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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Children's Advocacy Institute

1999-2000 Positions

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

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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