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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Sierra Club California

2005 Positions

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