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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Applied Research Center

2009 Positions on Civil Rights

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 3 Dan Logue Republican 50%
CA State Assembly 4 Mariko Yamada Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 15 Nancy Skinner Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 16 Joan Buchanan Democratic 75%
CA State Assembly 17 Tom Ammiano Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 26 Connie Conway Republican 75%
CA State Assembly 28 Paul Fong Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 42 Brian Nestande Republican 25%
CA State Assembly 53 John Pérez Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 55 Curt Hagman Republican 50%
CA State Assembly 56 Manuel Pérez Democratic 75%
CA State Assembly 62 Steven Bradford Democratic 75%
CA State Assembly 64 Isadore Hall III Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 70 Bonnie Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 73 Diane Harkey Republican 50%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 50%
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 75%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 50%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 75%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 14 Tom Berryhill Republican 50%
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican 50%
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 25%
CA State Senate 21 Steve Knight Republican 50%
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 75%
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 50%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 32 Norma Torres Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 50%
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 50%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 50%
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 100%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 50%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 25%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 75%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 50%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100%
Samuel Aanestad 50%
Anthony Adams 50%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Juan Arambula 100%
Roy Ashburn 50%
Bill Berryhill 75%
Sam Blakeslee 50%
Anna Caballero 100%
Charles Calderon 100%
Amina Carter 100%
Joe Coto 100%
Dave Cox 50%
Mike Davis 100%
Hector De La Torre 75%
Charles DeVore 50%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Robert Dutton 50%
Michael Duvall 0%
Bill Emmerson 50%
Mike Eng 100%
Mike Feuer 100%
Nathan Fletcher 50%
Dean Florez 75%
Warren Furutani 100%
Martin Garrick 50%
Danny Gilmore 75%
Tom Harman 50%
Mary Hayashi 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 50%
Alyson Huber 75%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Fiona Ma 100%
Abel Maldonado 50%
Tony Mendoza 75%
Jeff Miller 50%
Pedro Nava 100%
Roger Niello 50%
Jenny Oropeza 50%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
George Runner, Jr. 50%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Mary Salas 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Jim Silva 50%
Cameron Smyth 50%
Jose Solorio 100%
Tony Strickland 50%
Audra Strickland 50%
Sandré Swanson 100%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Van Tran 75%
Mike Villines 50%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Roderick Wright 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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