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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California League of Conservation Voters

2000 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 100%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Dion Aroner 100%
Debra Bowen 100%
John Burton 100%
Thomas Calderon 100%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 100%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
Ellen Corbett 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Lou Correa Democratic 100%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 100%
CA State Senate 18 Robert Hertzberg Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
Betty Karnette 100%
Fred Keeley 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Longville 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Michael Machado 100%
Carole Migden 100%
Kevin Murray 100%
George Nakano 100%
Jack O'Connell 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Louis Papan 100%
Steve Peace 100%
Don Perata 100%
Richard Polanco 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Jack Scott 100%
Kevin Shelley 100%
Byron Sher 100%
Nell Soto 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA Mayor At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
Virginia Strom-Martin 100%
Helen Thomson 100%
John Vasconcellos 100%
Edward Vincent 100%
Carl Washington 100%
Howard Wayne 100%
CA Council Member 10 Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Roderick Wright 100%
Joe Dunn 93%
Dennis Cardoza 92%
Sally Havice 92%
Abel Maldonado 82%
Sarah Reyes 75%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 73%
Dean Florez 70%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
Anthony Pescetti 50%
Bob Margett 31%
Richard Dickerson 25%
Dave Cox 23%
Ken Maddox 23%
Robert Pacheco 23%
Charlene Zettel 18%
Mike Briggs 17%
Samuel Aanestad 15%
CA State Senate 36 Pat Bates Republican 15%
Rod Pacheco 15%
James Battin 8%
Bill Campbell 8%
Lynne Leach 8%
Bill Leonard 8%
George Runner, Jr. 8%
Charles Poochigian 7%
James Brulte 6%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Roy Ashburn 0%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
K. Maurice Johannessen 0%
William Knight 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 0%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Thomas Oller 0%
Tony Strickland 0%

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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