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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Sierra Club California

2005 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 75%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan No Party Affiliation 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 20%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 60%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 0%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 0%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 63%
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 60%
CA Mayor Pro Tempore At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 50%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 0%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 80%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 90%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 0%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Gregory Aghazarian 0%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Juan Arambula 40%
Roy Ashburn 0%
James Battin 0%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
Sam Blakeslee 0%
Russell Bogh 10%
Debra Bowen 100%
Ron Calderon 50%
John Campbell III 0%
Joseph Canciamilla 40%
Edward Chavez 70%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
Rebecca Cohn 60%
Joe Coto 70%
Dave Cox 0%
Lynn Daucher 20%
Hector De La Torre 90%
Charles DeVore 0%
Denise Ducheny 50%
Joseph Dunn 100%
Robert Dutton 0%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Bill Emmerson 10%
Martha Escutia 75%
Noreen Evans 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Dean Florez 75%
Dario Frommer 80%
Bonnie Garcia 10%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 30%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Shirley Horton 20%
Guy Houston 0%
Betty Karnette 100%
Richard Keene 0%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Johan Klehs 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
Jay La Suer 10%
Robert Leslie 0%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
Michael Machado 50%
Abel Maldonado 25%
Bob Margett 0%
Barbara Matthews 20%
Bill Maze 0%
Carole Migden 100%
Cindy Montañez 90%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 83%
Joseph Nation 100%
Pedro Nava 90%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 44%
Roger Niello 0%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Nicole Parra 30%
Don Perata 100%
George Plescia 0%
Charles Poochigian 0%
Keith Stuart Richman 20%
Gloria Romero 100%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Simón Salinas 70%
Jack Scott 100%
Nell Soto 88%
Audra Strickland 10%
Alberto Torrico 50%
Van Tran 10%
Thomas Umberg 60%
Mike Villines 0%
Edward Vincent 100%
Mark Wyland 0%
Leland Yee 100%

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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