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Elaine Kontominas Alquist

Elaine Kontominas Alquist's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Elaine Kontominas Alquist

Business and Consumers

2012 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 30%
2012 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 42%
2012 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 46%
2012 Consumer Federation of California - Positions on Consumer Issues 89%
2012 Consumer Federation of California - Lifetime Score 94%
2011 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 9%
2011 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 18%
2011 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 33%
2011 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 100%
2011 Consumer Federation of California - Lifetime Score 94%
2010 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 35%
2010 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 20%
2010 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 92%
2009 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 15%
2009 California National Federation of Independent Business - State Senate Score 13%
2009 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100%
2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 93%
2008 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 14%
2008 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 9
2008 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 93%
2007-2008 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 13%
2007 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 7
2007 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 11
2007 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 92
2007 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 100%
2006 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 27%
2006 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 0
2006 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 18
2006 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 100
2006 Consumer Federation of California - Positions on Consumer Advocacy 100
2005-2010 Consumer Federation of California - Cumulative Score 94%
2005-2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 94%
2005-2006 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 0%
2005 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 13%
2005 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100%
2001 Alliance for Better Business - Positions 93%
2001 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 31%
2000 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 14%
2000 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 92%
1999-2000 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 18%
1998 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 25%
1998 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 94%
1997-1998 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 11%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2011 California Communities United Institute - Positions 98
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Civil Liberties Score 23%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Economic Liberties Score 27%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Overall Score 25%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Minority Issues Score 97%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Economic Justice 94%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Score 97%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Women's Issues Score 100%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on AIDS Policy 100%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Overall Score 96%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Education Equity 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Housing and Economics Score 75%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Civil Rights 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Overall Score 76%
2009 Applied Research Center - Health Equity Score 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Green Equity Score 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Leadership Score 0%
2009 Applied Research Center - Legal Racism Score 0%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Criminal Justice 100%
2008 Equality California - Positions 100%
2007 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 86
2007 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions on Civil Rights & Equality 100
2007 California Communities United Institute - Positions 99
2007 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 100
2007 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 100
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Economic Policy Score 95
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 100
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 100
2006 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 100
2006 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions on Civil Rights & Equality 100%
2006 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Underrepresented Group Issues 100
2006 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 100
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 100
2006 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 100
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Economic Policy Score 100
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 100
2005-2006 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 100
2005 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 100
2005 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 100%
2005 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - Positions 100%
2005 Equality California - Positions 100%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 100%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 100%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 100%
2001 Equality California - Positions 100%
1997-2001 Gay Rights Information - Positions on LGBT Rights 0%

Environment

2012 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 96%
2012 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 93%
2012 Clean Water Action California - Positions 86%
2011-2012 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 100%
2011 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 94%
2011 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 96%
2011 Sierra Club California - Positions 69%
2010 Sierra Club California - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Clean Water Action California - Positions 83%
2009 Applied Research Center - Green Equity Score 100%
2009 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 90%
2009 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 96%
2009 Environment California - Positions 90%
2009 Sierra Club California - Positions 60%
2008 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions on Environmental Conservation 94
2008 Sierra Club California - Positions 100%
2007-2008 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 90%
2007 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions on Environmental Conservation 100
2007 Sierra Club California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 100
2006 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2006 Environment California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 100
2006 Sierra Club California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 100
2005-2006 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 100
2005 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2005 Sierra Club California - Positions 100%
2001 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 80%
2000 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
1999 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
1998 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
1997 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%

Labor Unions

2012 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Floor Score 96%
2012 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Committee Score 0%
2012 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Lifetime Commitee Score 91%
2012 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Total Score 92%
2012 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Lifetime Floor Score 95%
2012 California School Employees Association - Positions on Classified School Employee Issues 90%
2011 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Floor Score 96%
2011 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Committee Score 100%
2009 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions on Workplace Rights 77
2009 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Committee Votes Score 100
2009 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Lifetime Score 95
2009 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Lifetime Committee Votes Score 100
2009 California School Employees Association - Positions 33%
2008 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions 93%
2007 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions on Workplace Rights 87
2006 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions on Workplace Rights 100
2005 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions 100%
2005 California School Employees Association - Positions 100%
2002 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions 100%
2001 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions 97%
2000 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions 100%
1999 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions 96%
1998 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions 94%
1997 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions 100%

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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