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William 'Bill' Emmerson

William 'Bill' Emmerson's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: William 'Bill' Emmerson

Business and Consumers

2013 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2012 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2012 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 92%
2012 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2012 Consumer Federation of California - Positions on Consumer Issues 22%
2012 Consumer Federation of California - Lifetime Score 19%
2011 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2011 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 91%
2011 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2011 Consumer Federation of California - Lifetime Score 19%
2011 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 30%
2010 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 94%
2010 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 90%
2010 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 22%
2009 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2009 California National Federation of Independent Business - State Assembly Score 100%
2009 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 21%
2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 18%
2008 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 100%
2008 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 91
2008 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 27%
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 20
2007 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 17%
2006 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 100%
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 20
2006 Consumer Federation of California - Positions on Consumer Advocacy 8
2005-2010 Consumer Federation of California - Cumulative Score 17%
2005-2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 17%
2005-2006 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 100%
2005 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 92%
2005 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 12%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions 65%
2011 California Communities United Institute - Positions 54
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Economic Liberties Score 63%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Civil Liberties Score 67%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Overall Score 65%
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 25%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Education Equity 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Overall Score 41%
2009 Applied Research Center - Health Equity Score 40%
2009 Applied Research Center - Leadership Score 0%
2009 Applied Research Center - Housing and Economics Score 50%
2008 Equality California - Positions 0%
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 34
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 50
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 29
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Economic Policy Score 26
2006 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 25
2006 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions on Civil Rights & Equality 13%
2006 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Underrepresented Group Issues 23
2006 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 3
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 29
2006 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 17
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 60
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 22
2005 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 15%
2005 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - Positions 22%
2005 Equality California - Positions 8%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 20%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 46%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 10%

Environment

2012 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 12%
2012 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 7%
2012 Clean Water Action California - Positions 43%
2011-2012 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 73%
2011 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 24%
2011 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 12%
2011 Sierra Club California - Positions 14%
2010 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 10%
2010 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 5%
2010 Sierra Club California - Positions 13%
2009-2010 Clean Water Action California - Positions 26%
2009 Applied Research Center - Green Equity Score 25%
2009 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 24%
2009 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 11%
2009 Environment California - Positions 8%
2009 Sierra Club California - Positions 13%
2008 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions on Environmental Conservation 14
2008 Sierra Club California - Positions 20%
2007-2008 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 56%
2007 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions on Environmental Conservation 10
2007 Sierra Club California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 0
2006 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 4%
2006 Environment California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 12
2006 Sierra Club California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 9
2005-2006 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 78
2005 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 5%
2005 Sierra Club California - Positions 10%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Project Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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