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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Environment California

2009 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 10%
Anthony Adams 15%
Elaine Alquist 90%
Tom Ammiano 92%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 0%
Juan Arambula 69%
Roy Ashburn 10%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 77%
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 10%
Bill Berryhill 8%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 8%
Sam Blakeslee 38%
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 91%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield 92%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 92%
Joan Buchanan 83%
Anna Caballero 69%
Charles Calderon 54%
Ron Calderon 70%
Amina Carter 85%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 100%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 0%
Connie Conway 8%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 8%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 30%
Joe Coto 92%
Dave Cox 10%
Mike Davis 85%
Hector De La Torre 85%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100%
Charles DeVore 0%
Denise Ducheny 80%
Robert Dutton 10%
Michael Duvall 0%
Bill Emmerson 8%
Mike Eng 92%
Noreen Evans 92%
Mike Feuer 100%
Nathan Fletcher 8%
Dean Florez 100%
Paul Fong 92%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 58%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 0%
Warren Furutani 69%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 0%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 62%
Martin Garrick 0%
Danny Gilmore 8%
CA Supervisor 4 Curt Hagman 0%
CA State Senate 35 Isadore Hall III Democratic 62%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 90%
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey Republican 0%
Tom Harman 20%
Mary Hayashi 85%
CA State Assembly 48 Roger Hernandez Democratic 69%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 92%
Dennis Hollingsworth 10%
Alyson Huber 46%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 0%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 77%
Christine Kehoe 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 0%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 92%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 92%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 70%
Dan Logue 0%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Bonnie Lowenthal 92%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 85%
Abel Maldonado 50%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 62%
Jeff Miller 0%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 100%
Pedro Nava 92%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 40%
Brian Nestande 8%
Roger Niello 0%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 0%
Jenny Oropeza 80%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 90%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
John Pérez 85%
Manuel Pérez 62%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 92%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 89%
Gloria Romero 100%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 10%
Ira Ruskin 100%
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 92%
Lori Saldaña 92%
Jim Silva 0%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 100%
Nancy Skinner 100%
Cameron Smyth 8%
Jose Solorio 46%
Darrell Steinberg 70%
Tony Strickland 30%
Audra Strickland 15%
Sandré Swanson 100%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 92%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 69%
Alberto Torrico 85%
Van Tran 0%
Mike Villines 8%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 10%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
Roderick Wright 20%
Mark Wyland 10%
Mariko Yamada 92%
Leland Yee 100%

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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