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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: New Mexico Federation of Labor (AFL-CIO)

2001 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
NM Lieutenant Governor John Sanchez Republican 58%
NM State House 9 Patricia Lundstrom Democratic 90%
NM State House 14 Miguel Garcia Democratic 80%
NM State House 18 Gail Chasey Democratic 97%
NM State House 19 Sheryl Williams-Stapleton Democratic 77%
NM State House 27 Lorenzo Larrañaga Republican 58%
NM State House 40 Nick Salazar Democratic 90%
NM State House 41 Debbie Rodella Democratic 94%
NM State House 42 Roberto Gonzales Democratic 86%
NM State Senate 1 William Sharer Republican 68%
NM State Senate 3 John Pinto Democratic 91%
NM State Senate 5 Richard Martinez Democratic 88%
NM State Senate 6 Carlos Cisneros Democratic 92%
NM State Senate 8 Pete Campos Democratic 88%
NM State Senate 11 Linda Lopez Democratic 93%
NM State Senate 16 Cisco McSorley Democratic 88%
NM State Senate 17 Mimi Stewart Democratic 97%
NM State Senate 20 William Payne Republican 61%
NM State Senate 24 Nancy Rodriguez Democratic 85%
NM State Senate 27 Stuart Ingle Republican 72%
NM State Senate 31 Joseph Cervantes Democratic 100%
NM State Senate 35 John Smith Democratic 86%
NM State Senate 38 Mary Papen Democratic 84%
NM State Senate 41 Carroll Leavell Republican 68%
Rod Adair 68%
Ben Altamirano 88%
Manny Aragon 84%
Marsha Ann Carter Atkin 48%
Shirley Bailey 60%
Ray Begaye 97%
Mark Boitano 48%
William Boykin 55%
Donald Bratton 48%
George Duval Buffett 42%
Robert Burpo 61%
Joseph Carraro 72%
Max Coll 100%
Kandy Cordova 100%
Kent Cravens 68%
Anna Crook 52%
Dianna Duran 57%
Dede Feldman 100%
Joseph Fidel 91%
Daniel Foley 48%
William Fuller 52%
Mary Helen Garcia 100%
Mary Jane Garcia 96%
Ron Godbey 58%
Ramsay Gorham 65%
Phil Griego 52%
Pauline Gubbels 88%
Dianne Hamilton 68%
George Hanosh 86%
John Heaton 97%
Manuel Herrera 97%
Ted Hobbs 42%
Allen Hurt 71%
Dona Irwin 90%
Timothy Jennings 84%
Don Kidd 65%
Rhonda Sue King 97%
Steve Komadina 72%
Ben Lujan, Sr. 96%
Fred Luna 83%
Patrick Lyons 54%
James Madalena, Jr. 79%
Roman Maes III 85%
Terry Marquardt 58%
Ken Martinez 82%
Rick Miera 93%
Joseph Mohorovic 48%
Brian Moore 53%
Cynthia Nava 83%
Andy Nuñez 100%
Al Park 100%
Danice Picraux 100%
Pauline Ponce 97%
Lidio Rainaldi 87%
Leonard Lee Rawson 48%
Bengie Regensberg 93%
Benjamin Rios 100%
Earlene Roberts 41%
Shannon Robinson 63%
Richard Romero 92%
Raymond Ruiz 94%
Judy Vanderstar Russell 42%
Henry Saavedra 90%
Bernadette Sanchez 96%
Michael Sanchez 88%
Edward Sandoval 89%
Daniel Silva 89%
Helen Diane Snyder 76%
Joe Stell, Jr. 83%
James Taylor 93%
John Paul Taylor 94%
Thomas Taylor 58%
Joseph Thompson 29%
James Nicholas Tinnin, Jr. 52%
Sandra Townsend 77%
Don Tripp 61%
Patsy Trujillo 94%
Leonard Tsosie 67%
Mario Urioste 97%
Luciano Varela 100%
Gloria Vaughn 52%
Richard Vigil 87%
Jeannette Wallace 80%
Leo Watchman, Jr. 54%
Donald Whitaker 79%
Walter Williams 67%
Avon Wilson 70%
Sue Wilson Beffort 67%

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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