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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Race Forward

2009 Green Equity Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 25%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 25%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 50%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 25%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 22 Edward Hernandez Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 0%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 35 Isadore Hall III Democratic 75%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 25%
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 75%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 100%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 25%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 33%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo No Party Affiliation 100%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian No Party Affiliation 100%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield No Party Affiliation 75%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 0%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes No Party Affiliation 75%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. No Party Affiliation 100%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey Republican 25%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 100%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 0%
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Anthony Adams 100%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Tom Ammiano 25%
Juan Arambula 50%
Roy Ashburn 0%
Bill Berryhill 50%
Sam Blakeslee 75%
Steven Bradford 100%
Joan Buchanan 25%
Anna Caballero 25%
Charles Calderon 100%
Ron Calderon 67%
Amina Carter 100%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
Connie Conway 25%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 67%
Joe Coto 33%
Dave Cox 0%
Mike Davis 100%
Hector De La Torre 100%
Charles DeVore 100%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Robert Dutton 0%
Michael Duvall 100%
Bill Emmerson 25%
Mike Eng 100%
Noreen Evans 75%
Mike Feuer 100%
Nathan Fletcher 25%
Dean Florez 100%
Paul Fong 100%
Warren Furutani 100%
Martin Garrick 25%
Danny Gilmore 25%
Curt Hagman 25%
Tom Harman 0%
Mary Hayashi 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Alyson Huber 50%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Dan Logue 25%
Bonnie Lowenthal 100%
Abel Maldonado 33%
Jeff Miller 25%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 67%
Brian Nestande 50%
Roger Niello 25%
Jenny Oropeza 33%
John Pérez 100%
Manuel Pérez 100%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 75%
Gloria Romero 100%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Mary Salas 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Jim Silva 25%
Nancy Skinner 100%
Cameron Smyth 25%
Jose Solorio 75%
Darrell Steinberg 100%
Tony Strickland 67%
Audra Strickland 50%
Sandré Swanson 100%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Van Tran 25%
Mike Villines 50%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Roderick Wright 67%
Mark Wyland 0%
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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