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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
Elaine Alquist 100
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 100
Patty Berg 100
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100
Ellen Corbett 100
Joe Coto 100
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100
Mike Eng 100
Noreen Evans 100
Mike Feuer 100
Mary Hayashi 100
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
Christine Kehoe 100
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian No Party Affiliation 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 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 100
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 100
Carole Migden 100
Eugene Mullin 100
Pedro Nava 100
Fabian Núñez 100
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 100
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. No Party Affiliation 100
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100
Gloria Romero 100
Ira Ruskin 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Jack Scott 100
Nell Soto 100
Darrell Steinberg 100
Sandré Swanson 100
Alberto Torrico 100
Patricia Wiggins 100
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100
Amina Carter 95
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo No Party Affiliation 95
Mike Davis 95
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 95
Mervyn Dymally 95
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes No Party Affiliation 95
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 95
Betty Karnette 95
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 95
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 95
Jenny Oropeza 95
Mary Salas 95
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 95
Jose Solorio 95
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 95
Hector De La Torre 90
CA State Senate 22 Edward Hernandez Democratic 90
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 90
Don Perata 86
Juan Arambula 85
Anna Caballero 85
Leland Yee 82
Charles Calderon 80
Edward Vincent 79
Dean Florez 77
Gloria Negrete McLeod 76
Denise Ducheny 71
Ron Calderon 67
Michael Machado 67
Arnold Schwarzenegger 63
Abel Maldonado 43
Lou Correa 38
Nicole Parra 35
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 30
Tom Harman 19
Dave Cox 18
Sam Blakeslee 15
Bob Margett 14
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 10
Bill Emmerson 10
Bonnie Garcia 10
Shirley Horton 10
Samuel Aanestad 5
Richard Ackerman 5
Anthony Adams 5
Gregory Aghazarian 5
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 5
Roy Ashburn 5
James Battin 5
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 5
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 5
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 5
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 5
Charles DeVore 5
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 5
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 5
Martin Garrick 5
Guy Houston 5
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 5
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 5
Richard Keene 5
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 5
Bill Maze 5
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 5
Roger Niello 5
George Plescia 5
Jim Silva 5
Cameron Smyth 5
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 5
Van Tran 5
Mike Villines 5
Mark Wyland 5
Robert Dutton 0
Michael Duvall 0
Dennis Hollingsworth 0
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 0
Sharon Runner 0
Audra Strickland 0
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters 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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