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Special Interest Groups

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

2002 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
NM State Senate 1 William Sharer Republican 77%
NM State House 1 Thomas Taylor Republican 88%
NM State Senate 3 John Pinto Democratic 91%
NM State Senate 5 Richard Martinez Democratic 83%
NM State Senate 6 Carlos Cisneros Democratic 75%
NM State Senate 8 Pete Campos Democratic 100%
NM State House 9 Patricia Lundstrom Democratic 81%
NM State House 10 Henry Saavedra Democratic 88%
NM State Senate 11 Linda Lopez Democratic 92%
NM State House 11 Rick Miera Democratic 94%
NM State House 14 Miguel Garcia Democratic 92%
NM State Senate 16 Cisco McSorley Democratic 90%
NM State House 17 Edward Sandoval Democratic 94%
NM State House 18 Gail Chasey Democratic 100%
NM State House 19 Sheryl Stapleton Democratic 83%
NM State Senate 20 William Payne Republican 77%
NM State House 21 Mimi Stewart Democratic 94%
NM State Senate 24 Nancy Rodriguez Democratic 75%
NM State Senate 27 Stuart Ingle Republican 69%
NM State House 27 Lorenzo Larrañaga Republican 77%
NM State Senate 29 Michael Sanchez Democratic 85%
NM State Senate 31 Joseph Cervantes Democratic 94%
NM State House 32 Dona Irwin Democratic 94%
NM State House 34 Mary Helen Garcia Democratic 77%
NM State Senate 35 John Smith Democratic 91%
NM State House 38 Dianne Hamilton Republican 71%
NM State Senate 38 Mary Papen Democratic 69%
NM State Senate 39 Phil Griego Democratic 67%
NM State House 40 Nick Salazar Democratic 100%
NM State Senate 41 Carroll Leavell Republican 82%
NM State House 41 Debbie Rodella Democratic 100%
NM State House 42 Roberto Gonzales Democratic 93%
NM State House 48 Luciano Varela Democratic 100%
NM State House 49 Don Tripp Republican 88%
NM State House 62 Donald Bratton Republican 53%
NM State House 64 Anna Crook Republican 71%
NM State House 65 James Madalena, Jr. Democratic 82%
NM State House 69 W. Ken Martinez Democratic 94%
NM Secretary of State Dianna Duran Republican 69%
NM Lieutenant Governor John Sanchez Republican 71%
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%

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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