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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California League of Conservation Voters

2005 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Elaine Alquist 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 100%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Johan Klehs 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Carole Migden 100%
Cindy Montañez 100%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Joseph Nation 100%
Fabian Núñez 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100%
Edward Vincent 100%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 100%
Richard Alarcón 96%
Joseph Dunn 96%
Martha Escutia 96%
Liz Figueroa 96%
Deborah Ortiz 96%
Don Perata 96%
Jack Scott 96%
Hector De La Torre 95%
Mervyn Dymally 95%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 95%
Betty Karnette 95%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 95%
Pedro Nava 95%
Jenny Oropeza 95%
Gloria Romero 95%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 91%
Nell Soto 91%
Dario Frommer 89%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 87%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 83%
Simón Salinas 75%
Edward Chavez 74%
Dean Florez 74%
Jerome Horton 74%
Thomas Umberg 74%
CA Council Member At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 70%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 70%
Joe Coto 68%
Kevin Murray 68%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 68%
Denise Ducheny 65%
Juan Arambula 58%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 58%
Joseph Canciamilla 58%
Rebecca Cohn 58%
Michael Machado 57%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 56%
Alberto Torrico 50%
Nicole Parra 45%
Barbara Matthews 35%
Shirley Horton 30%
Abel Maldonado 22%
Tom Harman 16%
Keith Stuart Richman 16%
Lynn Daucher 15%
Sam Blakeslee 11%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 11%
Dave Cox 9%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 9%
Charles Poochigian 9%
Bonnie Garcia 6%
Russell Bogh 5%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 5%
Bill Emmerson 5%
Richard Keene 5%
Jay La Suer 5%
Robert Leslie 5%
Bob Margett 5%
Van Tran 5%
Roy Ashburn 4%
Robert Dutton 4%
William Phillip Morrow 4%
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Gregory Aghazarian 0%
James Battin 0%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 0%
Charles DeVore 0%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Guy Houston 0%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0%
Bill Maze 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 0%
Roger Niello 0%
George Plescia 0%
George Runner, Jr. 0%
Sharon Runner 0%
Audra Strickland 0%
Mike Villines 0%
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 0%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 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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