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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Communities United Institute

2007 LGBTI Rights Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 21%
Richard Ackerman 21%
Anthony Adams 28%
Gregory Aghazarian 17%
Elaine Alquist 100%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 11%
Juan Arambula 97%
Roy Ashburn 21%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
James Battin 35%
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 14%
Patty Berg 100%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 17%
Sam Blakeslee 33%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 97%
Anna Caballero 100%
Charles Calderon 92%
Ron Calderon 97%
Amina Carter 92%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 21%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 19%
Ellen Corbett 94%
Lou Correa 82%
Joe Coto 100%
Dave Cox 21%
Mike Davis 97%
Hector De La Torre 97%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 97%
Charles DeVore 17%
Denise Ducheny 97%
Robert Dutton 24%
Michael Duvall 17%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Bill Emmerson 14%
Mike Eng 100%
Noreen Evans 97%
Mike Feuer 100%
Dean Florez 85%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 100%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 14%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 19%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 89%
Bonnie Garcia 28%
Martin Garrick 14%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 97%
Tom Harman 24%
Mary Hayashi 97%
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 6%
Shirley Horton 19%
Guy Houston 19%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 17%
Dave Jones 100%
Betty Karnette 100%
Richard Keene 17%
Christine Kehoe 100%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 97%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 14%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 94%
Fiona Ma 100%
Michael Machado 94%
Abel Maldonado 29%
Bob Margett 24%
Bill Maze 17%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 9%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 100%
Carole Migden 100%
Eugene Mullin 100%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 17%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Roger Niello 28%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 88%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 100%
Nicole Parra 89%
Don Perata 97%
George Plescia 17%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 100%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 97%
Gloria Romero 100%
George Runner, Jr. 35%
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 22%
Ira Ruskin 100%
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Jack Scott 100%
Jim Silva 17%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 100%
Cameron Smyth 19%
Jose Solorio 100%
Nell Soto 81%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 19%
Darrell Steinberg 94%
Audra Strickland 39%
Sandré Swanson 100%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
Alberto Torrico 97%
Van Tran 17%
Mike Villines 14%
Edward Vincent 79%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 17%
Patricia Wiggins 94%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
Mark Wyland 18%
Leland Yee 97%

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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