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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Congress of California Seniors

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 91%
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 83%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 91%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 64%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100%
Samuel Aanestad 45%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 91%
Roy Ashburn 9%
Pat Bates 18%
James Battin 27%
James Brulte 18%
John Burton 100%
Dave Cox 36%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Joseph Dunn 100%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 91%
Dean Florez 91%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 10%
Ross Johnson 18%
Betty Karnette 100%
William Knight 9%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
Robert Leslie 27%
John Longville 100%
Michael Machado 91%
Ken Maddox 18%
Abel Maldonado 45%
Bob Margett 18%
William Phillip Morrow 18%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 18%
Kevin Murray 73%
George Nakano 100%
Thomas Oller 18%
Deborah Ortiz 82%
Robert Pacheco 18%
Don Perata 100%
Charles Poochigian 18%
Sarah Reyes 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Jack Scott 83%
Byron Sher 100%
Nell Soto 100%
Tony Strickland 36%
John Vasconcellos 100%
Edward Vincent 89%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%

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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