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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Lambda Letters Project

2007 Minority Rights Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 100
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 100
Anna Caballero 100
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 100
Lou Correa 100
Joe Coto 100
Mike Davis 100
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100
Mike Eng 100
Noreen Evans 100
Mike Feuer 100
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100
Mary Hayashi 100
CA State Senate 22 Edward Hernandez Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
Betty Karnette 100
Christine Kehoe 100
Sheila Kuehl 100
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 100
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 100
Carole Migden 100
Eugene Mullin 100
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100
Jenny Oropeza 100
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 100
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 100
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Sandré Swanson 100
Alberto Torrico 100
Patricia Wiggins 100
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100
Leland Yee 100
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 98
Patty Berg 98
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 98
Amina Carter 98
Mervyn Dymally 98
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 98
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 98
John Laird 98
Lloyd Levine 98
Sally Lieber 98
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 98
Pedro Nava 98
Nicole Parra 98
Jose Solorio 98
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 97
Ron Calderon 96
Denise Ducheny 96
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 96
Gloria Romero 96
Jack Scott 96
Darrell Steinberg 96
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 96
Charles Calderon 95
Hector De La Torre 95
Ira Ruskin 95
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 95
Fabian Núñez 93
Ellen Corbett 92
Dean Florez 92
Michael Machado 92
Don Perata 92
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian Democratic 92
Nell Soto 73
Edward Vincent 73
Shirley Horton 70
Van Tran 70
Bonnie Garcia 68
Anthony Adams 65
Gregory Aghazarian 63
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 63
Sam Blakeslee 55
Abel Maldonado 54
Charles DeVore 50
Bill Emmerson 50
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 50
George Plescia 50
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 50
Michael Duvall 48
Richard Keene 48
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 48
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 48
Cameron Smyth 48
Audra Strickland 48
Mike Villines 48
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 45
Guy Houston 45
Bill Maze 43
Jim Silva 43
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 42
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 40
Martin Garrick 40
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 40
Roger Niello 40
Roy Ashburn 38
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 38
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 38
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 38
James Battin 35
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 35
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 33
Bob Margett 31
Dennis Hollingsworth 27
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 27
Samuel Aanestad 23
Richard Ackerman 23
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 23
Dave Cox 23
Robert Dutton 23
Tom Harman 19
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 19
Mark Wyland 19

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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