State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 9%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 18%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 90%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 18%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 100%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 100%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 100%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 90%
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas D 100%
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan D 100%
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 18%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo N/A 90%
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz N/A 90%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 18%
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 36%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 100%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton D 81%
Samuel Aanestad 18%
Richard Ackerman 18%
Gregory Aghazarian 18%
Richard Alarcón 90%
Roy Ashburn 18%
James Battin 18%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
Russell Bogh 18%
Debra Bowen 90%
Ron Calderon 100%
Joseph Canciamilla 100%
Edward Chavez 91%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
Lynn Daucher 45%
Denise Ducheny 90%
Joseph Dunn 81%
Mervyn Dymally 90%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Dean Florez 54%
Dario Frommer 100%
Bonnie Garcia 36%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 18%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 18%
Dennis Hollingsworth 9%
Shirley Horton 45%
Guy Houston 18%
Richard Keene 9%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
Robert Leslie 9%
Lloyd Levine 90%
Sally Lieber 100%
Michael Machado 100%
Bob Margett 9%
Barbara Matthews 72%
Bill Maze 18%
Cindy Montañez 100%
William Phillip Morrow 9%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 18%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 100%
Joseph Nation 90%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Nicole Parra 81%
Don Perata 100%
George Plescia 9%
Charles Poochigian 18%
Keith Stuart Richman 54%
Gloria Romero 100%
Sharon Runner 18%
Simón Salinas 90%
Jack Scott 100%
Nell Soto 100%
Edward Vincent 63%
Mark Wyland 27%
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.