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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Chamber of Commerce

1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Ackerman 100%
Roy Ashburn 100%
Steve Charles Baldwin 100%
James Battin 100%
Marilyn Brewer 100%
Bill Campbell 100%
James Cunneen 100%
Brett Granlund 100%
George House, Jr. 100%
K. Maurice Johannessen 100%
Howard Kaloogian 100%
David Kelley 100%
William Knight 100%
Lynne Leach 100%
Bill Leonard 100%
Robert Leslie 100%
Bob Margett 100%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 100%
Keith Olberg 100%
Thomas Oller 100%
Rod Pacheco 100%
Charles Poochigian 100%
Richard Keith Rainey 100%
George Runner, Jr. 100%
Scott Baugh 94%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 94%
Bruce Thompson 94%
James Brulte 93%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 93%
Ross Johnson 93%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 93%
Richard Mountjoy 93%
John Lewis 91%
William Phillip Morrow 88%
Cathie Wright 87%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 79%
Michael Machado 77%
Peter Frusetta 75%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Louis Papan 44%
Steve Peace 40%
Roderick Wright 36%
Joe Baca, Sr. 31%
Debra Bowen 31%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 31%
Kerry Mazzoni 31%
Deborah Ortiz 31%
Deirdre Alpert 27%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 27%
Elaine Alquist 25%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 25%
Denise Ducheny 25%
CA State Senate 18 Robert Hertzberg Democratic 25%
Ted Lempert 25%
Kevin Murray 25%
Jack Scott 25%
Helen Thomson 25%
Edward Vincent 25%
Howard Wayne 25%
John Burton 20%
Tom Hayden 20%
Teresa Hughes 20%
Patrick Johnston 20%
Betty Karnette 20%
Jack O'Connell 20%
Don Perata 20%
Richard Polanco 20%
Byron Sher 20%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 20%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 19%
Martha Escutia 19%
Liz Figueroa 19%
Martin Gallegos 19%
Sally Havice 19%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 19%
Wally Knox 19%
Sheila Kuehl 19%
Carole Migden 19%
Kevin Shelley 19%
Virginia Strom-Martin 19%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 19%
Antonio Villaraigosa 19%
Carl Washington 19%
Scott Wildman 19%
Dion Aroner 13%
Richard Floyd 13%
Fred Keeley 13%
John Vasconcellos 13%

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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