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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Drug Policy Forum of California (DPFCA)

2000 Positions

Issues: Drugs
State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 40%
Richard Ackerman 25%
Deirdre Alpert 83%
Elaine Alquist 75%
Dion Aroner 100%
Roy Ashburn 0%
Pat Bates 25%
James Battin 0%
Mike Briggs 0%
James Brulte 17%
John Burton 100%
Thomas Calderon 100%
Bill Campbell 20%
Joseph Canciamilla 67%
Dennis Cardoza 20%
Dave Cox 0%
Richard Dickerson 20%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 100%
Dean Florez 20%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Sally Havice 20%
Robert Hertzberg 100%
Ross Johnson 20%
Betty Karnette 75%
Fred Keeley 100%
David Kelley 0%
William Knight 0%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
Lynne Leach 0%
Bill Leonard 33%
Robert Leslie 25%
John Longville 100%
Michael Machado 33%
Ken Maddox 0%
Abel Maldonado 0%
Bob Margett 0%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 50%
Carole Migden 100%
George Nakano 0%
Thomas Oller 0%
Robert Pacheco 0%
Rod Pacheco 0%
Louis Papan 100%
Don Perata 100%
Anthony Pescetti 0%
Sarah Reyes 0%
George Runner, Jr. 33%
Jack Scott 33%
Kevin Shelley 100%
Byron Sher 100%
Tony Strickland 0%
Virginia Strom-Martin 100%
Helen Thomson 67%
John Vasconcellos 100%
Edward Vincent 100%
Carl Washington 100%
Howard Wayne 0%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Roderick Wright 100%
Charlene Zettel 25%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 50%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 67%

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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