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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California League of Conservation Voters

2001 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 80%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 93%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 64%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 0%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 92%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 6%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 91%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 93%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 0%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 94%
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Richard Alarcón 93%
Deirdre Alpert 87%
Elaine Alquist 80%
Dion Aroner 94%
Roy Ashburn 0%
Pat Bates 0%
James Battin 0%
Russell Bogh 7%
Mike Briggs 0%
James Brulte 0%
John Burton 100%
Thomas Calderon 59%
Bill Campbell 0%
Joseph Canciamilla 81%
Dennis Cardoza 62%
Edward Chavez 79%
Rebecca Cohn 77%
Dave Cox 0%
Lynn Daucher 7%
Manny Diaz 80%
Richard Dickerson 0%
Joseph Dunn 93%
John Anthony Dutra 87%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 93%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 71%
Dean Florez 25%
Dario Frommer 93%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 33%
Sally Havice 80%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
Robert Hertzberg 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Jerome Horton 69%
K. Maurice Johannessen 8%
Ross Johnson 0%
Betty Karnette 93%
Fred Keeley 100%
Christine Kehoe 88%
David Kelley 12%
William Knight 0%
Sheila Kuehl 93%
Jay La Suer 0%
Lynne Leach 0%
Bill Leonard 0%
Robert Leslie 0%
John Longville 100%
Michael Machado 73%
Ken Maddox 20%
Abel Maldonado 57%
Bob Margett 0%
Barbara Matthews 45%
Carole Migden 100%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0%
Kevin Murray 92%
George Nakano 92%
Joseph Nation 100%
Jack O'Connell 100%
Thomas Oller 0%
Jenny Oropeza 93%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Robert Pacheco 0%
Rod Pacheco 8%
Louis Papan 38%
Steve Peace 89%
Don Perata 100%
Anthony Pescetti 25%
Richard Polanco 100%
Charles Poochigian 0%
Sarah Reyes 33%
Keith Stuart Richman 0%
Gloria Romero 93%
George Runner, Jr. 0%
Simón Salinas 77%
Jack Scott 92%
Kevin Shelley 100%
Byron Sher 100%
Nell Soto 92%
Tony Strickland 0%
Virginia Strom-Martin 100%
Helen Thomson 81%
John Vasconcellos 93%
Edward Vincent 93%
Carl Washington 93%
Howard Wayne 100%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 93%
Patricia Wiggins 87%
Roderick Wright 64%
Phillip Wyman 0%
Charlene Zettel 7%

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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