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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: PawPAC

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 100%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Dion Aroner 100%
Audie Bock 100%
Mike Briggs 100%
John Burton 100%
Thomas Calderon 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 100%
James Cunneen 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Joseph Dunn 100%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 100%
Martin Gallegos 100%
Brett Granlund 100%
Tom Hayden 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
Teresa Hughes 100%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
Betty Karnette 100%
Fred Keeley 100%
Wally Knox 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
Ted Lempert 100%
John Longville 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Michael Machado 100%
Kerry Mazzoni 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 100%
Kevin Murray 100%
George Nakano 100%
Jack O'Connell 100%
Thomas Oller 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Louis Papan 100%
Don Perata 100%
Anthony Pescetti 100%
Richard Polanco 100%
Richard Keith Rainey 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
Jack Scott 100%
Kevin Shelley 100%
Byron Sher 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Nell Soto 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
Virginia Strom-Martin 100%
Helen Thomson 100%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100%
John Vasconcellos 100%
Antonio Villaraigosa 100%
Edward Vincent 100%
Carl Washington 100%
Howard Wayne 100%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Scott Wildman 100%
CA State Senate 35 Roderick Wright Democratic 100%
Charlene Zettel 100%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 86%
Robert Hertzberg 83%
K. Maurice Johannessen 83%
Patrick Johnston 83%
Abel Maldonado 83%
Carole Migden 83%
Robert Pacheco 83%
Steve Peace 83%
Roy Ashburn 80%
Marilyn Brewer 80%
Lynne Leach 80%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 80%
Rod Pacheco 80%
Sarah Reyes 80%
Ross Johnson 75%
Bob Margett 75%
Samuel Aanestad 67%
James Battin 67%
James Brulte 67%
Dennis Cardoza 67%
Peter Frusetta 67%
David Kelley 67%
William Knight 67%
Charles Poochigian 67%
Richard Ackerman 60%
Patricia Bates 60%
Dave Cox 60%
Richard Dickerson 60%
Dean Florez 60%
Sally Havice 60%
Bill Leonard 60%
Ken Maddox 60%
Keith Olberg 60%
George Runner, Jr. 60%
Tony Strickland 60%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 57%
Scott Baugh 50%
Bill Campbell 50%
Robert Leslie 50%
Steve Charles Baldwin 40%
Bruce Thompson 40%
Richard Floyd 33%
George House, Jr. 33%
Howard Kaloogian 33%
Cathie Wright 33%
John Lewis 25%
William Phillip Morrow 25%
Richard Mountjoy 20%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 17%

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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