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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Communities United Institute

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
John Burton 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
Betty Karnette 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
John Longville 100%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Joseph Nation 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Don Perata 100%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 99%
Martha Escutia 99%
Dario Frommer 99%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 99%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 99%
Cindy Montañez 99%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 99%
Jack Scott 99%
Byron Sher 99%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 99%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 99%
Richard Alarcón 98%
Deirdre Alpert 98%
Edward Chavez 98%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 98%
Manny Diaz 98%
Liz Figueroa 98%
Jackie Goldberg 98%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 98%
Michael Machado 98%
Kevin Murray 98%
Nell Soto 98%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 98%
Rebecca Cohn 97%
Simón Salinas 97%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 96%
Joseph Dunn 96%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 96%
Gloria Romero 96%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 95%
Deborah Ortiz 94%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 94%
George Nakano 93%
John Vasconcellos 93%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 92%
Joseph Canciamilla 92%
Denise Ducheny 92%
Jenny Oropeza 92%
Jerome Horton 91%
Edward Vincent 88%
Sarah Reyes 87%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 82%
Nicole Parra 81%
Dean Florez 76%
Barbara Matthews 75%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 73%
Keith Stuart Richman 56%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 52%
Lynn Daucher 51%
Shirley Horton 51%
Abel Maldonado 46%
Bonnie Garcia 44%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 44%
Ross Johnson 39%
Ken Maddox 34%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 33%
Guy Houston 31%
George Plescia 31%
Tom Harman 30%
Robert Pacheco 30%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 29%
Robert Dutton 28%
Robert Leslie 28%
Gregory Aghazarian 27%
Bill Maze 27%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 27%
Bob Margett 26%
Russell Bogh 25%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 25%
Jay La Suer 25%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 25%
Tony Strickland 24%
Patricia Bates 23%
William Phillip Morrow 23%
Sharon Runner 23%
Steve Samuelian 23%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 22%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 22%
Richard Keene 22%
James Battin 21%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 21%
Dave Cox 21%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 21%
Samuel Aanestad 20%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 20%
Thomas Oller 19%
Roy Ashburn 18%
William Knight 18%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 16%
Charles Poochigian 16%
Richard Ackerman 15%
Dennis Hollingsworth 15%
James Brulte 13%

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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