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-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 100%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 21%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 99%
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 100%
CA State Assembly-2 Wesley Chesbro D 98%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 99%
CA State Senate-6 Darrell Steinberg D 100%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100%
CA State Senate-10 Ellen Corbett D 100%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100%
CA State Senate-19 Hannah-Beth Jackson D 99%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 98%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 99%
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 96%
CA State Senate-34 Lou Correa D 82%
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 27%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen D 92%
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas D 100%
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan D 99%
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 44%
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 29%
CA Supervisor-5 Bruce McPherson 52%
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 99%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 100%
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz D 96%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 25%
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 33%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 94%
Samuel Aanestad 20%
Richard Ackerman 15%
Gregory Aghazarian 27%
Richard Alarcón 98%
Deirdre Alpert 98%
Roy Ashburn 18%
Pat Bates 23%
James Battin 21%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
Russell Bogh 25%
James Brulte 13%
John Burton 100%
Joseph Canciamilla 92%
Edward Chavez 98%
Rebecca Cohn 97%
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%
Jerome Horton 91%
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%
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%
Sharon Runner 23%
Simón Salinas 97%
Steve Samuelian 23%
Jack Scott 99%
Byron Sher 99%
Nell Soto 98%
Tony Strickland 24%
John Vasconcellos 93%
Edward Vincent 88%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 98%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
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.