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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Children's Advocacy Institute

2007 Positions on Child and Youth Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
Elaine Alquist 96
Juan Arambula 96
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 96
Patty Berg 96
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 96
CA State Assembly 30 Anna Caballero Democratic 96
Joe Coto 96
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 96
Denise Ducheny 96
Mervyn Dymally 96
Mike Eng 96
Noreen Evans 96
Mike Feuer 96
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 96
Mary Hayashi 96
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 96
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 96
Dave Jones 96
Betty Karnette 96
Christine Kehoe 96
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 96
Sheila Kuehl 96
John Laird 96
Mark Leno 96
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 96
Fiona Ma 96
Carole Migden 96
Eugene Mullin 96
Jenny Oropeza 96
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 96
Nicole Parra 96
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 96
Gloria Romero 96
Ira Ruskin 96
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 96
Lori Saldaña 96
CA Mayor At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 96
Lois Wolk 96
Charles Calderon 92
Amina Carter 92
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 92
Mike Davis 92
Hector De La Torre 92
CA State Senate 24 Kevin De Leon Democratic 92
Dean Florez 92
Loni Hancock 92
Lloyd Levine 92
Sally Lieber 92
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 92
Pedro Nava 92
CA State Senate 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. Democratic 92
Jack Scott 92
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 92
Jose Solorio 92
Sandré Swanson 92
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 92
Alberto Torrico 92
Leland Yee 92
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 88
CA U.S. House 46 Lou Correa Democratic 88
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 88
Michael Machado 88
Gloria Negrete McLeod 88
Fabian Núñez 88
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 88
Patricia Wiggins 88
Ron Calderon 83
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 83
Don Perata 83
Gregory Aghazarian 79
Sam Blakeslee 79
Ellen Corbett 79
Bonnie Garcia 79
Shirley Horton 79
Abel Maldonado 79
Nell Soto 79
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 71
Guy Houston 71
Richard Keene 71
Anthony Adams 67
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 67
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 67
Roger Niello 67
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 67
Van Tran 67
John Benoit 63
Charles DeVore 63
Bill Emmerson 63
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 63
Martin Garrick 63
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 63
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 63
George Plescia 63
Mike Villines 63
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 58
Robert Huff 58
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 58
Bill Maze 58
Jim Silva 58
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 54
Michael Duvall 54
Bob Margett 54
Cameron Smyth 54
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 54
Robert Dutton 50
Tom Harman 50
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 50
Sharon Runner 50
Mark Wyland 50
Richard Ackerman 46
Roy Ashburn 46
David Cogdill 46
Dave Cox 46
Samuel Aanestad 42
James Battin 42
Dennis Hollingsworth 42
Edward Vincent 42
Laura Richardson 38
George Runner, Jr. 38
Audra Strickland 13

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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