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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NM Lieutenant Governor John Sanchez Republican 33%
NM State House 9 Patricia Lundstrom Democratic 80%
NM State House 14 Miguel Garcia Democratic 100%
NM State House 18 Gail Chasey Democratic 100%
NM State House 19 Sheryl Williams-Stapleton Democratic 67%
NM State House 27 Lorenzo Larrañaga Republican 11%
NM State House 40 Nick Salazar Democratic 75%
NM State House 41 Debbie Rodella Democratic 89%
NM State House 42 Roberto Gonzales Democratic 86%
NM State Senate 1 William Sharer Republican 18%
NM State Senate 3 John Pinto Democratic 63%
NM State Senate 5 Richard Martinez Democratic 82%
NM State Senate 6 Carlos Cisneros Democratic 82%
NM State Senate 8 Pete Campos Democratic 73%
NM State Senate 11 Linda Lopez Democratic 63%
NM State Senate 16 Cisco McSorley Democratic 100%
NM State Senate 17 Mimi Stewart Democratic 100%
NM State Senate 20 William Payne Republican 50%
NM State Senate 24 Nancy Rodriguez Democratic 75%
NM State Senate 27 Stuart Ingle Republican 45%
NM State Senate 31 Joseph Cervantes Democratic 80%
NM State Senate 35 John Smith Democratic 45%
NM State Senate 38 Mary Papen Democratic 55%
NM State Senate 41 Carroll Leavell Republican 36%
Rod Adair 64%
Ben Altamirano 90%
Manny Aragon 82%
Marsha Ann Carter Atkin 11%
Shirley Bailey 9%
Ray Begaye 88%
Mark Boitano 25%
William Boykin 11%
Donald Bratton 11%
George Duval Buffett 11%
Robert Burpo 13%
Joseph Carraro 22%
Max Coll 100%
Kandy Cordova 88%
Kent Cravens 9%
Anna Crook 25%
Dianna Duran 50%
Dede Feldman 100%
Joseph Fidel 80%
Daniel Foley 30%
William Fuller 22%
Mary Helen Garcia 89%
Mary Jane Garcia 83%
Ron Godbey 30%
Ramsay Gorham 33%
Phil Griego 44%
Pauline Gubbels 71%
Dianne Hamilton 56%
George Hanosh 80%
John Heaton 44%
Manuel Herrera 75%
Ted Hobbs 10%
Allen Hurt 50%
Dona Irwin 70%
Timothy Jennings 82%
Don Kidd 45%
Rhonda Sue King 75%
Steve Komadina 58%
Ben Lujan, Sr. 100%
Fred Luna 80%
Patrick Lyons 36%
James Madalena, Jr. 67%
Roman Maes III 80%
Terry Marquardt 11%
Ken Martinez 89%
Rick Miera 100%
Joseph Mohorovic 33%
Brian Moore 22%
Cynthia Nava 88%
Andy Nuñez 88%
Al Park 90%
Danice Picraux 100%
Pauline Ponce 78%
Lidio Rainaldi 73%
Leonard Lee Rawson 9%
Bengie Regensberg 89%
Benjamin Rios 100%
Earlene Roberts 0%
Shannon Robinson 67%
Richard Romero 80%
Raymond Ruiz 89%
Judy Vanderstar Russell 33%
Henry Saavedra 88%
Bernadette Sanchez 83%
Michael Sanchez 70%
Edward Sandoval 100%
Daniel Silva 71%
Helen Diane Snyder 64%
Joe Stell, Jr. 57%
James Taylor 100%
John Paul Taylor 89%
Thomas Taylor 50%
Joseph Thompson 50%
James Nicholas Tinnin, Jr. 22%
Sandra Townsend 44%
Don Tripp 34%
Patsy Trujillo 100%
Leonard Tsosie 78%
Mario Urioste 89%
Luciano Varela 89%
Gloria Vaughn 67%
Richard Vigil 78%
Jeannette Wallace 56%
Leo Watchman, Jr. 50%
Donald Whitaker 50%
Walter Williams 56%
Avon Wilson 33%
Sue Wilson Beffort 20%

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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