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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Equality California

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 6%
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 6%
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 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno 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 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 94%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 72%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 11%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 94%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 22%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 6%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 11%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 89%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 6%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 11%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100%
Samuel Aanestad 6%
Richard Ackerman 6%
Gregory Aghazarian 6%
Richard Alarcón 94%
Deirdre Alpert 89%
Roy Ashburn 6%
Patricia Bates 6%
James Battin 6%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
Russell Bogh 6%
James Brulte 6%
John Burton 100%
Joseph Canciamilla 100%
Edward Chavez 89%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
Dave Cox 6%
Lynn Daucher 22%
Manny Diaz 94%
Denise Ducheny 94%
Joseph Dunn 94%
John Anthony Dutra 94%
Robert Dutton 6%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 56%
Dean Florez 28%
Dario Frommer 100%
Bonnie Garcia 28%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 6%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 6%
Dennis Hollingsworth 6%
Jerome Horton 67%
Shirley Horton 22%
Guy Houston 6%
Ross Johnson 6%
Betty Karnette 100%
Richard Keene 6%
Christine Kehoe 100%
William Knight 0%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
Jay La Suer 6%
Robert Leslie 6%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
John Longville 100%
Michael Machado 89%
Ken Maddox 11%
Abel Maldonado 22%
Bob Margett 6%
Barbara Matthews 56%
Bill Maze 6%
Cindy Montañez 100%
William Phillip Morrow 6%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 6%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 94%
George Nakano 78%
Joseph Nation 100%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Thomas Oller 6%
Jenny Oropeza 94%
Deborah Ortiz 94%
Robert Pacheco 6%
Nicole Parra 56%
Don Perata 100%
George Plescia 6%
Charles Poochigian 6%
Sarah Reyes 50%
Keith Stuart Richman 33%
Gloria Romero 100%
Sharon Runner 6%
Simón Salinas 89%
Steve Samuelian 6%
Jack Scott 100%
Byron Sher 94%
Nell Soto 100%
Tony Strickland 6%
John Vasconcellos 94%
Edward Vincent 56%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 89%
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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