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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Congress of California Seniors

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Elaine Alquist 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
Patty Berg 100%
Debra Bowen 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan No Party Affiliation 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
Hector De La Torre 100%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Noreen Evans 100%
Dario Frommer 100%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Johan Klehs 100%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Michael Machado 100%
Joseph Nation 100%
Pedro Nava 100%
Fabian Núñez 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Jack Scott 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 100%
Nell Soto 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
Leland Yee 100%
Juan Arambula 92%
CA Mayor Pro Tempore At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 92%
Joe Coto 92%
Liz Figueroa 92%
Betty Karnette 92%
Lloyd Levine 92%
Carole Migden 92%
Cindy Montañez 92%
Eugene Mullin 92%
Deborah Ortiz 92%
Don Perata 92%
Simón Salinas 92%
Alberto Torrico 92%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 92%
Joseph Dunn 90%
Edward Vincent 86%
Richard Alarcón 83%
Rudy Bermúdez 83%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 83%
Wesley Chesbro 83%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 83%
Barbara Matthews 83%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 83%
Thomas Umberg 83%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 83%
Dean Florez 82%
Jenny Oropeza 82%
Martha Escutia 80%
Ron Calderon 75%
Nicole Parra 75%
Edward Chavez 73%
Joseph Canciamilla 67%
Denise Ducheny 67%
Shirley Horton 58%
Keith Stuart Richman 58%
Kevin Murray 56%
Russell Bogh 50%
Lynn Daucher 50%
Bonnie Garcia 50%
Abel Maldonado 50%
Guy Houston 42%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 42%
Van Tran 42%
Bob Margett 36%
Roy Ashburn 33%
Sam Blakeslee 33%
John Campbell III 33%
Dave Cox 33%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 33%
Tom Harman 33%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 33%
Richard Keene 33%
Jay La Suer 33%
Robert Leslie 33%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 33%
Roger Niello 33%
Charles Poochigian 33%
Mark Wyland 33%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 27%
Samuel Aanestad 25%
Richard Ackerman 25%
Gregory Aghazarian 25%
James Battin 25%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 25%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 25%
Robert Dutton 25%
Bill Emmerson 25%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 25%
George Plescia 25%
Audra Strickland 25%
Dennis Hollingsworth 18%
William Phillip Morrow 18%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 18%
Charles DeVore 17%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 17%
Bill Maze 17%
Mike Villines 17%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 17%
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 8%

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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