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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Conservation Voters New Mexico

2007 Positions on Environmental Conservation

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Rod Adair 23
Ben Altamirano 48
Thomas Anderson 10
Janice Arnold-Jones 20
Vernon Asbill 37
NM State House 3 Paul Bandy Republican 15
Elias Barela 100
Andrew Barreras 79
Ray Begaye 50
NM Mayor At-Large Richard Berry 23
Mark Boitano 10
Donald Bratton 6
Jose Campos II 76
NM State Senate 8 Pete Campos Democratic 85
Joseph Carraro 33
NM State Senate 31 Joe Cervantes Democratic 73
NM State House 18 Gail Chasey Democratic 67
Ernest Chavez, Sr. 73
NM State Senate 6 Carlos Cisneros Democratic 50
Nathan Cote 71
Kent Cravens 18
Anna Crook 33
Dianna Duran 36
Nora Espinoza 14
NM State House 58 Candy Ezzell Republican 10
Dede Feldman 92
Daniel Foley 13
Justine Fox-Young 6
Mary Helen Garcia 57
Mary Jane Garcia 83
NM State House 14 Miguel Garcia Democratic 100
Thomas Garcia 89
Keith Gardner 27
NM State House 42 Roberto Gonzales Democratic 92
Bill Gray 16
Phil Griego 58
John Grubesic 85
Joni Gutierrez 100
NM State House 28 Jimmie Hall Republican 38
Dianne Hamilton 21
George Hanosh 75
Clinton Harden, Jr. 33
John Heaton 73
NM State Senate 27 Stuart Ingle Republican 50
Dona Irwin 73
Timothy Jennings 36
NM State Senate 42 Gay Kernan Republican 42
Rhonda Sue King 75
Steve Komadina 33
NM State House 27 Lorenzo Larrañaga Republican 46
NM State Senate 41 Carroll Leavell Republican 31
NM State Senate 11 Linda Lopez Democratic 60
Lynda Lovejoy 58
Antonio Lujan 100
Ben Lujan, Sr. 85
NM State House 9 Patricia Lundstrom Democratic 50
James Madalena, Jr. 89
NM State House 16 Moe Maestas Democratic 86
NM State Senate 5 Richard Martinez Democratic 75
Ken Martinez 93
Kathy McCoy 69
NM State Senate 16 Cisco McSorley Democratic 92
Rick Miera 100
Brian Moore 15
Cynthia Nava 85
NM State Senate 2 Steven Neville Republican 25
Andy Nuñez 57
NM State Senate 12 Gerald Ortiz Pino Democratic 92
NM State Senate 38 Mary Papen Democratic 67
Al Park 73
NM State Senate 20 William Payne Republican 24
Danice Picraux 75
NM State Senate 3 John Pinto Democratic 75
NM State House 44 Jane Powdrell-Culbert Republican 7
Lidio Rainaldi 91
Leonard Lee Rawson 29
NM State House 31 William Rehm Republican 33
Shannon Robinson 50
NM State House 41 Debbie Rodella Democratic 65
NM State Senate 24 Nancy Rodriguez Democratic 44
John Ryan 33
Henry Saavedra 67
NM State House 40 Nick Salazar Democratic 92
Bernadette Sanchez 69
Michael Sanchez 83
Edward Sandoval 64
NM State Senate 1 William Sharer Republican 22
Daniel Silva 68
NM State Senate 35 John Smith Democratic 42
Helen Diane Snyder 25
NM State Senate 36 Jeff Steinborn Democratic 95
NM State Senate 17 Mimi Stewart Democratic 100
NM State House 2 James Strickler Republican 0
Thomas Swisstack 69
James Taylor 63
Thomas Taylor 13
Don Tripp 34
NM State House 45 Jim Trujillo Democratic 82
Shirley Tyler 27
David Ulibarri 70
Luciano Varela 92
Gloria Vaughn 24
Richard Vigil 56
Jeannette Wallace 42
Walter Williams 36
NM State House 19 Sheryl Williams-Stapleton Democratic 79
Sue Wilson Beffort 21
NM State Senate 25 Peter Wirth Democratic 100
Eric Youngberg 21
Teresa Zanetti 14

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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