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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: PawPAC - California’s Political Action Committee for Animals

2005 Positions on Animal Protection

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 43%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 83%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 67%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 86%
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 0%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 0%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 83%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 83%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan No Party Affiliation 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 43%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 17%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 86%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 17%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 17%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 86%
CA Mayor Pro Tempore At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 67%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 83%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 14%
Samuel Aanestad 25%
Richard Ackerman 29%
Gregory Aghazarian 0%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Juan Arambula 33%
Roy Ashburn 0%
James Battin 14%
Patty Berg 83%
Rudy Bermúdez 83%
Sam Blakeslee 17%
Russell Bogh 0%
Debra Bowen 100%
Ron Calderon 83%
Joseph Canciamilla 83%
Edward Chavez 83%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
Rebecca Cohn 83%
Joe Coto 83%
Dave Cox 29%
Lynn Daucher 33%
Hector De La Torre 83%
Charles DeVore 0%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Joseph Dunn 100%
Robert Dutton 25%
Mervyn Dymally 71%
Bill Emmerson 0%
Martha Escutia 86%
Noreen Evans 83%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Dean Florez 100%
Dario Frommer 83%
Bonnie Garcia 50%
Jackie Goldberg 86%
Tom Harman 17%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Shirley Horton 33%
Guy Houston 17%
Betty Karnette 83%
Richard Keene 17%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Johan Klehs 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
Jay La Suer 14%
Robert Leslie 0%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
Michael Machado 63%
Abel Maldonado 71%
Bob Margett 38%
Barbara Matthews 83%
Bill Maze 0%
Carole Migden 100%
Cindy Montañez 67%
William Phillip Morrow 43%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 17%
Eugene Mullin 83%
Kevin Murray 86%
Joseph Nation 100%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 67%
Roger Niello 0%
Fabian Núñez 83%
Jenny Oropeza 83%
Deborah Ortiz 86%
Nicole Parra 67%
Don Perata 100%
George Plescia 33%
Charles Poochigian 29%
Keith Stuart Richman 50%
Gloria Romero 88%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 83%
Simón Salinas 83%
Jack Scott 86%
Nell Soto 100%
Audra Strickland 33%
Alberto Torrico 67%
Van Tran 17%
Thomas Umberg 67%
Mike Villines 17%
Edward Vincent 100%
Mark Wyland 17%
Leland Yee 100%

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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