State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 40
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 30
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 50
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 100
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 60
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 100
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 100
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 40
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 100
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 100
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100
CA State Senate-21 Sharon Runner R 56
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 100
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 100
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 56
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas D 100
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan D 100
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 67
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 33
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 100
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo N/A 100
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz N/A 100
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 44
CA Council Member-At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 100
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 60
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 100
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton D 100
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 33
Samuel Aanestad 40
Richard Ackerman 60
Gregory Aghazarian 70
Richard Alarcón 100
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 100
Roy Ashburn 44
James Battin 30
Patty Berg 100
Rudy Bermúdez 100
Sam Blakeslee 60
Russell Bogh 60
Debra Bowen 100
Charles Calderon 100
Ron Calderon 100
Joseph Canciamilla 100
Edward Chavez 100
Wesley Chesbro 100
Rebecca Cohn 100
Joe Coto 100
Dave Cox 50
Lynn Daucher 70
Hector De La Torre 100
Charles DeVore 40
Denise Ducheny 100
Joseph Dunn 100
Robert Dutton 56
Mervyn Dymally 100
Bill Emmerson 78
Martha Escutia 100
Noreen Evans 100
Liz Figueroa 100
Dean Florez 100
Dario Frommer 100
Bonnie Garcia 89
Jackie Goldberg 100
Tom Harman 60
Ray Haynes, Jr. 29
Dennis Hollingsworth 40
Shirley Horton 80
Guy Houston 33
Betty Karnette 100
Richard Keene 44
Christine Kehoe 100
Johan Klehs 100
Sheila Kuehl 100
John Laird 100
Jay La Suer 44
Robert Leslie 50
Lloyd Levine 100
Sally Lieber 100
Michael Machado 100
Abel Maldonado 60
Bob Margett 33
Barbara Matthews 100
Bill Maze 50
Carole Migden 100
Cindy Montañez 100
William Phillip Morrow 57
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 40
Eugene Mullin 100
Kevin Murray 100
Joseph Nation 100
Pedro Nava 100
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100
Roger Niello 60
Fabian Núñez 100
Jenny Oropeza 100
Deborah Ortiz 100
Nicole Parra 100
Don Perata 100
George Plescia 50
Charles Poochigian 33
Keith Stuart Richman 80
Gloria Romero 100
Ira Ruskin 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Simón Salinas 100
Jack Scott 100
Nell Soto 100
Audra Strickland 40
Alberto Torrico 100
Van Tran 78
Thomas Umberg 100
Mike Villines 50
Edward Vincent 100
Mark Wyland 50
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.