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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California League of Conservation Voters

1998 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Deirdre Alpert 100%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Dion Aroner 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 100%
John Burton 100%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Richard Floyd 100%
Martin Gallegos 100%
Tom Hayden 100%
Robert Hertzberg 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
Teresa Hughes 100%
Betty Karnette 100%
Fred Keeley 100%
Wally Knox 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
Ted Lempert 100%
Kerry Mazzoni 100%
Carole Migden 100%
Kevin Murray 100%
Jack O'Connell 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Louis Papan 100%
Don Perata 100%
Richard Polanco 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
Jack Scott 100%
Kevin Shelley 100%
Byron Sher 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Virginia Strom-Martin 100%
Helen Thomson 100%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100%
John Vasconcellos 100%
Antonio Villaraigosa 100%
Edward Vincent 100%
Carl Washington 100%
Howard Wayne 100%
Scott Wildman 100%
Roderick Wright 100%
Sally Havice 92%
Dennis Cardoza 91%
Patrick Johnston 91%
James Cunneen 89%
Steve Peace 88%
Michael Machado 71%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 67%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 56%
Rod Pacheco 30%
Peter Frusetta 18%
Lynne Leach 9%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Roy Ashburn 0%
Steve Charles Baldwin 0%
James Battin 0%
Scott Baugh 0%
Marilyn Brewer 0%
James Brulte 0%
Bill Campbell 0%
Brett Granlund 0%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
George House, Jr. 0%
K. Maurice Johannessen 0%
Ross Johnson 0%
Howard Kaloogian 0%
David Kelley 0%
William Knight 0%
Bill Leonard 0%
Robert Leslie 0%
John Lewis 0%
Bob Margett 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 0%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Richard Mountjoy 0%
Keith Olberg 0%
Thomas Oller 0%
Charles Poochigian 0%
Richard Keith Rainey 0%
George Runner, Jr. 0%
Bruce Thompson 0%
Cathie Wright 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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