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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Farm Bureau Federation

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Ackerman 80%
Fred Aguiar 100%
Barbara Alby 100%
Deirdre Alpert 75%
Elaine Alquist 75%
Dion Aroner 60%
Roy Ashburn 100%
Ruben Ayala 75%
Joe Baca, Sr. 80%
Steve Charles Baldwin 75%
James Battin 80%
Scott Baugh 60%
Tom Bordonaro, Jr. 100%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 60%
Larry Bowler 80%
Marilyn Brewer 100%
Valerie Kent Brown 75%
James Brulte 80%
John Burton 40%
Cruz Bustamante 100%
Charles Calderon 60%
Bill Campbell 100%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 80%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 80%
William Craven 0%
James Cunneen 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 75%
Ralph Dills 0%
Denise Ducheny 80%
Martha Escutia 80%
Liz Figueroa 80%
Brooks Firestone 100%
Richard Floyd 50%
Peter Frusetta 100%
Martin Gallegos 75%
Jan Goldsmith 80%
Brett Granlund 80%
Leroy Greene 75%
Sally Havice 60%
Tom Hayden 20%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 50%
Robert Hertzberg 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 80%
George House, Jr. 100%
Teresa Hughes 67%
Rob Hurtt 60%
K. Maurice Johannessen 100%
Ross Johnson 60%
Patrick Johnston 80%
Howard Kaloogian 60%
Betty Karnette 80%
Fred Keeley 75%
David Kelley 100%
William Knight 50%
Wally Knox 75%
Quentin Kopp 100%
Sheila Kuehl 60%
Steven Kuykendall 100%
Lynne Leach 80%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 60%
Ted Lempert 75%
Bill Leonard 80%
Robert Leslie 100%
John Lewis 60%
Michael Machado 100%
Kenneth Leon Maddy 60%
Bob Margett 100%
Diane Janet Martinez 80%
Kerry Mazzoni 80%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 40%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 75%
Carole Migden 60%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 100%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 100%
Jim Morrissey 100%
William Phillip Morrow 80%
Richard Mountjoy 50%
Kevin Murray 75%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 60%
Jack O'Connell 75%
Keith Olberg 60%
Thomas Oller 60%
Deborah Ortiz 60%
Rod Pacheco 100%
Louis Papan 80%
Steve Peace 80%
Don Perata 60%
Richard Polanco 60%
Charles Poochigian 100%
Robert Prenter, Jr. 100%
Curt Pringle 100%
Richard Keith Rainey 60%
Bernie Richter 80%
Herschel Rosenthal 60%
George Runner, Jr. 75%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 80%
Jack Scott 80%
Kevin Shelley 60%
Byron Sher 40%
Hilda Solis 60%
Virginia Strom-Martin 80%
CA Mayor At-Large Michael Sweeney 60%
Nao Takasugi 100%
Bruce Thompson 75%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 80%
Helen Thomson 60%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 80%
John Vasconcellos 0%
Antonio Villaraigosa 75%
Edward Vincent 100%
Carl Washington 80%
Diane Watson 33%
Howard Wayne 75%
Scott Wildman 60%
Tom Woods 100%
Cathie Wright 80%
CA State Senate 35 Roderick Wright 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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