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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Chamber of Commerce

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 95%
Richard Ackerman 100%
Gregory Aghazarian 100%
Richard Alarcón 16%
Deirdre Alpert 21%
Roy Ashburn 100%
Pat Bates 100%
James Battin 100%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 100%
Patty Berg 11%
Rudy Bermúdez 17%
Russell Bogh 100%
James Brulte 95%
John Burton 11%
Joseph Canciamilla 44%
Edward Chavez 28%
Rebecca Cohn 17%
Dave Cox 100%
Lynn Daucher 94%
Manny Diaz 17%
Denise Ducheny 16%
Joseph Dunn 17%
John Anthony Dutra 33%
Robert Dutton 100%
Mervyn Dymally 17%
Martha Escutia 11%
Liz Figueroa 16%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 0%
Dean Florez 42%
Dario Frommer 22%
Bonnie Garcia 89%
Jackie Goldberg 11%
Tom Harman 94%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 94%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Jerome Horton 22%
Shirley Horton 100%
Guy Houston 100%
Ross Johnson 100%
Betty Karnette 21%
Richard Keene 100%
Christine Kehoe 11%
William Knight 100%
Sheila Kuehl 11%
John Laird 11%
Jay La Suer 100%
Robert Leslie 100%
Lloyd Levine 11%
Sally Lieber 11%
John Longville 11%
Michael Machado 53%
Ken Maddox 83%
Abel Maldonado 83%
Bob Margett 100%
Barbara Matthews 78%
Bill Maze 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 100%
Cindy Montañez 11%
William Phillip Morrow 100%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 100%
Eugene Mullin 17%
Kevin Murray 26%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 100%
George Nakano 22%
Joseph Nation 11%
Fabian Núñez 11%
Thomas Oller 100%
Jenny Oropeza 12%
Deborah Ortiz 21%
Robert Pacheco 100%
Nicole Parra 28%
Don Perata 21%
George Plescia 100%
Charles Poochigian 100%
Sarah Reyes 17%
Keith Stuart Richman 94%
Gloria Romero 11%
Sharon Runner 100%
Simón Salinas 17%
Steve Samuelian 100%
Jack Scott 42%
Byron Sher 11%
Nell Soto 21%
Tony Strickland 94%
John Vasconcellos 21%
Edward Vincent 17%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 11%
Patricia Wiggins 11%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 32%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 39%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 21%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 11%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 11%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 11%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 33%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 11%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 11%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 11%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 11%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 39%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 22%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 11%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 11%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 6%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 11%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 17%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 28%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 94%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 94%

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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