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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Housing California

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 92%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 83%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 92%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 19%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 75%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 86%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 93%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 50%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 33%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 80%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 82%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 29%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 33%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 94%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 69%
Samuel Aanestad 25%
Richard Ackerman 24%
Gregory Aghazarian 33%
Richard Alarcón 93%
Roy Ashburn 25%
James Battin 19%
Patty Berg 93%
Rudy Bermúdez 92%
Russell Bogh 42%
Debra Bowen 81%
Ron Calderon 92%
Joseph Canciamilla 92%
Edward Chavez 85%
Wesley Chesbro 80%
Rebecca Cohn 75%
Lynn Daucher 29%
Denise Ducheny 93%
Joseph Dunn 93%
Mervyn Dymally 92%
Martha Escutia 94%
Liz Figueroa 93%
Dean Florez 80%
Dario Frommer 85%
Bonnie Garcia 57%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 38%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 31%
Dennis Hollingsworth 35%
Shirley Horton 33%
Guy Houston 33%
Richard Keene 33%
Sheila Kuehl 93%
John Laird 93%
Jay La Suer 21%
Robert Leslie 33%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 93%
Michael Machado 88%
Bob Margett 25%
Barbara Matthews 75%
Bill Maze 42%
Cindy Montañez 92%
William Phillip Morrow 20%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 23%
Eugene Mullin 93%
Kevin Murray 100%
Joseph Nation 86%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 83%
Fabian Núñez 93%
Jenny Oropeza 90%
Deborah Ortiz 93%
Nicole Parra 83%
Don Perata 88%
George Plescia 17%
Charles Poochigian 18%
Keith Stuart Richman 33%
Gloria Romero 80%
Simón Salinas 94%
Jack Scott 87%
Nell Soto 88%
Audra Strickland 31%
Edward Vincent 86%
Mark Wyland 23%
Leland Yee 79%

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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