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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Park and Recreation Society

2001-2002 Positions

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