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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Environment California

2006 Positions on Environmental Conservation

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 12
Richard Ackerman 12
Gregory Aghazarian 6
Richard Alarcón 94
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 82
Roy Ashburn 24
CA Council Member At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 82
James Battin 12
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 6
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
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 12
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
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 94
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 88
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 65
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 76
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 88
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 100
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 100
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 94
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 88
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 65
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 94
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 88
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 100
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 6
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 35
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 6
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 6
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 12
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 12
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 12
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 6
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 24

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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