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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: New Mexico National Federation of Independent Business

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NM State House 9 Patricia Lundstrom Democratic 50%
NM State House 14 Miguel Garcia Democratic 25%
NM State House 18 Gail Chasey Democratic 25%
NM State House 19 Sheryl Williams-Stapleton Democratic 29%
NM State House 27 Lorenzo Larrañaga Republican 100%
NM State House 40 Nick Salazar Democratic 43%
NM State House 41 Debbie Rodella Democratic 29%
NM State House 42 Roberto Gonzales Democratic 38%
NM State House 44 Jane Powdrell-Culbert Republican 88%
NM State House 45 Jim Trujillo Democratic 29%
NM State Senate 1 William Sharer Republican 83%
NM State Senate 3 John Pinto Democratic 20%
NM State Senate 5 Richard Martinez Democratic 33%
NM State Senate 6 Carlos Cisneros Democratic 60%
NM State Senate 11 Linda Lopez Democratic 17%
NM State Senate 16 Cisco McSorley Democratic 20%
NM State Senate 17 Mimi Stewart Democratic 25%
NM State Senate 20 William Payne Republican 83%
NM State Senate 24 Nancy Rodriguez Democratic 50%
NM State Senate 27 Stuart Ingle Republican 83%
NM State Senate 31 Joseph Cervantes Democratic 75%
NM State Senate 35 John Smith Democratic 80%
NM State Senate 38 Mary Papen Democratic 67%
NM State Senate 41 Carroll Leavell Republican 80%
NM State Senate 42 Gay Kernan Republican 83%
Rod Adair 100%
Thomas Anderson 100%
Manny Aragon 33%
Janice Arnold-Jones 100%
Ray Begaye 57%
Mark Boitano 80%
William Boykin 100%
Donald Bratton 100%
Jose Campos II 75%
Joseph Carraro 100%
Max Coll 38%
Kandy Cordova 80%
Kent Cravens 100%
Anna Crook 100%
Dianna Duran 83%
Dede Feldman 20%
Daniel Foley 100%
Mary Helen Garcia 50%
Mary Jane Garcia 60%
Ron Godbey 86%
Ramsay Gorham 100%
Phil Griego 40%
Dianne Hamilton 100%
George Hanosh 50%
Clinton Harden, Jr. 80%
Irvin Harrison 25%
John Heaton 75%
Manuel Herrera 38%
Ted Hobbs 100%
Dona Irwin 63%
Timothy Jennings 20%
Rhonda Sue King 75%
Steve Komadina 67%
Antonio Lujan 25%
Ben Lujan, Sr. 25%
Fred Luna 40%
James Madalena, Jr. 33%
Roman Maes III 50%
Terry Marquardt 100%
Ken Martinez 38%
Rick Miera 38%
Brian Moore 100%
Cynthia Nava 60%
Andy Nuñez 63%
Rory Ogle 100%
Al Park 71%
Danice Picraux 25%
Pauline Ponce 86%
Leonard Lee Rawson 100%
Bengie Regensberg 75%
Earlene Roberts 100%
Richard Romero 60%
Raymond Ruiz 60%
Henry Saavedra 50%
Bernadette Sanchez 60%
Edward Sandoval 40%
Daniel Silva 43%
Helen Diane Snyder 67%
Joe Stell, Jr. 88%
Thomas Swisstack 57%
James Taylor 38%
John Paul Taylor 25%
Thomas Taylor 100%
Joseph Thompson 100%
Sandra Townsend 100%
Don Tripp 88%
Leonard Tsosie 33%
Luciano Varela 29%
Gloria Vaughn 100%
Richard Vigil 38%
Jeannette Wallace 88%
Donald Whitaker 88%
Robert White 100%
Walter Williams 100%
Avon Wilson 100%
Sue Wilson Beffort 100%
Eric Youngberg 100%
Teresa Zanetti 100%

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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