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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Chamber of Commerce

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Ackerman 100%
Gregory Aghazarian 100%
Roy Ashburn 100%
CA State Senate 36 Pat Bates Republican 100%
James Battin 100%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 100%
Russell Bogh 100%
John Campbell III 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 100%
Dave Cox 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 100%
Robert Dutton 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Shirley Horton 100%
Guy Houston 100%
Ross Johnson 100%
Richard Keene 100%
William Knight 100%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 100%
Jay La Suer 100%
Robert Leslie 100%
Bob Margett 100%
Bill Maze 100%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 100%
William Phillip Morrow 100%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 100%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 100%
Thomas Oller 100%
Robert Pacheco 100%
George Plescia 100%
Charles Poochigian 100%
Sharon Runner 100%
Steve Samuelian 100%
Samuel Aanestad 95%
James Brulte 95%
Lynn Daucher 94%
Tom Harman 94%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 94%
Keith Stuart Richman 94%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 94%
Tony Strickland 94%
Mark Wyland 94%
Bonnie Garcia 89%
Ken Maddox 83%
Abel Maldonado 83%
Barbara Matthews 78%
Michael Machado 53%
Joseph Canciamilla 44%
Dean Florez 42%
Jack Scott 42%
Ron Calderon 39%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 39%
Lou Correa 33%
John Anthony Dutra 33%
Debra Bowen 32%
Edward Chavez 28%
Nicole Parra 28%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 28%
Kevin Murray 26%
Dario Frommer 22%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 22%
George Nakano 22%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 22%
Deirdre Alpert 21%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo No Party Affiliation 21%
Wesley Chesbro 21%
Betty Karnette 21%
Deborah Ortiz 21%
Don Perata 21%
Nell Soto 21%
John Vasconcellos 21%
Rudy Bermúdez 17%
Rebecca Cohn 17%
Manny Diaz 17%
Joseph Dunn 17%
Mervyn Dymally 17%
Eugene Mullin 17%
Sarah Reyes 17%
Simón Salinas 17%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 17%
Edward Vincent 17%
Richard Alarcón 16%
Denise Ducheny 16%
Liz Figueroa 16%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 16%
Jenny Oropeza 12%
Patty Berg 11%
John Burton 11%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 11%
Ellen Corbett 11%
Martha Escutia 11%
Jackie Goldberg 11%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 11%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 11%
Christine Kehoe 11%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz No Party Affiliation 11%
Sheila Kuehl 11%
John Laird 11%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 11%
Lloyd Levine 11%
Sally Lieber 11%
John Longville 11%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 11%
Cindy Montañez 11%
Joseph Nation 11%
Fabian Núñez 11%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 11%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 11%
Gloria Romero 11%
Byron Sher 11%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 11%
Darrell Steinberg 11%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 11%
Patricia Wiggins 11%
Leland Yee 11%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 6%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 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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