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Rating Group: Planned Parenthood of New Mexico

2000 Positions on Reproductive Rights

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

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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