State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 30%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 90%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 88%
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 88%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 50%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 88%
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 88%
CA State Assembly-2 Wesley Chesbro D 90%
CA State Senate-6 Darrell Steinberg D 94%
CA State Senate-10 Ellen Corbett D 94%
CA State Senate-19 Hannah-Beth Jackson D 100%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 94%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 100%
CA State Senate-34 Lou Correa D 75%
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 31%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen D 85%
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan D 94%
CA Supervisor-5 Bruce McPherson 60%
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 94%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 69%
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz D 100%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 31%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 85%
Samuel Aanestad 25%
Richard Ackerman 30%
Richard Alarcón 90%
Deirdre Alpert 85%
Roy Ashburn 19%
Pat Bates 50%
James Battin 40%
Russell Bogh 25%
James Brulte 45%
John Burton 90%
Joseph Canciamilla 75%
Edward Chavez 88%
Rebecca Cohn 88%
Dave Cox 25%
Lynn Daucher 31%
Manny Diaz 88%
Joseph Dunn 80%
John Anthony Dutra 88%
Martha Escutia 85%
Liz Figueroa 90%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 75%
Dean Florez 75%
Dario Frommer 94%
Jackie Goldberg 94%
Tom Harman 19%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 30%
Dennis Hollingsworth 13%
Jerome Horton 94%
Ross Johnson 50%
Betty Karnette 90%
Christine Kehoe 94%
William Knight 45%
Sheila Kuehl 90%
Jay La Suer 13%
Robert Leslie 31%
John Longville 94%
Michael Machado 85%
Ken Maddox 44%
Abel Maldonado 63%
Bob Margett 40%
Barbara Matthews 88%
William Phillip Morrow 35%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 19%
Kevin Murray 90%
George Nakano 88%
Joseph Nation 94%
Thomas Oller 30%
Jenny Oropeza 88%
Deborah Ortiz 90%
Robert Pacheco 31%
Don Perata 90%
Charles Poochigian 45%
Sarah Reyes 88%
Keith Stuart Richman 38%
Gloria Romero 90%
Simón Salinas 88%
Jack Scott 85%
Byron Sher 85%
Nell Soto 90%
Tony Strickland 25%
John Vasconcellos 90%
Edward Vincent 55%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 94%
Patricia Wiggins 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.