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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Consumer Federation of California

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 86%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 87%
CA State Senate 36 Pat Bates Republican 12%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 94%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 9%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian Democratic 93%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 82%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 0%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 91%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 71%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 6%
Samuel Aanestad 7%
Richard Ackerman 9%
Richard Alarcón 82%
Deirdre Alpert 100%
Roy Ashburn 14%
James Battin 10%
Russell Bogh 7%
Debra Bowen 80%
James Brulte 9%
John Burton 100%
Ron Calderon 79%
John Campbell III 7%
Joseph Canciamilla 64%
Edward Chavez 75%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
Rebecca Cohn 87%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 73%
Dave Cox 7%
Lynn Daucher 20%
Manny Diaz 86%
Joseph Dunn 100%
John Anthony Dutra 64%
Martha Escutia 91%
Liz Figueroa 91%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 93%
Dean Florez 46%
Dario Frommer 81%
Jackie Goldberg 94%
Tom Harman 7%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 10%
Dennis Hollingsworth 7%
Ross Johnson 9%
Betty Karnette 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
William Knight 11%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
Jay La Suer 0%
Robert Leslie 7%
John Longville 93%
Michael Machado 55%
Ken Maddox 7%
Abel Maldonado 7%
Bob Margett 9%
Barbara Matthews 64%
William Phillip Morrow 11%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0%
Kevin Murray 100%
George Nakano 43%
Joseph Nation 79%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 63%
Thomas Oller 9%
Jenny Oropeza 71%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Robert Pacheco 0%
Don Perata 91%
Charles Poochigian 9%
Sarah Reyes 93%
Keith Stuart Richman 7%
Gloria Romero 100%
Simón Salinas 81%
Jack Scott 100%
Byron Sher 100%
Nell Soto 100%
Darrell Steinberg 87%
Tony Strickland 7%
John Vasconcellos 91%
Edward Vincent 25%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 80%
Patricia Wiggins 87%
Mark Wyland 7%

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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