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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California League of Conservation Voters

2007 Positions on Environmental Conservation

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 5
Richard Ackerman 5
Anthony Adams 5
Gregory Aghazarian 5
Elaine Alquist 100
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 5
Juan Arambula 85
Roy Ashburn 5
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100
James Battin 5
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 5
Patty Berg 100
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 5
Sam Blakeslee 15
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100
Anna Caballero 85
Charles Calderon 80
Ron Calderon 67
Amina Carter 95
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 95
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 5
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 5
Ellen Corbett 100
Lou Correa 38
Joe Coto 100
Dave Cox 18
Mike Davis 95
Hector De La Torre 90
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 95
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 10
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100
Charles DeVore 5
Denise Ducheny 71
Robert Dutton 0
Michael Duvall 0
Mervyn Dymally 95
Bill Emmerson 10
Mike Eng 100
Noreen Evans 100
Mike Feuer 100
Dean Florez 77
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 95
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 5
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 5
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 30
Bonnie Garcia 10
Martin Garrick 5
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 95
Tom Harman 19
Mary Hayashi 100
CA State Senate 22 Edward Hernandez Democratic 90
Dennis Hollingsworth 0
Shirley Horton 10
Guy Houston 5
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 5
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 5
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
Betty Karnette 95
Richard Keene 5
Christine Kehoe 100
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 100
Sheila Kuehl 100
John Laird 100
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 5
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100
Lloyd Levine 100
Sally Lieber 100
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 95
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 100
Michael Machado 67
Abel Maldonado 43
Bob Margett 14
Bill Maze 5
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 95
Carole Migden 100
Eugene Mullin 100
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 5
Pedro Nava 100
Gloria Negrete McLeod 76
Roger Niello 5
Fabian Núñez 100
Jenny Oropeza 95
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 100
Nicole Parra 35
Don Perata 86
George Plescia 5
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 90
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 100
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100
Gloria Romero 100
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 0
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 0
Ira Ruskin 100
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 95
Lori Saldaña 100
Arnold Schwarzenegger 63
Jack Scott 100
Jim Silva 5
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian Democratic 95
Cameron Smyth 5
Jose Solorio 95
Nell Soto 100
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 5
Darrell Steinberg 100
Audra Strickland 0
Sandré Swanson 100
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 95
Alberto Torrico 100
Van Tran 5
Mike Villines 5
Edward Vincent 79
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 0
Patricia Wiggins 100
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100
Mark Wyland 5
Leland Yee 82

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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