Abel Maldonado's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Abel Maldonado
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Laura; 4 Children: Ericka, Nicholas, Marcus, Galdino
Birth Place: Santa Maria, CA
Home City: Santa Maria, CA
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Business and Consumers

2009 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 85% 2009 California National Federation of Independent Business - State Senate Score 86% 2009 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 54% 2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 64% 2008 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 100% 2008 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 82 2008 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 33% 2007-2008 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100% 2007 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 93 2007 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 78 2007 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 50 2007 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 33% 2006 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 94% 2006 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 80 2006 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 80 2006 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 33 2006 Consumer Federation of California - Positions on Consumer Advocacy 17 2005-2010 Consumer Federation of California - Cumulative Score 41% 2005-2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 42% 2005-2006 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 92% 2005 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 93% 2005 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 29% 2004 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 80% 2004 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 60% 2003-2004 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 100% 2003-2004 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 90% 2003 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 83% 2003 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 50% 2002 Alliance for Better Business - Positions 6% 2002 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 93% 2002 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 74% 2002 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 7% 2002 Silicon Valley Leadership Group - Positions 71% 2001-2002 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100% 2001 Alliance for Better Business - Positions 8% 2001 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100% 2000 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 83% 2000 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 83% 1999-2000 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 82%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2009 Applied Research Center - Housing and Economics Score 25% 2009 Applied Research Center - Leadership Score 0% 2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Education Equity 33% 2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Criminal Justice 67% 2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Civil Rights 50% 2009 Applied Research Center - Green Equity Score 33% 2009 Applied Research Center - Health Equity Score 60% 2009 Applied Research Center - Overall Score 36% 2009 Applied Research Center - Legal Racism Score 0% 2008 Equality California - Positions 0% 2007 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 33 2007 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions on Civil Rights & Equality 46 2007 California Communities United Institute - Positions 36 2007 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 29 2007 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 20 2007 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 40 2007 Lambda Letters Project - Economic Policy Score 57 2007 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 54 2006 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 37 2006 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions on Civil Rights & Equality 40% 2006 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Underrepresented Group Issues 31 2006 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 4 2006 Lambda Letters Project - Economic Policy Score 36 2006 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 54 2006 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 63 2006 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 0 2005-2006 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 0 2005 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 56 2005 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 31% 2005 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - Positions 35% 2005 Equality California - Positions 20% 2005 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 40% 2005 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 57% 2005 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 73% 2004 Applied Research Center - Positions 40% 2004 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 77% 2004 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - Positions 35% 2004 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 73% 2004 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 61% 2004 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 55% 2003 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 43% 2003 California Communities United Institute - Positions 46% 2003 Equality California - Positions 22% 2002 California Communities United Institute - Positions 66% 2002 Equality California - Positions 22% 2001 Equality California - Positions 36% 1997-2003 Gay Rights Information - Positions on LGBT Rights 0% 1997-2001 Gay Rights Information - Positions on LGBT Rights 0%

Environment

2009-2010 Clean Water Action California - Positions 55% 2009 Applied Research Center - Green Equity Score 33% 2009 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 43% 2009 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 38% 2009 Environment California - Positions 50% 2009 Sierra Club California - Positions 20% 2008 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions on Environmental Conservation 44 2008 Sierra Club California - Positions 57% 2007-2008 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 78% 2007 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions on Environmental Conservation 43 2007 Sierra Club California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 30 2006 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 17% 2006 Environment California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 35 2006 Sierra Club California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 11 2005-2006 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 60 2005 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 22% 2005 Sierra Club California - Positions 25% 2004 Sierra Club California - Positions 27% 2003-2004 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 80% 2003 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 43% 2002 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 29% 2001-2002 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 63% 2001 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 57% 2000 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 82% 1999 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 50%

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