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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Communities United Institute

2007 Positions

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