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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California League of Conservation Voters

2008 Positions on Environmental Conservation

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 94
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 5
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 14
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 5
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic 95
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 10
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 90
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 14
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 11
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 33
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 6
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 94
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 86
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 14
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 83
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 90
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 11
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100
CA State Senate 14 Tom Berryhill Republican 29
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 100
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican 5
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 94
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 90
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 95
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 95
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 10
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 67
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 50
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 61
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 5
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 95
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 5
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 7
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 10
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 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

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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