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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Children's Advocacy Institute

2005 Positions on Child and Youth Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 35
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 10
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 50
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 95
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 40
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 95
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 85
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 95
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 20
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 90
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 85
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 85
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 95
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 95
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 95
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 95
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 95
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 95
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 95
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 25
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 25
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 30
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 90
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 95
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 95
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 95
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 45
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 30
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 90
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 80
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 95
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 25
CA Council Member At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 90
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 45
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 95
Samuel Aanestad 20
Richard Ackerman 25
Gregory Aghazarian 40
Richard Alarcón 95
Elaine Alquist 95
Juan Arambula 80
Roy Ashburn 20
James Battin 30
Patty Berg 95
Rudy Bermúdez 95
Sam Blakeslee 50
Russell Bogh 30
Charles Calderon 95
Joseph Canciamilla 80
Edward Chavez 95
Rebecca Cohn 95
Joe Coto 90
Dave Cox 20
Lynn Daucher 45
Hector De La Torre 95
Charles DeVore 25
Denise Ducheny 85
Joseph Dunn 95
Robert Dutton 25
Mervyn Dymally 95
Bill Emmerson 35
Martha Escutia 90
Liz Figueroa 85
Dean Florez 80
Dario Frommer 95
Bonnie Garcia 70
Jackie Goldberg 95
Tom Harman 30
Ray Haynes, Jr. 15
Dennis Hollingsworth 15
Jerome Horton 95
Shirley Horton 75
Guy Houston 25
Betty Karnette 95
Richard Keene 35
Christine Kehoe 95
Johan Klehs 95
Sheila Kuehl 90
John Laird 95
Jay La Suer 25
Robert Leslie 25
Lloyd Levine 95
Sally Lieber 95
Michael Machado 80
Abel Maldonado 75
Bob Margett 25
Barbara Matthews 90
Bill Maze 20
Carole Migden 90
Cindy Montañez 95
William Phillip Morrow 10
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 25
Eugene Mullin 95
Kevin Murray 30
Joseph Nation 95
Pedro Nava 95
Roger Niello 20
Fabian Núñez 95
Jenny Oropeza 85
Deborah Ortiz 95
Nicole Parra 85
Don Perata 85
George Plescia 30
Charles Poochigian 25
Keith Stuart Richman 65
Gloria Romero 90
George Runner, Jr. 25
Sharon Runner 35
Ira Ruskin 95
Lori Saldaña 95
Simón Salinas 95
Jack Scott 90
Nell Soto 85
Audra Strickland 25
Alberto Torrico 95
Van Tran 55
Thomas Umberg 95
Mike Villines 30
Edward Vincent 85

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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