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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California League of Conservation Voters

2008 Positions on Environmental Conservation

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 5
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 11
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 14
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 11
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 95
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 95
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 5
CA U.S. House 46 Lou Correa Democratic 50
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100
CA State Assembly 30 Anna Caballero Democratic 89
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 5
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 33
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 29
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 100
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 5
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 95
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 90
CA State Senate 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. Democratic 95
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 5
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 94
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 95
CA Mayor At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 94
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 14
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100
CA Supervisor 3 Sheila Kuehl 100
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 10
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 100
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 94
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 95
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 86
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 90
CA Council Member Ward 3 Jose Solorio 86
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 10
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 94
Samuel Aanestad 6
Richard Ackerman 0
Anthony Adams 24
Gregory Aghazarian 38
Elaine Alquist 94
Juan Arambula 86
Roy Ashburn 6
James Battin 6
John Benoit 14
Patty Berg 100
Sam Blakeslee 43
Charles Calderon 82
Ron Calderon 67
Amina Carter 86
David Cogdill 6
Ellen Corbett 100
Joe Coto 90
Dave Cox 6
Mike Davis 83
Hector De La Torre 86
Charles DeVore 5
Denise Ducheny 67
Robert Dutton 11
Michael Duvall 5
Mervyn Dymally 90
Bill Emmerson 14
Mike Eng 100
Noreen Evans 100
Mike Feuer 100
Dean Florez 94
Warren Furutani 90
Bonnie Garcia 24
Martin Garrick 5
Loni Hancock 100
Tom Harman 33
Mary Hayashi 100
Dennis Hollingsworth 6
Shirley Horton 38
Guy Houston 25
Robert Huff 10
Dave Jones 100
Betty Karnette 100
Richard Keene 14
Christine Kehoe 100
John Laird 100
Mark Leno 100
Lloyd Levine 100
Sally Lieber 100
Fiona Ma 95
Michael Machado 83
Abel Maldonado 44
Bob Margett 17
Bill Maze 14
Tony Mendoza 95
Carole Migden 89
Eugene Mullin 95
Pedro Nava 100
Gloria Negrete McLeod 61
Roger Niello 14
Fabian Núñez 95
Jenny Oropeza 83
Nicole Parra 57
Don Perata 94
George Plescia 19
Gloria Romero 94
George Runner, Jr. 6
Sharon Runner 0
Ira Ruskin 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Arnold Schwarzenegger 60
Jack Scott 100
Jim Silva 5
Cameron Smyth 24
Audra Strickland 19
Sandré Swanson 95
Alberto Torrico 90
Van Tran 0
Mike Villines 5
Edward Vincent 100
Patricia Wiggins 100
Lois Wolk 90
Mark Wyland 7
Leland Yee 83

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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