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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Children's Advocacy Institute

2007 Positions on Child and Youth Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
Elaine Alquist 96
Juan Arambula 96
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 96
Patty Berg 96
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 96
Anna Caballero 96
Joe Coto 96
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 96
Denise Ducheny 96
Mervyn Dymally 96
Mike Eng 96
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 96
Mike Feuer 96
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 96
Mary Hayashi 96
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 96
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 96
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 96
Betty Karnette 96
Christine Kehoe 96
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic 96
Sheila Kuehl 96
John Laird 96
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 96
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 96
Fiona Ma 96
Carole Migden 96
Eugene Mullin 96
Jenny Oropeza 96
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 96
Nicole Parra 96
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 96
Gloria Romero 96
Ira Ruskin 96
Mary Salas 96
Lori Saldaña 96
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 96
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 96
Charles Calderon 92
Amina Carter 92
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 92
Mike Davis 92
Hector De La Torre 92
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 92
Dean Florez 92
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 92
Lloyd Levine 92
Sally Lieber 92
Tony Mendoza 92
Pedro Nava 92
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 92
Jack Scott 92
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 92
Jose Solorio 92
Sandré Swanson 92
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 92
Alberto Torrico 92
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 92
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 88
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 88
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 88
Michael Machado 88
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 88
Fabian Núñez 88
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 88
Patricia Wiggins 88
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 83
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 83
Don Perata 83
Gregory Aghazarian 79
Sam Blakeslee 79
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 79
Bonnie Garcia 79
Shirley Horton 79
Abel Maldonado 79
Nell Soto 79
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 71
Guy Houston 71
Richard Keene 71
Anthony Adams 67
CA State Senate 14 Tom Berryhill Republican 67
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican 67
Roger Niello 67
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 67
Van Tran 67
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 63
Charles DeVore 63
Bill Emmerson 63
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 63
Martin Garrick 63
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 63
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 63
George Plescia 63
Mike Villines 63
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 58
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 58
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 58
Bill Maze 58
Jim Silva 58
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 54
Michael Duvall 54
Bob Margett 54
Cameron Smyth 54
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 54
Robert Dutton 50
Tom Harman 50
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 50
Sharon Runner 50
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 50
Richard Ackerman 46
Roy Ashburn 46
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 46
Dave Cox 46
Samuel Aanestad 42
James Battin 42
Dennis Hollingsworth 42
Edward Vincent 42
Laura Richardson 38
George Runner, Jr. 38
Audra Strickland 13

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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