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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Consumer Federation of California

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Deirdre Alpert 100%
John Burton 100%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
Joseph Dunn 100%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
Betty Karnette 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Kevin Murray 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Jack Scott 100%
Byron Sher 100%
Nell Soto 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 94%
Jackie Goldberg 94%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 93%
John Longville 93%
Sarah Reyes 93%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 93%
Martha Escutia 91%
Liz Figueroa 91%
Don Perata 91%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 91%
John Vasconcellos 91%
Rebecca Cohn 87%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 87%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 87%
Patricia Wiggins 87%
Manny Diaz 86%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 86%
Richard Alarcón 82%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 82%
Dario Frommer 81%
Simón Salinas 81%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 80%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 80%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 79%
Joseph Nation 79%
Edward Chavez 75%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 73%
Jerome Horton 71%
Jenny Oropeza 71%
Joseph Canciamilla 64%
John Anthony Dutra 64%
Barbara Matthews 64%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 63%
Michael Machado 55%
Dean Florez 46%
George Nakano 43%
Edward Vincent 25%
Lynn Daucher 20%
Roy Ashburn 14%
Pat Bates 12%
William Knight 11%
William Phillip Morrow 11%
James Battin 10%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 10%
Richard Ackerman 9%
James Brulte 9%
Ross Johnson 9%
Bob Margett 9%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 9%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 9%
Thomas Oller 9%
Charles Poochigian 9%
Samuel Aanestad 7%
Russell Bogh 7%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 7%
Dave Cox 7%
Tom Harman 7%
Dennis Hollingsworth 7%
Robert Leslie 7%
Ken Maddox 7%
Abel Maldonado 7%
Keith Stuart Richman 7%
Tony Strickland 7%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 7%
George Runner, Jr. 6%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 0%
Jay La Suer 0%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0%
Robert Pacheco 0%

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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