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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Alliance for Better Business

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Alarcón 100%
Dion Aroner 100%
Debra Bowen 100%
John Burton 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Joseph Dunn 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Dean Florez 100%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Sally Havice 100%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
Betty Karnette 100%
Fred Keeley 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz No Party Affiliation 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Longville 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Carole Migden 100%
Kevin Murray 100%
George Nakano 100%
Jack O'Connell 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Kevin Shelley 100%
Nell Soto 100%
Darrell Steinberg 100%
Virginia Strom-Martin 100%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
Edward Vincent 100%
Carl Washington 100%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Elaine Alquist 93%
Wesley Chesbro 93%
Byron Sher 93%
Patricia Wiggins 93%
Deirdre Alpert 92%
Manny Diaz 92%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 92%
CA State Senate 18 Robert Hertzberg Democratic 92%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 92%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 92%
Jenny Oropeza 92%
Richard Polanco 92%
Sarah Reyes 92%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 92%
Howard Wayne 87%
Thomas Calderon 85%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo No Party Affiliation 85%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 85%
Don Perata 85%
Simón Salinas 85%
Jack Scott 85%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 85%
Helen Thomson 85%
John Vasconcellos 85%
John Anthony Dutra 80%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 77%
Joseph Nation 77%
Roderick Wright 77%
Edward Chavez 71%
Dario Frommer 71%
Steve Peace 71%
Joseph Canciamilla 69%
Dennis Cardoza 69%
Rebecca Cohn 69%
Lou Correa 69%
Barbara Matthews 69%
Michael Machado 62%
Louis Papan 46%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 38%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 15%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 15%
Anthony Pescetti 15%
Lynne Leach 8%
Ken Maddox 8%
Abel Maldonado 8%
Lynn Daucher 7%
Bill Leonard 7%
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Roy Ashburn 0%
CA State Senate 36 Pat Bates Republican 0%
James Battin 0%
Russell Bogh 0%
Mike Briggs 0%
James Brulte 0%
Bill Campbell 0%
John Campbell III 0%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 0%
Dave Cox 0%
Richard Dickerson 0%
Tom Harman 0%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
K. Maurice Johannessen 0%
Ross Johnson 0%
David Kelley 0%
William Knight 0%
Jay La Suer 0%
Robert Leslie 0%
Bob Margett 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 0%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Robert Pacheco 0%
Rod Pacheco 0%
Charles Poochigian 0%
Keith Stuart Richman 0%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 0%
Tony Strickland 0%
Mark Wyland 0%
Phillip Wyman 0%
Charlene Zettel 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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