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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Children's Advocacy Institute

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 48%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 55%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 55%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 43%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 45%
CA U.S. House 46 Lou Correa Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 98%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 55%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 53%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 88%
CA State Senate 6 Richard Pan Democratic 98%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 60%
CA State Senate 9 Nancy Skinner Democratic 98%
CA State Senate 10 Bob Wieckowski Democratic 98%
CA State Senate 12 Anthony Cannella Republican 70%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 95%
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 95%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 63%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 95%
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 93%
CA State Senate 23 Mike Morrell Republican 45%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 93%
CA State Senate 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. Democratic 98%
CA State Senate 30 Holly Mitchell Democratic 88%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 88%
CA State Senate 33 Ricardo Lara Democratic 95%
CA State Senate 35 Steven Bradford Democratic 98%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 50%
CA State Senate 39 Toni Atkins Democratic 98%
CA State Senate 40 Ben Hueso Democratic 98%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 90%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 50%
CA Supervisor 4 Curt Hagman 55%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 85%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 95%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield 93%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 98%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 98%
Katcho Achadjian 65%
Luis Alejo 95%
Michael Allen 95%
Elaine Alquist 85%
Tom Ammiano 98%
Bill Berryhill 58%
Sam Blakeslee 75%
Martin Block 98%
Susan Bonilla 73%
Joan Buchanan 98%
Betsy Butler 95%
Charles Calderon 95%
Ron Calderon 70%
Nora Campos 98%
Amina Carter 98%
Wesley Chesbro 98%
Connie Conway 58%
Ellen Corbett 95%
Mike Davis 90%
Roger Dickinson 98%
Tim Donnelly 40%
Robert Dutton 58%
Bill Emmerson 70%
Mike Eng 98%
Noreen Evans 85%
Mike Feuer 98%
Nathan Fletcher 78%
Paul Fong 98%
Warren Furutani 83%
Beth Gaines 43%
Martin Garrick 43%
Mike Gatto 90%
Richard Gordon 95%
Shannon Grove 50%
Linda Halderman 50%
Isadore Hall III 93%
Loni Hancock 98%
Diane Harkey 53%
Tom Harman 33%
Mary Hayashi 98%
Roger Hernandez 95%
Alyson Huber 90%
Robert Huff 58%
Brian Jones 45%
Christine Kehoe 98%
Mark Leno 95%
Carol Liu 95%
Dan Logue 50%
Bonnie Lowenthal 98%
Fiona Ma 95%
Allan Mansoor 40%
Jeff Miller 48%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 80%
Brian Nestande 63%
Chris Norby 53%
Kristin Olsen 58%
Fran Pavley 90%
Henry Perea 98%
John Pérez 95%
Manuel Pérez 93%
Michael Rubio 98%
Sharon Runner 45%
Jim Silva 53%
Cameron Smyth 63%
Jose Solorio 93%
Darrell Steinberg 98%
Tony Strickland 53%
Sandré Swanson 98%
Don Wagner 48%
Das Williams 93%
Lois Wolk 90%
Roderick Wright 80%
Mark Wyland 55%
Mariko Yamada 98%
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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