Rating Group: California League of Conservation Voters

2008 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 11
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 14
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 11
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 100
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 61
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 95
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 5
CA State Senate-2 Noreen Evans D 100
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 90
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 33
CA State Senate-6 Darrell Steinberg D 94
CA State Senate-7 Mark DeSaulnier D 100
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100
CA State Senate-10 Ellen Corbett D 100
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100
CA State Senate-14 Tom Berryhill R 29
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 100
CA State Senate-18 Jean Fuller R 5
CA State Senate-20 Alex Padilla D 94
CA State Senate-22 Kevin de Leon D 90
CA State Senate-24 Edward Hernandez D 95
CA State Senate-28 Ted Lieu D 95
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 10
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 67
CA State Senate-34 Lou Correa D 50
CA State Senate-36 Joel Anderson R 5
CA State Senate-37 Mimi Walters R 5
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 7
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries R 14
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas D 100
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 10
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 14
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 100
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 94
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian D 95
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 6
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes D 86
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. D 90
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 10
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 94
Samuel Aanestad 6
Richard Ackerman 0
Anthony Adams 24
Gregory Aghazarian 38
Elaine Alquist 94
Juan Arambula 86
Roy Ashburn 6
James Battin 6
Patty Berg 100
Sam Blakeslee 43
Anna Caballero 89
Charles Calderon 82
Amina Carter 86
Joe Coto 90
Dave Cox 6
Mike Davis 83
Hector De La Torre 86
Charles DeVore 5
Denise Ducheny 67
Robert Dutton 11
Michael Duvall 5
Mervyn Dymally 90
Bill Emmerson 14
Mike Eng 100
Mike Feuer 100
Dean Florez 94
Warren Furutani 90
Bonnie Garcia 24
Martin Garrick 5
Tom Harman 33
Mary Hayashi 100
Dennis Hollingsworth 6
Shirley Horton 38
Guy Houston 25
Betty Karnette 100
Richard Keene 14
Christine Kehoe 100
Sheila Kuehl 100
John Laird 100
Lloyd Levine 100
Sally Lieber 100
Fiona Ma 95
Michael Machado 83
Abel Maldonado 44
Bob Margett 17
Bill Maze 14
Tony Mendoza 95
Carole Migden 89
Eugene Mullin 95
Pedro Nava 100
Roger Niello 14
Fabian Núñez 95
Jenny Oropeza 83
Nicole Parra 57
Don Perata 94
George Plescia 19
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 95
Gloria Romero 94
George Runner, Jr. 6
Sharon Runner 0
Ira Ruskin 100
Mary Salas 95
Lori Saldaña 100
Arnold Schwarzenegger 60
Jack Scott 100
Jim Silva 5
Cameron Smyth 24
Jose Solorio 86
Audra Strickland 19
Sandré Swanson 95
Alberto Torrico 90
Van Tran 0
Mike Villines 5
Edward Vincent 100
Patricia Wiggins 100
Leland Yee 83

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