Rating Group: Alliance for Better Business

2002 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 0%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 100%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 88%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 0%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 88%
CA State Assembly-2 Wesley Chesbro D 93%
CA State Senate-6 Darrell Steinberg D 94%
CA State Senate-10 Ellen Corbett D 100%
CA State Senate-19 Hannah-Beth Jackson D 100%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 100%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 94%
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 73%
CA State Senate-34 Lou Correa D 63%
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 0%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen D 100%
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan D 100%
CA Supervisor-5 Bruce McPherson 7%
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 88%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 93%
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz D 100%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 19%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 86%
Samuel Aanestad 13%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 93%
Roy Ashburn 13%
Patricia Bates 0%
James Battin 0%
Russell Bogh 6%
James Brulte 0%
John Burton 93%
Joseph Canciamilla 69%
Edward Chavez 81%
Rebecca Cohn 94%
Dave Cox 6%
Lynn Daucher 0%
Manny Diaz 94%
Joseph Dunn 93%
John Anthony Dutra 75%
Martha Escutia 79%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 88%
Dean Florez 81%
Dario Frommer 81%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 6%
Dennis Hollingsworth 6%
Jerome Horton 88%
Betty Karnette 100%
Christine Kehoe 94%
William Knight 0%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
Jay La Suer 6%
Robert Leslie 6%
John Longville 100%
Michael Machado 64%
Ken Maddox 6%
Abel Maldonado 6%
Bob Margett 0%
Barbara Matthews 50%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0%
Kevin Murray 85%
George Nakano 63%
Joseph Nation 88%
Thomas Oller 0%
Jenny Oropeza 94%
Deborah Ortiz 79%
Robert Pacheco 0%
Don Perata 93%
Charles Poochigian 0%
Sarah Reyes 100%
Keith Stuart Richman 0%
Gloria Romero 100%
George Runner, Jr. 0%
Simón Salinas 94%
Jack Scott 79%
Byron Sher 93%
Nell Soto 93%
Tony Strickland 6%
John Vasconcellos 93%
Edward Vincent 83%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 94%
Patricia Wiggins 94%

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