State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 0%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 100%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 100%
CA State Senate-19 Hannah-Beth Jackson D 100%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 100%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 100%
CA State Senate-36 Pat Bates R 71%
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan D 100%
CA Supervisor-5 Bruce McPherson 44%
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 100%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo N/A 100%
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz N/A 100%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 17%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 100%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton D 100%
Samuel Aanestad 33%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 100%
Roy Ashburn 11%
James Battin 11%
Russell Bogh 11%
Debra Bowen 100%
James Brulte 0%
John Burton 100%
John Campbell III 50%
Joseph Canciamilla 100%
Edward Chavez 100%
Wesley Chesbro 90%
Rebecca Cohn 90%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 89%
Dave Cox 50%
Lynn Daucher 75%
Manny Diaz 100%
Joseph Dunn 100%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 90%
Dean Florez 88%
Dario Frommer 88%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 50%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Ross Johnson 20%
Betty Karnette 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
William Knight 0%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
Jay La Suer 38%
Robert Leslie 22%
John Longville 100%
Michael Machado 100%
Ken Maddox 100%
Abel Maldonado 100%
Bob Margett 25%
Barbara Matthews 89%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 25%
Kevin Murray 100%
George Nakano 100%
Joseph Nation 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Thomas Oller 0%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Robert Pacheco 56%
Don Perata 100%
Charles Poochigian 0%
Sarah Reyes 89%
Keith Stuart Richman 89%
Gloria Romero 100%
Simón Salinas 100%
Jack Scott 100%
Byron Sher 100%
Nell Soto 100%
Darrell Steinberg 100%
Tony Strickland 75%
John Vasconcellos 100%
Edward Vincent 67%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Mark Wyland 63%

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.