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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Communities United Institute - LGBTI

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 17%
Richard Ackerman 11%
Gregory Aghazarian 0%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 94%
Roy Ashburn 11%
Pat Bates 4%
James Battin 17%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 8%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 88%
Russell Bogh 0%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 89%
James Brulte 11%
John Burton 100%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 4%
Joseph Canciamilla 92%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 94%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
Edward Chavez 100%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 0%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 81%
Dave Cox 0%
Lynn Daucher 19%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 11%
Manny Diaz 100%
Denise Ducheny 94%
Joseph Dunn 89%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Robert Dutton 0%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 100%
Dean Florez 33%
Dario Frommer 88%
Bonnie Garcia 46%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
Tom Harman 0%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 11%
Jerome Horton 81%
Shirley Horton 27%
Guy Houston 4%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
Ross Johnson 22%
Betty Karnette 100%
Richard Keene 0%
Christine Kehoe 100%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 85%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0%
Jay La Suer 0%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
Robert Leslie 0%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
John Longville 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Michael Machado 94%
Ken Maddox 15%
Abel Maldonado 35%
Bob Margett 17%
Barbara Matthews 54%
Bill Maze 19%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 6%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 44%
Cindy Montañez 100%
William Phillip Morrow 28%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 4%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 100%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 0%
George Nakano 100%
Joseph Nation 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Thomas Oller 11%
Jenny Oropeza 85%
Deborah Ortiz 89%
Robert Pacheco 4%
Nicole Parra 69%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
Don Perata 94%
George Plescia 0%
Charles Poochigian 17%
Sarah Reyes 88%
Keith Stuart Richman 23%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Sharon Runner 0%
Simón Salinas 100%
Steve Samuelian 8%
Jack Scott 94%
Byron Sher 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
Nell Soto 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 4%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
Tony Strickland 0%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 92%
John Vasconcellos 100%
Edward Vincent 56%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 0%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 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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