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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Life Priority Network

2001 Positions

Issues: Abortion
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 75
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic -10
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 6
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 5
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic -5
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 5
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 77
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 5
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 5
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 5
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 5
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 5
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 5
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 5
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 5
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 5
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 68
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 0
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 5
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 60
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 42
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 5
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic -3
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 5
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 84
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 6
Samuel Aanestad 68
Richard Ackerman 83
Richard Alarcón 5
Deirdre Alpert -20
Elaine Alquist 5
Dion Aroner 0
Roy Ashburn 85
Pat Bates 84
James Battin 83
Russell Bogh 75
Mike Briggs 65
James Brulte 92
John Burton 6
Thomas Calderon 5
Bill Campbell 88
Joseph Canciamilla 5
Dennis Cardoza 5
Edward Chavez 5
Rebecca Cohn -5
Dave Cox 75
Lynn Daucher 50
Manny Diaz 5
Richard Dickerson 48
Joseph Dunn 6
John Anthony Dutra 5
Martha Escutia -10
Liz Figueroa 6
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 5
Dean Florez 1
Dario Frommer 5
Jackie Goldberg 0
Tom Harman 56
Sally Havice 5
Ray Haynes, Jr. 89
Robert Hertzberg 5
Dennis Hollingsworth 95
Jerome Horton 5
K. Maurice Johannessen 60
Ross Johnson 67
Betty Karnette -5
Fred Keeley -5
Christine Kehoe 5
David Kelley 29
William Knight 85
Sheila Kuehl 6
Jay La Suer 84
Lynne Leach 75
Bill Leonard 88
Robert Leslie 83
John Longville 5
Michael Machado 6
Ken Maddox 77
Abel Maldonado 50
Bob Margett 77
Barbara Matthews 5
Carole Migden 5
William Phillip Morrow 83
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 95
Kevin Murray 6
George Nakano 5
Joseph Nation 5
Jack O'Connell 5
Thomas Oller 88
Jenny Oropeza 5
Deborah Ortiz -15
Robert Pacheco 70
Rod Pacheco 77
Louis Papan 5
Steve Peace 7
Don Perata 6
Anthony Pescetti 59
Richard Polanco 0
Charles Poochigian 81
Sarah Reyes 6
Keith Stuart Richman 30
Gloria Romero 6
George Runner, Jr. 77
Simón Salinas 4
Jack Scott 5
Kevin Shelley 5
Byron Sher 6
Nell Soto 6
Tony Strickland 84
Virginia Strom-Martin 5
Helen Thomson 5
John Vasconcellos 5
Edward Vincent 5
Carl Washington 7
Howard Wayne 5
Herb Wesson, Jr. 5
Patricia Wiggins 5
Roderick Wright 5
Phillip Wyman 100
Charlene Zettel 73

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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