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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality

2007 Positions on Civil Rights & Equality

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 8
Richard Ackerman 8
Anthony Adams 31
Gregory Aghazarian 23
Elaine Alquist 100
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 15
Juan Arambula 92
Roy Ashburn 15
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100
James Battin 8
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 15
Patty Berg 100
CA State Senate 14 Thomas Berryhill Republican 23
Sam Blakeslee 31
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100
Anna Caballero 100
Charles Calderon 92
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 100
Amina Carter 85
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 8
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 31
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 92
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 92
Joe Coto 100
Dave Cox 8
Mike Davis 92
Hector De La Torre 100
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 15
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100
Charles DeVore 8
Denise Ducheny 100
Robert Dutton 8
Michael Duvall 15
Mervyn Dymally 100
Bill Emmerson 15
Mike Eng 100
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 100
Mike Feuer 100
Dean Florez 85
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 100
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican 15
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 15
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 77
Bonnie Garcia 31
Martin Garrick 15
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100
Tom Harman 8
Mary Hayashi 100
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 100
Dennis Hollingsworth 8
Shirley Horton 23
Guy Houston 23
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 31
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 15
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
Betty Karnette 100
Richard Keene 15
Christine Kehoe 100
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic 100
Sheila Kuehl 100
John Laird 100
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 15
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100
Lloyd Levine 100
Sally Lieber 92
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 92
Fiona Ma 100
Michael Machado 77
Abel Maldonado 46
Bob Margett 15
Bill Maze 15
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 8
Tony Mendoza 100
Carole Migden 92
Eugene Mullin 100
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 23
Pedro Nava 100
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100
Roger Niello 15
Fabian Núñez 100
Jenny Oropeza 85
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 100
Nicole Parra 85
Don Perata 69
George Plescia 15
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 100
Laura Richardson 100
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100
Gloria Romero 100
George Runner, Jr. 8
Sharon Runner 17
Ira Ruskin 100
Mary Salas 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Jack Scott 100
Jim Silva 15
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 92
Cameron Smyth 9
Jose Solorio 92
Nell Soto 100
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 15
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 85
Audra Strickland 0
Sandré Swanson 100
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 92
Alberto Torrico 100
Van Tran 46
Mike Villines 15
Edward Vincent 63
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 15
Patricia Wiggins 100
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 0
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 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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