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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Immigrant Policy Center

1999-2000 Positions

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