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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Immigrant Policy Center

2001-2002 Positions

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

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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