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Brian Nestande's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: State Assembly (CA) - District 42, Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 36

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on LGBT 67%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Latino Issues 47%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Economic Justice 63%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on People of Color 57%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Native Americans 83%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Womens Issues 84%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Overall Positions (House Only) 66%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on HIV/AIDS 50%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions 63%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on African Americans 57%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Asians and Pacific Islanders 46%
2011 California Communities United Institute - Positions 41
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Civil Liberties Score 71%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Overall Score 71%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Economic Liberties Score 70%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on AIDS Policy 0%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Overall Score 42%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Score 30%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Minority Issues Score 14%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Economic Justice 55%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Women's Issues Score 65%
2009 Applied Research Center - Overall Score 30%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Education Equity 67%
2009 Applied Research Center - Leadership Score 0%
2009 Applied Research Center - Green Equity Score 50%
2009 Applied Research Center - Health Equity Score 20%
2009 Applied Research Center - Legal Racism Score 0%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Criminal Justice 33%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Civil Rights 25%
2009 Applied Research Center - Housing and Economics Score 25%

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Native Americans 83%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Asians and Pacific Islanders 46%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on African Americans 57%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on HIV/AIDS 50%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions 63%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on LGBT 67%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Latino Issues 47%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Economic Justice 63%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on People of Color 57%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Overall Positions (House Only) 66%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Womens Issues 84%
2013 Equality California - Positions 43%
2012 Equality California - Positions 17%
2011 California Communities United Institute - Positions 41
2011 Equality California - Positions 0%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Women's Issues Score 65%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on AIDS Policy 0%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Overall Score 42%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Score 30%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Minority Issues Score 14%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Economic Justice 55%
2010 Equality California - Positions 15%
2009 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 13%

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