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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Jack Berman Advocacy Center

1998-1999 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 35 Roderick Wright Democratic 60%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 0%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100%
Samuel Aanestad 20%
Richard Ackerman 20%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 100%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Dion Aroner 100%
Roy Ashburn 20%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Steve Charles Baldwin 20%
Pat Bates 33%
James Battin 25%
Scott Baugh 20%
Audie Bock 80%
Marilyn Brewer 50%
Mike Briggs 20%
James Brulte 0%
John Burton 100%
Thomas Calderon 100%
Bill Campbell 0%
Dennis Cardoza 60%
Dave Cox 33%
James Cunneen 100%
Richard Dickerson 20%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Joseph Dunn 100%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 100%
Dean Florez 60%
Richard Floyd 100%
Peter Frusetta 20%
Martin Gallegos 100%
Brett Granlund 20%
Sally Havice 80%
Tom Hayden 100%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
Robert Hertzberg 100%
George House, Jr. 33%
Teresa Hughes 100%
K. Maurice Johannessen 0%
Ross Johnson 0%
Patrick Johnston 100%
Howard Kaloogian 20%
Betty Karnette 100%
Fred Keeley 100%
David Kelley 0%
William Knight 0%
Wally Knox 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
Lynne Leach 33%
Ted Lempert 100%
Bill Leonard 20%
Robert Leslie 0%
John Lewis 0%
John Longville 100%
Michael Machado 100%
Ken Maddox 100%
Abel Maldonado 60%
Bob Margett 20%
Kerry Mazzoni 100%
Carole Migden 100%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Richard Mountjoy 0%
Kevin Murray 100%
George Nakano 100%
Jack O'Connell 100%
Keith Olberg 20%
Thomas Oller 40%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Robert Pacheco 33%
Rod Pacheco 100%
Louis Papan 75%
Steve Peace 100%
Don Perata 100%
Anthony Pescetti 100%
Richard Polanco 100%
Charles Poochigian 0%
Richard Keith Rainey 50%
Sarah Reyes 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
George Runner, Jr. 25%
Jack Scott 100%
Kevin Shelley 100%
Byron Sher 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Nell Soto 80%
Tony Strickland 33%
Virginia Strom-Martin 100%
Bruce Thompson 40%
Helen Thomson 75%
John Vasconcellos 100%
Antonio Villaraigosa 100%
Edward Vincent 100%
Carl Washington 100%
Howard Wayne 100%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Scott Wildman 100%
Cathie Wright 0%
Charlene Zettel 33%

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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