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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Congress of California Seniors

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 100%
John Burton 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
Manny Diaz 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 100%
Dario Frommer 100%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Longville 100%
Sarah Reyes 100%
Simón Salinas 100%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Joseph Canciamilla 94%
Edward Chavez 94%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 94%
Rebecca Cohn 94%
Joseph Dunn 94%
John Anthony Dutra 94%
Liz Figueroa 94%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 94%
Betty Karnette 94%
Christine Kehoe 94%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 94%
Michael Machado 94%
Gloria Romero 94%
Jack Scott 94%
Nell Soto 94%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 94%
Patricia Wiggins 94%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 88%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 88%
Dean Florez 88%
Joseph Nation 88%
Jenny Oropeza 88%
Deborah Ortiz 88%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 88%
Don Perata 88%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 88%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 88%
John Vasconcellos 88%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 82%
Martha Escutia 82%
Jerome Horton 82%
Kevin Murray 82%
George Nakano 82%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 82%
Byron Sher 81%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 71%
Edward Vincent 67%
Barbara Matthews 65%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 59%
Tom Harman 47%
Samuel Aanestad 41%
Abel Maldonado 41%
Robert Pacheco 41%
Pat Bates 35%
Russell Bogh 35%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 35%
Lynn Daucher 35%
Jay La Suer 35%
Robert Leslie 35%
Ken Maddox 35%
Tony Strickland 35%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 35%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 31%
Dennis Hollingsworth 31%
Roy Ashburn 29%
Dave Cox 29%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 29%
Keith Stuart Richman 29%
Bob Margett 24%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 24%
Charles Poochigian 19%
James Battin 18%
James Brulte 18%
William Knight 18%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 18%
Thomas Oller 18%
George Runner, Jr. 18%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 12%
William Phillip Morrow 12%
Richard Ackerman 6%
Ross Johnson 6%

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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