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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality

2006 Positions on Civil Rights & Equality

State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Alarcón 100%
Elaine Alquist 100%
CA Mayor Pro Tempore At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
Debra Bowen 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
Edward Chavez 100%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
Joe Coto 100%
Hector De La Torre 100%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Joseph Dunn 100%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Noreen Evans 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 100%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100%
Betty Karnette 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
Cindy Montañez 100%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Joseph Nation 100%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Simón Salinas 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian Democratic 100%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
Edward Vincent 100%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
Leland Yee 100%
Juan Arambula 93%
Ron Calderon 93%
Rebecca Cohn 93%
Martha Escutia 93%
Dario Frommer 93%
Johan Klehs 93%
Barbara Matthews 93%
Jack Scott 93%
Nell Soto 93%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 93%
Alberto Torrico 93%
Thomas Umberg 93%
Joseph Canciamilla 87%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 87%
Dean Florez 87%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 87%
Michael Machado 87%
Kevin Murray 87%
Deborah Ortiz 87%
Nicole Parra 87%
Carole Migden 80%
Don Perata 73%
Bonnie Garcia 40%
Abel Maldonado 40%
Lynn Daucher 33%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 33%
Shirley Horton 33%
Van Tran 27%
Gregory Aghazarian 20%
Sam Blakeslee 20%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 20%
Keith Stuart Richman 20%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 20%
Tom Harman 15%
James Battin 13%
Robert Dutton 13%
Bill Emmerson 13%
Bob Margett 13%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 13%
Robert Leslie 7%
Bill Maze 7%
Samuel Aanestad 7%
Richard Ackerman 7%
Roy Ashburn 7%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 7%
Russell Bogh 7%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 7%
Dave Cox 7%
Charles DeVore 7%
Guy Houston 7%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 7%
Richard Keene 7%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 7%
Jay La Suer 7%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 7%
Roger Niello 7%
George Plescia 7%
Charles Poochigian 7%
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 7%
Audra Strickland 7%
Mike Villines 7%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 7%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0%
Mark Wyland 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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