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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California League of Conservation Voters

1997 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Deirdre Alpert 100%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Dion Aroner 100%
Ruben Ayala 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 100%
Valerie Kent Brown 100%
John Burton 100%
Cruz Bustamante 100%
Louis Caldera 100%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cardenas Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Ralph Dills 100%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Martin Gallegos 100%
Sally Havice 100%
Robert Hertzberg 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
Teresa Hughes 100%
Patrick Johnston 100%
Betty Karnette 100%
Fred Keeley 100%
Wally Knox 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
Ted Lempert 100%
Diane Janet Martinez 100%
Kerry Mazzoni 100%
Carole Migden 100%
Kevin Murray 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
Jack O'Connell 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Don Perata 100%
Richard Polanco 100%
Herschel Rosenthal 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
Jack Scott 100%
Kevin Shelley 100%
Byron Sher 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Virginia Strom-Martin 100%
CA Mayor At-Large Michael Sweeney 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
Helen Thomson 100%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
John Vasconcellos 100%
Antonio Villaraigosa 100%
Edward Vincent 100%
Carl Washington 100%
Diane Watson 100%
Howard Wayne 100%
Scott Wildman 100%
CA State Senate 35 Roderick Wright Democratic 100%
Tom Hayden 95%
Michael Machado 95%
Charles Calderon 94%
Dennis Cardoza 91%
Louis Papan 91%
Quentin Kopp 91%
Leroy Greene 89%
William Craven 86%
Steve Peace 85%
James Cunneen 83%
Brooks Firestone 80%
Steven Kuykendall 80%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 78%
Richard Floyd 77%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 70%
Peter Frusetta 62%
Rod Pacheco 55%
Bernie Richter 53%
Jan Goldsmith 50%
Richard Keith Rainey 45%
Jim Morrissey 41%
Lynne Leach 39%
Kenneth Leon Maddy 35%
Fred Aguiar 35%
Tom Bordonaro, Jr. 35%
Robert Prenter, Jr. 32%
George House, Jr. 30%
Tom Woods 29%
Bob Margett 27%
Brett Granlund 26%
Nao Takasugi 26%
Marilyn Brewer 26%
Bill Campbell 26%
David Kelley 24%
Robert Leslie 22%
Ross Johnson 21%
James Battin 19%
Larry Bowler 18%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 17%
George Runner, Jr. 17%
Scott Baugh 17%
James Brulte 17%
William Phillip Morrow 17%
K. Maurice Johannessen 16%
Keith Olberg 16%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 15%
Barbara Alby 14%
Cathie Wright 14%
Roy Ashburn 14%
Bruce Thompson 13%
Steve Charles Baldwin 13%
Rob Hurtt 10%
Richard Mountjoy 10%
Howard Kaloogian 9%
Bill Leonard 9%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 9%
Thomas Oller 9%
Charles Poochigian 9%
John Lewis 5%
Curt Pringle 5%
Raymond Haynes, Jr. 5%
William Knight 5%
Richard Ackerman 4%

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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