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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Communities United Institute

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 17%
Richard Ackerman 16%
Anthony Adams 37%
Gregory Aghazarian 31%
Elaine Alquist 99%
Juan Arambula 89%
Roy Ashburn 22%
James Battin 33%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 24%
Patty Berg 100%
Sam Blakeslee 36%
Anna Caballero 100%
Charles Calderon 95%
Ron Calderon 97%
Amina Carter 98%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 99%
David Cogdill 16%
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%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 99%
Bonnie Garcia 45%
Martin Garrick 25%
Tom Harman 15%
Mary Hayashi 99%
Dennis Hollingsworth 13%
Shirley Horton 39%
Guy Houston 27%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 26%
Dave Jones 100%
Betty Karnette 100%
Richard Keene 28%
Christine Kehoe 99%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 99%
Sheila Kuehl 98%
John Laird 100%
Lloyd Levine 98%
Sally Lieber 97%
Fiona Ma 99%
Michael Machado 90%
Abel Maldonado 36%
Bob Margett 23%
Bill Maze 28%
Carole Migden 99%
Eugene Mullin 100%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 27%
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%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 100%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 99%
Gloria Romero 98%
George Runner, Jr. 20%
Sharon Runner 31%
Ira Ruskin 99%
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 96%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Jack Scott 98%
Jim Silva 29%
Cameron Smyth 29%
Jose Solorio 100%
Nell Soto 72%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 28%
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%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 99%
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 99%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 99%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 84%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 96%
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 96%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 98%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 99%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 98%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 97%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 19%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 28%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 22%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 27%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 22%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 26%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 24%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 20%

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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