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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California League of Conservation Voters

2001 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Richard Alarcón 93%
Deirdre Alpert 87%
Elaine Alquist 80%
Dion Aroner 94%
Roy Ashburn 0%
CA State Senate 36 Pat Bates Republican 0%
James Battin 0%
Russell Bogh 7%
Debra Bowen 92%
Mike Briggs 0%
James Brulte 0%
John Burton 100%
Thomas Calderon 59%
Bill Campbell 0%
John Campbell III 0%
Joseph Canciamilla 81%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 79%
Dennis Cardoza 62%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
Edward Chavez 79%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 0%
Rebecca Cohn 77%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 64%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 38%
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%
CA State Senate 18 Robert Hertzberg Democratic 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 69%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 93%
K. Maurice Johannessen 8%
Ross Johnson 0%
Betty Karnette 93%
Fred Keeley 100%
Christine Kehoe 88%
David Kelley 12%
William Knight 0%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 100%
Sheila Kuehl 93%
Jay La Suer 0%
Lynne Leach 0%
Bill Leonard 0%
Robert Leslie 0%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
John Longville 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 93%
Michael Machado 73%
Ken Maddox 20%
Abel Maldonado 57%
Bob Margett 0%
Barbara Matthews 45%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 13%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 91%
Carole Migden 100%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 6%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0%
Kevin Murray 92%
George Nakano 92%
Joseph Nation 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 92%
Jack O'Connell 100%
Thomas Oller 0%
Jenny Oropeza 93%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Robert Pacheco 0%
Rod Pacheco 8%
Louis Papan 38%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
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%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 0%
Simón Salinas 77%
Jack Scott 92%
Kevin Shelley 100%
Byron Sher 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian Democratic 93%
Nell Soto 92%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 93%
Darrell Steinberg 100%
Tony Strickland 0%
Virginia Strom-Martin 100%
Helen Thomson 81%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 94%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 80%
John Vasconcellos 93%
Edward Vincent 93%
Carl Washington 93%
Howard Wayne 100%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 93%
Patricia Wiggins 87%
Roderick Wright 64%
Mark Wyland 0%
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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