Rating Group: Sierra Club California

2007 Positions on Environmental Conservation

Issues: Environment
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 0
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 100
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 0
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 0
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 0
CA U.S. House-11 Mark DeSaulnier D 100
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 100
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 92
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 100
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 0
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 0
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 100
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 25
CA State Senate-8 Tom Berryhill R 0
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100
CA State Senate-15 Jim Beall, Jr. D 100
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 0
CA State Senate-21 Sharon Runner R 0
CA State Senate-22 Ed Hernandez D 75
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 100
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 8
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 83
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 0
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 90
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100
CA Mayor-At-Large Mary Salas 77
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries 0
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 91
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer 8
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 0
CA Supervisor-5 Joe Simitian D 100
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo 100
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian 100
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill 0
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes 91
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. 92
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 0
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 100
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma D 92
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 0
Samuel Aanestad 0
Richard Ackerman 0
Anthony Adams 0
Gregory Aghazarian 17
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 100
Roy Ashburn 0
James Battin 0
Patty Berg 100
Sam Blakeslee 17
Anna Caballero 92
Charles Calderon 62
Ron Calderon 70
Amina Carter 100
Ellen Corbett 100
Lou Correa 20
Joe Coto 92
Dave Cox 9
Mike Davis 92
Hector De La Torre 92
Charles DeVore 0
Denise Ducheny 70
Robert Dutton 0
Michael Duvall 0
Mervyn Dymally 83
Bill Emmerson 0
Mike Eng 100
Noreen Evans 100
Mike Feuer 100
Dean Florez 73
Bonnie Garcia 8
Martin Garrick 0
Tom Harman 10
Mary Hayashi 100
Dennis Hollingsworth 0
Shirley Horton 8
Guy Houston 0
Betty Karnette 100
Richard Keene 0
Christine Kehoe 90
Sheila Kuehl 100
John Laird 100
Lloyd Levine 100
Sally Lieber 100
Michael Machado 70
Abel Maldonado 30
Bob Margett 20
Bill Maze 0
Carole Migden 100
Eugene Mullin 100
Pedro Nava 92
Gloria Negrete McLeod 70
Roger Niello 0
Fabian Núñez 92
Jenny Oropeza 100
Nicole Parra 31
Don Perata 90
George Plescia 0
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 92
Gloria Romero 100
Ira Ruskin 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Jack Scott 100
Jim Silva 0
Cameron Smyth 0
Jose Solorio 83
Nell Soto 100
Darrell Steinberg 100
Audra Strickland 0
Sandré Swanson 100
Alberto Torrico 92
Van Tran 8
Mike Villines 0
Edward Vincent 88
Patricia Wiggins 100
Mark Wyland 9
Leland Yee 82

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