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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Drug Policy Forum of California (DPFCA)

2007-2008 Positions

Issues: Drugs
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 0%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 50%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 0%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 0%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 0%
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 0%
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 0%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 0%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 100%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100%
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 0%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 0%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 0%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 100%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 0%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 100%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 100%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 0%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 100%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 0%
Samuel Aanestad 33%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Anthony Adams 50%
Gregory Aghazarian 0%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Juan Arambula 0%
Roy Ashburn 0%
James Battin 0%
Patty Berg 100%
Sam Blakeslee 0%
Anna Caballero 100%
Charles Calderon 100%
Ron Calderon 100%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 0%
Joe Coto 100%
Dave Cox 0%
Mike Davis 100%
Hector De La Torre 100%
Charles DeVore 50%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Robert Dutton 0%
Michael Duvall 0%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Bill Emmerson 0%
Mike Eng 100%
Noreen Evans 100%
Mike Feuer 100%
Dean Florez 67%
Warren Furutani 100%
Bonnie Garcia 0%
Martin Garrick 0%
Tom Harman 0%
Mary Hayashi 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Shirley Horton 0%
Guy Houston 0%
Betty Karnette 100%
Richard Keene 0%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
Michael Machado 100%
Abel Maldonado 33%
Bob Margett 0%
Bill Maze 0%
Carole Migden 100%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Roger Niello 50%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Nicole Parra 50%
Don Perata 100%
George Plescia 0%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Jack Scott 100%
Jim Silva 0%
Cameron Smyth 0%
Jose Solorio 100%
Nell Soto 100%
Darrell Steinberg 100%
Audra Strickland 0%
Sandré Swanson 100%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Van Tran 0%
Mike Villines 0%
Edward Vincent 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Mark Wyland 0%
Leland Yee 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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