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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Equality California

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 7%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 7%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 7%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 7%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 7%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 7%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 7%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 7%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 93%
CA Council Member At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 93%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 13%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 100%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100%
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Richard Ackerman 7%
Gregory Aghazarian 7%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Juan Arambula 67%
Roy Ashburn 7%
James Battin 13%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
Sam Blakeslee 7%
Russell Bogh 7%
Joseph Canciamilla 93%
Edward Chavez 100%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
Joe Coto 100%
Dave Cox 7%
Lynn Daucher 13%
Hector De La Torre 100%
Charles DeVore 7%
Denise Ducheny 93%
Joseph Dunn 100%
Robert Dutton 7%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Bill Emmerson 8%
Martha Escutia 79%
Liz Figueroa 93%
Dean Florez 27%
Dario Frommer 100%
Bonnie Garcia 13%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 7%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 7%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Jerome Horton 87%
Shirley Horton 13%
Guy Houston 7%
Betty Karnette 100%
Richard Keene 7%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Johan Klehs 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
Jay La Suer 0%
Robert Leslie 7%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
Michael Machado 87%
Abel Maldonado 20%
Bob Margett 21%
Barbara Matthews 87%
Bill Maze 7%
Carole Migden 100%
Cindy Montañez 100%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 20%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 62%
Joseph Nation 100%
Pedro Nava 100%
Roger Niello 7%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 93%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Nicole Parra 60%
Don Perata 100%
George Plescia 7%
Charles Poochigian 7%
Keith Stuart Richman 33%
Gloria Romero 93%
George Runner, Jr. 7%
Sharon Runner 7%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Simón Salinas 100%
Jack Scott 93%
Nell Soto 100%
Audra Strickland 13%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Van Tran 7%
Thomas Umberg 93%
Mike Villines 7%
Edward Vincent 86%
Leland Yee 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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