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