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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NM Lieutenant Governor John Sanchez Republican 20%
NM State House 9 Patricia Lundstrom Democratic 80%
NM State House 14 Miguel Garcia Democratic 83%
NM State House 18 Gail Chasey Democratic 83%
NM State House 27 Lorenzo Larrañaga Republican 17%
NM State House 40 Nick Salazar Democratic 67%
NM State House 41 Debbie Rodella Democratic 67%
NM State House 42 Roberto Gonzales Democratic 83%
NM State Senate 1 William Sharer Republican 33%
NM State Senate 3 John Pinto Democratic 67%
NM State Senate 5 Richard Martinez Democratic 86%
NM State Senate 6 Carlos Cisneros Democratic 80%
NM State Senate 8 Pete Campos Democratic 75%
NM State Senate 11 Linda Lopez Democratic 100%
NM State Senate 16 Cisco McSorley Democratic 83%
NM State Senate 17 Mimi Stewart Democratic 83%
NM State Senate 20 William Payne Republican 50%
NM State Senate 24 Nancy Rodriguez Democratic 83%
NM State Senate 27 Stuart Ingle Republican 43%
NM State Senate 31 Joseph Cervantes Democratic 67%
NM State Senate 35 John Smith Democratic 80%
NM State Senate 38 Mary Papen Democratic 67%
NM State Senate 41 Carroll Leavell Republican 67%
Rod Adair 67%
Ben Altamirano 75%
Manny Aragon 100%
Marsha Ann Carter Atkin 17%
Shirley Bailey 17%
Ray Begaye 50%
Mark Boitano 20%
William Boykin 33%
Donald Bratton 0%
George Duval Buffett 50%
Robert Burpo 17%
Joseph Carraro 60%
Max Coll 83%
Kandy Cordova 83%
Kent Cravens 67%
Anna Crook 50%
Dianna Duran 33%
Dede Feldman 100%
Joseph Fidel 100%
Daniel Foley 67%
William Fuller 33%
Mary Helen Garcia 67%
Mary Jane Garcia 67%
Ron Godbey 33%
Ramsay Gorham 63%
Phil Griego 80%
Pauline Gubbels 17%
George Hanosh 50%
John Heaton 50%
Manuel Herrera 83%
Ted Hobbs 17%
Allen Hurt 20%
Dona Irwin 83%
Timothy Jennings 75%
Don Kidd 33%
Rhonda Sue King 33%
Steve Komadina 75%
Ben Lujan, Sr. 83%
Fred Luna 50%
Patrick Lyons 60%
James Madalena, Jr. 50%
Roman Maes III 67%
Terry Marquardt 33%
Ken Martinez 50%
Rick Miera 83%
Joseph Mohorovic 33%
Brian Moore 50%
Cynthia Nava 100%
Andy Nuñez 83%
Al Park 83%
Danice Picraux 83%
Pauline Ponce 75%
Lidio Rainaldi 71%
Leonard Lee Rawson 40%
Bengie Regensberg 50%
Benjamin Rios 50%
Earlene Roberts 0%
Shannon Robinson 75%
Richard Romero 80%
Raymond Ruiz 50%
Judy Vanderstar Russell 0%
Henry Saavedra 67%
Bernadette Sanchez 83%
Michael Sanchez 71%
Edward Sandoval 50%
Daniel Silva 67%
Helen Diane Snyder 60%
Joe Stell, Jr. 33%
James Taylor 50%
John Paul Taylor 83%
Thomas Taylor 67%
Joseph Thompson 67%
James Nicholas Tinnin, Jr. 17%
Sandra Townsend 17%
Don Tripp 33%
Patsy Trujillo 83%
Leonard Tsosie 75%
Luciano Varela 83%
Gloria Vaughn 17%
Richard Vigil 67%
Jeannette Wallace 33%
Leo Watchman, Jr. 50%
Donald Whitaker 67%
Walter Williams 50%
Avon Wilson 50%
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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