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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Equality California

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 18 Robert Hertzberg Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 36 Pat Bates Republican 0%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 0%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 80%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 100%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 11%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 100%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 10%
Samuel Aanestad 18%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 100%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Dion Aroner 100%
Roy Ashburn 9%
James Battin 9%
Russell Bogh 10%
Debra Bowen 100%
Mike Briggs 0%
James Brulte 0%
John Burton 100%
Thomas Calderon 100%
Bill Campbell 0%
John Campbell III 10%
Joseph Canciamilla 100%
Dennis Cardoza 83%
Edward Chavez 100%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 90%
Dave Cox 9%
Lynn Daucher 20%
Manny Diaz 100%
Richard Dickerson 18%
Joseph Dunn 100%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 100%
Dean Florez 0%
Dario Frommer 100%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 10%
Sally Havice 25%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
K. Maurice Johannessen 13%
Ross Johnson 0%
Betty Karnette 100%
Fred Keeley 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
David Kelley 9%
William Knight 0%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
Jay La Suer 10%
Lynne Leach 10%
Bill Leonard 11%
Robert Leslie 9%
John Longville 100%
Michael Machado 100%
Ken Maddox 20%
Abel Maldonado 36%
Bob Margett 0%
Barbara Matthews 67%
Carole Migden 100%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 9%
Kevin Murray 100%
George Nakano 100%
Joseph Nation 100%
Jack O'Connell 100%
Thomas Oller 0%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Robert Pacheco 10%
Rod Pacheco 11%
Louis Papan 100%
Steve Peace 100%
Don Perata 100%
Anthony Pescetti 30%
Richard Polanco 100%
Charles Poochigian 0%
Sarah Reyes 67%
Keith Stuart Richman 83%
Gloria Romero 100%
Simón Salinas 100%
Jack Scott 100%
Kevin Shelley 100%
Byron Sher 100%
Nell Soto 100%
Darrell Steinberg 100%
Tony Strickland 0%
Virginia Strom-Martin 100%
Helen Thomson 100%
John Vasconcellos 100%
Edward Vincent 100%
Carl Washington 100%
Howard Wayne 100%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Roderick Wright 100%
Mark Wyland 13%
Phillip Wyman 9%
Charlene Zettel 14%

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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