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David 'Dave' Cogdill

David 'Dave' Cogdill's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: David 'Dave' Cogdill
Current Office: Council Member (Modesto, CA) - District 6, Republican

Business and Consumers

2010 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 93%
2010 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 0%
2009 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2009 California National Federation of Independent Business - State Senate Score 88%
2009 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 15%
2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 14%
2008 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 93%
2008 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 91
2008 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 23%
2007-2008 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2007 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 100
2007 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 100
2007 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 17
2007 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 18%
2006 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 94%
2006 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 90
2006 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 100
2006 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 10
2006 Consumer Federation of California - Positions on Consumer Advocacy 10
2005-2010 Consumer Federation of California - Cumulative Score 14%
2005-2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 17%
2005-2006 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 92%
2005 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2005 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 12%
2004 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2004 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 20%
2003-2004 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 100%
2003-2004 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2003 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2003 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 29%
2002 Alliance for Better Business - Positions 19%
2002 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 88%
2002 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 32%
2002 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 0%
2002 Silicon Valley Leadership Group - Positions 56%
2001-2002 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2001 Alliance for Better Business - Positions 0%
2001 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Economic Justice 47%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Minority Issues Score 23%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Women's Issues Score 39%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on AIDS Policy 8%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Overall Score 33%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Score 13%
2009 Applied Research Center - Housing and Economics Score 25%
2009 Applied Research Center - Overall Score 18%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Education Equity 33%
2009 Applied Research Center - Health Equity Score 0%
2009 Applied Research Center - Leadership Score 0%
2009 Applied Research Center - Legal Racism Score 0%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Civil Rights 50%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Criminal Justice 33%
2009 Applied Research Center - Green Equity Score 0%
2008 Equality California - Positions 0%
2007 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 8
2007 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions on Civil Rights & Equality 8
2007 California Communities United Institute - Positions 16
2007 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 21
2007 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 10
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 23
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Economic Policy Score 14
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 20
2006 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 15
2006 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions on Civil Rights & Equality 7%
2006 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Underrepresented Group Issues 16
2006 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 0
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 52
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 21
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Economic Policy Score 5
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 25
2005 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 31%
2005 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - Positions 14%
2005 Equality California - Positions 7%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 42%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 0%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 16%
2004 Applied Research Center - Positions 0%
2004 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 54%
2004 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - Positions 0%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 11%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 0%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 23%
2003 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 43%
2003 California Communities United Institute - Positions 25%
2003 Equality California - Positions 6%
2002 California Communities United Institute - Positions 35%
2002 Equality California - Positions 0%
2001 Equality California - Positions 11%
1997-2003 Gay Rights Information - Positions on LGBT Rights 0%
1997-2001 Gay Rights Information - Positions on LGBT Rights 0%

Environment

2010 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 4%
2010 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 0%
2010 Sierra Club California - Positions 11%
2009-2010 Clean Water Action California - Positions 22%
2009 Applied Research Center - Green Equity Score 0%
2009 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 5%
2009 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 4%
2009 Environment California - Positions 0%
2009 Sierra Club California - Positions 0%
2008 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions on Environmental Conservation 6
2008 Sierra Club California - Positions 0%
2007-2008 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 40%
2007 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions on Environmental Conservation 5
2007 Sierra Club California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 0
2006 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 4%
2006 Environment California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 6
2006 Sierra Club California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 9
2005-2006 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 44
2005 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 5%
2005 Sierra Club California - Positions 0%
2004 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 0%
2004 Sierra Club California - Positions 0%
2003-2004 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 40%
2003 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 0%
2003 Sierra Club California - Positions 0%
2002 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 11%
2001-2002 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 31%
2001 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 0%

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