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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Children's Advocacy Institute

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Lou Correa Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 98%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 36 Pat Bates Republican 46%
CA Mayor At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Sheila Kuehl 98%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 71%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 70%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 100%
CA Council Member 10 Herb Wesson, Jr. 98%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 94%
Samuel Aanestad 48%
Richard Ackerman 27%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 95%
Roy Ashburn 42%
James Battin 34%
Russell Bogh 46%
Debra Bowen 90%
James Brulte 29%
John Burton 96%
Ron Calderon 90%
John Campbell III 36%
Joseph Canciamilla 96%
Edward Chavez 100%
Wesley Chesbro 96%
David Cogdill 48%
Rebecca Cohn 96%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Dave Cox 48%
Lynn Daucher 57%
Manny Diaz 100%
Joe Dunn 90%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Martha Escutia 92%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 96%
Dean Florez 75%
Dario Frommer 96%
Jackie Goldberg 98%
Tom Harman 51%
Dennis Hollingsworth 40%
Jerome Horton 98%
Ross Johnson 25%
Betty Karnette 100%
Christine Kehoe 98%
William Knight 28%
Jay La Suer 44%
Robert Leslie 46%
Carol Liu 100%
John Longville 100%
Michael Machado 94%
Ken Maddox 61%
Abel Maldonado 75%
Bob Margett 42%
Barbara Matthews 88%
William Phillip Morrow 27%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 40%
Kevin Murray 88%
George Nakano 92%
Joseph Nation 98%
Thomas Oller 25%
Jenny Oropeza 96%
Deborah Ortiz 90%
Robert Pacheco 57%
Fran Pavley 100%
Don Perata 90%
Charles Poochigian 27%
Sarah Reyes 94%
Keith Stuart Richman 65%
Gloria Romero 98%
George Runner, Jr. 36%
Simón Salinas 100%
Jack Scott 98%
Byron Sher 88%
Nell Soto 98%
Tony Strickland 48%
John Vasconcellos 83%
Edward Vincent 58%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Mark Wyland 53%

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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