Rating Group: Lambda Letters Project

2004 Minority Rights Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 8%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 29%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 6%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 94%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 11%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 97%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 100%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 97%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 95%
CA State Senate-19 Hannah-Beth Jackson D 100%
CA State Senate-21 Sharon Runner R 8%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 89%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 95%
CA State Senate-36 Pat Bates R 8%
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas D 97%
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan D 100%
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 18%
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 11%
CA Supervisor-5 Bruce McPherson 32%
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 100%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo N/A 88%
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz N/A 79%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 11%
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 29%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 100%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton D 95%
Samuel Aanestad 6%
Richard Ackerman 9%
Gregory Aghazarian 8%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 97%
Roy Ashburn 15%
James Battin 18%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 97%
Russell Bogh 5%
Debra Bowen 88%
James Brulte 6%
John Burton 100%
Ron Calderon 89%
John Campbell III 3%
Joseph Canciamilla 68%
Edward Chavez 95%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
Rebecca Cohn 89%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 74%
Dave Cox 5%
Lynn Daucher 26%
Manny Diaz 100%
Denise Ducheny 94%
Joseph Dunn 91%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Robert Dutton 8%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Martha Escutia 97%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 97%
Dean Florez 74%
Dario Frommer 89%
Bonnie Garcia 63%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 21%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 5%
Dennis Hollingsworth 3%
Shirley Horton 53%
Guy Houston 13%
Ross Johnson 29%
Betty Karnette 94%
Richard Keene 11%
Christine Kehoe 95%
Sheila Kuehl 97%
John Laird 100%
Jay La Suer 5%
Robert Leslie 13%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
John Longville 97%
Michael Machado 94%
Ken Maddox 34%
Abel Maldonado 55%
Bob Margett 21%
Barbara Matthews 68%
Bill Maze 18%
Cindy Montañez 97%
William Phillip Morrow 6%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 5%
Eugene Mullin 92%
Kevin Murray 97%
George Nakano 95%
Joseph Nation 92%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 97%
Fabian Núñez 97%
Thomas Oller 24%
Jenny Oropeza 97%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Robert Pacheco 16%
Nicole Parra 74%
Don Perata 97%
George Plescia 5%
Charles Poochigian 3%
Sarah Reyes 97%
Keith Stuart Richman 50%
Gloria Romero 97%
Simón Salinas 100%
Steve Samuelian 8%
Jack Scott 97%
Byron Sher 82%
Nell Soto 100%
Darrell Steinberg 100%
Tony Strickland 5%
John Vasconcellos 97%
Edward Vincent 65%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 97%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Mark Wyland 8%
Leland Yee 100%

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