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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Sierra Club California

2010 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Elaine Alquist 100%
Tom Ammiano 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield 100%
Steven Bradford 100%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
Joan Buchanan 100%
Amina Carter 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 100%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Joe Coto 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%
Paul Fong 100%
Warren Furutani 100%
CA State Assembly 43 Mike Gatto Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
Mary Hayashi 100%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
Dave Jones 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Bonnie Lowenthal 100%
Fiona Ma 100%
Pedro Nava 100%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
John Pérez 100%
Ira Ruskin 100%
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 100%
Nancy Skinner 100%
Darrell Steinberg 100%
Sandré Swanson 100%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
Mariko Yamada 100%
Leland Yee 100%
Juan Arambula 90%
Mike Davis 90%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 90%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 90%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 90%
Jose Solorio 90%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 89%
Denise Ducheny 88%
Gloria Romero 88%
Anna Caballero 80%
Charles Calderon 80%
Hector De La Torre 80%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 80%
CA State Senate 35 Isadore Hall III Democratic 80%
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 80%
Manuel Pérez 80%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 80%
Alberto Torrico 80%
Ron Calderon 75%
Dean Florez 75%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 75%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 75%
Roderick Wright 75%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 60%
Lou Correa 50%
Alyson Huber 50%
Arnold Schwarzenegger 50%
Nathan Fletcher 30%
Sam Blakeslee 25%
Anthony Adams 20%
Bill Berryhill 20%
Danny Gilmore 20%
Mike Villines 20%
Tony Strickland 14%
Bill Emmerson 13%
Audra Strickland 13%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 11%
Dennis Hollingsworth 11%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 11%
Connie Conway 10%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 10%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 10%
Dan Logue 10%
Brian Nestande 10%
Roger Niello 10%
Jim Silva 10%
Samuel Aanestad 0%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 0%
Roy Ashburn 0%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 0%
Charles DeVore 0%
Robert Dutton 0%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 0%
Martin Garrick 0%
CA Supervisor 4 Curt Hagman 0%
Diane Harkey 0%
Tom Harman 0%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 0%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 0%
Jeff Miller 0%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 0%
Chris Norby 0%
George Runner, Jr. 0%
Cameron Smyth 0%
Van Tran 0%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 0%
Mark Wyland 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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