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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Drug Policy Forum of California (DPFCA)

2003-2004 Positions

Issues: Drugs
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 0%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 20%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 0%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 0%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 0%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Gregory Aghazarian 0%
James Battin 0%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
Russell Bogh 0%
Joseph Canciamilla 100%
Edward Chavez 100%
Rebecca Cohn 80%
Dave Cox 0%
Lynn Daucher 0%
Robert Dutton 0%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Dario Frommer 100%
Bonnie Garcia 0%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 0%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
Jerome Horton 100%
Shirley Horton 20%
Guy Houston 0%
Betty Karnette 100%
Richard Keene 0%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
Jay La Suer 0%
Robert Leslie 0%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
Michael Machado 100%
Abel Maldonado 20%
Bob Margett 0%
Barbara Matthews 33%
Bill Maze 40%
Cindy Montañez 100%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Joseph Nation 100%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Nicole Parra 0%
Don Perata 100%
George Plescia 0%
Keith Stuart Richman 50%
Sharon Runner 0%
Simón Salinas 100%
Jack Scott 100%
Tony Strickland 0%
Edward Vincent 100%

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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