or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Ted Gaines

Ted Gaines's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Ted Gaines
Current Office: State Senate - District 1, Republican
First Elected: 01/04/2011
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2016

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 - Lifetime Score 15%
2012 Consumer Federation of California - Positions on Consumer Issues 11%
2011 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 92%
2011 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 100%
2011 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2011 Consumer Federation of California - Lifetime Score 16%
2011 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 22%
2010 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 82%
2010 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 91%
2010 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 0%
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 29%
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 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 18%
2005-2010 Consumer Federation of California - Cumulative Score 15%
2005-2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 19%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions 54%
2011 California Communities United Institute - Positions 41
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Civil Liberties Score 80%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Economic Liberties Score 80%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Overall Score 80%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Overall Score 35%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on AIDS Policy 0%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Economic Justice 50%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Minority Issues Score 10%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Score 10%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Women's Issues Score 60%
2009 Applied Research Center - Health Equity Score 20%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Civil Rights 50%
2009 Applied Research Center - Legal Racism Score 0%
2009 Applied Research Center - Green Equity Score 25%
2009 Applied Research Center - Housing and Economics Score 25%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Criminal Justice 33%
2009 Applied Research Center - Leadership Score 0%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Education Equity 67%
2009 Applied Research Center - Overall Score 30%
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 22
2007 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 19
2007 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 10
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 14
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 40
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Economic Policy Score 17

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.

Back to top