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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Children's Advocacy Institute

2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 66%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 58%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 66%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 46 Lou Correa Democratic 93%
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 66%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 64%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 93%
CA State Senate 6 Richard Pan Democratic 98%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 73%
CA State Senate 9 Nancy Skinner Democratic 95%
CA State Senate 10 Bob Wieckowski Democratic 98%
CA State Senate 12 Anthony Cannella Republican 72%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 98%
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 98%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 66%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 95%
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 86%
CA State Senate 23 Mike Morrell Republican 59%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin De Leon Democratic 94%
CA State Senate 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. Democratic 84%
CA State Senate 30 Holly Mitchell Democratic 95%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 95%
CA State Senate 33 Ricardo Lara Democratic 93%
CA State Senate 35 Steven Bradford Democratic 89%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 70%
CA State Senate 39 Toni Atkins Democratic 98%
CA State Senate 40 Ben Hueso Democratic 95%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 98%
CA Mayor At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 98%
CA Mayor At-Large Don Wagner 68%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 70%
CA Supervisor 4 Curt Hagman 68%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 93%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 95%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield 98%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 98%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 98%
Katcho Achadjian 73%
Luis Alejo 95%
Michael Allen 95%
Elaine Alquist 98%
Tom Ammiano 93%
Bill Berryhill 68%
Sam Blakeslee 80%
Martin Block 98%
Susan Bonilla 93%
Joan Buchanan 98%
Betsy Butler 98%
Charles Calderon 88%
Ron Calderon 95%
Nora Campos 95%
Amina Carter 98%
Wesley Chesbro 95%
Connie Conway 64%
Ellen Corbett 93%
Mike Davis 98%
Roger Dickinson 98%
Tim Donnelly 50%
Robert Dutton 70%
Bill Emmerson 71%
Mike Eng 98%
Noreen Evans 95%
Mike Feuer 98%
Nathan Fletcher 78%
Paul Fong 98%
Warren Furutani 95%
Beth Gaines 66%
Martin Garrick 63%
Mike Gatto 93%
Richard Gordon 95%
Jeff Gorell 73%
Shannon Grove 64%
Linda Halderman 67%
Isadore Hall III 95%
Loni Hancock 74%
Diane Harkey 68%
Tom Harman 56%
Mary Hayashi 98%
Roger Hernandez 97%
Alyson Huber 93%
Robert Huff 75%
Brian Jones 66%
Christine Kehoe 89%
Mark Leno 98%
Carol Liu 95%
Dan Logue 64%
Bonnie Lowenthal 95%
Fiona Ma 98%
Allan Mansoor 59%
Jeff Miller 68%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 90%
Brian Nestande 70%
Chris Norby 70%
Kristin Olsen 70%
Fran Pavley 89%
Henry Perea 95%
John Pérez 98%
Manuel Pérez 98%
Michael Rubio 86%
Sharon Runner 38%
Jim Silva 68%
Cameron Smyth 66%
Jose Solorio 98%
Tony Strickland 73%
Sandré Swanson 93%
Das Williams 93%
Lois Wolk 91%
Roderick Wright 95%
Mark Wyland 70%
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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