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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California League of Conservation Voters

2009 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo No Party Affiliation 86%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 0%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian No Party Affiliation 100%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield No Party Affiliation 95%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 90%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 5%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 9%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 48%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 5%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes No Party Affiliation 68%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 14%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. No Party Affiliation 90%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 19%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 90%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 95%
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 95%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 14%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 22 Edward Hernandez Democratic 76%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 5%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 5%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 90%
CA State Senate 35 Isadore Hall III Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 90%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 10%
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey Republican 14%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 95%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 90%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 81%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 0%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 82%
Samuel Aanestad 10%
Anthony Adams 19%
Elaine Alquist 90%
Tom Ammiano 100%
Juan Arambula 86%
Roy Ashburn 5%
Bill Berryhill 24%
Sam Blakeslee 33%
Steven Bradford 88%
Joan Buchanan 95%
Anna Caballero 81%
Charles Calderon 62%
Ron Calderon 67%
Amina Carter 81%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
Connie Conway 9%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 29%
Joe Coto 86%
Dave Cox 5%
Mike Davis 86%
Hector De La Torre 90%
Charles DeVore 5%
Denise Ducheny 71%
Robert Dutton 10%
Michael Duvall 0%
Bill Emmerson 24%
Mike Eng 90%
Noreen Evans 90%
Mike Feuer 100%
Nathan Fletcher 33%
Dean Florez 70%
Paul Fong 90%
Warren Furutani 81%
Martin Garrick 10%
Danny Gilmore 24%
Curt Hagman 10%
Tom Harman 0%
Mary Hayashi 86%
Dennis Hollingsworth 5%
Alyson Huber 48%
Christine Kehoe 95%
Dan Logue 5%
Bonnie Lowenthal 100%
Abel Maldonado 38%
Jeff Miller 5%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 57%
Brian Nestande 14%
Roger Niello 5%
Jenny Oropeza 48%
John Pérez 91%
Manuel Pérez 52%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 90%
Gloria Romero 86%
Ira Ruskin 95%
Mary Salas 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Arnold Schwarzenegger 28%
Jim Silva 5%
Nancy Skinner 100%
Cameron Smyth 24%
Jose Solorio 64%
Darrell Steinberg 79%
Tony Strickland 19%
Audra Strickland 18%
Sandré Swanson 86%
Alberto Torrico 90%
Van Tran 19%
Mike Villines 5%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Roderick Wright 38%
Mark Wyland 10%
Mariko Yamada 95%
Leland Yee 95%

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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