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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Children's Advocacy Institute

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 48%
Richard Ackerman 27%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 95%
Roy Ashburn 42%
Pat Bates 46%
James Battin 34%
Russell Bogh 46%
James Brulte 29%
John Burton 96%
Joseph Canciamilla 96%
Edward Chavez 100%
Rebecca Cohn 96%
Dave Cox 48%
Lynn Daucher 57%
Manny Diaz 100%
Joseph Dunn 90%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Martha Escutia 92%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 96%
Dean Florez 75%
Dario Frommer 96%
Jackie Goldberg 98%
Tom Harman 51%
Dennis Hollingsworth 40%
Jerome Horton 98%
Ross Johnson 25%
Betty Karnette 100%
Christine Kehoe 98%
William Knight 28%
Sheila Kuehl 98%
Jay La Suer 44%
Robert Leslie 46%
John Longville 100%
Michael Machado 94%
Ken Maddox 61%
Abel Maldonado 75%
Bob Margett 42%
Barbara Matthews 88%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 71%
William Phillip Morrow 27%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 40%
Kevin Murray 88%
George Nakano 92%
Joseph Nation 98%
Thomas Oller 25%
Jenny Oropeza 96%
Deborah Ortiz 90%
Robert Pacheco 57%
Don Perata 90%
Charles Poochigian 27%
Sarah Reyes 94%
Keith Stuart Richman 65%
Gloria Romero 98%
George Runner, Jr. 36%
Simón Salinas 100%
Jack Scott 98%
Byron Sher 88%
Nell Soto 98%
Tony Strickland 48%
John Vasconcellos 83%
Edward Vincent 58%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 98%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 90%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 90%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 70%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 81%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 98%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 96%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 36%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 48%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 25%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 53%

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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