State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 10%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 0%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 20%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 100%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 20%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 100%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 100%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100%
CA State Senate-19 Hannah-Beth Jackson D 100%
CA State Senate-21 Sharon Runner R 10%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 100%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 100%
CA State Senate-36 Pat Bates R 10%
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100%
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan N/A 100%
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer 20%
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 10%
CA Supervisor-5 Bruce McPherson 50%
CA Supervisor-5 Joe Simitian N/A 100%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo 100%
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz 100%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill 10%
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 20%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 100%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton D 100%
Samuel Aanestad 20%
Richard Ackerman 20%
Gregory Aghazarian 20%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 100%
Roy Ashburn 20%
James Battin 10%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
Russell Bogh 10%
Debra Bowen 100%
James Brulte 20%
John Burton 100%
Ron Calderon 100%
John Campbell III 10%
Joseph Canciamilla 100%
Edward Chavez 100%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 90%
Dave Cox 10%
Lynn Daucher 80%
Manny Diaz 100%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Joseph Dunn 100%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Robert Dutton 10%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 100%
Dean Florez 100%
Dario Frommer 100%
Bonnie Garcia 30%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 20%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 10%
Dennis Hollingsworth 10%
Shirley Horton 50%
Guy Houston 20%
Ross Johnson 10%
Betty Karnette 100%
Richard Keene 10%
Christine Kehoe 100%
William Knight 10%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
Jay La Suer 10%
Robert Leslie 10%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
John Longville 100%
Michael Machado 100%
Ken Maddox 20%
Abel Maldonado 40%
Bob Margett 10%
Barbara Matthews 100%
Bill Maze 20%
Cindy Montañez 100%
William Phillip Morrow 10%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 10%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 100%
George Nakano 100%
Joseph Nation 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Thomas Oller 10%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Robert Pacheco 20%
Nicole Parra 100%
Don Perata 100%
George Plescia 20%
Charles Poochigian 20%
Sarah Reyes 100%
Keith Stuart Richman 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Simón Salinas 100%
Steve Samuelian 10%
Jack Scott 80%
Byron Sher 100%
Nell Soto 90%
Darrell Steinberg 100%
Tony Strickland 10%
John Vasconcellos 100%
Edward Vincent 100%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Mark Wyland 10%
Leland Yee 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.