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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: PawPAC

2005 Positions on Animal Protection

State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Alarcón 100%
Elaine Alquist 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Joseph Dunn 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Dean Florez 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Johan Klehs 100%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Carole Migden 100%
Joseph Nation 100%
Pedro Nava 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
Don Perata 100%
Ira Ruskin 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
Nell Soto 100%
Edward Vincent 100%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 100%
Gloria Romero 88%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 86%
Martha Escutia 86%
Jackie Goldberg 86%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 86%
Kevin Murray 86%
Deborah Ortiz 86%
Jack Scott 86%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 86%
Patty Berg 83%
Rudy Bermúdez 83%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 83%
Joseph Canciamilla 83%
Edward Chavez 83%
Rebecca Cohn 83%
Joe Coto 83%
Hector De La Torre 83%
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 83%
Dario Frommer 83%
Jerome Horton 83%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 83%
Betty Karnette 83%
Barbara Matthews 83%
Eugene Mullin 83%
Fabian Núñez 83%
Jenny Oropeza 83%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 83%
Lori Saldaña 83%
Simón Salinas 83%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 83%
Mervyn Dymally 71%
Abel Maldonado 71%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 71%
CA Council Member At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 67%
Cindy Montañez 67%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 67%
Nicole Parra 67%
Alberto Torrico 67%
Thomas Umberg 67%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 67%
Michael Machado 63%
Bonnie Garcia 50%
Keith Stuart Richman 50%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 43%
William Phillip Morrow 43%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 43%
Bob Margett 38%
Juan Arambula 33%
Lynn Daucher 33%
Shirley Horton 33%
George Plescia 33%
Audra Strickland 33%
Richard Ackerman 29%
Dave Cox 29%
Charles Poochigian 29%
Samuel Aanestad 25%
Robert Dutton 25%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 17%
Sam Blakeslee 17%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 17%
Tom Harman 17%
Guy Houston 17%
Richard Keene 17%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 17%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 17%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 17%
Van Tran 17%
Mike Villines 17%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 17%
James Battin 14%
Jay La Suer 14%
George Runner, Jr. 14%
Gregory Aghazarian 0%
Roy Ashburn 0%
Russell Bogh 0%
Charles DeVore 0%
Bill Emmerson 0%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 0%
Robert Leslie 0%
Bill Maze 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
Roger Niello 0%
Sharon Runner 0%
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 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.

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