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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Animal Protection Voters

2005 Positions on Animal Protection

State Office District Name Party Rating
NM State House 1 Thomas Taylor Republican 75%
NM State House 9 Patricia Lundstrom Democratic 100%
NM State House 10 Henry Saavedra Democratic 50%
NM State House 11 Rick Miera Democratic 100%
NM State House 12 Ernest Chavez, Sr. Democratic 75%
NM State House 14 Miguel Garcia Democratic 120%
NM State House 17 Edward Sandoval Democratic 75%
NM State House 18 Gail Chasey Democratic 100%
NM State House 19 Sheryl Stapleton Democratic 100%
NM State House 21 Mimi Stewart Democratic 100%
NM State House 27 Lorenzo Larrañaga Republican 50%
NM State House 28 Jimmie Hall Republican 75%
NM State House 29 Thomas Anderson Republican 50%
NM State House 32 Dona Irwin Democratic 50%
NM State House 34 Mary Helen Garcia Democratic 75%
NM State House 38 Dianne Hamilton Republican 80%
NM State House 40 Nick Salazar Democratic 80%
NM State House 41 Debbie Rodella Democratic 50%
NM State House 42 Roberto Gonzales Democratic 75%
NM State House 44 Jane Powdrell-Culbert Republican 100%
NM State House 45 Jim Trujillo Democratic 100%
NM State House 48 Luciano Varela Democratic 75%
NM State House 49 Don Tripp Republican 67%
NM State House 58 Candy Spence Ezzell Republican 25%
NM State House 62 Donald Bratton Republican 60%
NM State House 64 Anna Crook Republican 75%
NM State House 65 James Madalena, Jr. Democratic 100%
NM State House 69 W. Ken Martinez Democratic 100%
NM State Senate 1 William Sharer Republican 20%
NM State Senate 2 Steven Neville Republican 50%
NM State Senate 3 John Pinto Democratic 50%
NM State Senate 5 Richard Martinez Democratic 25%
NM State Senate 6 Carlos Cisneros Democratic 40%
NM State Senate 8 Pete Campos Democratic 75%
NM State Senate 10 John Ryan Republican 60%
NM State Senate 11 Linda Lopez Democratic 100%
NM State Senate 12 Gerald Ortiz Pino Democratic 95%
NM State Senate 16 Cisco McSorley Democratic 75%
NM State Senate 19 Sue Wilson Beffort Republican 100%
NM State Senate 20 William Payne Republican 67%
NM State Senate 24 Nancy Rodriguez Democratic 95%
NM State Senate 25 Peter Wirth Democratic 120%
NM State Senate 27 Stuart Ingle Republican 50%
NM State Senate 29 Michael Sanchez Democratic 100%
NM State Senate 31 Joseph Cervantes Democratic 100%
NM State Senate 35 John Smith Democratic 55%
NM State Senate 38 Mary Papen Democratic 75%
NM State Senate 39 Phil Griego Democratic 67%
NM State Senate 41 Carroll Leavell Republican 50%
NM State Senate 42 Gay Kernan Republican 50%
NM Secretary of State Dianna Duran Republican 50%
NM Auditor Hector Balderas Democratic 75%
NM Mayor At-Large Thomas Swisstack 100%
Rod Adair 75%
Ben Altamirano 50%
Janice Arnold-Jones 100%
Vernon Asbill 50%
Ray Begaye 100%
Mark Boitano 50%
William Boykin 100%
Jose Campos II 67%
Joseph Carraro 50%
Richard Cheney 80%
Kandy Cordova 100%
Kent Cravens 40%
Dede Feldman 100%
Joseph Fidel 67%
Daniel Foley 33%
Justine Fox-Young 75%
Mary Jane Garcia 115%
Keith Gardner 50%
John Grubesic 120%
Joni Gutierrez 100%
George Hanosh 75%
Clinton Harden, Jr. 33%
Irvin Harrison 100%
John Heaton 80%
Manuel Herrera 100%
Ted Hobbs 75%
Timothy Jennings 30%
Rhonda Sue King 100%
Steve Komadina 50%
Antonio Lujan 100%
Ben Lujan, Sr. 50%
Fred Luna 0%
Terry Marquardt 75%
Kathy McCoy 120%
Brian Moore 55%
Cynthia Nava 100%
Andrew Nuñez 50%
Al Park 100%
Greg Alan Payne 100%
Danice Picraux 100%
Lidio Rainaldi 75%
Leonard Lee Rawson 50%
Shannon Robinson 25%
Harriet Ruiz 100%
Bernadette Sanchez 50%
Daniel Silva 50%
Helen Diane Snyder 67%
Joe Stell, Jr. 60%
James Taylor 33%
Sandra Townsend 50%
Leonard Tsosie 100%
Gloria Vaughn 100%
Richard Vigil 50%
Jeannette Wallace 60%
Donald Whitaker 67%
Walter Williams 60%
Avon Wilson 20%
Eric Youngberg 75%
Teresa Zanetti 75%

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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