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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Applied Research Center

2009 Housing and Economics Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA State Assembly 17 Tom Ammiano Democratic 100%
Juan Arambula 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 16 Joan Buchanan Democratic 100%
Anna Caballero 100%
Charles Calderon 100%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 100%
Amina Carter 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
Joe Coto 100%
Hector De La Torre 100%
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100%
Mike Eng 100%
Mike Feuer 100%
Dean Florez 100%
CA State Assembly 28 Paul Fong Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 100%
Warren Furutani 100%
CA State Assembly 64 Isadore Hall III Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
Mary Hayashi 100%
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 70 Bonnie Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Fiona Ma 100%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 100%
Pedro Nava 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 53 John Pérez Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 56 Manuel Pérez Democratic 100%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Mary Salas 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 15 Nancy Skinner Democratic 100%
Jose Solorio 100%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
Sandré Swanson 100%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 32 Norma Torres Democratic 100%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 35 Roderick Wright Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 4 Mariko Yamada Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 100%
Elaine Alquist 75%
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 75%
Mike Davis 75%
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 75%
Denise Ducheny 75%
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 75%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 75%
Alyson Huber 75%
Tony Mendoza 75%
Jenny Oropeza 75%
Lori Saldaña 75%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 50%
Bill Emmerson 50%
CA State Assembly 73 Diane Harkey Republican 50%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 50%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 50%
Jim Silva 50%
Samuel Aanestad 25%
Anthony Adams 25%
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 25%
Roy Ashburn 25%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 25%
Bill Berryhill 25%
CA State Senate 14 Thomas Berryhill Republican 25%
Sam Blakeslee 25%
CA State Assembly 62 Steven Bradford Democratic 25%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 25%
CA State Assembly 26 Connie Conway Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 25%
Dave Cox 25%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 25%
Charles DeVore 25%
Robert Dutton 25%
Nathan Fletcher 25%
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican 25%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 25%
Martin Garrick 25%
Danny Gilmore 25%
CA State Assembly 55 Curt Hagman Republican 25%
Tom Harman 25%
Dennis Hollingsworth 25%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 25%
CA State Senate 21 Steve Knight Republican 25%
CA State Assembly 3 Dan Logue Republican 25%
Abel Maldonado 25%
Jeff Miller 25%
CA State Assembly 42 Brian Nestande Republican 25%
Roger Niello 25%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 25%
George Runner, Jr. 25%
Cameron Smyth 25%
Tony Strickland 25%
Audra Strickland 25%
Van Tran 25%
Mike Villines 25%
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 25%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 25%
Michael Duvall 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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