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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Congress of California Seniors

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 27%
Richard Ackerman 6%
Gregory Aghazarian 38%
Richard Alarcón 94%
Roy Ashburn 13%
James Battin 19%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 31%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
Russell Bogh 56%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 87%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 38%
Joseph Canciamilla 88%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 94%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
Edward Chavez 94%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 31%
Rebecca Cohn 94%
Dave Cox 38%
Lynn Daucher 47%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 19%
Denise Ducheny 94%
Joseph Dunn 100%
Robert Dutton 31%
Mervyn Dymally 88%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 94%
Dean Florez 81%
Dario Frommer 100%
Bonnie Garcia 47%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
Tom Harman 56%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 25%
Dennis Hollingsworth 6%
Jerome Horton 94%
Shirley Horton 38%
Guy Houston 44%
Richard Keene 44%
Christine Kehoe 100%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 38%
Jay La Suer 31%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
Robert Leslie 38%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Michael Machado 81%
Abel Maldonado 50%
Bob Margett 20%
Barbara Matthews 81%
Bill Maze 50%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 19%
Cindy Montañez 100%
William Phillip Morrow 13%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 38%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 100%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 38%
Joseph Nation 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 88%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Nicole Parra 94%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 94%
Don Perata 100%
George Plescia 31%
Charles Poochigian 13%
Keith Stuart Richman 56%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100%
Gloria Romero 93%
Sharon Runner 38%
Simón Salinas 100%
Jack Scott 94%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
Nell Soto 94%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 94%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 38%
Audra Strickland 38%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
Edward Vincent 85%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 44%
Leland Yee 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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