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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Sierra Club California

2008 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Anthony Adams 10%
Elaine Alquist 100%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 0%
Juan Arambula 80%
Roy Ashburn 0%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 90%
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 20%
Sam Blakeslee 60%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
Anna Caballero 80%
Charles Calderon 67%
Ron Calderon 43%
Amina Carter 80%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 0%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 10%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 43%
Joe Coto 90%
Dave Cox 14%
Mike Davis 90%
Hector De La Torre 90%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 0%
Charles DeVore 0%
Denise Ducheny 86%
Robert Dutton 0%
Michael Duvall 0%
Bill Emmerson 20%
Mike Eng 100%
Noreen Evans 100%
Mike Feuer 100%
Dean Florez 100%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 90%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 0%
Warren Furutani 100%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 0%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 30%
Martin Garrick 0%
Tom Harman 29%
Mary Hayashi 100%
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 10%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 90%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 90%
Abel Maldonado 57%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 100%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 57%
Roger Niello 20%
Jenny Oropeza 86%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 100%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 90%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100%
Gloria Romero 86%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 0%
Ira Ruskin 100%
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Jim Silva 0%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 100%
Cameron Smyth 30%
Jose Solorio 90%
Darrell Steinberg 89%
Audra Strickland 30%
Sandré Swanson 100%
Alberto Torrico 90%
Van Tran 13%
Mike Villines 0%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Mark Wyland 0%
Leland Yee 86%

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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