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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: New Mexico Voices for Children

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NM State House 9 Patricia Lundstrom Democratic 60%
NM State House 14 Miguel Garcia Democratic 80%
NM State House 18 Gail Chasey Democratic 95%
NM State House 19 Sheryl Williams-Stapleton Democratic 50%
NM State House 27 Lorenzo Larrañaga Republican 50%
NM State House 40 Nick Salazar Democratic 95%
NM State House 41 Debbie Rodella Democratic 70%
NM State House 42 Roberto Gonzales Democratic 85%
NM State House 44 Jane Powdrell-Culbert Republican 55%
NM State House 45 Jim Trujillo Democratic 100%
NM State Senate 1 William Sharer Republican 15%
NM State Senate 3 John Pinto Democratic 80%
NM State Senate 5 Richard Martinez Democratic 85%
NM State Senate 6 Carlos Cisneros Democratic 70%
NM State Senate 8 Pete Campos Democratic 75%
NM State Senate 11 Linda Lopez Democratic 100%
NM State Senate 16 Cisco McSorley Democratic 70%
NM State Senate 17 Mimi Stewart Democratic 95%
NM State Senate 20 William Payne Republican 20%
NM State Senate 24 Nancy Rodriguez Democratic 95%
NM State Senate 27 Stuart Ingle Republican 35%
NM State Senate 31 Joseph Cervantes Democratic 85%
NM State Senate 35 John Smith Democratic 70%
NM State Senate 38 Mary Papen Democratic 65%
NM State Senate 41 Carroll Leavell Republican 40%
NM State Senate 42 Gay Kernan Republican 45%
Rod Adair 15%
Ben Altamirano 70%
Thomas Anderson 45%
Manny Aragon 85%
Janice Arnold-Jones 50%
Ray Begaye 50%
Mark Boitano 10%
William Boykin 50%
Donald Bratton 40%
Jose Campos II 85%
Joseph Carraro 25%
Max Coll 100%
Kandy Cordova 90%
Kent Cravens 20%
Anna Crook 25%
Dede Feldman 95%
Joseph Fidel 65%
Daniel Foley 20%
Mary Helen Garcia 90%
Mary Jane Garcia 80%
Ron Godbey 60%
Ramsay Gorham 30%
Phil Griego 65%
Dianne Hamilton 45%
George Hanosh 90%
Clinton Harden, Jr. 45%
Irvin Harrison 90%
John Heaton 65%
Manuel Herrera 90%
Ted Hobbs 35%
Dona Irwin 85%
Timothy Jennings 75%
Don Kidd 55%
Rhonda Sue King 85%
Steve Komadina 30%
Antonio Lujan 95%
Ben Lujan, Sr. 90%
Fred Luna 65%
James Madalena, Jr. 70%
Roman Maes III 55%
Ken Martinez 90%
Rick Miera 80%
Brian Moore 45%
Cynthia Nava 90%
Andy Nuñez 80%
Rory Ogle 30%
Al Park 85%
Danice Picraux 95%
Pauline Ponce 70%
Lidio Rainaldi 60%
Leonard Lee Rawson 20%
Bengie Regensberg 70%
Earlene Roberts 15%
Shannon Robinson 50%
Richard Romero 85%
Raymond Ruiz 95%
Henry Saavedra 85%
Bernadette Sanchez 75%
Michael Sanchez 90%
Edward Sandoval 75%
Daniel Silva 80%
Helen Diane Snyder 35%
Joe Stell, Jr. 85%
Thomas Swisstack 90%
James Taylor 75%
John Paul Taylor 95%
Thomas Taylor 50%
Joseph Thompson 50%
Sandra Townsend 45%
Don Tripp 45%
Leonard Tsosie 90%
Luciano Varela 90%
Gloria Vaughn 55%
Richard Vigil 90%
Jeannette Wallace 55%
Donald Whitaker 60%
Robert White 30%
Walter Williams 60%
Avon Wilson 45%
Sue Wilson Beffort 25%
Eric Youngberg 45%
Teresa Zanetti 55%

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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