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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Chamber of Commerce

2001 Positions

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

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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