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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California League of Conservation Voters

1997 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 18 Robert Hertzberg Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Sheila Kuehl 100%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 15%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 78%
Richard Ackerman 4%
Fred Aguiar 35%
Barbara Alby 14%
Deirdre Alpert 100%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Dion Aroner 100%
Roy Ashburn 14%
Ruben Ayala 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Steve Charles Baldwin 13%
James Battin 19%
Scott Baugh 17%
Tom Bordonaro, Jr. 35%
Debra Bowen 100%
Larry Bowler 18%
Marilyn Brewer 26%
Valerie Kent Brown 100%
James Brulte 17%
John Burton 100%
Cruz Bustamante 100%
Louis Caldera 100%
Charles Calderon 94%
Bill Campbell 26%
Dennis Cardoza 91%
William Craven 86%
James Cunneen 83%
Ralph Dills 100%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Brooks Firestone 80%
Richard Floyd 76%
Peter Frusetta 62%
Martin Gallegos 100%
Jan Goldsmith 50%
Brett Granlund 26%
Leroy Greene 89%
Sally Havice 100%
Tom Hayden 95%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 5%
Mike Honda 100%
George House, Jr. 30%
Teresa Hughes 100%
Rob Hurtt 10%
K. Maurice Johannessen 16%
Ross Johnson 21%
Patrick Johnston 100%
Howard Kaloogian 9%
Betty Karnette 100%
Fred Keeley 100%
David Kelley 24%
William Knight 5%
Wally Knox 100%
Quentin Kopp 90%
Steven Kuykendall 80%
Lynne Leach 39%
Ted Lempert 100%
Bill Leonard 9%
Robert Leslie 22%
John Lewis 5%
Bill Lockyer 95%
Michael Machado 95%
Kenneth Leon Maddy 35%
Bob Margett 27%
Diane Janet Martinez 100%
Kerry Mazzoni 100%
Carole Migden 100%
Gary Miller 17%
Jim Morrissey 41%
William Phillip Morrow 17%
Richard Mountjoy 10%
Kevin Murray 100%
Jack O'Connell 100%
Keith Olberg 16%
Thomas Oller 9%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Rod Pacheco 55%
Louis Papan 91%
Steve Peace 85%
Don Perata 100%
Richard Polanco 100%
Charles Poochigian 9%
Robert Prenter, Jr. 32%
Curt Pringle 5%
Richard Keith Rainey 45%
Bernie Richter 53%
Herschel Rosenthal 100%
George Runner, Jr. 17%
Jack Scott 100%
Kevin Shelley 100%
Byron Sher 100%
Virginia Strom-Martin 100%
Michael Sweeney 100%
Nao Takasugi 26%
Bruce Thompson 13%
Helen Thomson 100%
Tom Torlakson 100%
John Vasconcellos 100%
Antonio Villaraigosa 100%
Edward Vincent 100%
Carl Washington 100%
Diane Watson 100%
Howard Wayne 100%
Scott Wildman 100%
Tom Woods 29%
Cathie Wright 14%
Roderick Wright 100%

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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