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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California League of Conservation Voters

2003 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Gregory Aghazarian 0%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 100%
Roy Ashburn 5%
Pat Bates 0%
James Battin 0%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 5%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 90%
Russell Bogh 0%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 90%
James Brulte 0%
John Burton 100%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
Joseph Canciamilla 76%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 95%
Edward Chavez 95%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 0%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 62%
Dave Cox 5%
Lynn Daucher 5%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 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%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
Tom Harman 10%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Jerome Horton 95%
Shirley Horton 10%
Guy Houston 0%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
Ross Johnson 0%
Betty Karnette 95%
Richard Keene 0%
Christine Kehoe 100%
William Knight 0%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0%
Jay La Suer 0%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
Robert Leslie 0%
Lloyd Levine 95%
Sally Lieber 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 95%
John Longville 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Michael Machado 80%
Ken Maddox 5%
Abel Maldonado 43%
Bob Margett 6%
Barbara Matthews 48%
Bill Maze 5%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 30%
Cindy Montañez 100%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 70%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 5%
George Nakano 100%
Joseph Nation 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 71%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Thomas Oller 0%
Jenny Oropeza 95%
Deborah Ortiz 95%
Robert Pacheco 0%
Nicole Parra 76%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
Don Perata 100%
George Plescia 0%
Charles Poochigian 0%
Sarah Reyes 81%
Keith Stuart Richman 24%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100%
Gloria Romero 85%
Sharon Runner 0%
Simón Salinas 95%
Steve Samuelian 0%
Jack Scott 100%
Byron Sher 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
Nell Soto 80%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 95%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 5%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
Tony Strickland 5%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
John Vasconcellos 100%
Edward Vincent 100%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 5%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 95%

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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