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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Communities United Institute

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 24
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 17
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 38
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 22
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 99
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 99
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 93
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 99
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 20
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 96
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 22
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 84
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 28
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 96
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 100
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 27
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 31
CA State Senate 22 Edward Hernandez Democratic 100
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 26
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 98
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 19
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 99
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 26
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 99
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 28
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 24
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 97
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo No Party Affiliation 99
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian No Party Affiliation 99
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 16
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes No Party Affiliation 99
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. No Party Affiliation 100
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 27
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 98
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 99
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 20
Samuel Aanestad 17
Richard Ackerman 16
Anthony Adams 37
Gregory Aghazarian 31
Elaine Alquist 99
Juan Arambula 89
Roy Ashburn 22
James Battin 33
Patty Berg 100
Sam Blakeslee 36
Anna Caballero 100
Charles Calderon 95
Ron Calderon 97
Amina Carter 98
Ellen Corbett 96
Lou Correa 68
Joe Coto 100
Dave Cox 16
Mike Davis 99
Hector De La Torre 98
Charles DeVore 29
Denise Ducheny 85
Robert Dutton 18
Michael Duvall 27
Mervyn Dymally 100
Bill Emmerson 34
Mike Eng 100
Noreen Evans 96
Mike Feuer 100
Dean Florez 67
Bonnie Garcia 45
Martin Garrick 25
Tom Harman 15
Mary Hayashi 99
Dennis Hollingsworth 13
Shirley Horton 39
Guy Houston 27
Betty Karnette 100
Richard Keene 28
Christine Kehoe 99
Sheila Kuehl 98
John Laird 100
Lloyd Levine 98
Sally Lieber 97
Michael Machado 90
Abel Maldonado 36
Bob Margett 23
Bill Maze 28
Carole Migden 99
Eugene Mullin 100
Pedro Nava 100
Gloria Negrete McLeod 98
Roger Niello 27
Fabian Núñez 99
Jenny Oropeza 97
Nicole Parra 87
Don Perata 96
George Plescia 30
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100
Gloria Romero 98
Ira Ruskin 99
Mary Salas 96
Lori Saldaña 100
Jack Scott 98
Jim Silva 29
Cameron Smyth 29
Jose Solorio 100
Nell Soto 72
Darrell Steinberg 97
Audra Strickland 41
Sandré Swanson 100
Alberto Torrico 99
Van Tran 33
Mike Villines 27
Edward Vincent 76
Patricia Wiggins 97
Mark Wyland 16
Leland Yee 98

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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