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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California League of Conservation Voters

1998 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cardenas Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 35 Roderick Wright Democratic 100%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 0%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 67%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Deirdre Alpert 100%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Dion Aroner 100%
Roy Ashburn 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Steve Charles Baldwin 0%
James Battin 0%
Scott Baugh 0%
Marilyn Brewer 0%
James Brulte 0%
John Burton 100%
Bill Campbell 0%
Dennis Cardoza 91%
James Cunneen 89%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Richard Floyd 100%
Peter Frusetta 18%
Martin Gallegos 100%
Brett Granlund 0%
Sally Havice 92%
Tom Hayden 100%
Raymond Haynes, Jr. 0%
Robert Hertzberg 100%
George House, Jr. 0%
Teresa Hughes 100%
K. Maurice Johannessen 0%
Ross Johnson 0%
Patrick Johnston 91%
Howard Kaloogian 0%
Betty Karnette 100%
Fred Keeley 100%
David Kelley 0%
William Knight 0%
Wally Knox 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
Lynne Leach 9%
Ted Lempert 100%
Bill Leonard 0%
Robert Leslie 0%
John Lewis 0%
Michael Machado 71%
Bob Margett 0%
Kerry Mazzoni 100%
Carole Migden 100%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Richard Mountjoy 0%
Kevin Murray 100%
Jack O'Connell 100%
Keith Olberg 0%
Thomas Oller 0%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Rod Pacheco 30%
Louis Papan 100%
Steve Peace 88%
Don Perata 100%
Richard Polanco 100%
Charles Poochigian 0%
Richard Keith Rainey 0%
George Runner, Jr. 0%
Jack Scott 100%
Kevin Shelley 100%
Byron Sher 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Virginia Strom-Martin 100%
Bruce Thompson 0%
Helen Thomson 100%
John Vasconcellos 100%
Antonio Villaraigosa 100%
Edward Vincent 100%
Carl Washington 100%
Howard Wayne 100%
Scott Wildman 100%
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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