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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Children's Advocacy Institute

2001-2002 Positions

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

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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