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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Communities United Institute - LGBTI

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 James 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 No Party Affiliation 100
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 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 No Party Affiliation 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 Edward 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 Republican 17
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
Betty Karnette 100
Richard Keene 17
Christine Kehoe 100
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian No Party Affiliation 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
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 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. No Party Affiliation 100
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 97
Gloria Romero 100
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 35
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 22
Ira Ruskin 100
Mary Salas 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Jack Scott 100
Jim Silva 17
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100
Cameron Smyth 19
Jose Solorio 100
Nell Soto 81
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 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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