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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Communities United Institute - LGBTI

2006 LGBTI Rights Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Elaine Alquist 100
CA Council Member At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 100
Rudy Bermúdez 100
Edward Chavez 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
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 100
Liz Figueroa 100
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100
Jerome Horton 100
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
Betty Karnette 100
Sheila Kuehl 100
John Laird 100
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100
Sally Lieber 100
Barbara Matthews 100
Cindy Montañez 100
Eugene Mullin 100
Joseph Nation 100
Pedro Nava 100
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100
Gloria Romero 100
Ira Ruskin 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Simón Salinas 100
Jack Scott 100
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100
Edward Vincent 100
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100
Leland Yee 100
Patty Berg 97
Joseph Canciamilla 97
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 97
Rebecca Cohn 97
Dario Frommer 97
Jackie Goldberg 97
Johan Klehs 97
Lloyd Levine 97
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 97
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 97
Fabian Núñez 97
Jenny Oropeza 97
Richard Alarcón 96
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 96
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 96
Martha Escutia 96
Christine Kehoe 96
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 96
Carole Migden 96
Kevin Murray 96
Deborah Ortiz 96
Nell Soto 96
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 95
Mervyn Dymally 95
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 95
Thomas Umberg 95
Denise Ducheny 93
Joseph Dunn 93
Michael Machado 93
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 92
Alberto Torrico 92
Juan Arambula 89
Nicole Parra 89
Don Perata 89
Dean Florez 64
Bonnie Garcia 32
Keith Stuart Richman 32
Shirley Horton 16
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 8
Van Tran 8
William Phillip Morrow 7
George Runner, Jr. 7
Lynn Daucher 5
Tom Harman 5
James Battin 4
Robert Dutton 4
Abel Maldonado 4
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 4
Charles Poochigian 4
Sam Blakeslee 3
Bill Emmerson 3
Robert Leslie 3
Bill Maze 3
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 3
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 3
George Plescia 3
Samuel Aanestad 0
Richard Ackerman 0
Gregory Aghazarian 0
Roy Ashburn 0
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 0
Russell Bogh 0
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 0
Dave Cox 0
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 0
Charles DeVore 0
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0
Dennis Hollingsworth 0
Guy Houston 0
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 0
Richard Keene 0
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0
Jay La Suer 0
Bob Margett 0
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0
Roger Niello 0
Sharon Runner 0
Audra Strickland 0
Mike Villines 0
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 0
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 0

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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