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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Environment California

2009 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100%
Mike Feuer 100%
Dean Florez 100%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Ira Ruskin 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 15 Nancy Skinner Democratic 100%
Sandré Swanson 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 17 Tom Ammiano Democratic 92%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 92%
Joe Coto 92%
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 92%
Mike Eng 92%
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 92%
CA State Assembly 28 Paul Fong Democratic 92%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 92%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic 92%
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 92%
CA State Assembly 70 Bonnie Lowenthal Democratic 92%
Pedro Nava 92%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 92%
Mary Salas 92%
Lori Saldaña 92%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 92%
CA State Assembly 4 Mariko Yamada Democratic 92%
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 91%
Elaine Alquist 90%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 90%
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 90%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 89%
Amina Carter 85%
Mike Davis 85%
Hector De La Torre 85%
Mary Hayashi 85%
Fiona Ma 85%
CA State Assembly 53 John Pérez Democratic 85%
Alberto Torrico 85%
CA State Assembly 16 Joan Buchanan Democratic 83%
Denise Ducheny 80%
Jenny Oropeza 80%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 77%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 77%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 70%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 70%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 70%
Juan Arambula 69%
Anna Caballero 69%
Warren Furutani 69%
CA State Assembly 48 Roger Hernandez Democratic 69%
CA State Senate 32 Norma Torres Democratic 69%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 62%
CA State Assembly 64 Isadore Hall III Democratic 62%
Tony Mendoza 62%
CA State Assembly 56 Manuel Pérez Democratic 62%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 58%
Charles Calderon 54%
Abel Maldonado 50%
Alyson Huber 46%
Jose Solorio 46%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 40%
Sam Blakeslee 38%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 30%
Tony Strickland 30%
Tom Harman 20%
CA State Senate 35 Roderick Wright Democratic 20%
Anthony Adams 15%
Audra Strickland 15%
Samuel Aanestad 10%
Roy Ashburn 10%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 10%
Dave Cox 10%
Robert Dutton 10%
Dennis Hollingsworth 10%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 10%
George Runner, Jr. 10%
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 10%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 10%
Bill Berryhill 8%
CA State Senate 14 Thomas Berryhill Republican 8%
CA State Assembly 26 Connie Conway Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 8%
Bill Emmerson 8%
Nathan Fletcher 8%
Danny Gilmore 8%
CA State Assembly 42 Brian Nestande Republican 8%
Cameron Smyth 8%
Mike Villines 8%
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 0%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 0%
Charles DeVore 0%
Michael Duvall 0%
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican 0%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 0%
Martin Garrick 0%
CA State Assembly 55 Curt Hagman Republican 0%
CA State Assembly 73 Diane Harkey Republican 0%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 0%
CA State Senate 21 Steve Knight Republican 0%
CA State Assembly 3 Dan Logue Republican 0%
Jeff Miller 0%
Roger Niello 0%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 0%
Jim Silva 0%
Van Tran 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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