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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Chamber of Commerce

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 100%
Anthony Adams 92%
Elaine Alquist 15%
Tom Ammiano 15%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 100%
Juan Arambula 23%
Roy Ashburn 92%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 23%
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 15%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 100%
Bill Berryhill 100%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 100%
Sam Blakeslee 100%
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 23%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield No Party Affiliation 23%
Steven Bradford 8%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 15%
Joan Buchanan 38%
Anna Caballero 38%
Charles Calderon 46%
Ron Calderon 23%
Amina Carter 23%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo No Party Affiliation 31%
Wesley Chesbro 23%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 100%
Connie Conway 100%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 100%
Ellen Corbett 8%
Lou Correa 77%
Joe Coto 31%
Dave Cox 100%
Mike Davis 38%
Hector De La Torre 23%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 15%
Charles DeVore 100%
Denise Ducheny 23%
Robert Dutton 100%
Michael Duvall 38%
Bill Emmerson 100%
Mike Eng 15%
Noreen Evans 15%
Mike Feuer 15%
Nathan Fletcher 100%
Dean Florez 15%
Paul Fong 15%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes No Party Affiliation 38%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 100%
Warren Furutani 23%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 100%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 69%
Martin Garrick 100%
Danny Gilmore 92%
Curt Hagman 100%
CA State Senate 35 Isadore Hall III Democratic 46%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 23%
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey Republican 100%
Tom Harman 85%
Mary Hayashi 23%
CA State Senate 22 Edward Hernandez Democratic 31%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 15%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Alyson Huber 77%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 15%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 100%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 15%
Christine Kehoe 15%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 100%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian No Party Affiliation 15%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 23%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 15%
Dan Logue 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 15%
Bonnie Lowenthal 15%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 23%
Abel Maldonado 85%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 31%
Jeff Miller 100%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 15%
Pedro Nava 15%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 38%
Brian Nestande 92%
Roger Niello 100%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 100%
Jenny Oropeza 8%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 23%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 15%
John Pérez 15%
Manuel Pérez 46%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 31%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. No Party Affiliation 23%
Gloria Romero 31%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 100%
Ira Ruskin 15%
Mary Salas 15%
Lori Saldaña 15%
Jim Silva 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 23%
Nancy Skinner 15%
Cameron Smyth 100%
Jose Solorio 54%
Darrell Steinberg 23%
Tony Strickland 92%
Audra Strickland 100%
Sandré Swanson 23%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 31%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 23%
Alberto Torrico 23%
Van Tran 100%
Mike Villines 100%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 100%
Patricia Wiggins 15%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 15%
Roderick Wright 38%
Mark Wyland 100%
Mariko Yamada 31%
Leland Yee 15%

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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