Rating Group: Race Forward

2009 Health Equity Score

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 100%
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 0%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 0%
CA U.S. House-11 Mark DeSaulnier D 80%
CA U.S. House-25 Steve Knight R 0%
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 100%
CA U.S. House-35 Norma Torres D 100%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 100%
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 0%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 20%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 100%
CA State Senate-4 Jim Nielsen R 20%
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 60%
CA State Senate-8 Tom Berryhill R 20%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100%
CA State Senate-13 Gerald Hill D 100%
CA State Senate-15 Jim Beall, Jr. D 100%
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 20%
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D 100%
CA State Senate-22 Ed Hernandez D 100%
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 100%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 100%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 100%
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 0%
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 100%
CA State Senate-35 Isadore Hall III D 100%
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 0%
CA State Senate-39 Martin Block D 100%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 80%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100%
CA Mayor-At-Large Mary Salas 100%
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries 20%
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 0%
CA Supervisor-4 Curt Hagman 0%
CA Supervisor-5 Joe Simitian N/A 100%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo 80%
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian 100%
CA Council Member-3 Bob Blumenfield 100%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill 0%
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes 100%
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. 80%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 100%
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey R 0%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma D 100%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 0%
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Anthony Adams 40%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Tom Ammiano 100%
Juan Arambula 100%
Roy Ashburn 20%
Bill Berryhill 20%
Sam Blakeslee 0%
Steven Bradford 0%
Joan Buchanan 80%
Anna Caballero 100%
Charles Calderon 60%
Ron Calderon 100%
Amina Carter 100%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
Connie Conway 20%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 60%
Joe Coto 100%
Dave Cox 40%
Mike Davis 80%
Hector De La Torre 100%
Charles DeVore 0%
Denise Ducheny 80%
Robert Dutton 0%
Michael Duvall 0%
Bill Emmerson 40%
Mike Eng 100%
Noreen Evans 100%
Mike Feuer 100%
Nathan Fletcher 40%
Dean Florez 80%
Paul Fong 100%
Warren Furutani 100%
Martin Garrick 20%
Danny Gilmore 20%
Tom Harman 0%
Mary Hayashi 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Alyson Huber 80%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Dan Logue 0%
Bonnie Lowenthal 100%
Abel Maldonado 60%
Jeff Miller 0%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 80%
Brian Nestande 20%
Roger Niello 20%
Jenny Oropeza 40%
John Pérez 100%
Manuel Pérez 100%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Jim Silva 0%
Nancy Skinner 100%
Cameron Smyth 0%
Jose Solorio 100%
Darrell Steinberg 100%
Tony Strickland 40%
Audra Strickland 0%
Sandré Swanson 100%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Van Tran 0%
Mike Villines 20%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Roderick Wright 80%
Mark Wyland 0%
Mariko Yamada 100%
Leland Yee 80%

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.