State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 12%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 24%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 24%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 100%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 12%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 100%
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 12%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 90%
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 100%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 93%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100%
CA State Senate-21 Sharon Runner R 12%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 100%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 100%
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 12%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100%
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas D 93%
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan D 100%
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 12%
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 12%
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 100%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo N/A 95%
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz N/A 100%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 12%
CA Council Member-At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 94%
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 20%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 100%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton D 93%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 14%
Samuel Aanestad 19%
Richard Ackerman 14%
Gregory Aghazarian 12%
Richard Alarcón 81%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Juan Arambula 75%
Roy Ashburn 24%
James Battin 19%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 94%
Sam Blakeslee 19%
Russell Bogh 12%
Debra Bowen 81%
Ron Calderon 75%
Joseph Canciamilla 81%
Edward Chavez 88%
Wesley Chesbro 95%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
Joe Coto 100%
Dave Cox 19%
Lynn Daucher 19%
Hector De La Torre 100%
Charles DeVore 12%
Denise Ducheny 85%
Joseph Dunn 100%
Robert Dutton 20%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Bill Emmerson 12%
Martha Escutia 79%
Noreen Evans 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Dean Florez 76%
Dario Frommer 100%
Bonnie Garcia 19%
Jackie Goldberg 94%
Tom Harman 12%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 7%
Dennis Hollingsworth 10%
Shirley Horton 38%
Guy Houston 12%
Betty Karnette 100%
Richard Keene 12%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Johan Klehs 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
Jay La Suer 12%
Robert Leslie 12%
Lloyd Levine 93%
Sally Lieber 100%
Michael Machado 76%
Abel Maldonado 29%
Bob Margett 15%
Barbara Matthews 75%
Bill Maze 12%
Carole Migden 90%
Cindy Montañez 94%
William Phillip Morrow 10%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 12%
Eugene Mullin 88%
Kevin Murray 60%
Joseph Nation 94%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 94%
Roger Niello 12%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 87%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Nicole Parra 69%
Don Perata 100%
George Plescia 12%
Charles Poochigian 19%
Keith Stuart Richman 19%
Gloria Romero 95%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Simón Salinas 100%
Jack Scott 95%
Nell Soto 100%
Audra Strickland 12%
Alberto Torrico 94%
Van Tran 12%
Thomas Umberg 100%
Mike Villines 12%
Edward Vincent 100%
Mark Wyland 12%
Leland Yee 100%

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.