List of candidates endorsed by Sierra Club

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33 Environmental Champions Crowned in First Round of Sierra Club
Endorsements


Washington, DC: In the 2002 elections, voters will be concerned not only
with whether their public officials care about America, but how they plan
to care for America as well. To protect America's clean air, clean water,
and precious public lands, the Sierra Club today announced its first round
of 33 endorsements of U.S. Senate and House candidates for the 2002
elections. Protecting the homeland extends to safeguarding the land
Americans love, and the best hope for defending the environment from
pollution and destruction lies in the House and Senate.

The first round of endorsements includes incumbent Senators Max Cleland
(D-GA), Tom Harkin (D-IA), Robert Torricelli (D-NJ), and Paul Wellstone
(D-MN). Additional races of note are two open seat endorsements for
Hector De La Torre (D) in CA-39 and David Russo (R) in NJ-05. A full list
of these initial endorsees is attached. More endorsements will be
forthcoming throughout the year.

"America deserves leaders we can trust to protect our families from
pollution," said Margaret Conway, Sierra Club's Political Director. "These
candidates have clearly and consistently earned our trust by safeguarding
our families' clean air, clean water and America's special places. Sierra
Club members will be working in their communities to elect these and other
pro-environmental candidates. We're committed to caring for the land that
we love, and to do that we must build pro-environment majorities in the
House and Senate."

At a time when Americans feel a special connection to our country, the Bush
Administration stands poised to ruin wild areas in our National Forests and
Monuments, weaken clean air standards, and open up the pristine Arctic
National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.

"In November, voters will make clear choices: between candidates who will
stand up for our health, our safety, and our families, or those who cater
to big corporate interests at our families' expense," said Conway. "As
Americans learn how Enron influenced Vice President Cheney's energy policy,
people are increasingly leery of politicians who do the bidding of big
corporate polluters, and they want to know who they can trust."

The Sierra Club's endorsement is a two-step, volunteer-driven process.
Endorsement requests originate on the local level, where candidates are
thoroughly screened and often personally interviewed by Sierra Club
volunteers. The state's volunteer political committee then votes on
whether to extend an endorsement at that time. Once approved by the state
political committee, the endorsement is forwarded to the national volunteer
Sierra Club Political Committee, which then votes on whether to approve the
request at that time. Once this committee approves the request, the
candidate is officially notified of their Sierra Club endorsement.

***Margaret Conway, Political Director of the Sierra Club, is available to
discuss Sierra Club's plans for the 2002 election cycle. Please call
202-675-6698 to set up an interview.***


Full list of Endorsements:

Senate
GA: Sen. Max Cleland (D)
IA: Sen. Tom Harkin (D)
MN: Sen. Paul Wellstone (D)
SD: Sen. Tim Johnson (D)

House - Open Seats
CA-39: South Gate City Councilor Hector De La Torre (D)
NJ-05: Assemblyman David Russo (R)

House
CA-06: Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D)
CA-09: Rep. Barbara Lee (D)
CA-29: Rep. Adam Schiff (D)
CA-32: Rep. Hilda Solis (D)
CA-38: Rep. Grace Napolitano (D)
CA-35: Rep. Maxine Waters (D)
CA-36: Rep. Jane Harman (D)
CA-51: Rep. Bob Filner (D)
FL-03: Rep. Corrine Brown (D)
FL-17: Rep. Carrie Meek (D)
FL-19: Rep. Robert Wexler (D)
FL-20: Rep. Peter Deutsch (D)
FL-23: Rep. Alcee Hastings (D)
GA-04: Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D)
GA-05: Rep. John Lewis (D)
IN-01: Rep. Pete Visclosky (D)
IN-07: Rep. Julia Carson (D)
MN-03: Rep. Jim Ramstad (R)
MN-05: Rep. Martin Olav Sabo (D)
MN-06: Rep. Bill Luther (D)
NJ-01: Rep. Robert Andrews (D)
NJ-06: Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr.(D)
NJ-08: Rep. William Pascrell, Jr.(D)
NJ-10: Rep. Donald Payne (D)
NJ-12: Rep. Rush Holt (D)
NJ-13: Rep. Robert Menendez (D)
TX-18: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D)


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Wow, that's a lot of D's (Suprise, Suprise!). Do you know where we can find a list of anti-Sierra Club politicians?
 

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In response to your question - I went to CLORV's web-site and go this list of candidates endorsed by the California League of Off-Road Voters.

