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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Children's Advocacy Institute

2016 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 34 Jimmy Gomez Democratic 97%
CA State Assembly 2 Jim Wood Democratic 97%
CA State Assembly 3 James Gallagher Republican 70%
CA State Assembly 5 Frank Bigelow Republican 57%
CA State Assembly 7 Kevin McCarty Democratic 97%
CA State Assembly 8 Ken Cooley Democratic 93%
CA State Assembly 9 Jim Cooper Democratic 90%
CA State Assembly 10 Marc Levine Democratic 97%
CA State Assembly 11 Jim Frazier Democratic 90%
CA State Assembly 12 Kristin Olsen Republican 67%
CA State Assembly 13 Susan Eggman Democratic 93%
CA State Assembly 17 David Chiu Democratic 97%
CA State Assembly 18 Rob Bonta Democratic 97%
CA State Assembly 19 Phil Ting Democratic 97%
CA State Assembly 20 Bill Quirk Democratic 97%
CA State Assembly 21 Adam Gray Democratic 93%
CA State Assembly 22 Kevin Mullin Democratic 97%
CA State Assembly 23 Jim Patterson Republican 47%
CA State Assembly 25 Kansen Chu Democratic 97%
CA State Assembly 26 Devon Mathis Republican 70%
CA State Assembly 28 Evan Low Democratic 97%
CA State Assembly 29 Mark Stone Democratic 97%
CA State Assembly 31 Joaquin Arambula Democratic 93%
CA State Assembly 32 Rudy Salas, Jr. Democratic 90%
CA State Assembly 33 Jay Obernolte Republican 60%
CA State Assembly 36 Tom Lackey Republican 90%
CA State Assembly 41 Chris Holden Democratic 97%
CA State Assembly 42 Chad Mayes Republican 60%
CA State Assembly 44 Jacqui Irwin Democratic 93%
CA State Assembly 46 Adrin Nazarian Democratic 97%
CA State Assembly 49 Edwin Chau Democratic 93%
CA State Assembly 50 Richard Bloom Democratic 97%
CA State Assembly 52 Freddie Rodriguez Democratic 93%
CA State Assembly 53 Miguel Santiago Democratic 97%
CA State Assembly 56 Eduardo Garcia Democratic 97%
CA State Assembly 57 Ian Calderon Democratic 97%
CA State Assembly 58 Cristina Garcia Democratic 97%
CA State Assembly 59 Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Sr. Democratic 97%
CA State Assembly 61 Jose Medina Democratic 97%
CA State Assembly 62 Autumn Burke Democratic 87%
CA State Assembly 63 Anthony Rendon Democratic 97%
CA State Assembly 64 Mike Gipson Democratic 97%
CA State Assembly 67 Melissa Melendez Republican 62%
CA State Assembly 69 Tom Daly Democratic 90%
CA State Assembly 70 Patrick O'Donnell Democratic 97%
CA State Assembly 73 Bill Brough Republican 57%
CA State Assembly 75 Marie Waldron Republican 67%
CA State Assembly 77 Brian Maienschein Democratic 87%
CA State Assembly 79 Shirley Weber Democratic 97%
CA State Assembly 80 Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher Democratic 97%
CA State Senate 1 Brian Dahle Republican 67%
CA State Senate 2 Mike McGuire Democratic 97%
CA State Senate 3 Bill Dodd Democratic 93%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 70%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 97%
CA State Senate 6 Richard Pan Democratic 97%
CA State Senate 7 Steve Glazer Democratic 93%
CA State Senate 10 Bob Wieckowski Democratic 97%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 97%
CA State Senate 14 Andy Vidak Republican 83%
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 97%
CA State Senate 16 Shannon Grove Republican 63%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 97%
CA State Senate 18 Robert Hertzberg Democratic 97%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 93%
CA State Senate 20 Connie Leyva Democratic 97%
CA State Senate 21 Scott Wilk Republican 80%
CA State Senate 23 Mike Morrell Republican 63%
CA State Senate 26 Ben Allen Democratic 97%
CA State Senate 28 Jeff Stone Republican 60%
CA State Senate 29 Ling-Ling Chang Republican 67%
CA State Senate 30 Holly Mitchell Democratic 97%
CA State Senate 31 Richard Roth Democratic 93%
CA State Senate 36 Pat Bates Republican 63%
CA State Senate 37 John Moorlach Republican 73%
CA State Senate 38 Brian Jones Republican 63%
CA State Senate 39 Toni Atkins Democratic 97%
CA State Senate 40 Ben Hueso Democratic 96%
CA Mayor At-Large Don Wagner 67%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond Non-partisan 97%
Katcho Achadjian 80%
Luis Alejo 93%
Travis Allen 50%
Joel Anderson 70%
Catharine Baker 87%
Tom Berryhill 76%
Martin Block 97%
Susan Bonilla 97%
Cheryl Brown 97%
Nora Campos 97%
Anthony Cannella 93%
Rocky Chavez 80%
Matt Dababneh 97%
Kevin de Leon 97%
Jean Fuller 67%
Beth Gaines 47%
Ted Gaines 57%
Mike Gatto 87%
Richard Gordon 93%
David Hadley 73%
Isadore Hall III 97%
Loni Hancock 93%
Matthew Harper 50%
Ed Hernandez 97%
Roger Hernandez 77%
Robert Huff 83%
Young Kim 73%
Ricardo Lara 97%
Mark Leno 97%
Eric Linder 80%
Carol Liu 90%
Patty Lopez 97%
Tony Mendoza 97%
Janet Nguyen 77%
Fran Pavley 97%
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas 97%
Marc Steinorth 67%
Das Williams 87%
Lois Wolk 97%

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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