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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Immigrant Policy Center

2001-2002 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 8%
Richard Ackerman 8%
Richard Alarcón 83%
Deirdre Alpert 92%
Roy Ashburn 7%
Pat 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%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 42%
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%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 92%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 85%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 86%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 92%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 92%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 93%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 93%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 92%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 93%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 92%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 93%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 92%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 92%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 15%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 8%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 8%

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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