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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Congress of California Seniors

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Elaine Alquist 100
CA Council Member At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 100
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100
Patty Berg 100
Rudy Bermúdez 100
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100
Edward Chavez 100
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100
Rebecca Cohn 100
Joe Coto 100
Hector De La Torre 100
Noreen Evans 100
Dario Frommer 100
Jackie Goldberg 100
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 100
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
Betty Karnette 100
John Laird 100
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100
Lloyd Levine 100
Sally Lieber 100
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 100
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100
Cindy Montañez 100
Pedro Nava 100
Fabian Núñez 100
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100
Gloria Romero 100
Ira Ruskin 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Simón Salinas 100
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100
Alberto Torrico 100
Thomas Umberg 100
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100
Edward Vincent 100
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100
Leland Yee 100
Juan Arambula 95
Joseph Dunn 95
Mervyn Dymally 95
Liz Figueroa 95
Johan Klehs 95
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz No Party Affiliation 95
Sheila Kuehl 95
Carole Migden 95
Eugene Mullin 95
Deborah Ortiz 95
Jack Scott 95
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 95
Jenny Oropeza 94
Debra Bowen 90
Ron Calderon 90
Joseph Canciamilla 90
Denise Ducheny 90
Christine Kehoe 90
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 90
Kevin Murray 90
Don Perata 90
Joseph Nation 89
Nell Soto 89
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 89
Richard Alarcón 85
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo No Party Affiliation 85
Wesley Chesbro 85
Gloria Negrete McLeod 85
Nicole Parra 85
Michael Machado 75
Martha Escutia 74
Barbara Matthews 70
Dean Florez 65
Lynn Daucher 55
Shirley Horton 55
Gregory Aghazarian 30
Russell Bogh 30
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 26
Roy Ashburn 25
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 25
Robert Dutton 25
Bill Emmerson 25
Guy Houston 25
Abel Maldonado 25
George Plescia 25
Bonnie Garcia 21
Samuel Aanestad 20
Richard Ackerman 20
Sam Blakeslee 20
Dave Cox 20
Richard Keene 20
Bob Margett 20
Bill Maze 20
Charles Poochigian 20
Sharon Runner 20
Van Tran 20
Tom Harman 19
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 16
James Battin 15
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 15
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 15
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 15
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 15
Jay La Suer 15
Robert Leslie 15
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 15
Keith Stuart Richman 15
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 15
Audra Strickland 15
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 15
Mark Wyland 15
Charles DeVore 10
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 10
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 10
Roger Niello 10
Mike Villines 10
William Phillip Morrow 6
Ray Haynes, Jr. 5
Dennis Hollingsworth 5

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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