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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California National Federation of Independent Business

2006 Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gregory Aghazarian 100
James Battin 100
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 100
Russell Bogh 100
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 100
Lynn Daucher 100
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 100
Charles DeVore 100
Bill Emmerson 100
Tom Harman 100
Ray Haynes, Jr. 100
Guy Houston 100
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 100
Richard Keene 100
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 100
Jay La Suer 100
Robert Leslie 100
Bill Maze 100
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100
William Phillip Morrow 100
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 100
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 100
Roger Niello 100
Charles Poochigian 100
Keith Stuart Richman 100
Sharon Runner 100
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 100
Audra Strickland 100
Van Tran 100
Mike Villines 100
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 100
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 100
Samuel Aanestad 92
Richard Ackerman 92
Sam Blakeslee 92
Dave Cox 92
Robert Dutton 92
Bonnie Garcia 92
Shirley Horton 92
Bob Margett 92
George Plescia 92
Roy Ashburn 91
Dennis Hollingsworth 91
George Runner, Jr. 88
Abel Maldonado 80
Barbara Matthews 77
Charles Calderon 55
Joseph Canciamilla 50
Nicole Parra 45
Edward Chavez 42
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 38
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 38
Michael Machado 33
Joseph Nation 33
Rebecca Cohn 27
Dean Florez 25
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 25
CA Council Member At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 23
Jerome Horton 23
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 23
Leland Yee 23
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 22
Jack Scott 22
Richard Alarcón 20
Deborah Ortiz 20
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 20
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 20
Elaine Alquist 18
Juan Arambula 18
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 18
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 18
Kevin Murray 18
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 17
Joe Coto 17
Hector De La Torre 17
Joseph Dunn 17
Martha Escutia 17
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 17
Liz Figueroa 17
Christine Kehoe 17
Johan Klehs 17
Sheila Kuehl 17
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 17
Carole Migden 17
Pedro Nava 17
Don Perata 17
Gloria Romero 17
Ira Ruskin 17
Simón Salinas 17
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 17
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 17
Alberto Torrico 17
Thomas Umberg 17
Edward Vincent 17
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 15
Patty Berg 15
Rudy Bermúdez 15
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 15
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 15
Mervyn Dymally 15
Dario Frommer 15
Jackie Goldberg 15
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 15
Betty Karnette 15
John Laird 15
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 15
Lloyd Levine 15
Sally Lieber 15
Cindy Montañez 15
Eugene Mullin 15
Fabian Núñez 15
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 15
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 15
Lori Saldaña 15
Denise Ducheny 11
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 10
Nell Soto 10
Jenny Oropeza 9

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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