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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Children's Advocacy Institute

2005 Positions on Child and Youth Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 35
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 10
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 95
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 40
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 95
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 95
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 90
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 85
CA State Senate 34 Thomas Umberg Democratic 95
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 95
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan 95
CA Supervisor 3 Sheila Kuehl 90
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 90
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 80
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz 95
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 45
CA Mayor Pro Tempore At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 90
Samuel Aanestad 20
Richard Ackerman 25
Gregory Aghazarian 40
Richard Alarcón 95
Elaine Alquist 95
Juan Arambula 80
Roy Ashburn 20
James Battin 30
John Benoit 30
Patty Berg 95
Rudy Bermúdez 95
Sam Blakeslee 50
Russell Bogh 30
Debra Bowen 90
Charles Calderon 95
John Campbell III 20
Joseph Canciamilla 80
Edward Chavez 95
Wesley Chesbro 85
David Cogdill 25
Rebecca Cohn 95
Joe Coto 90
Dave Cox 20
Lynn Daucher 45
Hector De La Torre 95
Jeff Denham 50
Charles DeVore 25
Denise Ducheny 85
Joe Dunn 95
Robert Dutton 25
Mervyn Dymally 95
Bill Emmerson 35
Martha Escutia 90
Noreen Evans 95
Liz Figueroa 85
Dean Florez 80
Dario Frommer 95
Bonnie Garcia 70
Jackie Goldberg 95
Loni Hancock 95
Tom Harman 30
Ray Haynes, Jr. 15
Dennis Hollingsworth 15
Jerome Horton 95
Shirley Horton 75
Guy Houston 25
Robert Huff 25
Dave Jones 95
Betty Karnette 95
Richard Keene 35
Christine Kehoe 95
Johan Klehs 95
John Laird 95
Jay La Suer 25
Mark Leno 95
Robert Leslie 25
Lloyd Levine 95
Sally Lieber 95
Carol Liu 95
Michael Machado 80
Abel Maldonado 75
Bob Margett 25
Barbara Matthews 90
Bill Maze 20
Carole Migden 90
Cindy Montañez 95
William Phillip Morrow 10
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 25
Eugene Mullin 95
Kevin Murray 30
Joseph Nation 95
Pedro Nava 95
Gloria Negrete McLeod 85
Roger Niello 20
Fabian Núñez 95
Jenny Oropeza 85
Deborah Ortiz 95
Nicole Parra 85
Fran Pavley 95
Don Perata 85
George Plescia 30
Charles Poochigian 25
Keith Stuart Richman 65
Gloria Romero 90
George Runner, Jr. 25
Sharon Runner 35
Ira Ruskin 95
Lori Saldaña 95
Simón Salinas 95
Jack Scott 90
Nell Soto 85
Todd Spitzer 45
Audra Strickland 25
Tom Torlakson 95
Alberto Torrico 95
Van Tran 55
Mike Villines 30
Edward Vincent 85
Mimi Walters 25
Lois Wolk 95
Mark Wyland 30
Leland Yee 95

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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