State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 20%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 21%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 22%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 95%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 25%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 99%
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 100%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 99%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100%
CA State Senate-19 Hannah-Beth Jackson D 99%
CA State Senate-21 Sharon Runner R 23%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 98%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 99%
CA State Senate-36 Pat Bates R 23%
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100%
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan N/A 99%
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer 44%
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 29%
CA Supervisor-5 Bruce McPherson 52%
CA Supervisor-5 Joe Simitian N/A 99%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo 100%
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz 96%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill 25%
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 33%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 94%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton D 91%
Samuel Aanestad 20%
Richard Ackerman 15%
Gregory Aghazarian 27%
Richard Alarcón 98%
Deirdre Alpert 98%
Roy Ashburn 18%
James Battin 21%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
Russell Bogh 25%
Debra Bowen 92%
James Brulte 13%
John Burton 100%
Ron Calderon 96%
John Campbell III 21%
Joseph Canciamilla 92%
Edward Chavez 98%
Wesley Chesbro 98%
Rebecca Cohn 97%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 82%
Dave Cox 21%
Lynn Daucher 51%
Manny Diaz 98%
Denise Ducheny 92%
Joseph Dunn 96%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Robert Dutton 28%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Martha Escutia 99%
Liz Figueroa 98%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 73%
Dean Florez 76%
Dario Frommer 99%
Bonnie Garcia 44%
Jackie Goldberg 98%
Tom Harman 30%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 22%
Dennis Hollingsworth 15%
Shirley Horton 51%
Guy Houston 31%
Ross Johnson 39%
Betty Karnette 100%
Richard Keene 22%
Christine Kehoe 100%
William Knight 18%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
Jay La Suer 25%
Robert Leslie 28%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
John Longville 100%
Michael Machado 98%
Ken Maddox 34%
Abel Maldonado 46%
Bob Margett 26%
Barbara Matthews 75%
Bill Maze 27%
Cindy Montañez 99%
William Phillip Morrow 23%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 16%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 98%
George Nakano 93%
Joseph Nation 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Thomas Oller 19%
Jenny Oropeza 92%
Deborah Ortiz 94%
Robert Pacheco 30%
Nicole Parra 81%
Don Perata 100%
George Plescia 31%
Charles Poochigian 16%
Sarah Reyes 87%
Keith Stuart Richman 56%
Gloria Romero 96%
Simón Salinas 97%
Steve Samuelian 23%
Jack Scott 99%
Byron Sher 99%
Nell Soto 98%
Darrell Steinberg 100%
Tony Strickland 24%
John Vasconcellos 93%
Edward Vincent 88%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 98%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Mark Wyland 27%
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.