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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 100%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 43%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 38%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 43%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 36%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 43%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 36%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 36%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 43%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 43%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 85%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 93%
Samuel Aanestad 31%
Richard Ackerman 29%
Gregory Aghazarian 43%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Roy Ashburn 36%
James Battin 29%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
Russell Bogh 43%
Debra Bowen 93%
Ron Calderon 100%
John Campbell III 29%
Joseph Canciamilla 93%
Edward Chavez 100%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
Dave Cox 43%
Lynn Daucher 43%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Joseph Dunn 86%
Robert Dutton 43%
Mervyn Dymally 92%
Martha Escutia 93%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Dean Florez 92%
Dario Frommer 100%
Bonnie Garcia 50%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 43%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 36%
Dennis Hollingsworth 29%
Shirley Horton 43%
Guy Houston 38%
Richard Keene 36%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
Jay La Suer 36%
Robert Leslie 36%
Lloyd Levine 93%
Sally Lieber 100%
Michael Machado 86%
Abel Maldonado 43%
Bob Margett 43%
Barbara Matthews 86%
Bill Maze 43%
Cindy Montañez 100%
William Phillip Morrow 31%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 36%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 100%
Joseph Nation 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Nicole Parra 93%
Don Perata 100%
George Plescia 36%
Charles Poochigian 36%
Keith Stuart Richman 43%
Gloria Romero 93%
Simón Salinas 100%
Jack Scott 100%
Nell Soto 100%
Edward Vincent 100%
Mark Wyland 36%
Leland Yee 100%

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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