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Mark R. Leno's Ratings and Endorsements

Business and Consumers

2014 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 100%
2014 Consumer Federation of California - Lifetime Score 87%
2013 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 36%
2013 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 56%
2013 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100%
2012 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 20%
2012 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 33%
2012 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 46%
2012 Consumer Federation of California - Positions on Consumer Issues 100%
2012 Consumer Federation of California - Lifetime Score 100%
2011 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 8%
2011 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 18%
2011 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 27%
2011 Consumer Federation of California - Lifetime Score 100%
2011 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 100%
2010 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 29%
2010 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 20%
2010 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 100%
2009 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 15%
2009 California National Federation of Independent Business - State Senate Score 13%
2009 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100%
2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 100%
2008 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 13%
2008 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 9
2008 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 100%
2007-2008 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 13%
2007 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 7
2007 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 0
2007 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 93
2007 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 100%
2006 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 24%
2006 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 10
2006 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 15
2006 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 100
2006 Consumer Federation of California - Positions on Consumer Advocacy 100
2005-2010 Consumer Federation of California - Cumulative Score 100%
2005-2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 100%
2005-2006 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 0%
2005 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 17%
2005 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100%
2004 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 13%
2004 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100%
2003-2004 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 18%
2003-2004 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 10%
2003 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 11%
2003 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 California Communities United Institute - Positions 99%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Native Americans 100%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Economic Justice 96%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on HIV/AIDS 100%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions 97%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Overall Positions (Senate Only) 97%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Womens Issues 95%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on African Americans 100%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Latino Issues 100%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Asians and Pacific Islanders 100%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on People of Color 100%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on LGBT 100%
2011 California Communities United Institute - Positions 100
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Civil Liberties Score 20%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Economic Liberties Score 13%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Overall Score 17%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Score 100%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Women's Issues Score 93%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Overall Score 99%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Minority Issues Score 100%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Economic Justice 100%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on AIDS Policy 100%
2009 Race Forward - Leadership Score 0%
2009 Race Forward - Green Equity Score 100%
2009 Race Forward - Positions on Education Equity 100%
2009 Race Forward - Positions on Civil Rights 100%
2009 Race Forward - Housing and Economics Score 100%
2009 Race Forward - Health Equity Score 100%
2009 Race Forward - Legal Racism Score 0%
2009 Race Forward - Positions on Criminal Justice 100%
2009 Race Forward - Overall Score 79%
2008 Equality California - Positions 100%
2007 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions on Civil Rights & Equality 100
2007 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 100
2007 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 100
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 100
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Economic Policy Score 100
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 100
2007 Race Forward - Positions on Racial Justice 90
2006 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions on Civil Rights & Equality 100%
2006 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Underrepresented Group Issues 100
2006 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 100
2006 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 100
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 100
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 100
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Economic Policy Score 100
2006 Race Forward - Positions on Racial Justice 100
2005-2006 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 100
2005 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 100%
2005 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - Positions 100%
2005 Equality California - Positions 100%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 100%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 100%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 100%
2005 Race Forward - Positions on Racial Justice 100
2004 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 92%
2004 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - Positions 100%
2004 Equality California - Positions 0%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 95%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 100%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 100%
2004 Race Forward - Positions 100%
2003 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 100%
2003 California Communities United Institute - Positions 100%
2003 Equality California - Positions 100%
1997-2003 Gay Rights Information - Positions on LGBT Rights 0%

Environment

2013-2014 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 90%
2013-2014 Clean Water Action California - Positions 93%
2013 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions %
2013 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 99%
2012 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 99%
2012 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2012 Clean Water Action California - Positions 93%
2011-2012 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 100%
2011 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 99%
2011 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 94%
2011 Sierra Club California - Positions 92%
2010 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2010 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 100%
2010 Sierra Club California - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Clean Water Action California - Positions 94%
2009 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 100%
2009 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2009 Environment California - Positions 100%
2009 Race Forward - Green Equity Score 100%
2009 Sierra Club California - Positions 87%
2008 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions on Environmental Conservation 100
2007-2008 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 90%
2007 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions on Environmental Conservation 100
2007 Sierra Club California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 100
2006 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2006 Environment California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 100
2006 Sierra Club California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 100
2005-2006 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 100
2005 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2005 Sierra Club California - Positions 100%
2004 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2004 Sierra Club California - Positions 100%
2003-2004 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 90%
2003 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2003 Sierra Club California - Positions 100%

Labor Unions

2014 California School Employees Association - Positions 90%
2013 California Labor Federation - Total Scores %
2013 California Labor Federation - Floor Score 100%
2013 California Labor Federation - Lifetime Committee Scores %
2013 California Labor Federation - Lifetime Floor Scores 100%
2013 California Labor Federation - Committee Score 100%
2012 California Labor Federation - Total Score 100%
2012 California Labor Federation - Lifetime Commitee Score 94%
2012 California Labor Federation - Floor Score 100%
2012 California Labor Federation - Lifetime Floor Score 100%
2012 California School Employees Association - Positions on Classified School Employee Issues 90%
2011 California Labor Federation - Cumulative Lifetime Score 100%
2011 California Labor Federation - Committee Score 100%
2011 California Labor Federation - Floor Score 100%
2009 California Labor Federation - Lifetime Score 100
2009 California Labor Federation - Positions on Workplace Rights 100
2009 California Labor Federation - Committee Votes Score 100
2009 California Labor Federation - Lifetime Committee Votes Score 94
2009 California School Employees Association - Positions 80%
2008 California Labor Federation - Positions 100%
2007 California Labor Federation - Positions on Workplace Rights 100
2006 California Labor Federation - Positions on Workplace Rights 100
2005 California Labor Federation - Positions 100%
2005 California School Employees Association - Positions 100%
2004 California Faculty Association - Positions 0%
2004 California Labor Federation - Positions 100%
2003 California Labor Federation - Positions 100%

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

2014 California Communities United Institute - Positions 99%
2014 Equality California - Positions 100%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Asians and Pacific Islanders 100%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions 97%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Native Americans 100%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on People of Color 100%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Overall Positions (Senate Only) 97%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Womens Issues 95%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on African Americans 100%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on LGBT 100%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on HIV/AIDS 100%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Economic Justice 96%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Latino Issues 100%
2013 Equality California - Positions 100%
2012 Equality California - Positions 100%
2011 California Communities United Institute - Positions 100
2011 Equality California - Positions 100%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on AIDS Policy 100%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Minority Issues Score 100%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Score 100%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Women's Issues Score 93%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Economic Justice 100%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Overall Score 99%
2010 Equality California - Positions 100%
2009 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 100%
2007 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 100
2006 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 100
2005 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - Positions 100%
2004 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - Positions 100%
1997-2003 Gay Rights Information - Positions on LGBT Rights 0%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Project Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

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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