Rating Group: California League of Conservation Voters

2005 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 9%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 83%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 100%
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 0%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 68%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 70%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100%
CA State Senate-21 Sharon Runner R 0%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 83%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 100%
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 0%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 95%
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100%
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan N/A 100%
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer 11%
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 0%
CA Supervisor-5 Joe Simitian N/A 100%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo 91%
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz 95%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill 5%
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 0%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 100%
CA Mayor Pro Tempore-At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 70%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton D 74%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 0%
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Gregory Aghazarian 0%
Richard Alarcón 96%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Juan Arambula 58%
Roy Ashburn 4%
James Battin 0%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
Sam Blakeslee 11%
Russell Bogh 5%
Debra Bowen 87%
Ron Calderon 58%
Joseph Canciamilla 58%
Edward Chavez 74%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
Rebecca Cohn 58%
Joe Coto 68%
Dave Cox 9%
Lynn Daucher 15%
Hector De La Torre 95%
Charles DeVore 0%
Denise Ducheny 65%
Joseph Dunn 96%
Robert Dutton 4%
Mervyn Dymally 95%
Bill Emmerson 5%
Martha Escutia 96%
Noreen Evans 100%
Liz Figueroa 96%
Dean Florez 74%
Dario Frommer 89%
Bonnie Garcia 6%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 16%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Shirley Horton 30%
Guy Houston 0%
Betty Karnette 95%
Richard Keene 5%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Johan Klehs 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
Jay La Suer 5%
Robert Leslie 5%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
Michael Machado 57%
Abel Maldonado 22%
Bob Margett 5%
Barbara Matthews 35%
Bill Maze 0%
Carole Migden 100%
Cindy Montañez 100%
William Phillip Morrow 4%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 68%
Joseph Nation 100%
Pedro Nava 95%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 56%
Roger Niello 0%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 95%
Deborah Ortiz 96%
Nicole Parra 45%
Don Perata 96%
George Plescia 0%
Charles Poochigian 9%
Keith Stuart Richman 16%
Gloria Romero 95%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Simón Salinas 75%
Jack Scott 96%
Nell Soto 91%
Audra Strickland 0%
Alberto Torrico 50%
Van Tran 5%
Thomas Umberg 74%
Mike Villines 0%
Edward Vincent 100%
Mark Wyland 0%
Leland Yee 100%

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