Rating Group: California Chamber of Commerce

2000 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 83%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 17%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 50%
CA U.S. House-29 Tony Cárdenas D 17%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 14%
CA State Senate-18 Robert Hertzberg D 14%
CA State Senate-19 Hannah-Beth Jackson D 14%
CA State Senate-36 Pat Bates R 100%
CA Supervisor-4 Dick Monteith 100%
CA Supervisor-5 Bruce McPherson 100%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo N/A 17%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 14%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 100%
Samuel Aanestad 86%
Richard Ackerman 86%
Richard Alarcón 17%
Deirdre Alpert 20%
Elaine Alquist 14%
Dion Aroner 0%
Roy Ashburn 100%
James Battin 100%
Debra Bowen 0%
Mike Briggs 86%
James Brulte 100%
John Burton 17%
Thomas Calderon 29%
Bill Campbell 100%
Dennis Cardoza 60%
Wesley Chesbro 17%
Ellen Corbett 0%
Lou Correa 20%
Dave Cox 100%
Richard Dickerson 100%
Joseph Dunn 17%
John Anthony Dutra 20%
Martha Escutia 17%
Liz Figueroa 17%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 14%
Dean Florez 50%
Sally Havice 33%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 100%
K. Maurice Johannessen 100%
Ross Johnson 100%
Betty Karnette 17%
Fred Keeley 14%
William Knight 100%
Sheila Kuehl 14%
Lynne Leach 100%
Bill Leonard 100%
John Longville 14%
Ken Maddox 100%
Abel Maldonado 83%
Bob Margett 100%
Carole Migden 14%
William Phillip Morrow 100%
Kevin Murray 17%
George Nakano 33%
Jack O'Connell 17%
Thomas Oller 100%
Deborah Ortiz 20%
Robert Pacheco 100%
Rod Pacheco 86%
Louis Papan 29%
Steve Peace 20%
Don Perata 17%
Anthony Pescetti 100%
Richard Polanco 17%
Charles Poochigian 100%
Sarah Reyes 43%
Gloria Romero 14%
Jack Scott 14%
Kevin Shelley 14%
Byron Sher 0%
Nell Soto 20%
Darrell Steinberg 14%
Tony Strickland 100%
Virginia Strom-Martin 17%
Helen Thomson 20%
John Vasconcellos 0%
Edward Vincent 0%
Carl Washington 14%
Howard Wayne 14%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 14%
Patricia Wiggins 29%
Roderick Wright 17%
Charlene Zettel 100%

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