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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Children's Advocacy Institute

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 43%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 96%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 61%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 43%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 39%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 91%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 52%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 96%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 43%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 48%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 52%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 96%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 91%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 52%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 39%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 57%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 96%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 96%
Samuel Aanestad 35%
Richard Ackerman 30%
Gregory Aghazarian 52%
Richard Alarcón 91%
Deirdre Alpert 91%
Roy Ashburn 39%
Patricia Bates 43%
James Battin 35%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
Russell Bogh 39%
James Brulte 30%
John Burton 100%
Joseph Canciamilla 87%
Edward Chavez 100%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
Dave Cox 43%
Lynn Daucher 57%
Manny Diaz 96%
Denise Ducheny 96%
Joseph Dunn 96%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Robert Dutton 35%
Mervyn Dymally 91%
Martha Escutia 87%
Liz Figueroa 91%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 4%
Dean Florez 91%
Dario Frommer 96%
Bonnie Garcia 83%
Jackie Goldberg 96%
Tom Harman 48%
Raymond Haynes, Jr. 13%
Dennis Hollingsworth 30%
Jerome Horton 91%
Shirley Horton 61%
Guy Houston 52%
Ross Johnson 26%
Betty Karnette 100%
Richard Keene 48%
Christine Kehoe 100%
William Knight 30%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
Jay La Suer 39%
Robert Leslie 43%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
John Longville 100%
Michael Machado 91%
Ken Maddox 57%
Abel Maldonado 70%
Bob Margett 35%
Barbara Matthews 96%
Bill Maze 48%
Cindy Montañez 100%
William Phillip Morrow 30%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 39%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 91%
George Nakano 96%
Joseph Nation 100%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Thomas Oller 30%
Jenny Oropeza 96%
Deborah Ortiz 83%
Robert Pacheco 57%
Nicole Parra 96%
Don Perata 96%
George Plescia 57%
Charles Poochigian 39%
Sarah Reyes 91%
Keith Stuart Richman 74%
Gloria Romero 100%
Sharon Runner 48%
Simón Salinas 100%
Steve Samuelian 48%
Jack Scott 96%
Byron Sher 96%
Nell Soto 96%
Tony Strickland 35%
John Vasconcellos 78%
Edward Vincent 65%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 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.

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