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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Environment New Mexico

2008 Positions on Environmental Conservation

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
NM State House 1 Thomas Taylor Republican 25
NM State House 2 James Strickler Republican 43
NM State House 3 Paul Bandy Republican 71
NM State House 9 Patricia Lundstrom Democratic 57
NM State House 10 Henry Saavedra Democratic 29
NM State House 11 Rick Miera Democratic 57
NM State House 12 Ernest Chavez, Sr. Democratic 57
NM State House 14 Miguel Garcia Democratic 67
NM State House 16 Antonio Maestas Democratic 89
NM State House 17 Edward Sandoval Democratic 43
NM State House 18 Gail Chasey Democratic 100
NM State House 19 Sheryl Stapleton Democratic 60
NM State House 21 Mimi Stewart Democratic 78
NM State House 27 Lorenzo Larrañaga Republican 29
NM State House 28 Jimmie Hall Republican 29
NM State House 29 Thomas Anderson Republican 29
NM State House 31 William Rehm Republican 33
NM State House 32 Dona Irwin Democratic 43
NM State House 34 Mary Helen Garcia Democratic 57
NM State House 35 Jeff Steinborn Democratic 86
NM State House 38 Dianne Hamilton Republican 43
NM State House 39 Rodolpho Martinez Democratic 63
NM State House 40 Nick Salazar Democratic 40
NM State House 41 Debbie Rodella Democratic 38
NM State House 42 Roberto Gonzales Democratic 50
NM State House 44 Jane Powdrell-Culbert Republican 13
NM State House 45 Jim Trujillo Democratic 38
NM State House 48 Luciano Varela Democratic 71
NM State House 49 Don Tripp Republican 29
NM State House 54 Bill Gray Republican 38
NM State House 58 Candy Spence Ezzell Republican 43
NM State House 59 Nora Espinoza Republican 29
NM State House 62 Donald Bratton Republican 29
NM State House 64 Anna Crook Republican 29
NM State House 65 James Madalena, Jr. Democratic 33
NM State House 69 W. Ken Martinez Democratic 50
NM State Senate 1 William Sharer Republican 0
NM State Senate 2 Steven Neville Republican 40
NM State Senate 3 John Pinto Democratic 83
NM State Senate 5 Richard Martinez Democratic 83
NM State Senate 6 Carlos Cisneros Democratic 80
NM State Senate 8 Pete Campos Democratic 60
NM State Senate 10 John Ryan Republican 67
NM State Senate 11 Linda Lopez Democratic 86
NM State Senate 12 Gerald Ortiz Pino Democratic 83
NM State Senate 16 Cisco McSorley Democratic 100
NM State Senate 19 Sue Wilson Beffort Republican 60
NM State Senate 20 William Payne Republican 43
NM State Senate 24 Nancy Rodriguez Democratic 80
NM State Senate 25 Peter Wirth Democratic 86
NM State Senate 27 Stuart Ingle Republican 25
NM State Senate 28 Howie Morales Democratic 40
NM State Senate 29 Michael Sanchez Democratic 100
NM State Senate 31 Joseph Cervantes Democratic 86
NM State Senate 35 John Smith Democratic 40
NM State Senate 38 Mary Papen Democratic 60
NM State Senate 39 Phil Griego Democratic 71
NM State Senate 41 Carroll Leavell Republican 20
NM State Senate 42 Gay Kernan Republican 40
NM Secretary of State Dianna Duran Republican 38
NM Mayor At-Large Richard Berry Republican 50
NM Mayor At-Large Thomas Swisstack 67
Rod Adair 29
Janice Arnold-Jones 50
Vernon Asbill 20
Elias Barela 89
Andrew Barreras 25
Ray Begaye 29
Mark Boitano 14
Jose Campos II 43
Joseph Carraro 50
Nathan Cote 75
Kent Cravens 17
Dede Feldman 100
Daniel Foley 22
Justine Fox-Young 13
Mary Jane Garcia 60
Thomas Garcia 50
Keith Gardner 38
John Grubesic 100
Joni Gutierrez 57
Clinton Harden, Jr. 50
John Heaton 43
Timothy Jennings 25
Rhonda Sue King 71
Steve Komadina 38
Lynda Lovejoy 60
Antonio Lujan 71
Ben Lujan, Sr. 38
Kathy McCoy 57
Brian Moore 29
Cynthia Nava 67
Andrew Nuñez 38
Al Park 89
John Pena 38
Danice Picraux 86
Lidio Rainaldi 67
Leonard Lee Rawson 40
Shannon Robinson 86
Bernadette Sanchez 67
Daniel Silva 50
Helen Diane Snyder 67
James Taylor 75
Shirley Tyler 29
David Ulibarri 40
Gloria Vaughn 40
Richard Vigil 50
Jeannette Wallace 57
Walter Williams 29
Eric Youngberg 29
Teresa Zanetti 25

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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