State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 100%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 13%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 21%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 95%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 17%
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 17%
CA State Assembly-2 Wesley Chesbro D 18%
CA State Senate-6 Darrell Steinberg D 17%
CA State Senate-10 Ellen Corbett D 17%
CA State Senate-19 Hannah-Beth Jackson D 17%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 18%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 17%
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 22%
CA State Senate-34 Lou Correa D 18%
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 95%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen D 23%
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan D 14%
CA Supervisor-5 Bruce McPherson 77%
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 17%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 18%
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz D 17%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 95%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 17%
Samuel Aanestad 100%
Richard Ackerman 100%
Richard Alarcón 18%
Deirdre Alpert 18%
Roy Ashburn 100%
Pat Bates 100%
James Battin 95%
Russell Bogh 100%
James Brulte 96%
John Burton 14%
Joseph Canciamilla 22%
Edward Chavez 17%
Rebecca Cohn 17%
Dave Cox 95%
Lynn Daucher 96%
Manny Diaz 13%
Joseph Dunn 36%
John Anthony Dutra 17%
Martha Escutia 18%
Liz Figueroa 18%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 14%
Dean Florez 23%
Dario Frommer 23%
Jackie Goldberg 9%
Tom Harman 86%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Jerome Horton 18%
Ross Johnson 91%
Betty Karnette 18%
Christine Kehoe 17%
William Knight 68%
Sheila Kuehl 18%
Jay La Suer 100%
Robert Leslie 86%
John Longville 17%
Michael Machado 42%
Ken Maddox 82%
Abel Maldonado 100%
Bob Margett 96%
Barbara Matthews 27%
William Phillip Morrow 86%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 100%
Kevin Murray 18%
George Nakano 14%
Joseph Nation 13%
Thomas Oller 100%
Jenny Oropeza 14%
Deborah Ortiz 14%
Robert Pacheco 100%
Don Perata 14%
Charles Poochigian 100%
Sarah Reyes 17%
Keith Stuart Richman 77%
Gloria Romero 17%
Simón Salinas 17%
Jack Scott 17%
Byron Sher 17%
Nell Soto 17%
Tony Strickland 96%
John Vasconcellos 17%
Edward Vincent 17%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 13%
Patricia Wiggins 17%

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.