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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Communities United Institute

2010 Positions on Economic Justice

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 91%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 50%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 53%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 97%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield 97%
CA Supervisor 4 Curt Hagman 50%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 47%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 94%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 96%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 98%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 54%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 58%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 97%
CA State Senate 9 Nancy Skinner Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 49%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 99%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 47%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 99%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 44%
CA State Senate 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 30 Anna Caballero Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 93%
CA State Senate 35 Steven Bradford Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 90%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 48%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 37%
CA U.S. House 46 Lou Correa Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 99%
CA Council Member Ward 3 Jose Solorio 98%
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 100%
CA Mayor At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 97%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 96%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 96%
Samuel Aanestad 51%
Anthony Adams 51%
Elaine Alquist 94%
Tom Ammiano 100%
Juan Arambula 98%
Roy Ashburn 51%
Bill Berryhill 53%
Sam Blakeslee 15%
Martin Block 96%
Joan Buchanan 94%
Charles Calderon 98%
Ron Calderon 86%
Amina Carter 95%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
David Cogdill 47%
Connie Conway 52%
Ellen Corbett 97%
Joe Coto 100%
Mike Davis 99%
Hector De La Torre 97%
Charles DeVore 48%
Denise Ducheny 94%
Robert Dutton 49%
Mike Eng 100%
Noreen Evans 97%
Mike Feuer 100%
Nathan Fletcher 59%
Dean Florez 99%
Paul Fong 100%
Warren Furutani 91%
Martin Garrick 49%
Mike Gatto 96%
Danny Gilmore 58%
Isadore Hall III 94%
Loni Hancock 95%
Diane Harkey 45%
Tom Harman 56%
Mary Hayashi 100%
Roger Hernandez 98%
Dennis Hollingsworth 44%
Alyson Huber 84%
Robert Huff 55%
Dave Jones 99%
Christine Kehoe 99%
Mark Leno 100%
Carol Liu 100%
Dan Logue 49%
Bonnie Lowenthal 100%
Fiona Ma 99%
Tony Mendoza 97%
Jeff Miller 44%
Pedro Nava 98%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 97%
Brian Nestande 55%
Roger Niello 48%
Chris Norby 47%
Jenny Oropeza 60%
Fran Pavley 99%
John Pérez 98%
Manuel Pérez 94%
Gloria Romero 97%
George Runner, Jr. 47%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 98%
Jim Silva 49%
Cameron Smyth 54%
Tony Strickland 62%
Audra Strickland 56%
Sandré Swanson 100%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Van Tran 54%
Mike Villines 61%
Patricia Wiggins 58%
Lois Wolk 97%
Roderick Wright 94%
Mark Wyland 54%
Mariko Yamada 100%
Leland Yee 96%

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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