Rating Group: California League of Conservation Voters

2002 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 0%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 100%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 95%
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 83%
CA State Senate-19 Hannah-Beth Jackson D 100%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 100%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 100%
CA State Senate-36 Pat Bates R 0%
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan D 100%
CA Supervisor-5 Bruce McPherson 50%
CA Supervisor-5 Joe Simitian D 100%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo 100%
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz 100%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill 11%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 94%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton D 87%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 0%
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 93%
Roy Ashburn 6%
James Battin 0%
Russell Bogh 11%
Debra Bowen 94%
James Brulte 0%
John Burton 100%
Ron Calderon 65%
John Campbell III 0%
Joseph Canciamilla 60%
Edward Chavez 88%
Wesley Chesbro 94%
Rebecca Cohn 87%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 57%
Dave Cox 5%
Lynn Daucher 0%
Manny Diaz 95%
Joseph Dunn 94%
John Anthony Dutra 73%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 94%
Dean Florez 47%
Dario Frommer 80%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 6%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Shirley Horton 87%
Ross Johnson 0%
Betty Karnette 94%
Christine Kehoe 95%
William Knight 0%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
Jay La Suer 5%
Robert Leslie 0%
John Longville 100%
Michael Machado 75%
Ken Maddox 5%
Abel Maldonado 29%
Bob Margett 7%
Barbara Matthews 33%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0%
Kevin Murray 87%
George Nakano 89%
Joseph Nation 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 82%
Thomas Oller 0%
Jenny Oropeza 83%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Robert Pacheco 0%
Don Perata 100%
Charles Poochigian 0%
Sarah Reyes 67%
Keith Stuart Richman 0%
Gloria Romero 100%
Simón Salinas 89%
Jack Scott 100%
Byron Sher 100%
Nell Soto 93%
Darrell Steinberg 100%
Tony Strickland 5%
John Vasconcellos 93%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Mark Wyland 0%

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