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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: PawPAC

2001 Positions on Animal Protection

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

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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