Rating Group: New Mexico Federation of Labor (AFL-CIO)

2002 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
NM Lieutenant Governor John Sanchez R 71%
NM State House-1 Thomas Taylor R 88%
NM State House-9 Patricia Lundstrom D 81%
NM State House-10 Henry Saavedra D 88%
NM State House-11 Rick Miera D 94%
NM State House-14 Miguel Garcia D 92%
NM State House-17 Edward Sandoval D 94%
NM State House-18 Gail Chasey D 100%
NM State House-19 Sheryl Williams-Stapleton D 83%
NM State House-21 Mimi Stewart D 94%
NM State House-27 Lorenzo Larrañaga R 77%
NM State House-32 Dona Irwin D 94%
NM State House-34 Mary Helen Garcia D 77%
NM State House-38 Dianne Hamilton R 71%
NM State House-40 Nick Salazar D 100%
NM State House-41 Debbie Rodella D 100%
NM State House-42 Roberto Gonzales D 93%
NM State House-48 Luciano Varela D 100%
NM State House-49 Don Tripp R 88%
NM State House-62 Donald Bratton R 53%
NM State House-64 Anna Crook R 71%
NM State House-65 James Madalena, Jr. D 82%
NM State House-69 Ken Martinez D 94%
NM State Senate-1 William Sharer R 77%
NM State Senate-3 John Pinto D 91%
NM State Senate-5 Richard Martinez D 83%
NM State Senate-6 Carlos Cisneros D 75%
NM State Senate-8 Pete Campos D 100%
NM State Senate-11 Linda Lopez D 92%
NM State Senate-16 Cisco McSorley D 90%
NM State Senate-20 William Payne R 77%
NM State Senate-24 Nancy Rodriguez D 75%
NM State Senate-27 Stuart Ingle R 69%
NM State Senate-29 Michael Sanchez D 85%
NM State Senate-31 Joseph Cervantes D 94%
NM State Senate-35 John Smith D 91%
NM State Senate-38 Mary Papen D 69%
NM State Senate-39 Phil Griego D 67%
NM State Senate-41 Carroll Leavell R 82%
NM Secretary of State Dianna Duran R 69%
Rod Adair 77%
Ben Altamirano 80%
Manny Aragon 75%
Marsha Ann Carter Atkin 77%
Shirley Bailey 62%
Ray Begaye 94%
Mark Boitano 77%
William Boykin 77%
George Duval Buffett 82%
Robert Burpo 88%
Joseph Carraro 50%
Max Coll 100%
Kandy Cordova 94%
Kent Cravens 69%
Dede Feldman 77%
Joseph Fidel 91%
Daniel Foley 41%
William Fuller 88%
Mary Jane Garcia 85%
Ron Godbey 71%
Ramsay Gorham 62%
Pauline Gubbels 77%
George Hanosh 100%
John Heaton 94%
Manuel Herrera 100%
Ted Hobbs 77%
Allen Hurt 69%
Timothy Jennings 90%
Don Kidd 83%
Rhonda Sue King 93%
Steve Komadina 77%
Ben Lujan, Sr. 94%
Fred Luna 94%
Patrick Lyons 82%
Roman Maes III 75%
Terry Marquardt 65%
Joseph Mohorovic 71%
Brian Moore 53%
Cynthia Nava 92%
Andrew Nuñez 100%
Al Park 100%
Danice Picraux 100%
Pauline Ponce 100%
Lidio Rainaldi 83%
Leonard Lee Rawson 55%
Bengie Regensberg 81%
Benjamin Rios 94%
Earlene Roberts 77%
Shannon Robinson 25%
Richard Romero 85%
Raymond Ruiz 94%
Judy Vanderstar Russell 71%
Bernadette Sanchez 85%
Daniel Silva 88%
Helen Diane Snyder 77%
Joe Stell, Jr. 88%
James Taylor 93%
John Paul Taylor 82%
Joseph Thompson 59%
James Nicholas Tinnin, Jr. 77%
Sandra Townsend 88%
Leonard Tsosie 80%
Mario Urioste 100%
Gloria Vaughn 65%
Richard Vigil 94%
Jeannette Wallace 82%
Leo Watchman, Jr. 88%
Donald Whitaker 88%
Walter Williams 82%
Avon Wilson 87%

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