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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Communities United Institute - LGBTI

2005 Positions

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

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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