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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California League of Conservation Voters

2001 Positions

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