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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Children's Advocacy Institute

2004 Positions on Child and Youth Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 29
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 38
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 38
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 76
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 29
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 90
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 90
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 90
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 90
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 86
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 86
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 90
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 86
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 76
CA State Senate 36 Pat Bates Republican 38
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 90
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 86
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 43
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 33
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 48
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 81
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo No Party Affiliation 90
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz No Party Affiliation 48
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 33
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 43
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 90
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 86
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 29
Samuel Aanestad 33
Richard Ackerman 29
Gregory Aghazarian 33
Richard Alarcón 90
Deirdre Alpert 86
Roy Ashburn 33
James Battin 29
Patty Berg 90
Rudy Bermúdez 90
Russell Bogh 33
Debra Bowen 67
James Brulte 29
John Burton 86
Charles Calderon 67
John Campbell III 29
Joseph Canciamilla 71
Edward Chavez 90
Wesley Chesbro 90
Rebecca Cohn 86
Ellen Corbett 86
Lou Correa 81
Dave Cox 33
Lynn Daucher 52
Manny Diaz 86
Denise Ducheny 81
Joseph Dunn 67
John Anthony Dutra 90
Robert Dutton 29
Mervyn Dymally 86
Martha Escutia 90
Liz Figueroa 90
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 90
Dean Florez 81
Dario Frommer 86
Bonnie Garcia 48
Jackie Goldberg 81
Tom Harman 38
Ray Haynes, Jr. 24
Dennis Hollingsworth 29
Shirley Horton 57
Guy Houston 38
Ross Johnson 29
Betty Karnette 90
Richard Keene 29
Christine Kehoe 90
Sheila Kuehl 86
John Laird 90
Jay La Suer 29
Robert Leslie 33
Lloyd Levine 90
Sally Lieber 90
John Longville 86
Michael Machado 81
Ken Maddox 38
Abel Maldonado 67
Bob Margett 29
Barbara Matthews 76
Bill Maze 33
Cindy Montañez 90
William Phillip Morrow 29
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 33
Eugene Mullin 90
Kevin Murray 71
George Nakano 86
Joseph Nation 86
Gloria Negrete McLeod 86
Fabian Núñez 90
Thomas Oller 29
Jenny Oropeza 81
Deborah Ortiz 86
Robert Pacheco 33
Nicole Parra 76
Don Perata 86
George Plescia 33
Charles Poochigian 29
Sarah Reyes 90
Keith Stuart Richman 48
Gloria Romero 81
Simón Salinas 90
Steve Samuelian 38
Jack Scott 86
Byron Sher 81
Nell Soto 90
Darrell Steinberg 86
Audra Strickland 33
John Vasconcellos 76
Edward Vincent 24
Herb Wesson, Jr. 90
Patricia Wiggins 90
Mark Wyland 38
Leland Yee 90

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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