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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Republican Assembly

2003 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 97%
Richard Ackerman 95%
Gregory Aghazarian 89%
Richard Alarcón 3%
Deirdre Alpert 3%
Roy Ashburn 95%
Patricia Bates 97%
James Battin 92%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 84%
Patty Berg 0%
Rudy Bermúdez 0%
Russell Bogh 95%
James Brulte 89%
John Burton 3%
Joseph Canciamilla 26%
Edward Chavez 16%
Rebecca Cohn 3%
Dave Cox 89%
Lynn Daucher 66%
Manny Diaz 0%
Denise Ducheny 0%
Joseph Dunn 3%
John Anthony Dutra 11%
Robert Dutton 84%
Mervyn Dymally 3%
Martha Escutia 0%
Liz Figueroa 3%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 42%
Dean Florez 26%
Dario Frommer 5%
Bonnie Garcia 61%
Jackie Goldberg 0%
Tom Harman 84%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Jerome Horton 13%
Shirley Horton 74%
Guy Houston 87%
Ross Johnson 74%
Betty Karnette 3%
Richard Keene 95%
Christine Kehoe 0%
William Knight 87%
Sheila Kuehl 0%
John Laird 0%
Jay La Suer 89%
Robert Leslie 87%
Lloyd Levine 0%
Sally Lieber 0%
John Longville 0%
Michael Machado 5%
Ken Maddox 92%
Abel Maldonado 89%
Bob Margett 95%
Barbara Matthews 26%
Bill Maze 92%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 74%
Cindy Montañez 0%
William Phillip Morrow 87%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 100%
Eugene Mullin 0%
Kevin Murray 5%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 92%
George Nakano 11%
Joseph Nation 0%
Fabian Núñez 0%
Thomas Oller 100%
Jenny Oropeza 13%
Deborah Ortiz 0%
Robert Pacheco 92%
Nicole Parra 21%
Don Perata 0%
George Plescia 87%
Charles Poochigian 100%
Sarah Reyes 13%
Keith Stuart Richman 76%
Gloria Romero 0%
Sharon Runner 95%
Simón Salinas 3%
Steve Samuelian 95%
Jack Scott 3%
Byron Sher 0%
Nell Soto 5%
Tony Strickland 100%
John Vasconcellos 13%
Edward Vincent 13%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 0%
Patricia Wiggins 0%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 8%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 3%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 3%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 42%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 3%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 0%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 5%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 3%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 11%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 0%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 5%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 97%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 79%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 89%

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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