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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Federation of Teachers New Mexico

2003-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NM State House 9 Patricia Lundstrom Democratic 83%
NM State House 14 Miguel Garcia Democratic 100%
NM State House 18 Gail Chasey Democratic 83%
NM State House 19 Sheryl Williams-Stapleton Democratic 100%
NM State House 27 Lorenzo Larrañaga Republican 17%
NM State House 28 Jimmie Hall Republican 8%
NM State House 31 William Rehm Republican 0%
NM State House 32 Dona Irwin Democratic 83%
NM State House 36 Andrew Nuñez Republican 100%
NM State House 38 Dianne Hamilton Republican 0%
NM State House 40 Nick Salazar Democratic 92%
NM State House 41 Debbie Rodella Democratic 100%
NM State House 42 Roberto Gonzales Democratic 100%
NM State House 44 Jane Powdrell-Culbert Republican 0%
NM State House 45 Jim Trujillo Democratic 100%
NM State House 48 Luciano Varela Democratic 100%
NM State House 49 Don Tripp Republican 50%
NM State House 58 Candy Ezzell Republican 0%
NM State House 65 James Madalena, Jr. Democratic 67%
NM State House 69 Ken Martinez Democratic 100%
NM State Senate 17 Mimi Stewart Democratic 100%
NM State Senate 25 Peter Wirth Democratic 92%
NM State Senate 31 Joseph Cervantes Democratic 100%
NM Attorney General Hector Balderas Democratic 100%
NM Mayor At-Large Thomas Swisstack 100%
Thomas Anderson 25%
Janice Arnold-Jones 17%
Ray Begaye 75%
William Boykin 25%
Donald Bratton 17%
Jose Campos II 42%
Ernest Chavez, Sr. 83%
Richard Cheney 0%
Kandy Cordova 92%
Anna Crook 0%
Daniel Foley 0%
Justine Fox-Young 0%
Mary Helen Garcia 67%
Keith Gardner 0%
Joni Gutierrez 100%
George Hanosh 100%
Irvin Harrison 92%
John Heaton 75%
Manuel Herrera 92%
Ted Hobbs 0%
Rhonda Sue King 100%
Antonio Lujan 100%
Ben Lujan, Sr. 100%
Fred Luna 100%
Terry Marquardt 0%
Kathy McCoy 25%
Rick Miera 100%
Brian Moore 0%
Al Park 92%
Danice Picraux 100%
Harriet Ruiz 100%
Henry Saavedra 92%
Edward Sandoval 92%
Daniel Silva 83%
Joe Stell, Jr. 100%
Thomas Taylor 0%
Sandra Townsend 0%
Gloria Vaughn 0%
Richard Vigil 100%
Jeannette Wallace 58%
Donald Whitaker 50%
Walter Williams 42%
Avon Wilson 0%
Eric Youngberg 17%
Teresa Zanetti 42%

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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