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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Alliance for Better Business

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 13%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 93%
Roy Ashburn 13%
Pat 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%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 7%
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%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 73%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 93%
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 63%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 88%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 94%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 94%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 19%
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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