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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Immigrant Policy Center

1999-2000 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 92%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 10%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 20%
CA Council Member 10 Herb Wesson, Jr. 92%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
CA State Senate 18 Robert Hertzberg Democratic 83%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 91%
CA State Senate 36 Pat Bates Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 46 Lou Correa Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 82%
CA Mayor At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 93%
Samuel Aanestad 8%
Richard Alarcón 90%
Deirdre Alpert 90%
Elaine Alquist 82%
Dion Aroner 92%
Roy Ashburn 8%
Russell Bogh 9%
Debra Bowen 90%
Mike Briggs 9%
James Brulte 0%
John Burton 90%
Thomas Calderon 92%
Bill Campbell 9%
Dennis Cardoza 82%
Wesley Chesbro 90%
Ellen Corbett 93%
Dave Cox 17%
Richard Dickerson 18%
Joe Dunn 90%
John Anthony Dutra 82%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 92%
Dean Florez 73%
Sally Havice 25%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
K. Maurice Johannessen 10%
Ross Johnson 0%
Betty Karnette 70%
Fred Keeley 92%
William Knight 10%
Lynne Leach 9%
Bill Leonard 9%
John Longville 92%
Ken Maddox 17%
Abel Maldonado 25%
Carole Migden 92%
William Phillip Morrow 10%
Kevin Murray 90%
George Nakano 45%
Jack O'Connell 80%
Deborah Ortiz 90%
Robert Pacheco 25%
Rod Pacheco 27%
Louis Papan 92%
Steve Peace 50%
Don Perata 80%
Anthony Pescetti 36%
Richard Polanco 90%
Charles Poochigian 10%
Sarah Reyes 91%
George Runner, Jr. 0%
Kevin Shelley 92%
Byron Sher 90%
Nell Soto 90%
Tony Strickland 21%
Virginia Strom-Martin 91%
Helen Thomson 86%
John Vasconcellos 80%
Carl Washington 91%
Howard Wayne 64%
Patricia Wiggins 92%
Roderick Wright 75%
Charlene Zettel 21%

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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