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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Equality California

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Alarcón 100%
Elaine Alquist 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
Debra Bowen 100%
Ron Calderon 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan No Party Affiliation 100%
Edward Chavez 100%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
Joe Coto 100%
Hector De La Torre 100%
Joseph Dunn 100%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Noreen Evans 100%
Dario Frommer 100%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100%
Betty Karnette 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Johan Klehs 100%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 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%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Carole Migden 100%
Cindy Montañez 100%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Joseph Nation 100%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
Don Perata 100%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Simón Salinas 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 100%
Nell Soto 100%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
Alberto Torrico 100%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
Leland Yee 100%
CA Mayor Pro Tempore At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 93%
Joseph Canciamilla 93%
Denise Ducheny 93%
Liz Figueroa 93%
Jenny Oropeza 93%
Gloria Romero 93%
Jack Scott 93%
Thomas Umberg 93%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 93%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 87%
Michael Machado 87%
Barbara Matthews 87%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 87%
Edward Vincent 86%
Martha Escutia 79%
Juan Arambula 67%
Kevin Murray 62%
Nicole Parra 60%
Keith Stuart Richman 33%
Dean Florez 27%
Bob Margett 21%
Abel Maldonado 20%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 20%
James Battin 13%
Lynn Daucher 13%
Bonnie Garcia 13%
Shirley Horton 13%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 13%
Audra Strickland 13%
Bill Emmerson 8%
Richard Ackerman 7%
Gregory Aghazarian 7%
Roy Ashburn 7%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 7%
Sam Blakeslee 7%
Russell Bogh 7%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 7%
Dave Cox 7%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 7%
Charles DeVore 7%
Robert Dutton 7%
Tom Harman 7%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 7%
Guy Houston 7%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 7%
Richard Keene 7%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 7%
Robert Leslie 7%
Bill Maze 7%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 7%
Roger Niello 7%
George Plescia 7%
Charles Poochigian 7%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 7%
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 7%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 7%
Van Tran 7%
Mike Villines 7%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 7%
Mark Wyland 7%
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Jay La Suer 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
William Phillip Morrow 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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