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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Equality California

2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Elaine Alquist 100%
Tom Ammiano 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield 100%
Steven Bradford 100%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
Joan Buchanan 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 100%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Joe Coto 100%
Hector De La Torre 100%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Mike Eng 100%
Mike Feuer 100%
Paul Fong 100%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 100%
Warren Furutani 100%
CA State Assembly 43 Mike Gatto Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 35 Isadore Hall III Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
Mary Hayashi 100%
CA State Assembly 48 Roger 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 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Bonnie Lowenthal 100%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 100%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
John Pérez 100%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Ira Ruskin 100%
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian Democratic 100%
Nancy Skinner 100%
Jose Solorio 100%
Darrell Steinberg 100%
Sandré Swanson 100%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 100%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
Roderick Wright 100%
Mariko Yamada 100%
Leland Yee 100%
Dean Florez 93%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 93%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 93%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 93%
Juan Arambula 92%
Noreen Evans 92%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 92%
Alyson Huber 92%
Manuel Pérez 92%
Roy Ashburn 86%
Ron Calderon 86%
Anna Caballero 85%
Charles Calderon 85%
Amina Carter 85%
Mike Davis 85%
Lou Correa 64%
Nathan Fletcher 54%
Sam Blakeslee 33%
Anthony Adams 38%
Danny Gilmore 25%
Charles DeVore 23%
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey Republican 23%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 23%
Roger Niello 23%
Van Tran 23%
Mike Villines 23%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 15%
CA Supervisor 4 Curt Hagman 15%
Brian Nestande 15%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 15%
Audra Strickland 15%
Samuel Aanestad 14%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 14%
Tom Harman 11%
Chris Norby 9%
Bill Berryhill 8%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 8%
Connie Conway 8%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 8%
Bill Emmerson 8%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 8%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 8%
Martin Garrick 8%
Dennis Hollingsworth 8%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 8%
Dan Logue 8%
Jeff Miller 8%
Jim Silva 8%
Cameron Smyth 8%
Mark Wyland 8%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 7%
Robert Dutton 7%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 7%
Tony Strickland 7%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 7%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 0%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 0%
Dave Cox 0%
Michael Duvall 0%
Abel Maldonado 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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