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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Race Forward

2009 Positions on Education Equity

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 67%
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 100%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 67%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 67%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 67%
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 67%
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 67%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 35 Isadore Hall III Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 67%
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 100%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 100%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100%
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 67%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 67%
CA Supervisor 4 Curt Hagman 67%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 100%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 100%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 33%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 100%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 100%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey Republican 67%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 100%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 33%
Samuel Aanestad 33%
Anthony Adams 67%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Tom Ammiano 100%
Juan Arambula 100%
Roy Ashburn 33%
Bill Berryhill 67%
Sam Blakeslee 67%
Steven Bradford 0%
Joan Buchanan 100%
Anna Caballero 100%
Charles Calderon 67%
Ron Calderon 100%
Amina Carter 100%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
Connie Conway 67%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 100%
Joe Coto 100%
Dave Cox 67%
Mike Davis 100%
Hector De La Torre 100%
Charles DeVore 67%
Denise Ducheny 67%
Robert Dutton 33%
Michael Duvall 67%
Bill Emmerson 100%
Mike Eng 100%
Noreen Evans 67%
Mike Feuer 100%
Nathan Fletcher 67%
Dean Florez 67%
Paul Fong 100%
Warren Furutani 100%
Martin Garrick 67%
Danny Gilmore 67%
Tom Harman 67%
Mary Hayashi 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 33%
Alyson Huber 67%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Dan Logue 67%
Bonnie Lowenthal 100%
Abel Maldonado 33%
Jeff Miller 67%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 67%
Brian Nestande 67%
Roger Niello 67%
Jenny Oropeza 33%
John Pérez 100%
Manuel Pérez 100%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100%
Gloria Romero 67%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 67%
Jim Silva 67%
Nancy Skinner 100%
Cameron Smyth 67%
Jose Solorio 100%
Darrell Steinberg 100%
Tony Strickland 67%
Audra Strickland 67%
Sandré Swanson 100%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Van Tran 67%
Mike Villines 67%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Roderick Wright 67%
Mark Wyland 67%
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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