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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Equality California

2009 Positions on LGBT Rights

State Office District Name Party Rating
Alfred Ernest Alquist 100%
CA State Assembly 17 Tom Ammiano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 62 Steven Bradford Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 16 Joan Buchanan Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
Mike Davis 100%
Hector De La Torre 100%
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Mike Eng 100%
Mike Feuer 100%
CA State Assembly 28 Paul Fong Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 100%
Warren Furutani 100%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 64 Isadore Hall III Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
Mary Hayashi 100%
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 70 Bonnie Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Fiona Ma 100%
Tony Mendoza 100%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 100%
Pedro Nava 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 53 John Pérez Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 56 Manuel Pérez Democratic 100%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Mary Salas 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 15 Nancy Skinner Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
Sandré Swanson 100%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 4 Mariko Yamada Democratic 100%
Leland Yee 100%
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 88%
Anna Caballero 88%
Joe Coto 88%
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 88%
Alyson Huber 88%
Jose Solorio 88%
Roderick Wright 88%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 86%
CA State Senate 32 Norma Torres Democratic 86%
Dean Florez 83%
Juan Arambula 75%
Jenny Oropeza 75%
Amina Carter 63%
Arnold Schwarzenegger 60%
Abel Maldonado 43%
Cameron Smyth 30%
Audra Strickland 30%
Nathan Fletcher 29%
Danny Gilmore 14%
Anthony Adams 13%
Bill Berryhill 13%
CA State Senate 14 Tom Berryhill Republican 13%
Sam Blakeslee 13%
CA State Assembly 26 Connie Conway Republican 13%
Charles DeVore 13%
Bill Emmerson 13%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 13%
CA State Assembly 55 Curt Hagman Republican 13%
CA State Assembly 73 Diane Harkey Republican 13%
CA State Assembly 42 Brian Nestande Republican 13%
Roger Niello 13%
Van Tran 13%
Samuel Aanestad 0%
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 0%
Roy Ashburn 0%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 0%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 0%
Dave Cox 0%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 0%
Robert Dutton 0%
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican 0%
Martin Garrick 0%
Tom Harman 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 0%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 0%
CA State Senate 21 Steve Knight Republican 0%
CA State Assembly 3 Dan Logue Republican 0%
Jeff Miller 0%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 0%
George Runner, Jr. 0%
Jim Silva 0%
Tony Strickland 0%
Mike Villines 0%
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 0%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 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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