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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Farm Bureau Federation

1997 Positions

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

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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