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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California League of Conservation Voters

2002 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 94%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 50%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 11%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 65%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 82%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 83%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 94%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 94%
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 93%
Roy Ashburn 6%
Pat Bates 0%
James Battin 0%
Russell Bogh 11%
James Brulte 0%
John Burton 100%
Joseph Canciamilla 60%
Edward Chavez 88%
Rebecca Cohn 87%
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%
Jerome Horton 87%
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%
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%
George Runner, Jr. 0%
Simón Salinas 89%
Jack Scott 100%
Byron Sher 100%
Nell Soto 93%
Tony Strickland 5%
John Vasconcellos 93%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%

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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