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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Chamber of Commerce

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 33%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 15%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 23%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 20%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 18%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 25%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 18%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 36%
CA State Senate 35 Roderick Wright Democratic 30%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 100%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 17%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 20%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 93%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 33%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 17%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 17%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 100%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 14%
Samuel Aanestad 100%
Richard Ackerman 93%
Richard Alarcón 15%
Deirdre Alpert 15%
Elaine Alquist 31%
Dion Aroner 9%
Roy Ashburn 100%
Pat Bates 100%
James Battin 92%
Russell Bogh 100%
Mike Briggs 100%
James Brulte 92%
John Burton 14%
Thomas Calderon 33%
Bill Campbell 100%
Joseph Canciamilla 30%
Dennis Cardoza 33%
Edward Chavez 27%
Rebecca Cohn 40%
Dave Cox 100%
Lynn Daucher 100%
Manny Diaz 30%
Richard Dickerson 100%
Joseph Dunn 15%
John Anthony Dutra 33%
Martha Escutia 15%
Liz Figueroa 14%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 22%
Dean Florez 40%
Dario Frommer 25%
Jackie Goldberg 8%
Tom Harman 100%
Sally Havice 31%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 92%
Robert Hertzberg 25%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Jerome Horton 30%
K. Maurice Johannessen 92%
Ross Johnson 90%
Betty Karnette 14%
Fred Keeley 23%
Christine Kehoe 23%
David Kelley 100%
William Knight 92%
Sheila Kuehl 14%
Jay La Suer 100%
Lynne Leach 100%
Bill Leonard 100%
Robert Leslie 100%
John Longville 23%
Michael Machado 45%
Ken Maddox 91%
Abel Maldonado 100%
Bob Margett 92%
Barbara Matthews 40%
Carole Migden 9%
William Phillip Morrow 90%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 100%
Kevin Murray 17%
George Nakano 27%
Joseph Nation 11%
Jack O'Connell 7%
Thomas Oller 93%
Jenny Oropeza 20%
Deborah Ortiz 14%
Robert Pacheco 100%
Rod Pacheco 100%
Louis Papan 25%
Steve Peace 22%
Don Perata 18%
Anthony Pescetti 100%
Richard Polanco 11%
Charles Poochigian 92%
Sarah Reyes 31%
Keith Stuart Richman 100%
Gloria Romero 14%
George Runner, Jr. 100%
Simón Salinas 33%
Jack Scott 14%
Kevin Shelley 23%
Byron Sher 17%
Nell Soto 14%
Tony Strickland 100%
Virginia Strom-Martin 17%
Helen Thomson 25%
John Vasconcellos 8%
Edward Vincent 14%
Carl Washington 10%
Howard Wayne 25%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 23%
Patricia Wiggins 17%
Phillip Wyman 100%
Charlene Zettel 100%

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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