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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Alliance for Better Business

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 92%
Elaine Alquist 93%
Dion Aroner 100%
Roy Ashburn 0%
Pat Bates 0%
James Battin 0%
Russell Bogh 0%
Mike Briggs 0%
James Brulte 0%
John Burton 100%
Thomas Calderon 85%
Bill Campbell 0%
Joseph Canciamilla 69%
Dennis Cardoza 69%
Edward Chavez 71%
Rebecca Cohn 69%
Dave Cox 0%
Lynn Daucher 7%
Manny Diaz 92%
Richard Dickerson 0%
Joseph Dunn 100%
John Anthony Dutra 80%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 92%
Dean Florez 100%
Dario Frommer 71%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 0%
Sally Havice 100%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
Robert Hertzberg 92%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Jerome Horton 85%
K. Maurice Johannessen 0%
Ross Johnson 0%
Betty Karnette 100%
Fred Keeley 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
David Kelley 0%
William Knight 0%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
Jay La Suer 0%
Lynne Leach 8%
Bill Leonard 7%
Robert Leslie 0%
John Longville 100%
Michael Machado 62%
Ken Maddox 8%
Abel Maldonado 8%
Bob Margett 0%
Barbara Matthews 69%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 15%
Carole Migden 100%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 0%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 15%
Kevin Murray 100%
George Nakano 100%
Joseph Nation 77%
Jack O'Connell 100%
Jenny Oropeza 92%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Robert Pacheco 0%
Rod Pacheco 0%
Louis Papan 46%
Steve Peace 71%
Don Perata 85%
Anthony Pescetti 15%
Richard Polanco 92%
Charles Poochigian 0%
Sarah Reyes 92%
Keith Stuart Richman 0%
Gloria Romero 100%
George Runner, Jr. 0%
Simón Salinas 85%
Jack Scott 85%
Kevin Shelley 100%
Byron Sher 93%
Nell Soto 100%
Tony Strickland 0%
Virginia Strom-Martin 100%
Helen Thomson 85%
John Vasconcellos 85%
Edward Vincent 100%
Carl Washington 100%
Howard Wayne 87%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 93%
Phillip Wyman 0%
Charlene Zettel 0%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cardenas Democratic 77%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 85%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 38%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 92%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 85%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 92%
CA State Senate 35 Roderick Wright Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 0%

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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