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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
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 100
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 100
Patty Berg 100
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100
Amina Carter 100
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 100
Ellen Corbett 100
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100
Mike Eng 100
Noreen Evans 100
Mike Feuer 100
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100
Mary Hayashi 100
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
Betty Karnette 100
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 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
Jenny Oropeza 100
Gloria Romero 100
Ira Ruskin 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Jack Scott 100
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 100
Nell Soto 100
Darrell Steinberg 100
Sandré Swanson 100
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100
Patricia Wiggins 100
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100
Anna Caballero 92
Joe Coto 92
Mike Davis 92
Hector De La Torre 92
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 92
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 92
Pedro Nava 92
Fabian Núñez 92
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 92
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 92
Alberto Torrico 92
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 91
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 91
Christine Kehoe 90
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 90
Don Perata 90
Edward Vincent 88
Mervyn Dymally 83
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 83
Jose Solorio 83
Leland Yee 82
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 77
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 75
Dean Florez 73
Ron Calderon 70
Denise Ducheny 70
Michael Machado 70
Gloria Negrete McLeod 70
Charles Calderon 62
Nicole Parra 31
Abel Maldonado 30
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 25
Lou Correa 20
Bob Margett 20
Gregory Aghazarian 17
Sam Blakeslee 17
Tom Harman 10
Dave Cox 9
Mark Wyland 9
Bonnie Garcia 8
Shirley Horton 8
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 8
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 8
Van Tran 8
Samuel Aanestad 0
Richard Ackerman 0
Anthony Adams 0
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 0
Roy Ashburn 0
James Battin 0
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 0
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 0
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 0
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 0
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 0
Charles DeVore 0
Robert Dutton 0
Michael Duvall 0
Bill Emmerson 0
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 0
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 0
Martin Garrick 0
Dennis Hollingsworth 0
Guy Houston 0
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 0
Richard Keene 0
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0
Bill Maze 0
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 0
Roger Niello 0
George Plescia 0
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 0
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 0
Jim Silva 0
Cameron Smyth 0
Audra Strickland 0
Mike Villines 0
CA U.S. House 45 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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