Congress - House of Reps

Congressional Distrtict
candidate
incumbent
party

CD 1
Mike Thompson
Yes
Democrat

CD 2
Wally Herger
Yes
Republican

CD 3
Doug Ose
Yes
Republican

CD 4
John Doolittle
Yes
Republican

CD 11
Richard Pombo
Yes
Republican

George Radanovich
Yes
Republican


CD 21
Mike Briggs
No
Republican

CD 22
Bill Thomas
Yes
Republican

CD 24
Elton Gallegly
Yes
Republican

CD 26
Howard "Buck" McKeon
Yes
Republican

CD 29
David Dreier
Yes
Republican

CD 31
Xavier Becerra
Yes
Democrat

CD 32
Hilda L. Solis
Democrat

CD 39
Hector do La Torre
No
Democrat

CD 40
Ed Royce
Yes
Republican

CD 42
Gary G. Miller
Yes
Republican

CD 43
Joe Baca
Yes
Democrat

CD 44
Ken Calvert
Yes
Republican

CD 45
Mary Bono
Yes
Republican

CD 46
Dana Rohrabacher
Yes
Republican

CD 48
Christopher Cox
Yes
Republican

CD 49
Darrell Issa
Yes
Republican

CD 50
Randy "Duke" Cunningham
Yes
Republican

CD 51
Daniel Ramirez
No
Democrat

CD 52
Duncan Hunter
Yes
Republican


California State Senate
California has 40 State Senators. Each Senator serves a four-year term. Elections are held every two years for 20 of the districts, odd or even numbered. The election of State Senators in 2002 are for those running in the even numbered districts.

CA State Senate District
Candidate
Incumbent
Party


SD 4
Dick Dickerson
No
Republican


Rusty Areias
No
Democrat

SD 14
Chuck Poochigian
Yes
Republican

SD 18
Roy Ashburn
No
Republican

SD 20
Richard Alarcon
Yes
Democrat

SD 38
Bill Morrow
Yes
Republican

SD 40
Denise Moreno Ducheny
No
Democrat



California State Assembly
California has 80 members of the Assembly. Each Assemblymember serves a two-year term.
All Assembly seats are voted on in each election, held every two years.

CA assembly District
Candidate
Incumbent
Party


AD 2
Doug LaMalfa
No
Republican

AD 3
Rick Keene
No
Republicam

AD 4
Tim Leslie
Yes
Republican

AD 5
Dave Cox
Yes
Republican


AD 8
Steve Hardy
No
Democrat


AD 10
Alan Nakanishi
No
Republican

AD 11
Joe Canciamilla
Yes
Democrat


AD 13
Steve Phillips
No
Democrat

AD 14
Charles Ramsey
No
Democrat

AD 15
Gordon Blake
No
Republican


AD 17
Moses Sanchez
No
Republican


AD 19
Gina Papan
No
Democrat

AD 20
John Dutra
Yes
Democrat


AD 22
Rod Diridon
No
Democrat


AD 24
Rebecca Cohn
No
Democrat

AD 25
David Cogdill
Yes
Republican

AD 26
Greg Aghazarian
No
Republican


AD 29
Larry Willey
No
Republican


AD 31
Sarah Reyes
Yes
Democrat

Dual
AD 32
Mike Maggard
No
Republican

Dual
AD 32
Kevin McCarthy
No
Republican

AD 33
Abel Maldonaldo
Yes
Republican

AD 34
Bill Maze
No
Republican

AD 35
Bob Pohl
No
Republican

AD 36
Phil Wyman
Yes
Republican

AD 37
Tony Strickland
Yes
Republican

AD 38
Keith Richman
Yes
Republican

AD 39
Cindy Martinez
No
Democrat

AD 43
Dario Frommer
Yes
Democrat

AD 44
Carol Liu
Yes
Democrat


AD 46
Fabian Munez
No
Democrat

AD 47
Herb Wesson
Yes
Democrat

AD 48
Mark Ridley-Thomas
No
Democrat

AD 49
Judy Chu
Yes
Democrat

AD 50
Marco A. Firebaugh
Yes
Democrat

AD 51
Jerome E. Horton
Yes
Democrat

AD 52
A. Gallardo-Rocker
No
Democrat

AD 53
George Nakano
Yes
Democrat


AD 56
Rudy Bermudez
No
Democrat

AD 57
Edward "Ed" Chavez
Yes
Democrat

AD 58
Ronald Calderon
No
Democrat

AD 59
Dennis Mountjoy
Yes
Republican

AD 60
Robert "Bob" Pacheco
Yes
Republican


AD 63
Bob Dutton
No
Republican

AD 64
Lou Monville
No
Republican

AD 65
Russ Bogh
Yes
Republican

AD 66
Ray Haynes
No
Republican

AD 67
Tom Harman
Yes
Republican

AD 68
Ken Maddox
Yes
Republican

AD 69

AD 70
John Campbell
Yes
Republican


AD 72
Lynn Daucher
Yes
Republican

AD 73
Patricia C. Bates
Yes
Republican

AD 74
Mark Wyland
Yes
Republican

AD 75
George Plescia
No
Republican


AD 77
Jay LaSuer
Yes
Republican

Dual
AD 78
Vince Hall
No
Democrat

Dual
AD 78
Shirley Horton
No
Republican

AD 79
Juan Vargas
Yes
Democrat

Dual
AD 80
Joey Acuna, Jr.
No
Democtrat

Dual
AD 80
John Pena
No
Republican





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I don't know if that is good or bad - a few members of South Gate's City Council were under criminal investigation this last year.

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