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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Equality California

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 100%
John Burton 100%
Joseph Canciamilla 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Dario Frommer 100%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
Betty Karnette 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
John Longville 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Cindy Montañez 100%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Joseph Nation 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100%
Fabian Núñez 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
Don Perata 100%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Jack Scott 100%
Nell Soto 100%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 100%
Richard Alarcón 94%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 94%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 94%
Manny Diaz 94%
Denise Ducheny 94%
Joseph Dunn 94%
John Anthony Dutra 94%
Kevin Murray 94%
Jenny Oropeza 94%
Deborah Ortiz 94%
Byron Sher 94%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 94%
John Vasconcellos 94%
Deirdre Alpert 89%
Edward Chavez 89%
Michael Machado 89%
Simón Salinas 89%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 89%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 89%
George Nakano 78%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 72%
Jerome Horton 67%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 56%
Barbara Matthews 56%
Nicole Parra 56%
Edward Vincent 56%
Sarah Reyes 50%
Keith Stuart Richman 33%
Dean Florez 28%
Bonnie Garcia 28%
Lynn Daucher 22%
Shirley Horton 22%
Abel Maldonado 22%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 22%
Ken Maddox 11%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 11%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 11%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 11%
Samuel Aanestad 6%
Richard Ackerman 6%
Gregory Aghazarian 6%
Roy Ashburn 6%
Pat Bates 6%
James Battin 6%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 6%
Russell Bogh 6%
James Brulte 6%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 6%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 6%
Dave Cox 6%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 6%
Robert Dutton 6%
Tom Harman 6%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 6%
Dennis Hollingsworth 6%
Guy Houston 6%
Ross Johnson 6%
Richard Keene 6%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 6%
Jay La Suer 6%
Robert Leslie 6%
Bob Margett 6%
Bill Maze 6%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 6%
William Phillip Morrow 6%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 6%
Thomas Oller 6%
Robert Pacheco 6%
George Plescia 6%
Charles Poochigian 6%
Sharon Runner 6%
Steve Samuelian 6%
Tony Strickland 6%
William Knight 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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