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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Children's Advocacy Institute

2003 Positions

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

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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