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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
Dion Aroner 100%
John Burton 100%
Thomas Calderon 100%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cardenas Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 100%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Robert Hertzberg 100%
Fred Keeley 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Longville 100%
Carole Migden 100%
Louis Papan 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
Don Perata 100%
Kevin Shelley 100%
Byron Sher 100%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
Virginia Strom-Martin 100%
John Vasconcellos 100%
Edward Vincent 100%
Carl Washington 100%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
CA State Senate 35 Roderick Wright Democratic 100%
Deirdre Alpert 83%
Elaine Alquist 75%
Betty Karnette 75%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 75%
Joseph Canciamilla 67%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 67%
Helen Thomson 67%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 50%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 50%
Samuel Aanestad 40%
Bill Leonard 33%
Michael Machado 33%
George Runner, Jr. 33%
Jack Scott 33%
Richard Ackerman 25%
Pat Bates 25%
Robert Leslie 25%
Charlene Zettel 25%
Bill Campbell 20%
Dennis Cardoza 20%
Richard Dickerson 20%
Dean Florez 20%
Sally Havice 20%
Ross Johnson 20%
James Brulte 17%
Roy Ashburn 0%
James Battin 0%
Mike Briggs 0%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 0%
Dave Cox 0%
David Kelley 0%
William Knight 0%
Lynne Leach 0%
Ken Maddox 0%
Abel Maldonado 0%
Bob Margett 0%
George Nakano 0%
Thomas Oller 0%
Robert Pacheco 0%
Rod Pacheco 0%
Anthony Pescetti 0%
Sarah Reyes 0%
Tony Strickland 0%
Howard Wayne 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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