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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Communities United Institute

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 83%
CA State Senate 34 Thomas Umberg Democratic 83%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 94%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Sheila Kuehl 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 17%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 96%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 96%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 100%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 19%
CA Mayor Pro Tempore At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 86%
Samuel Aanestad 15%
Richard Ackerman 8%
Gregory Aghazarian 17%
Richard Alarcón 92%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Juan Arambula 61%
Roy Ashburn 19%
James Battin 19%
John Benoit 14%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 97%
Sam Blakeslee 6%
Russell Bogh 17%
Debra Bowen 100%
Ron Calderon 100%
John Campbell III 8%
Joseph Canciamilla 100%
Edward Chavez 97%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
David Cogdill 14%
Rebecca Cohn 97%
Joe Coto 100%
Dave Cox 8%
Lynn Daucher 25%
Hector De La Torre 100%
Jeff Denham 15%
Charles DeVore 17%
Denise Ducheny 92%
Joe Dunn 100%
Robert Dutton 15%
Mervyn Dymally 97%
Bill Emmerson 22%
Martha Escutia 81%
Noreen Evans 100%
Liz Figueroa 96%
Dean Florez 50%
Dario Frommer 97%
Bonnie Garcia 33%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Loni Hancock 100%
Tom Harman 17%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 8%
Dennis Hollingsworth 12%
Jerome Horton 92%
Shirley Horton 25%
Guy Houston 17%
Robert Huff 17%
Dave Jones 100%
Betty Karnette 97%
Richard Keene 6%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Johan Klehs 100%
John Laird 100%
Jay La Suer 6%
Mark Leno 100%
Robert Leslie 11%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 97%
Carol Liu 97%
Michael Machado 88%
Abel Maldonado 35%
Bob Margett 8%
Barbara Matthews 83%
Bill Maze 11%
Carole Migden 96%
Cindy Montañez 100%
William Phillip Morrow 19%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 19%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 77%
Joseph Nation 97%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 92%
Roger Niello 17%
Fabian Núñez 97%
Jenny Oropeza 94%
Deborah Ortiz 96%
Nicole Parra 64%
Fran Pavley 100%
Don Perata 96%
George Plescia 11%
Charles Poochigian 8%
Keith Stuart Richman 42%
Gloria Romero 92%
George Runner, Jr. 12%
Sharon Runner 11%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Simón Salinas 94%
Jack Scott 92%
Nell Soto 100%
Audra Strickland 17%
Tom Torlakson 100%
Alberto Torrico 94%
Van Tran 22%
Mike Villines 8%
Edward Vincent 96%
Mimi Walters 6%
Lois Wolk 100%
Mark Wyland 11%
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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