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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Communities United Institute

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Alarcón 100%
Patty Berg 100%
John Burton 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
Edward Chavez 100%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Manny Diaz 100%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 100%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
Betty Karnette 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
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%
Cindy Montañez 100%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 100%
George Nakano 100%
Joseph Nation 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Fabian Núñez 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Simón Salinas 100%
Byron Sher 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian Democratic 100%
Nell Soto 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
Darrell Steinberg 100%
John Vasconcellos 100%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
Leland Yee 100%
Deirdre Alpert 94%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 94%
Denise Ducheny 94%
Michael Machado 94%
Don Perata 94%
Jack Scott 94%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 94%
Ron Calderon 92%
Joseph Canciamilla 92%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 92%
Debra Bowen 89%
Joseph Dunn 89%
Deborah Ortiz 89%
Rudy Bermúdez 88%
Dario Frommer 88%
Sarah Reyes 88%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 85%
Jenny Oropeza 85%
Lou Correa 81%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton Democratic 81%
Nicole Parra 69%
Edward Vincent 56%
Barbara Matthews 54%
Bonnie Garcia 46%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 44%
Abel Maldonado 35%
Dean Florez 33%
William Phillip Morrow 28%
Shirley Horton 27%
Keith Stuart Richman 23%
Ross Johnson 22%
Lynn Daucher 19%
Bill Maze 19%
Samuel Aanestad 17%
James Battin 17%
Bob Margett 17%
Charles Poochigian 17%
Ken Maddox 15%
Richard Ackerman 11%
Roy Ashburn 11%
James Brulte 11%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 11%
Dennis Hollingsworth 11%
Thomas Oller 11%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 8%
Steve Samuelian 8%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 6%
CA State Senate 36 Pat Bates Republican 4%
John Campbell III 4%
Guy Houston 4%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 4%
Robert Pacheco 4%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 4%
Gregory Aghazarian 0%
Russell Bogh 0%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 0%
Dave Cox 0%
Robert Dutton 0%
Tom Harman 0%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
Richard Keene 0%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0%
Jay La Suer 0%
Robert Leslie 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 0%
George Plescia 0%
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 0%
Tony Strickland 0%
Mark Wyland 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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