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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Sierra Club California

2006 Positions on Environmental Conservation

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 78
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 100
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 91
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 9
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 9
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 89
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 82
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 82
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 0
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 45
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 45
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 0
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 9
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 82
CA Council Member At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 45
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 9
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 100
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100
Samuel Aanestad 0
Richard Ackerman 0
Gregory Aghazarian 9
Richard Alarcón 100
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 55
Roy Ashburn 0
James Battin 0
Patty Berg 91
Rudy Bermúdez 82
Sam Blakeslee 18
Russell Bogh 9
Joseph Canciamilla 45
Edward Chavez 55
Rebecca Cohn 91
Joe Coto 82
Dave Cox 0
Lynn Daucher 9
Hector De La Torre 100
Charles DeVore 0
Denise Ducheny 78
Joseph Dunn 100
Robert Dutton 0
Mervyn Dymally 91
Bill Emmerson 9
Martha Escutia 100
Liz Figueroa 100
Dean Florez 67
Dario Frommer 91
Bonnie Garcia 9
Jackie Goldberg 100
Tom Harman 0
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0
Dennis Hollingsworth 0
Jerome Horton 73
Shirley Horton 18
Guy Houston 9
Betty Karnette 91
Richard Keene 0
Christine Kehoe 100
Johan Klehs 91
Sheila Kuehl 100
John Laird 100
Jay La Suer 0
Robert Leslie 0
Lloyd Levine 100
Sally Lieber 100
Michael Machado 67
Abel Maldonado 11
Bob Margett 11
Barbara Matthews 27
Bill Maze 0
Carole Migden 100
Cindy Montañez 91
William Phillip Morrow 0
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0
Eugene Mullin 100
Kevin Murray 67
Joseph Nation 100
Pedro Nava 91
Roger Niello 9
Fabian Núñez 91
Jenny Oropeza 91
Deborah Ortiz 89
Nicole Parra 9
Don Perata 100
George Plescia 0
Charles Poochigian 11
Keith Stuart Richman 9
Gloria Romero 100
George Runner, Jr. 0
Sharon Runner 0
Ira Ruskin 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Simón Salinas 64
Jack Scott 100
Nell Soto 100
Audra Strickland 0
Alberto Torrico 45
Van Tran 9
Thomas Umberg 45
Mike Villines 0
Edward Vincent 100
Leland Yee 73

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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