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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Race Forward

2009 Positions on Education Equity

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