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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Sierra Club California

2007 Positions on Environmental Conservation

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 0
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 0
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 70
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 0
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 100
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 25
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 82
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100
CA State Senate 14 Thomas Berryhill Republican 0
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 100
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican 0
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 90
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 75
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 92
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 8
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 70
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 20
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 0
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 0
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 9
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 0
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 91
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 8
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 0
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic 100
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 0
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 91
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 92
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 0
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100
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
Amina Carter 100
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
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
Fiona Ma 92
Michael Machado 70
Abel Maldonado 30
Bob Margett 20
Bill Maze 0
Tony Mendoza 83
Carole Migden 100
Eugene Mullin 100
Pedro Nava 92
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
George Runner, Jr. 0
Sharon Runner 0
Ira Ruskin 100
Mary Salas 77
Lori Saldaña 100
Jack Scott 100
Jim Silva 0
Cameron Smyth 0
Jose Solorio 83
Nell Soto 100
Audra Strickland 0
Sandré Swanson 100
Alberto Torrico 92
Van Tran 8
Mike Villines 0
Edward Vincent 88
Patricia Wiggins 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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