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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Association of Commerce and Industry of New Mexico

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NM Lieutenant Governor John Sanchez Republican 100%
NM State House 9 Patricia Lundstrom Democratic 60%
NM State House 14 Miguel Garcia Democratic 46%
NM State House 18 Gail Chasey Democratic 46%
NM State House 19 Sheryl Williams-Stapleton Democratic 36%
NM State House 27 Lorenzo Larrañaga Republican 92%
NM State House 40 Nick Salazar Democratic 64%
NM State House 41 Debbie Rodella Democratic 54%
NM State House 42 Roberto Gonzales Democratic 58%
NM State Senate 1 William Sharer Republican 100%
NM State Senate 3 John Pinto Democratic 67%
NM State Senate 5 Richard Martinez Democratic 59%
NM State Senate 6 Carlos Cisneros Democratic 53%
NM State Senate 8 Pete Campos Democratic 69%
NM State Senate 11 Linda Lopez Democratic 27%
NM State Senate 16 Cisco McSorley Democratic 60%
NM State Senate 17 Mimi Stewart Democratic 54%
NM State Senate 20 William Payne Republican 100%
NM State Senate 24 Nancy Rodriguez Democratic 60%
NM State Senate 27 Stuart Ingle Republican 86%
NM State Senate 31 Joseph Cervantes Democratic 67%
NM State Senate 35 John Smith Democratic 50%
NM State Senate 38 Mary Papen Democratic 53%
NM State Senate 41 Carroll Leavell Republican 73%
Rod Adair 94%
Ben Altamirano 70%
Manny Aragon 50%
Marsha Ann Carter Atkin 100%
Shirley Bailey 76%
Ray Begaye 45%
Mark Boitano 93%
William Boykin 100%
Donald Bratton 100%
George Duval Buffett 100%
Robert Burpo 100%
Joseph Carraro 86%
Max Coll 54%
Kandy Cordova 54%
Kent Cravens 94%
Anna Crook 100%
Dianna Duran 86%
Dede Feldman 50%
Joseph Fidel 71%
Daniel Foley 100%
William Fuller 100%
Mary Helen Garcia 54%
Mary Jane Garcia 50%
Ron Godbey 82%
Ramsay Gorham 88%
Phil Griego 64%
Pauline Gubbels 100%
Dianne Hamilton 100%
George Hanosh 60%
John Heaton 67%
Manuel Herrera 67%
Ted Hobbs 100%
Allen Hurt 63%
Dona Irwin 62%
Timothy Jennings 41%
Don Kidd 63%
Rhonda Sue King 58%
Steve Komadina 94%
Ben Lujan, Sr. 50%
Fred Luna 71%
Patrick Lyons 80%
James Madalena, Jr. 63%
Roman Maes III 64%
Terry Marquardt 100%
Ken Martinez 44%
Rick Miera 50%
Joseph Mohorovic 100%
Brian Moore 100%
Cynthia Nava 67%
Andy Nuñez 45%
Al Park 54%
Danice Picraux 55%
Pauline Ponce 54%
Lidio Rainaldi 53%
Leonard Lee Rawson 94%
Bengie Regensberg 42%
Benjamin Rios 71%
Earlene Roberts 100%
Richard Romero 92%
Raymond Ruiz 62%
Judy Vanderstar Russell 92%
Henry Saavedra 54%
Bernadette Sanchez 47%
Michael Sanchez 43%
Edward Sandoval 30%
Daniel Silva 58%
Helen Diane Snyder 94%
Joe Stell, Jr. 78%
James Taylor 62%
John Paul Taylor 54%
Thomas Taylor 92%
Joseph Thompson 100%
James Nicholas Tinnin, Jr. 100%
Sandra Townsend 100%
Don Tripp 100%
Patsy Trujillo 54%
Leonard Tsosie 40%
Mario Urioste 50%
Luciano Varela 54%
Gloria Vaughn 100%
Richard Vigil 45%
Jeannette Wallace 100%
Donald Whitaker 78%
Walter Williams 77%
Avon Wilson 92%
Sue Wilson Beffort 94%

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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