Rating Group: California Immigrant Policy Center

2001-2002 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 8%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 92%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 92%
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 92%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 15%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 92%
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 77%
CA State Assembly-2 Wesley Chesbro D 85%
CA State Senate-6 Darrell Steinberg D 92%
CA State Senate-10 Ellen Corbett D 93%
CA State Senate-19 Hannah-Beth Jackson D 92%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 92%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 93%
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 85%
CA State Senate-34 Lou Correa D 93%
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 8%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen D 92%
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan D 92%
CA Supervisor-5 Bruce McPherson 42%
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 93%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 86%
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz D 93%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 38%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 92%
Samuel Aanestad 8%
Richard Ackerman 8%
Richard Alarcón 83%
Deirdre Alpert 92%
Roy Ashburn 7%
Patricia Bates 7%
James Battin 8%
Russell Bogh 8%
James Brulte 0%
John Burton 92%
Joseph Canciamilla 85%
Edward Chavez 92%
Rebecca Cohn 92%
Dave Cox 23%
Lynn Daucher 36%
Manny Diaz 92%
Joseph Dunn 92%
John Anthony Dutra 92%
Martha Escutia 77%
Liz Figueroa 92%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 92%
Dean Florez 92%
Dario Frommer 92%
Jackie Goldberg 93%
Tom Harman 23%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 8%
Dennis Hollingsworth 8%
Jerome Horton 92%
Ross Johnson 0%
Betty Karnette 75%
Christine Kehoe 92%
William Knight 0%
Sheila Kuehl 92%
Jay La Suer 7%
Robert Leslie 23%
John Longville 92%
Michael Machado 92%
Ken Maddox 31%
Abel Maldonado 71%
Bob Margett 17%
Barbara Matthews 85%
William Phillip Morrow 8%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 8%
Kevin Murray 83%
George Nakano 85%
Joseph Nation 92%
Thomas Oller 8%
Jenny Oropeza 77%
Deborah Ortiz 92%
Robert Pacheco 50%
Don Perata 83%
Charles Poochigian 8%
Sarah Reyes 92%
Keith Stuart Richman 31%
Gloria Romero 92%
George Runner, Jr. 0%
Simón Salinas 92%
Jack Scott 83%
Byron Sher 75%
Nell Soto 92%
Tony Strickland 38%
John Vasconcellos 69%
Edward Vincent 54%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 93%
Patricia Wiggins 86%

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