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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Sierra Club California

2009 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 80%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 13%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 0%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 93%
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 87%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic 80%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield Democratic 73%
CA State Assembly 3 Dan Logue Republican 13%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 87%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 0%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 13%
CA State Assembly 4 Mariko Yamada Democratic 93%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 47%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 87%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 0%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 53%
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 92%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 47%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 0%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 93%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 69%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 20%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 87%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 87%
CA State Senate 14 Thomas Berryhill Republican 8%
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 80%
CA State Assembly 15 Nancy Skinner Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 16 Joan Buchanan Democratic 80%
CA State Assembly 17 Tom Ammiano Democratic 93%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican 0%
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 60%
CA State Senate 21 Steve Knight Republican 13%
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 67%
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 53%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 87%
CA State Assembly 26 Connie Conway Republican 7%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 80%
CA State Assembly 28 Paul Fong Democratic 87%
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 67%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 7%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 53%
CA State Senate 32 Norma Torres Democratic 47%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 33%
CA State Senate 35 Roderick Wright Democratic 20%
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 27%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 60%
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 0%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 7%
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 67%
CA State Assembly 42 Brian Nestande Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 87%
CA State Assembly 53 John Pérez Democratic 67%
CA State Assembly 55 Curt Hagman Republican 0%
CA State Assembly 56 Manuel Pérez Democratic 47%
CA State Assembly 62 Steven Bradford Democratic 63%
CA State Assembly 64 Isadore Hall III Democratic 53%
CA State Assembly 70 Bonnie Lowenthal Democratic 80%
CA State Assembly 73 Diane Harkey Republican 13%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 80%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 73%
Samuel Aanestad 15%
Anthony Adams 7%
Elaine Alquist 60%
Juan Arambula 53%
Roy Ashburn 13%
Bill Berryhill 13%
Sam Blakeslee 27%
Anna Caballero 53%
Charles Calderon 62%
Amina Carter 60%
Joe Coto 60%
Dave Cox 20%
Mike Davis 71%
Hector De La Torre 60%
Charles DeVore 20%
Denise Ducheny 53%
Robert Dutton 7%
Michael Duvall 13%
Bill Emmerson 13%
Mike Eng 67%
Mike Feuer 87%
Nathan Fletcher 33%
Dean Florez 79%
Warren Furutani 47%
Martin Garrick 13%
Danny Gilmore 7%
Tom Harman 0%
Mary Hayashi 80%
Dennis Hollingsworth 7%
Alyson Huber 47%
Christine Kehoe 80%
Fiona Ma 73%
Abel Maldonado 20%
Tony Mendoza 53%
Jeff Miller 20%
Pedro Nava 87%
Roger Niello 20%
Jenny Oropeza 64%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 60%
Gloria Romero 80%
George Runner, Jr. 0%
Ira Ruskin 87%
Mary Salas 73%
Lori Saldaña 80%
Arnold Schwarzenegger 15%
Jim Silva 0%
Cameron Smyth 13%
Jose Solorio 40%
Tony Strickland 13%
Audra Strickland 13%
Sandré Swanson 80%
Alberto Torrico 60%
Van Tran 13%
Mike Villines 13%
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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