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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
Richard Alarcón 100
Elaine Alquist 100
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100
Hector De La Torre 100
Joseph Dunn 100
Martha Escutia 100
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 100
Liz Figueroa 100
Jackie Goldberg 100
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
Christine Kehoe 100
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 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
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
Nell Soto 100
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100
Edward Vincent 100
Patty Berg 91
Rebecca Cohn 91
Mervyn Dymally 91
Dario Frommer 91
Betty Karnette 91
Johan Klehs 91
Cindy Montañez 91
Pedro Nava 91
Fabian Núñez 91
Jenny Oropeza 91
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 91
Deborah Ortiz 89
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 89
Rudy Bermúdez 82
Joe Coto 82
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 82
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 82
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 82
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 78
Denise Ducheny 78
Jerome Horton 73
Leland Yee 73
Dean Florez 67
Michael Machado 67
Kevin Murray 67
Simón Salinas 64
Juan Arambula 55
Edward Chavez 55
CA Council Member At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 45
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 45
Joseph Canciamilla 45
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 45
Alberto Torrico 45
Thomas Umberg 45
Barbara Matthews 27
Sam Blakeslee 18
Shirley Horton 18
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 11
Abel Maldonado 11
Bob Margett 11
Charles Poochigian 11
Gregory Aghazarian 9
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 9
Russell Bogh 9
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 9
Lynn Daucher 9
Bill Emmerson 9
Bonnie Garcia 9
Guy Houston 9
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 9
Roger Niello 9
Nicole Parra 9
Keith Stuart Richman 9
Van Tran 9
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 9
Samuel Aanestad 0
Richard Ackerman 0
Roy Ashburn 0
James Battin 0
Dave Cox 0
Charles DeVore 0
Robert Dutton 0
Tom Harman 0
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0
Dennis Hollingsworth 0
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 0
Richard Keene 0
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0
Jay La Suer 0
Robert Leslie 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
George Plescia 0
George Runner, Jr. 0
Sharon Runner 0
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 0
Audra Strickland 0
Mike Villines 0
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 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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