or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: PawPAC

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 100%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 100%
John Burton 100%
Joseph Canciamilla 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
Edward Chavez 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
Manny Diaz 100%
Joseph Dunn 100%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Jerome Horton 100%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
Betty Karnette 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
John Longville 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Michael Machado 100%
Ken Maddox 100%
Abel Maldonado 100%
Kevin Murray 100%
George Nakano 100%
Joseph Nation 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
Don Perata 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Simón Salinas 100%
Jack Scott 100%
Byron Sher 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
Nell Soto 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
John Vasconcellos 100%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 90%
Rebecca Cohn 90%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 90%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 89%
Barbara Matthews 89%
Sarah Reyes 89%
Keith Stuart Richman 89%
Dean Florez 88%
Dario Frommer 88%
Lynn Daucher 75%
Tony Strickland 75%
Patricia Bates 71%
Edward Vincent 67%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 63%
Robert Pacheco 56%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 50%
Dave Cox 50%
Tom Harman 50%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 44%
Jay La Suer 38%
Samuel Aanestad 33%
Bob Margett 25%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 25%
Robert Leslie 22%
Ross Johnson 20%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 17%
Roy Ashburn 11%
James Battin 11%
Russell Bogh 11%
Richard Ackerman 0%
James Brulte 0%
Raymond Haynes, Jr. 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
William Knight 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Thomas Oller 0%
Charles Poochigian 0%

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.

Back to top