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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Public Interest Research Group

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 21%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 27%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 36%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 86%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 29%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 93%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 36 Pat Bates Republican 36%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 93%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 43%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 29%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 45%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo No Party Affiliation 100%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz No Party Affiliation 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 29%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 29%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 91%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 79%
Samuel Aanestad 45%
Richard Ackerman 9%
Gregory Aghazarian 36%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 91%
Roy Ashburn 18%
James Battin 9%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 86%
Russell Bogh 29%
Debra Bowen 91%
James Brulte 9%
John Burton 100%
Ron Calderon 93%
John Campbell III 29%
Joseph Canciamilla 79%
Edward Chavez 86%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
Rebecca Cohn 93%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 100%
Dave Cox 21%
Lynn Daucher 36%
Manny Diaz 86%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Joseph Dunn 64%
John Anthony Dutra 86%
Robert Dutton 21%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Martha Escutia 91%
Liz Figueroa 82%
Dean Florez 91%
Dario Frommer 93%
Bonnie Garcia 43%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 36%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 14%
Dennis Hollingsworth 9%
Shirley Horton 50%
Guy Houston 29%
Ross Johnson 9%
Betty Karnette 100%
Richard Keene 36%
Christine Kehoe 100%
William Knight 9%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
Jay La Suer 14%
Robert Leslie 29%
Lloyd Levine 86%
Sally Lieber 100%
John Longville 93%
Michael Machado 73%
Ken Maddox 43%
Abel Maldonado 50%
Bob Margett 18%
Barbara Matthews 79%
Bill Maze 29%
Cindy Montañez 100%
William Phillip Morrow 9%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 14%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 100%
George Nakano 93%
Joseph Nation 86%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 86%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Thomas Oller 9%
Jenny Oropeza 86%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Robert Pacheco 29%
Nicole Parra 93%
Don Perata 100%
George Plescia 36%
Charles Poochigian 18%
Sarah Reyes 93%
Keith Stuart Richman 36%
Gloria Romero 100%
Simón Salinas 100%
Steve Samuelian 21%
Jack Scott 100%
Byron Sher 91%
Nell Soto 100%
Darrell Steinberg 93%
Tony Strickland 21%
John Vasconcellos 91%
Edward Vincent 73%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 93%
Mark Wyland 43%
Leland Yee 93%

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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