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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
Samuel Aanestad 6
Richard Ackerman 0
Anthony Adams 24
Gregory Aghazarian 38
Elaine Alquist 94
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 5
Juan Arambula 86
Roy Ashburn 6
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 95
James Battin 6
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 14
Patty Berg 100
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 29
Sam Blakeslee 43
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100
Anna Caballero 89
Charles Calderon 82
Ron Calderon 67
Amina Carter 86
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 94
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 6
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 14
Ellen Corbett 100
Lou Correa 50
Joe Coto 90
Dave Cox 6
Mike Davis 83
Hector De La Torre 86
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 90
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 11
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100
Charles DeVore 5
Denise Ducheny 67
Robert Dutton 11
Michael Duvall 5
Mervyn Dymally 90
Bill Emmerson 14
Mike Eng 100
Noreen Evans 100
Mike Feuer 100
Dean Florez 94
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 86
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 5
Warren Furutani 90
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 5
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 33
Bonnie Garcia 24
Martin Garrick 5
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100
Tom Harman 33
Mary Hayashi 100
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 95
Dennis Hollingsworth 6
Shirley Horton 38
Guy Houston 25
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 10
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 14
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
Betty Karnette 100
Richard Keene 14
Christine Kehoe 100
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 95
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 95
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 95
Michael Machado 83
Abel Maldonado 44
Bob Margett 17
Bill Maze 14
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 11
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 95
Carole Migden 89
Eugene Mullin 95
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 10
Pedro Nava 100
Gloria Negrete McLeod 61
Roger Niello 14
Fabian Núñez 95
Jenny Oropeza 83
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 94
Nicole Parra 57
Don Perata 94
George Plescia 19
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 95
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 90
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100
Gloria Romero 94
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 6
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 0
Ira Ruskin 100
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 95
Lori Saldaña 100
Arnold Schwarzenegger 60
Jack Scott 100
Jim Silva 5
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 100
Cameron Smyth 24
Jose Solorio 86
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 10
Darrell Steinberg 94
Audra Strickland 19
Sandré Swanson 95
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 94
Alberto Torrico 90
Van Tran 0
Mike Villines 5
Edward Vincent 100
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 5
Patricia Wiggins 100
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 90
Mark Wyland 7
Leland Yee 83

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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