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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Friends Committee on Legislation of California

2003 Positions

Issues: Social
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 44%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 44%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 90%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 33%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 11%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 44%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 44%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 44%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100%
Samuel Aanestad 27%
Richard Ackerman 27%
Gregory Aghazarian 44%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Roy Ashburn 20%
James Battin 30%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
Russell Bogh 22%
Joseph Canciamilla 89%
Edward Chavez 100%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
Dave Cox 44%
Lynn Daucher 50%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Joseph Dunn 100%
Robert Dutton 33%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Dean Florez 80%
Dario Frommer 90%
Bonnie Garcia 50%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 38%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 18%
Jerome Horton 100%
Shirley Horton 50%
Guy Houston 44%
Richard Keene 33%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
Jay La Suer 29%
Robert Leslie 50%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
Michael Machado 100%
Abel Maldonado 44%
Bob Margett 38%
Barbara Matthews 67%
Bill Maze 44%
Cindy Montañez 100%
William Phillip Morrow 20%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 25%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 100%
Joseph Nation 100%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Nicole Parra 80%
Don Perata 100%
George Plescia 38%
Charles Poochigian 30%
Keith Stuart Richman 50%
Gloria Romero 100%
Sharon Runner 44%
Simón Salinas 100%
Jack Scott 100%
Nell Soto 100%
Edward Vincent 100%
Leland Yee 90%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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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