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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Lambda Letters Project

2004 Minority Rights Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Alarcón 100%
Patty Berg 100%
John Burton 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
Manny Diaz 100%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
John Laird 100%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Simón Salinas 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
Nell Soto 100%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 100%
Deirdre Alpert 97%
Rudy Bermúdez 97%
Martha Escutia 97%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 97%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 97%
Sheila Kuehl 97%
John Longville 97%
Cindy Montañez 97%
Kevin Murray 97%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 97%
Fabian Núñez 97%
Jenny Oropeza 97%
Don Perata 97%
Sarah Reyes 97%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 97%
Gloria Romero 97%
Jack Scott 97%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 97%
John Vasconcellos 97%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 97%
Edward Chavez 95%
Jerome Horton 95%
Christine Kehoe 95%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 95%
George Nakano 95%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 95%
Denise Ducheny 94%
Betty Karnette 94%
Michael Machado 94%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 94%
Eugene Mullin 92%
Joseph Nation 92%
Joseph Dunn 91%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 89%
Rebecca Cohn 89%
Dario Frommer 89%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 89%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 88%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 88%
Byron Sher 82%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 79%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 74%
Dean Florez 74%
Nicole Parra 74%
Joseph Canciamilla 68%
Barbara Matthews 68%
Edward Vincent 65%
Bonnie Garcia 63%
Abel Maldonado 55%
Shirley Horton 53%
Keith Stuart Richman 50%
Ken Maddox 34%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 32%
Ross Johnson 29%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 29%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 29%
Lynn Daucher 26%
Thomas Oller 24%
Tom Harman 21%
Bob Margett 21%
James Battin 18%
Bill Maze 18%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 18%
Robert Pacheco 16%
Roy Ashburn 15%
Guy Houston 13%
Robert Leslie 13%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 11%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 11%
Richard Keene 11%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 11%
Richard Ackerman 9%
Gregory Aghazarian 8%
Pat Bates 8%
Robert Dutton 8%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 8%
Sharon Runner 8%
Steve Samuelian 8%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 8%
Samuel Aanestad 6%
James Brulte 6%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 6%
William Phillip Morrow 6%
Russell Bogh 5%
Dave Cox 5%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 5%
Jay La Suer 5%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 5%
George Plescia 5%
Tony Strickland 5%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 3%
Dennis Hollingsworth 3%
Charles Poochigian 3%

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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