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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Communities United Institute - LGBTI

2007 LGBTI Rights Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Elaine Alquist 100
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 100
Patty Berg 100
Anna Caballero 100
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 100
Joe Coto 100
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100
Mervyn Dymally 100
Mike Eng 100
Mike Feuer 100
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 100
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones 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 Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 100
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 100
Carole Migden 100
Eugene Mullin 100
Pedro Nava 100
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100
Fabian Núñez 100
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 100
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 100
Gloria Romero 100
Ira Ruskin 100
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Jack Scott 100
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian Democratic 100
Jose Solorio 100
Sandré Swanson 100
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100
Juan Arambula 97
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 97
Ron Calderon 97
Mike Davis 97
Hector De La Torre 97
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 97
Denise Ducheny 97
Noreen Evans 97
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 97
Mary Hayashi 97
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 97
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 97
Don Perata 97
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 97
Alberto Torrico 97
Leland Yee 97
Ellen Corbett 94
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 94
Michael Machado 94
Darrell Steinberg 94
Patricia Wiggins 94
Charles Calderon 92
Amina Carter 92
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 89
Nicole Parra 89
Jenny Oropeza 88
Dean Florez 85
Lou Correa 82
Nell Soto 81
Edward Vincent 79
Audra Strickland 39
James Battin 35
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 35
Sam Blakeslee 33
Abel Maldonado 29
Anthony Adams 28
Bonnie Garcia 28
Roger Niello 28
Robert Dutton 24
Tom Harman 24
Bob Margett 24
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 22
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 22
Samuel Aanestad 21
Richard Ackerman 21
Roy Ashburn 21
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 21
Dave Cox 21
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 19
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 19
Shirley Horton 19
Guy Houston 19
Cameron Smyth 19
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 19
Mark Wyland 18
Gregory Aghazarian 17
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 17
Charles DeVore 17
Michael Duvall 17
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 17
Richard Keene 17
Bill Maze 17
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 17
George Plescia 17
Jim Silva 17
Van Tran 17
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 17
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 15
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 14
Bill Emmerson 14
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 14
Martin Garrick 14
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 14
Mike Villines 14
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 11
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 9
Dennis Hollingsworth 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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