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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Sierra Club California

2009 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 47%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 87%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 13%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 87%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 13%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 47%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 8%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 87%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 87%
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 80%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 0%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 22 Edward Hernandez Democratic 53%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 67%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 60%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 80%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 7%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 53%
CA State Senate 35 Isadore Hall III Democratic 53%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 27%
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 67%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 60%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 80%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 0%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 0%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 87%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo No Party Affiliation 80%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian No Party Affiliation 80%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield No Party Affiliation 73%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 0%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes No Party Affiliation 47%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. No Party Affiliation 69%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 73%
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey Republican 13%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 73%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 0%
Samuel Aanestad 15%
Anthony Adams 7%
Elaine Alquist 60%
Tom Ammiano 93%
Juan Arambula 53%
Roy Ashburn 13%
Bill Berryhill 13%
Sam Blakeslee 27%
Steven Bradford 63%
Joan Buchanan 80%
Anna Caballero 53%
Charles Calderon 62%
Ron Calderon 53%
Amina Carter 60%
Wesley Chesbro 93%
Connie Conway 7%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 20%
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%
Noreen Evans 80%
Mike Feuer 87%
Nathan Fletcher 33%
Dean Florez 79%
Paul Fong 87%
Warren Furutani 47%
Martin Garrick 13%
Danny Gilmore 7%
Curt Hagman 0%
Tom Harman 0%
Mary Hayashi 80%
Dennis Hollingsworth 7%
Alyson Huber 47%
Christine Kehoe 80%
Dan Logue 13%
Bonnie Lowenthal 80%
Abel Maldonado 20%
Jeff Miller 20%
Pedro Nava 87%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 33%
Brian Nestande 7%
Roger Niello 20%
Jenny Oropeza 64%
John Pérez 67%
Manuel Pérez 47%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 60%
Gloria Romero 80%
Ira Ruskin 87%
Mary Salas 73%
Lori Saldaña 80%
Arnold Schwarzenegger 15%
Jim Silva 0%
Nancy Skinner 100%
Cameron Smyth 13%
Jose Solorio 40%
Darrell Steinberg 53%
Tony Strickland 13%
Audra Strickland 13%
Sandré Swanson 80%
Alberto Torrico 60%
Van Tran 13%
Mike Villines 13%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Roderick Wright 20%
Mark Wyland 7%
Mariko Yamada 93%
Leland Yee 93%

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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