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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Park and Recreation Society

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 40
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 30
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 50
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 60
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 100
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 100
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 56
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 100
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 40
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 50
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 100
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 67
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 33
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 44
CA Council Member At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 100
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 60
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100
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
Charles Calderon 100
Joseph Canciamilla 100
Edward Chavez 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
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
Jerome Horton 100
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
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
George Runner, Jr. 33
Sharon Runner 56
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
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.

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