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John J. Benoit

John J. Benoit's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: John J. Benoit
Current Office: Supervisor (Riverside County, CA) - District 4
First Appointed: 12/01/2009
Last Appointed: 06/08/2010

Business and Consumers

2009 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2009 California National Federation of Independent Business - State Senate Score 100%
2009 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 15%
2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 13%
2008 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 100%
2008 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 100
2008 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 7%
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 33
2007 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 22%
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 17
2005-2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 15%
2005-2006 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 100%
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%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2009 Applied Research Center - Health Equity Score 0%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Criminal Justice 67%
2009 Applied Research Center - Leadership Score 0%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Education Equity 67%
2009 Applied Research Center - Housing and Economics Score 25%
2009 Applied Research Center - Legal Racism Score 0%
2009 Applied Research Center - Green Equity Score 33%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Civil Rights 25%
2009 Applied Research Center - Overall Score 25%
2007 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 14
2007 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions on Civil Rights & Equality 15
2007 California Communities United Institute - Positions 24
2007 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 14
2007 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 0
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 35
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Economic Policy Score 22
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 14
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 14
2006 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 0
2006 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 0
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 14
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 50
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Economic Policy Score 7
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 15%
2005 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - Positions 14%
2005 Equality California - Positions 7%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 5%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 38%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 18%
2004 Applied Research Center - Positions 10%
2004 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 46%
2004 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - Positions 8%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 11%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 19%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 0%
2003 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 43%
2003 California Communities United Institute - Positions 29%
2003 Equality California - Positions 6%
1997-2003 Gay Rights Information - Positions on LGBT Rights 0%

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