Rating Group: California League of Conservation Voters

2003 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 0%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 0%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 5%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 95%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 100%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 100%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100%
CA State Senate-19 Hannah-Beth Jackson D 100%
CA State Senate-21 Sharon Runner R 0%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 95%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 100%
CA State Senate-36 Pat Bates R 0%
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100%
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan N/A 95%
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer 5%
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 5%
CA Supervisor-5 Bruce McPherson 30%
CA Supervisor-5 Joe Simitian N/A 100%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo 100%
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz 100%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill 0%
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 5%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 95%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton D 95%
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Gregory Aghazarian 0%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 100%
Roy Ashburn 5%
James Battin 0%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 90%
Russell Bogh 0%
Debra Bowen 90%
James Brulte 0%
John Burton 100%
Ron Calderon 81%
John Campbell III 0%
Joseph Canciamilla 76%
Edward Chavez 95%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 62%
Dave Cox 5%
Lynn Daucher 5%
Manny Diaz 100%
Denise Ducheny 90%
Joseph Dunn 90%
John Anthony Dutra 86%
Robert Dutton 0%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 95%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 80%
Dean Florez 58%
Dario Frommer 95%
Bonnie Garcia 5%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 10%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Shirley Horton 10%
Guy Houston 0%
Ross Johnson 0%
Betty Karnette 95%
Richard Keene 0%
Christine Kehoe 100%
William Knight 0%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
Jay La Suer 0%
Robert Leslie 0%
Lloyd Levine 95%
Sally Lieber 100%
John Longville 100%
Michael Machado 80%
Ken Maddox 5%
Abel Maldonado 43%
Bob Margett 6%
Barbara Matthews 48%
Bill Maze 5%
Cindy Montañez 100%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 70%
George Nakano 100%
Joseph Nation 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 71%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Thomas Oller 0%
Jenny Oropeza 95%
Deborah Ortiz 95%
Robert Pacheco 0%
Nicole Parra 76%
Don Perata 100%
George Plescia 0%
Charles Poochigian 0%
Sarah Reyes 81%
Keith Stuart Richman 24%
Gloria Romero 85%
Simón Salinas 95%
Steve Samuelian 0%
Jack Scott 100%
Byron Sher 100%
Nell Soto 80%
Darrell Steinberg 100%
Tony Strickland 5%
John Vasconcellos 100%
Edward Vincent 100%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Mark Wyland 5%
Leland Yee 95%

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