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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California League of Conservation Voters

2003 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 95%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 5%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 5%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 30%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 0%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 95%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 5%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 95%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 81%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 71%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 5%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 90%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 95%
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Gregory Aghazarian 0%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 100%
Roy Ashburn 5%
Pat Bates 0%
James Battin 0%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 90%
Russell Bogh 0%
James Brulte 0%
John Burton 100%
Joseph Canciamilla 76%
Edward Chavez 95%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
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%
Jerome Horton 95%
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%
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%
Sharon Runner 0%
Simón Salinas 95%
Steve Samuelian 0%
Jack Scott 100%
Byron Sher 100%
Nell Soto 80%
Tony Strickland 5%
John Vasconcellos 100%
Edward Vincent 100%
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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