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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Communities United Institute

2010 Minority Issues Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 17%
Anthony Adams 19%
Elaine Alquist 97%
Tom Ammiano 100%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 10%
Juan Arambula 86%
Roy Ashburn 27%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 88%
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 100%
Bill Berryhill 10%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 17%
Sam Blakeslee 7%
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 88%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield No Party Affiliation 98%
Steven Bradford 100%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
Joan Buchanan 76%
Anna Caballero 79%
Charles Calderon 79%
Ron Calderon 93%
Amina Carter 98%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo No Party Affiliation 93%
Wesley Chesbro 88%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 23%
Connie Conway 10%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 10%
Ellen Corbett 97%
Lou Correa 73%
Joe Coto 100%
Mike Davis 93%
Hector De La Torre 98%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 23%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 97%
Charles DeVore 10%
Denise Ducheny 97%
Robert Dutton 17%
Mike Eng 100%
Noreen Evans 98%
Mike Feuer 100%
Nathan Fletcher 19%
Dean Florez 100%
Paul Fong 100%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes No Party Affiliation 93%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 10%
Warren Furutani 93%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 10%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 79%
Martin Garrick 10%
CA State Assembly 43 Mike Gatto Democratic 88%
Danny Gilmore 12%
Curt Hagman 17%
CA State Senate 35 Isadore Hall III Democratic 98%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey Republican 10%
Tom Harman 30%
Mary Hayashi 100%
CA State Assembly 48 Roger Hernandez Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 17%
Alyson Huber 52%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 98%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 10%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 98%
Christine Kehoe 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 10%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 88%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 97%
Dan Logue 10%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Bonnie Lowenthal 98%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 88%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 95%
Jeff Miller 10%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 100%
Pedro Nava 90%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 97%
Brian Nestande 14%
Roger Niello 10%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 10%
Chris Norby 12%
Jenny Oropeza 57%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
John Pérez 100%
Manuel Pérez 90%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 86%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. No Party Affiliation 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 23%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Mary Salas 98%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Jim Silva 10%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 97%
Nancy Skinner 100%
Cameron Smyth 14%
Jose Solorio 88%
Darrell Steinberg 100%
Tony Strickland 23%
Audra Strickland 19%
Sandré Swanson 100%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 86%
Alberto Torrico 95%
Van Tran 17%
Mike Villines 14%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 23%
Patricia Wiggins 53%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
Roderick Wright 97%
Mark Wyland 20%
Mariko Yamada 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.

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