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Wesley 'Wes' Chesbro

Wesley 'Wes' Chesbro's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Wesley 'Wes' Chesbro
Current Office: State Assembly - District 2, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012

Abortion

2013 Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California - Positions on Reproductive Health Issues 100%
2012 California Pro-Life Council - Positions 0%
2012 Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California - Positions on Reproductive Health Issues 100%
2011 Life Priority Network - Positions 0%
2010 California Pro-Life Council - Positions on Pro-Life Policy 0%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice California - Positions 100%
2009 Life Priority Network - Positions 0%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice California - Positions 100%
2009 Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California - Positions 100%
2008-2009 California Abortion and Reproductive Rights League - Positions 100%
2006 Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California - Positions on Reproductive Rights 100
2005-2006 NARAL Pro-Choice California - Positions 100%
2005 Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California - Positions 100%
2004 Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California - Positions 100%
2003-2004 NARAL Pro-Choice California - Positions 100%
2003 Life Priority Network - Positions 3%
2003 Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California - Positions 100%
2002 Life Priority Network - Positions 0%
2002 NARAL Pro-Choice California - Positions on Reproductive Rights 100%
2002 Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California - Positions 100%
2001 Life Priority Network - Positions 5
2001 Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California - Positions 100%
2000 Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California - Positions 100%
1999 Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California - Positions 100%

Business and Consumers

2013 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 31%
2012 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 42%
2012 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 33%
2012 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 58%
2012 Consumer Federation of California - Lifetime Score 93%
2012 Consumer Federation of California - Positions on Consumer Issues 100%
2011 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 14%
2011 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 18%
2011 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 44%
2011 Consumer Federation of California - Lifetime Score 92%
2011 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 83%
2010 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 38%
2010 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 18%
2010 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 89%
2009 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 23%
2009 California National Federation of Independent Business - State Assembly Score 13%
2009 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100%
2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 100%
2006 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 13%
2006 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 0
2006 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 17
2006 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 89
2006 Consumer Federation of California - Positions on Consumer Advocacy 92
2005-2010 Consumer Federation of California - Cumulative Score 96%
2005-2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 100%
2005-2006 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 0%
2005 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 13%
2005 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 95%
2004 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 24%
2004 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 93%
2003-2004 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 17%
2003-2004 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 14%
2003 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 21%
2003 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100%
2002 Alliance for Better Business - Positions 93%
2002 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 6%
2002 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100%
2002 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 100%
2002 Silicon Valley Leadership Group - Positions 67%
2001-2002 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2001 Alliance for Better Business - Positions 93%
2001 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 15%
2000 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 17%
2000 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 83%
1999-2000 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 20%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions 99%
2011 California Communities United Institute - Positions 96
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Civil Liberties Score 32%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Overall Score 24%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Economic Liberties Score 17%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Economic Justice 100%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Minority Issues Score 88%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on AIDS Policy 100%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Overall Score 98%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Score 100%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Women's Issues Score 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Overall Score 86%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Civil Rights 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Green Equity Score 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Criminal Justice 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Health Equity Score 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Housing and Economics Score 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Education Equity 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Legal Racism Score 0%
2009 Applied Research Center - Leadership Score 0%
2006 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 100
2006 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions on Civil Rights & Equality 100%
2006 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Underrepresented Group Issues 98
2006 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 100
2006 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 100
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 97
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 96
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Economic Policy Score 98
2005-2006 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 100
2005 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 100
2005 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 100%
2005 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - Positions 100%
2005 Equality California - Positions 100%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 97%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 98%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 100%
2004 Applied Research Center - Positions 100%
2004 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 100%
2004 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - Positions 100%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 100%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 100%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 100%
2003 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 100%
2003 California Communities United Institute - Positions 98%
2003 Equality California - Positions 100%
2002 California Communities United Institute - Positions 99%
2002 Equality California - Positions 100%
2001 Equality California - Positions 100%
1997-2003 Gay Rights Information - Positions on LGBT Rights 0%
1997-2001 Gay Rights Information - Positions on LGBT Rights 0%

Environment

2012 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 97%
2012 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 94%
2012 Clean Water Action California - Positions 93%
2011-2012 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 100%
2011 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 97%
2011 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 88%
2011 Sierra Club California - Positions 91%
2010 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 98%
2010 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2010 Sierra Club California - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Clean Water Action California - Positions 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Green Equity Score 100%
2009 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 98%
2009 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2009 Environment California - Positions 100%
2009 Sierra Club California - Positions 93%
2006 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 91%
2006 Environment California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 88
2006 Sierra Club California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 100
2005-2006 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 100
2005 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2005 Sierra Club California - Positions 100%
2004 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 94%
2004 Sierra Club California - Positions 88%
2003-2004 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 100%
2003 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2003 Sierra Club California - Positions 100%
2002 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 94%
2001-2002 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 90%
2001 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2000 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
1999 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%

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