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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Congress of California Seniors

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 25%
Richard Ackerman 25%
Gregory Aghazarian 25%
Richard Alarcón 83%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Juan Arambula 92%
Roy Ashburn 33%
CA Mayor Pro Tempore At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 92%
James Battin 25%
John Benoit 25%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 83%
Sam Blakeslee 33%
Russell Bogh 50%
Debra Bowen 100%
Ron Calderon 75%
John Campbell III 33%
Joseph Canciamilla 67%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 83%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan 100%
Edward Chavez 73%
Wesley Chesbro 83%
David Cogdill 25%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
Joe Coto 92%
Dave Cox 33%
Lynn Daucher 50%
Hector De La Torre 100%
Charles DeVore 17%
Denise Ducheny 67%
Joe Dunn 90%
Robert Dutton 25%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Bill Emmerson 25%
Martha Escutia 80%
Noreen Evans 100%
Liz Figueroa 92%
Dean Florez 82%
Dario Frommer 100%
Bonnie Garcia 50%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Loni Hancock 100%
Tom Harman 33%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 17%
Dennis Hollingsworth 18%
Jerome Horton 83%
Shirley Horton 58%
Guy Houston 42%
Robert Huff 33%
Dave Jones 100%
Betty Karnette 92%
Richard Keene 33%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Johan Klehs 100%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
Jay La Suer 33%
Mark Leno 100%
Robert Leslie 33%
Lloyd Levine 92%
Sally Lieber 100%
Carol Liu 100%
Michael Machado 100%
Abel Maldonado 50%
Bob Margett 36%
Barbara Matthews 83%
Bill Maze 17%
Carole Migden 92%
Cindy Montañez 92%
William Phillip Morrow 18%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 33%
Eugene Mullin 92%
Kevin Murray 56%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 18%
Joseph Nation 100%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 83%
Roger Niello 33%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 82%
Deborah Ortiz 92%
Nicole Parra 75%
Fran Pavley 100%
Don Perata 92%
George Plescia 25%
Charles Poochigian 33%
Keith Stuart Richman 58%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
George Runner, Jr. 27%
Sharon Runner 8%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Simón Salinas 92%
Jack Scott 100%
Nell Soto 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 42%
Audra Strickland 25%
Alberto Torrico 92%
Van Tran 42%
Thomas Umberg 83%
Mike Villines 17%
Edward Vincent 86%
Lois Wolk 92%
Mark Wyland 33%
Leland Yee 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 83%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 17%

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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