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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Children's Advocacy Institute

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 28%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 39%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 88%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 96%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 89%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 95%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 73%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 95%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100%
Samuel Aanestad 34%
Richard Ackerman 22%
Richard Alarcón 95%
Deirdre Alpert 96%
Roy Ashburn 37%
Pat Bates 46%
James Battin 46%
James Brulte 40%
John Burton 100%
Dave Cox 53%
Denise Ducheny 98%
Joseph Dunn 96%
John Anthony Dutra 98%
Martha Escutia 96%
Liz Figueroa 97%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 96%
Dean Florez 80%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 17%
Ross Johnson 24%
Betty Karnette 98%
William Knight 27%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
Robert Leslie 26%
John Longville 100%
Michael Machado 96%
Ken Maddox 50%
Abel Maldonado 75%
Bob Margett 36%
William Phillip Morrow 22%
Kevin Murray 89%
George Nakano 86%
Thomas Oller 30%
Deborah Ortiz 96%
Robert Pacheco 65%
Don Perata 94%
Charles Poochigian 31%
Sarah Reyes 87%
Gloria Romero 98%
George Runner, Jr. 40%
Jack Scott 98%
Byron Sher 90%
Nell Soto 96%
Tony Strickland 50%
John Vasconcellos 77%
Edward Vincent 96%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 91%
Patricia Wiggins 97%

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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