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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Equality California

2007 Positions on LGBT Rights

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 10
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 46 Lou Correa Democratic 80
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 60
CA State Senate 12 Anna Caballero Democratic 100
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 100
CA State Senate 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. Democratic 100
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 100
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 100
CA Mayor At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 10
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100
CA Supervisor 3 Sheila Kuehl 100
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 10
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 100
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 100
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 100
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 100
CA Council Member Ward 3 Jose Solorio 100
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 10
CA Treasurer Fiona Ma Democratic 100
Samuel Aanestad 10
Richard Ackerman 10
Anthony Adams 20
Gregory Aghazarian 10
Elaine Alquist 100
Joel Anderson 0
Juan Arambula 90
Roy Ashburn 10
James Battin 10
John Benoit 0
Patty Berg 100
Tom Berryhill 10
Sam Blakeslee 20
Charles Calderon 70
Ron Calderon 90
Amina Carter 80
David Cogdill 10
Ellen Corbett 100
Joe Coto 100
Dave Cox 10
Mike Davis 90
Hector De La Torre 100
Kevin de Leon 100
Jeff Denham 0
Charles DeVore 10
Denise Ducheny 100
Robert Dutton 10
Michael Duvall 10
Mervyn Dymally 100
Bill Emmerson 0
Mike Eng 100
Noreen Evans 100
Mike Feuer 100
Dean Florez 70
Felipe Fuentes 100
Jean Fuller 0
Ted Gaines 10
Bonnie Garcia 10
Martin Garrick 0
Loni Hancock 100
Tom Harman 10
Mary Hayashi 100
Ed Hernandez 100
Dennis Hollingsworth 0
Shirley Horton 10
Guy Houston 10
Robert Huff 20
Dave Jones 100
Betty Karnette 100
Richard Keene 10
Christine Kehoe 100
John Laird 100
Mark Leno 100
Lloyd Levine 100
Sally Lieber 100
Michael Machado 80
Abel Maldonado 20
Bob Margett 10
Bill Maze 10
Tony Mendoza 100
Carole Migden 100
Eugene Mullin 100
Pedro Nava 100
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100
Roger Niello 20
Fabian Núñez 100
Jenny Oropeza 90
Nicole Parra 70
Don Perata 100
George Plescia 10
Laura Richardson 100
Gloria Romero 100
George Runner, Jr. 10
Sharon Runner 0
Ira Ruskin 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Jack Scott 100
Jim Silva 10
Cameron Smyth 10
Nell Soto 100
Audra Strickland 10
Sandré Swanson 100
Tom Torlakson 100
Alberto Torrico 100
Van Tran 10
Mike Villines 0
Edward Vincent 100
Mimi Walters 10
Patricia Wiggins 100
Mark Wyland 0
Leland Yee 100

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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