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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: New Mexico Public Interest Research Group

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NM State House 9 Patricia Lundstrom Democratic 73%
NM State House 14 Miguel Garcia Democratic 100%
NM State House 18 Gail Chasey Democratic 100%
NM State House 19 Sheryl Williams-Stapleton Democratic 86%
NM State House 27 Lorenzo Larrañaga Republican 36%
NM State House 40 Nick Salazar Democratic 55%
NM State House 41 Debbie Rodella Democratic 100%
NM State House 42 Roberto Gonzales Democratic 83%
NM State House 44 Jane Powdrell-Culbert Republican 36%
NM State House 45 Jim Trujillo Democratic 82%
NM State Senate 1 William Sharer Republican 22%
NM State Senate 3 John Pinto Democratic 82%
NM State Senate 5 Richard Martinez Democratic 67%
NM State Senate 6 Carlos Cisneros Democratic 67%
NM State Senate 8 Pete Campos Democratic 75%
NM State Senate 11 Linda Lopez Democratic 92%
NM State Senate 16 Cisco McSorley Democratic 100%
NM State Senate 17 Mimi Stewart Democratic 100%
NM State Senate 20 William Payne Republican 8%
NM State Senate 24 Nancy Rodriguez Democratic 75%
NM State Senate 27 Stuart Ingle Republican 17%
NM State Senate 31 Joseph Cervantes Democratic 50%
NM State Senate 35 John Smith Democratic 42%
NM State Senate 38 Mary Papen Democratic 50%
NM State Senate 41 Carroll Leavell Republican 8%
NM State Senate 42 Gay Kernan Republican 17%
Rod Adair 17%
Ben Altamirano 73%
Thomas Anderson 25%
Manny Aragon 75%
Janice Arnold-Jones 50%
Ray Begaye 80%
Mark Boitano 8%
William Boykin 17%
Donald Bratton 33%
Jose Campos II 83%
Joseph Carraro 42%
Richard Cheney 0%
Max Coll 100%
Kandy Cordova 91%
Kent Cravens 27%
Anna Crook 58%
Dianna Duran 27%
Dede Feldman 100%
Joseph Fidel 45%
Daniel Foley 0%
Mary Helen Garcia 75%
Mary Jane Garcia 73%
Ron Godbey 45%
Ramsay Gorham 25%
Phil Griego 50%
Dianne Hamilton 25%
George Hanosh 58%
Clinton Harden, Jr. 67%
Irvin Harrison 83%
John Heaton 58%
Manuel Herrera 75%
Ted Hobbs 25%
Dona Irwin 64%
Timothy Jennings 42%
Don Kidd 50%
Rhonda Sue King 60%
Steve Komadina 9%
Raymond Kysar, Jr. 0%
Antonio Lujan 92%
Ben Lujan, Sr. 78%
Fred Luna 67%
James Madalena, Jr. 89%
Roman Maes III 42%
Terry Marquardt 17%
Ken Martinez 80%
Rick Miera 100%
Brian Moore 33%
Cynthia Nava 75%
Andy Nuñez 75%
Rory Ogle 33%
Al Park 64%
Danice Picraux 100%
Pauline Ponce 33%
Lidio Rainaldi 75%
Leonard Lee Rawson 33%
Bengie Regensberg 82%
Earlene Roberts 20%
Shannon Robinson 33%
Richard Romero 91%
Raymond Ruiz 60%
Henry Saavedra 73%
Bernadette Sanchez 67%
Michael Sanchez 50%
Edward Sandoval 56%
Daniel Silva 78%
Helen Diane Snyder 17%
Joe Stell, Jr. 75%
Thomas Swisstack 80%
James Taylor 64%
John Paul Taylor 90%
Thomas Taylor 42%
Joseph Thompson 27%
Sandra Townsend 33%
Don Tripp 27%
Leonard Tsosie 91%
Luciano Varela 92%
Gloria Vaughn 33%
Richard Vigil 83%
Jeannette Wallace 60%
Donald Whitaker 55%
Robert White 11%
Walter Williams 36%
Avon Wilson 18%
Sue Wilson Beffort 33%
Eric Youngberg 42%
Teresa Zanetti 18%

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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