 100
Jenny Oropeza 100
Deborah Ortiz 94
Nicole Parra 41
Don Perata 94
George Plescia 18
Charles Poochigian 18
Keith Stuart Richman 41
Gloria Romero 100
George Runner, Jr. 18
Sharon Runner 6
Ira Ruskin 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Simón Salinas 94
Jack Scott 100
Nell Soto 94
Audra Strickland 18
Alberto Torrico 94
Van Tran 24
Thomas Umberg 76
Mike Villines 12
Edward Vincent 100

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