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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Communities United Institute

2006 Positions on Underrepresented Group Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 16
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 13
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 95
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 14
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 97
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 98
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 98
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100
CA State Senate 34 Thomas Umberg Democratic 92
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan 99
CA Supervisor 3 Sheila Kuehl 100
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 99
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 93
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 96
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 30
CA Mayor Pro Tempore At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 100
Samuel Aanestad 12
Richard Ackerman 12
Gregory Aghazarian 24
Richard Alarcón 96
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 94
Roy Ashburn 17
James Battin 20
John Benoit 14
Patty Berg 99
Rudy Bermúdez 99
Sam Blakeslee 22
Russell Bogh 16
Debra Bowen 95
Charles Calderon 95
Ron Calderon 95
Joseph Canciamilla 92
Edward Chavez 100
Wesley Chesbro 98
David Cogdill 16
Rebecca Cohn 98
Joe Coto 99
Dave Cox 15
Lynn Daucher 39
Hector De La Torre 99
Jeff Denham 28
Charles DeVore 19
Denise Ducheny 94
Joe Dunn 96
Robert Dutton 16
Mervyn Dymally 99
Bill Emmerson 23
Martha Escutia 96
Noreen Evans 100
Liz Figueroa 99
Dean Florez 76
Dario Frommer 99
Bonnie Garcia 48
Jackie Goldberg 99
Loni Hancock 100
Tom Harman 18
Ray Haynes, Jr. 7
Dennis Hollingsworth 10
Jerome Horton 93
Shirley Horton 38
Guy Houston 21
Robert Huff 13
Dave Jones 100
Betty Karnette 99
Richard Keene 17
Christine Kehoe 98
Johan Klehs 99
John Laird 100
Jay La Suer 12
Mark Leno 100
Robert Leslie 14
Lloyd Levine 99
Sally Lieber 100
Carol Liu 99
Michael Machado 89
Abel Maldonado 31
Bob Margett 20
Barbara Matthews 93
Bill Maze 13
Carole Migden 96
Cindy Montañez 100
William Phillip Morrow 16
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 14
Eugene Mullin 98
Kevin Murray 95
Joseph Nation 99
Pedro Nava 98
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100
Roger Niello 19
Fabian Núñez 98
Jenny Oropeza 97
Deborah Ortiz 93
Nicole Parra 87
Fran Pavley 99
Don Perata 92
George Plescia 16
Charles Poochigian 19
Keith Stuart Richman 39
Gloria Romero 96
George Runner, Jr. 19
Sharon Runner 14
Ira Ruskin 100
Lori Saldaña 99
Simón Salinas 100
Jack Scott 99
Nell Soto 98
Todd Spitzer 21
Audra Strickland 19
Tom Torlakson 99
Alberto Torrico 97
Van Tran 28
Mike Villines 16
Edward Vincent 99
Mimi Walters 15
Lois Wolk 99
Mark Wyland 23
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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