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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California League of Conservation Voters

2004 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
Joseph Dunn 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Joseph Nation 100%
Fabian Núñez 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Nell Soto 100%
Don Perata 95%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 95%
Richard Alarcón 94%
Patty Berg 94%
Wesley Chesbro 94%
Mervyn Dymally 94%
Martha Escutia 94%
Cindy Montañez 94%
Deborah Ortiz 94%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 89%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 89%
Lloyd Levine 88%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 88%
Jenny Oropeza 88%
Leland Yee 88%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 85%
Debra Bowen 83%
Ron Calderon 82%
Dario Frommer 80%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 80%
Edward Chavez 79%
Kevin Murray 79%
Jack Scott 79%
Simón Salinas 78%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 75%
Rebecca Cohn 74%
Denise Ducheny 72%
Edward Vincent 64%
Rudy Bermúdez 61%
Michael Machado 61%
Joseph Canciamilla 58%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 56%
Dean Florez 53%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 50%
Nicole Parra 39%
Tom Harman 38%
Barbara Matthews 21%
Bonnie Garcia 19%
Shirley Horton 17%
Keith Stuart Richman 17%
Lynn Daucher 11%
Samuel Aanestad 6%
Guy Houston 6%
Bill Maze 6%
Charles Poochigian 6%
Roy Ashburn 5%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Gregory Aghazarian 0%
James Battin 0%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 0%
Russell Bogh 0%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 0%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 0%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Richard Keene 0%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0%
Jay La Suer 0%
Robert Leslie 0%
Bob Margett 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 0%
George Plescia 0%
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 0%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 0%
Audra Strickland 0%
Mark Wyland 0%

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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