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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Race Forward

2009 Housing and Economics Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Tom Ammiano 100%
Juan Arambula 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield 100%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
Joan Buchanan 100%
CA State Assembly 30 Anna Caballero Democratic 100%
Charles Calderon 100%
Ron Calderon 100%
Amina Carter 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 100%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Joe Coto 100%
Hector De La Torre 100%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100%
Mike Eng 100%
Mike Feuer 100%
Dean Florez 100%
Paul Fong 100%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 100%
Warren Furutani 100%
Isadore Hall III 100%
Loni Hancock 100%
Mary Hayashi 100%
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
Dave Jones 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 100%
Mark Leno 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 100%
Carol Liu 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Bonnie Lowenthal 100%
Fiona Ma 100%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 100%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 100%
Fran Pavley 100%
John Pérez 100%
Manuel Pérez 100%
CA State Senate 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. Democratic 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Ira Ruskin 100%
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 100%
CA State Senate 9 Nancy Skinner Democratic 100%
Jose Solorio 100%
CA Mayor At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
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%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Lois Wolk 100%
Roderick Wright 100%
Mariko Yamada 100%
Leland Yee 100%
Elaine Alquist 75%
Martin Block 75%
Mike Davis 75%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 75%
Denise Ducheny 75%
Noreen Evans 75%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 75%
Alyson Huber 75%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 75%
Jenny Oropeza 75%
Lori Saldaña 75%
CA U.S. House 46 Lou Correa Democratic 50%
Bill Emmerson 50%
Diane Harkey 50%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 50%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 50%
Jim Silva 50%
Samuel Aanestad 25%
Anthony Adams 25%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 25%
Roy Ashburn 25%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 25%
Bill Berryhill 25%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 25%
Sam Blakeslee 25%
CA State Senate 35 Steven Bradford Democratic 25%
David Cogdill 25%
Connie Conway 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 16 Jean Fuller Republican 25%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 25%
Martin Garrick 25%
Danny Gilmore 25%
CA Supervisor 4 Curt Hagman 25%
Tom Harman 25%
Dennis Hollingsworth 25%
Robert Huff 25%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 25%
Dan Logue 25%
Abel Maldonado 25%
Jeff Miller 25%
Brian Nestande 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 U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 25%
Mark Wyland 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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