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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Children's Advocacy Institute

2006 Positions on Child and Youth Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
Elaine Alquist 96
CA Council Member At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 96
Patty Berg 96
Claudia Bermudez 96
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 96
Edward Chavez 96
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 96
Hector De La Torre 96
Mervyn Dymally 96
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 96
Dario Frommer 96
Jackie Goldberg 96
Jerome Horton 96
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 96
Johan Klehs 96
Sheila Kuehl 96
John Laird 96
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 96
Lloyd Levine 96
Sally Lieber 96
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 96
Cindy Montañez 96
Eugene Mullin 96
Joseph Nation 96
Pedro Nava 96
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 96
Fabian Núñez 96
Nicole Parra 96
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 96
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 96
Gloria Romero 96
Ira Ruskin 96
Lori Saldaña 96
Simón Salinas 96
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 96
Alberto Torrico 96
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 96
Leland Yee 96
Richard Alarcón 92
Juan Arambula 92
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 92
Rebecca Cohn 92
Joe Coto 92
Joseph Dunn 92
Martha Escutia 92
Liz Figueroa 92
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 92
Christine Kehoe 92
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 92
Jenny Oropeza 92
Don Perata 92
Jack Scott 92
Nell Soto 92
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 92
Edward Vincent 92
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 92
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 88
Joseph Canciamilla 88
Dean Florez 88
Betty Karnette 88
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 88
Michael Machado 88
Barbara Matthews 88
Carole Migden 88
Thomas Umberg 88
Charles Calderon 84
Denise Ducheny 84
Deborah Ortiz 84
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 80
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 76
Kevin Murray 72
Lynn Daucher 68
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 68
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 68
Shirley Horton 64
Abel Maldonado 60
Keith Stuart Richman 60
Sam Blakeslee 56
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 56
Bonnie Garcia 52
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 52
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 52
Van Tran 52
Gregory Aghazarian 48
Robert Leslie 48
Roger Niello 48
Sharon Runner 48
Bill Emmerson 44
Richard Keene 44
Bill Maze 44
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 44
George Plescia 44
Mike Villines 44
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 44
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 40
Russell Bogh 40
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 40
Tom Harman 40
Guy Houston 40
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 40
Jay La Suer 40
Audra Strickland 40
Charles DeVore 36
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 36
Bob Margett 36
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 36
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 36
Charles Poochigian 36
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 36
Samuel Aanestad 32
Dave Cox 32
Robert Dutton 32
Dennis Hollingsworth 32
Richard Ackerman 28
Ray Haynes, Jr. 28
Roy Ashburn 24
James Battin 24
William Phillip Morrow 24
George Runner, Jr. 24

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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