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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Sierra Club California

2003 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo No Party Affiliation 100%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 0%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz No Party Affiliation 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 0%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 11%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 0%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 100%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Gregory Aghazarian 0%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Roy Ashburn 0%
James Battin 0%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
Russell Bogh 0%
Debra Bowen 100%
Ron Calderon 100%
Joseph Canciamilla 67%
Edward Chavez 100%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
Lynn Daucher 11%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Joseph Dunn 100%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Dean Florez 100%
Dario Frommer 100%
Bonnie Garcia 0%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 0%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Shirley Horton 0%
Guy Houston 0%
Richard Keene 0%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
Jay La Suer 0%
Robert Leslie 0%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
Michael Machado 100%
Bob Margett 0%
Barbara Matthews 38%
Bill Maze 0%
Cindy Montañez 100%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 100%
Joseph Nation 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Nicole Parra 56%
Don Perata 100%
George Plescia 0%
Charles Poochigian 0%
Keith Stuart Richman 11%
Gloria Romero 100%
Simón Salinas 100%
Jack Scott 100%
Nell Soto 100%
Audra Strickland 0%
Edward Vincent 100%
Mark Wyland 0%
Leland Yee 90%

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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