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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Sierra Club California

2009 Positions

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