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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Applied Research Center

2009 Housing and Economics Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 25%
Anthony Adams 25%
Elaine Alquist 75%
Tom Ammiano 100%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 25%
Juan Arambula 100%
Roy Ashburn 25%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 25%
Bill Berryhill 25%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 25%
Sam Blakeslee 25%
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 75%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield No Party Affiliation 100%
Steven Bradford 25%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
Joan Buchanan 100%
Anna Caballero 100%
Charles Calderon 100%
Ron Calderon 100%
Amina Carter 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo No Party Affiliation 100%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 25%
Connie Conway 25%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 25%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 50%
Joe Coto 100%
Dave Cox 25%
Mike Davis 75%
Hector De La Torre 100%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 75%
Charles DeVore 25%
Denise Ducheny 75%
Robert Dutton 25%
Michael Duvall 0%
Bill Emmerson 50%
Mike Eng 100%
Noreen Evans 75%
Mike Feuer 100%
Nathan Fletcher 25%
Dean Florez 100%
Paul Fong 100%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes No Party Affiliation 100%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 25%
Warren Furutani 100%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 25%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 75%
Martin Garrick 25%
Danny Gilmore 25%
Curt Hagman 25%
CA State Senate 35 Isadore Hall III Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey Republican 50%
Tom Harman 25%
Mary Hayashi 100%
CA State Senate 22 Edward Hernandez Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 25%
Alyson Huber 75%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 50%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 25%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian No Party Affiliation 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
Dan Logue 25%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Bonnie Lowenthal 100%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 100%
Abel Maldonado 25%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 75%
Jeff Miller 25%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 100%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Brian Nestande 25%
Roger Niello 25%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 25%
Jenny Oropeza 75%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
John Pérez 100%
Manuel Pérez 100%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. No Party Affiliation 50%
Gloria Romero 100%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 25%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Mary Salas 100%
Lori Saldaña 75%
Jim Silva 50%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
Nancy Skinner 100%
Cameron Smyth 25%
Jose Solorio 100%
Darrell Steinberg 100%
Tony Strickland 25%
Audra Strickland 25%
Sandré Swanson 100%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 100%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Van Tran 25%
Mike Villines 25%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 25%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
Roderick Wright 100%
Mark Wyland 25%
Mariko Yamada 100%
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.

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