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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: PawPAC

2003 Positions on Animal Protection

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican F
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican F
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican F
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic A+
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican F
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic A
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic B
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican F
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic C
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic A-
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic B
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic C
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic A
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic B
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic A+
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic B
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno 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 30 Ron Calderon Democratic B
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic C
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican F
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic A+
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic A-
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic A
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican F
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit F
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson F
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 Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi F
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic A-
Samuel Aanestad F
Richard Ackerman F
Gregory Aghazarian F
Richard Alarcón A+
Deirdre Alpert A
Roy Ashburn F
Pat Bates F
James Battin F
Patty Berg B
Rudy Bermúdez B
Russell Bogh F
James Brulte F
John Burton A
Joseph Canciamilla C
Edward Chavez B
Rebecca Cohn A-
Dave Cox F
Lynn Daucher D
Manny Diaz A-
Denise Ducheny A-
Joseph Dunn A+
John Anthony Dutra A-
Robert Dutton F
Mervyn Dymally A
Martha Escutia A+
Liz Figueroa A+
Dean Florez A-
Dario Frommer D
Bonnie Garcia F
Jackie Goldberg A-
Tom Harman F
Ray Haynes, Jr. F
Dennis Hollingsworth F
Jerome Horton A-
Shirley Horton F
Guy Houston F
Ross Johnson F
Betty Karnette A+
Richard Keene F
Christine Kehoe A
William Knight F
Sheila Kuehl A+
John Laird A
Jay La Suer F
Robert Leslie F
Lloyd Levine A
Sally Lieber A+
John Longville A
Michael Machado B
Ken Maddox D
Abel Maldonado D
Bob Margett F
Barbara Matthews D
Bill Maze F
Cindy Montañez A
William Phillip Morrow F
Dennis Lee Mountjoy F
Eugene Mullin A-
Kevin Murray A+
George Nakano A
Joseph Nation A
Fabian Núñez A
Thomas Oller F
Jenny Oropeza A-
Deborah Ortiz A+
Robert Pacheco F
Nicole Parra D
Don Perata A
George Plescia F
Charles Poochigian F
Sarah Reyes D
Keith Stuart Richman D
Gloria Romero A+
Sharon Runner F
Simón Salinas A-
Steve Samuelian F
Jack Scott A
Byron Sher A+
Nell Soto A
Tony Strickland F
John Vasconcellos A+
Edward Vincent A
Herb Wesson, Jr. A
Patricia Wiggins 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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