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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: PawPAC

1997-1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Deirdre Alpert 100%
Dion Aroner 100%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Martin Gallegos 100%
Tom Hayden 100%
Teresa Hughes 100%
Patrick Johnston 100%
Betty Karnette 100%
Fred Keeley 100%
Wally Knox 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
Ted Lempert 100%
Kerry Mazzoni 100%
Carole Migden 100%
Jack O'Connell 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Steve Peace 100%
Don Perata 100%
Richard Polanco 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
Kevin Shelley 100%
Byron Sher 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Scott Wildman 100%
Liz Figueroa 92%
Virginia Strom-Martin 92%
Elaine Alquist 91%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 91%
Martha Escutia 91%
Robert Hertzberg 91%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 91%
Kevin Murray 91%
Jack Scott 91%
Howard Wayne 91%
John Burton 90%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 90%
Antonio Villaraigosa 90%
Carl Washington 90%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 89%
Sally Havice 89%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 89%
John Vasconcellos 88%
CA State Senate 35 Roderick Wright Democratic 88%
James Cunneen 82%
Louis Papan 82%
Helen Thomson 82%
Edward Vincent 82%
Dennis Cardoza 80%
Denise Ducheny 80%
Richard Floyd 80%
David Kelley 80%
Michael Machado 73%
Lynne Leach 70%
Rod Pacheco 67%
James Brulte 63%
Robert Leslie 50%
Richard Keith Rainey 50%
Cathie Wright 50%
James Battin 45%
Peter Frusetta 42%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 42%
K. Maurice Johannessen 40%
Bruce Thompson 40%
John Lewis 38%
Brett Granlund 36%
Marilyn Brewer 33%
Bill Campbell 33%
Ross Johnson 33%
Bob Margett 33%
Charles Poochigian 33%
Roy Ashburn 30%
George House, Jr. 30%
Bill Leonard 27%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 27%
George Runner, Jr. 25%
William Knight 22%
William Phillip Morrow 22%
Richard Ackerman 18%
Scott Baugh 18%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 18%
Keith Olberg 18%
Thomas Oller 18%
Richard Mountjoy 13%
Steve Charles Baldwin 11%
Howard Kaloogian 10%

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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