Rating Group: California League of Conservation Voters

2007 Positions on Environmental Conservation

Issues: Environment
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 5
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 100
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 0
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 5
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 10
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 100
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 76
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 100
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 95
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 5
CA State Senate-2 Noreen Evans D 100
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 100
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 30
CA State Senate-6 Darrell Steinberg D 100
CA State Senate-7 Mark DeSaulnier D 100
CA State Senate-8 Leland Yee D 82
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 95
CA State Senate-10 Ellen Corbett D 100
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100
CA State Senate-14 Tom Berryhill R 5
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 100
CA State Senate-18 Jean Fuller R 5
CA State Senate-20 Alex Padilla D 100
CA State Senate-22 Kevin de Leon D 95
CA State Senate-24 Edward Hernandez D 90
CA State Senate-28 Ted Lieu D 100
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 5
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 67
CA State Senate-34 Lou Correa D 38
CA State Senate-36 Joel Anderson R 5
CA State Senate-37 Mimi Walters R 0
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 5
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries R 5
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas D 100
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 5
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 5
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 95
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 95
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian D 100
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 5
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes D 95
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. D 100
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 5
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 95
Samuel Aanestad 5
Richard Ackerman 5
Anthony Adams 5
Gregory Aghazarian 5
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 85
Roy Ashburn 5
James Battin 5
Patty Berg 100
Sam Blakeslee 15
Anna Caballero 85
Charles Calderon 80
Amina Carter 95
Joe Coto 100
Dave Cox 18
Mike Davis 95
Hector De La Torre 90
Charles DeVore 5
Denise Ducheny 71
Robert Dutton 0
Michael Duvall 0
Mervyn Dymally 95
Bill Emmerson 10
Mike Eng 100
Mike Feuer 100
Dean Florez 77
Bonnie Garcia 10
Martin Garrick 5
Tom Harman 19
Mary Hayashi 100
Dennis Hollingsworth 0
Shirley Horton 10
Guy Houston 5
Betty Karnette 95
Richard Keene 5
Christine Kehoe 100
Sheila Kuehl 100
John Laird 100
Lloyd Levine 100
Sally Lieber 100
Fiona Ma 100
Michael Machado 67
Abel Maldonado 43
Bob Margett 14
Bill Maze 5
Tony Mendoza 95
Carole Migden 100
Eugene Mullin 100
Pedro Nava 100
Roger Niello 5
Fabian Núñez 100
Jenny Oropeza 95
Nicole Parra 35
Don Perata 86
George Plescia 5
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 90
Gloria Romero 100
George Runner, Jr. 0
Sharon Runner 0
Ira Ruskin 100
Mary Salas 95
Lori Saldaña 100
Arnold Schwarzenegger 63
Jack Scott 100
Jim Silva 5
Cameron Smyth 5
Jose Solorio 95
Nell Soto 100
Audra Strickland 0
Sandré Swanson 100
Alberto Torrico 100
Van Tran 5
Mike Villines 5
Edward Vincent 79
Patricia Wiggins 100

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