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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Chamber of Commerce

2007 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 100
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 7
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 93
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 100
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 100
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 7
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 7
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 14
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 7
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 100
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 7
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 100
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 14
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 64
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 100
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 21
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 7
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 7
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 100
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 93
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 7
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 7
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 100
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 7
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 100
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 7
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 7
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 14
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 100
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 7
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 100
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 100
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian Democratic 21
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 7
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 7
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 100
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 14
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 14
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 100
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 7
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 7
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 100
Samuel Aanestad 93
Richard Ackerman 100
Anthony Adams 100
Gregory Aghazarian 100
Elaine Alquist 7
Juan Arambula 14
Roy Ashburn 100
James Battin 93
Patty Berg 7
Sam Blakeslee 93
Anna Caballero 29
Charles Calderon 21
Ron Calderon 36
Amina Carter 7
Ellen Corbett 7
Lou Correa 57
Joe Coto 7
Dave Cox 100
Mike Davis 7
Hector De La Torre 7
Charles DeVore 100
Denise Ducheny 29
Robert Dutton 100
Michael Duvall 100
Mervyn Dymally 7
Bill Emmerson 100
Mike Eng 7
Noreen Evans 7
Mike Feuer 7
Dean Florez 14
Bonnie Garcia 100
Martin Garrick 100
Tom Harman 100
Mary Hayashi 14
Dennis Hollingsworth 100
Shirley Horton 100
Guy Houston 100
Betty Karnette 7
Richard Keene 100
Christine Kehoe 7
Sheila Kuehl 21
John Laird 7
Lloyd Levine 7
Sally Lieber 14
Michael Machado 36
Abel Maldonado 93
Bob Margett 93
Bill Maze 100
Carole Migden 7
Eugene Mullin 7
Pedro Nava 7
Gloria Negrete McLeod 29
Roger Niello 100
Fabian Núñez 7
Jenny Oropeza 14
Nicole Parra 57
Don Perata 21
George Plescia 100
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 7
Gloria Romero 7
Ira Ruskin 7
Lori Saldaña 7
Jack Scott 14
Jim Silva 100
Cameron Smyth 93
Jose Solorio 14
Nell Soto 7
Darrell Steinberg 7
Audra Strickland 36
Sandré Swanson 7
Alberto Torrico 14
Van Tran 100
Mike Villines 100
Edward Vincent 29
Patricia Wiggins 14
Mark Wyland 100
Leland Yee 21

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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