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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Equality California

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett 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 34 Lou Correa Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 0%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 60%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 0%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
Samuel Aanestad 11%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 100%
Roy Ashburn 0%
Patricia Bates 0%
James Battin 10%
Russell Bogh 0%
James Brulte 0%
John Burton 100%
Joseph Canciamilla 100%
Edward Chavez 100%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
Dave Cox 0%
Lynn Daucher 0%
Manny Diaz 100%
Joseph Dunn 100%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 100%
Dean Florez 33%
Dario Frommer 100%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 0%
Raymond Haynes, Jr. 10%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Jerome Horton 100%
Ross Johnson 11%
Betty Karnette 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
William Knight 0%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
Jay La Suer 0%
Robert Leslie 0%
John Longville 100%
Michael Machado 100%
Ken Maddox 0%
Abel Maldonado 22%
Bob Margett 9%
Barbara Matthews 100%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0%
Kevin Murray 100%
George Nakano 100%
Joseph Nation 100%
Thomas Oller 0%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Robert Pacheco 13%
Don Perata 100%
Charles Poochigian 0%
Sarah Reyes 100%
Keith Stuart Richman 25%
Gloria Romero 100%
Simón Salinas 100%
Jack Scott 100%
Byron Sher 100%
Nell Soto 100%
Tony Strickland 0%
John Vasconcellos 100%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%

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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