Rating Group: Lambda Letters Project

2006 Minority Rights Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 0
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 8
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 46
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 92
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 14
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 100
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 100
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 100
CA State Assembly-2 Wesley Chesbro D 96
CA State Senate-2 Noreen Evans D 100
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 100
CA State Senate-8 Leland Yee D 100
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 100
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 100
CA State Senate-28 Ted Lieu D 93
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 21
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 96
CA State Senate-37 Mimi Walters R 14
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 11
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen D 92
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas D 100
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan D 100
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 29
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 14
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 100
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 100
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz D 96
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 21
CA Council Member-At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 100
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 46
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 100
Samuel Aanestad 17
Richard Ackerman 4
Gregory Aghazarian 32
Richard Alarcón 100
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 100
Roy Ashburn 29
James Battin 17
Patty Berg 100
Rudy Bermúdez 100
Sam Blakeslee 25
Russell Bogh 14
Joseph Canciamilla 86
Edward Chavez 100
Rebecca Cohn 96
Joe Coto 100
Dave Cox 17
Lynn Daucher 86
Hector De La Torre 96
Charles DeVore 14
Denise Ducheny 96
Joseph Dunn 100
Robert Dutton 17
Mervyn Dymally 100
Bill Emmerson 29
Martha Escutia 100
Liz Figueroa 100
Dean Florez 92
Dario Frommer 100
Bonnie Garcia 75
Jackie Goldberg 100
Tom Harman 33
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0
Dennis Hollingsworth 8
Jerome Horton 100
Shirley Horton 71
Guy Houston 18
Betty Karnette 96
Richard Keene 14
Christine Kehoe 100
Johan Klehs 100
Sheila Kuehl 100
John Laird 100
Jay La Suer 7
Robert Leslie 14
Lloyd Levine 100
Sally Lieber 100
Michael Machado 71
Abel Maldonado 54
Bob Margett 25
Barbara Matthews 93
Bill Maze 14
Carole Migden 100
Cindy Montañez 100
William Phillip Morrow 21
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 11
Eugene Mullin 96
Kevin Murray 92
Joseph Nation 100
Pedro Nava 96
Roger Niello 4
Fabian Núñez 100
Jenny Oropeza 93
Deborah Ortiz 100
Nicole Parra 100
Don Perata 88
George Plescia 11
Charles Poochigian 25
Keith Stuart Richman 43
Gloria Romero 100
George Runner, Jr. 25
Sharon Runner 14
Ira Ruskin 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Simón Salinas 100
Jack Scott 96
Nell Soto 96
Audra Strickland 7
Alberto Torrico 100
Van Tran 57
Thomas Umberg 96
Mike Villines 18
Edward Vincent 100

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