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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Communities United Institute - LGBTI

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 15%
Richard Ackerman 8%
Gregory Aghazarian 17%
Richard Alarcón 92%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Juan Arambula 61%
Roy Ashburn 19%
CA Council Member At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 86%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
James Battin 19%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 14%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 97%
Sam Blakeslee 6%
Russell Bogh 17%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 8%
Joseph Canciamilla 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 96%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
Edward Chavez 97%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 14%
Rebecca Cohn 97%
Joe Coto 100%
Dave Cox 8%
Lynn Daucher 25%
Hector De La Torre 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 15%
Charles DeVore 17%
Denise Ducheny 92%
Joseph Dunn 100%
Robert Dutton 15%
Mervyn Dymally 97%
Bill Emmerson 22%
Martha Escutia 81%
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 100%
Liz Figueroa 96%
Dean Florez 50%
Dario Frommer 97%
Bonnie Garcia 33%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100%
Tom Harman 17%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 8%
Dennis Hollingsworth 12%
Jerome Horton 92%
Shirley Horton 25%
Guy Houston 17%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 17%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100%
Betty Karnette 97%
Richard Keene 6%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Johan Klehs 100%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 8%
Jay La Suer 6%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
Robert Leslie 11%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 97%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Michael Machado 88%
Abel Maldonado 35%
Bob Margett 8%
Barbara Matthews 83%
Bill Maze 11%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 8%
Carole Migden 96%
Cindy Montañez 100%
William Phillip Morrow 19%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 19%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 77%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 19%
Joseph Nation 97%
Pedro Nava 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 92%
Roger Niello 17%
Fabian Núñez 97%
Jenny Oropeza 94%
Deborah Ortiz 96%
Nicole Parra 64%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
Don Perata 96%
George Plescia 11%
Charles Poochigian 8%
Keith Stuart Richman 42%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 94%
Gloria Romero 92%
George Runner, Jr. 12%
Sharon Runner 11%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Simón Salinas 94%
Jack Scott 92%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 96%
Nell Soto 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 88%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 17%
Audra Strickland 17%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100%
Alberto Torrico 94%
Van Tran 22%
Thomas Umberg 83%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 83%
Mike Villines 8%
Edward Vincent 96%
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 6%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 11%
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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