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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Communities United Institute

2007 LGBTI Rights Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 21%
Richard Ackerman 21%
Anthony Adams 28%
Gregory Aghazarian 17%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Juan Arambula 97%
Roy Ashburn 21%
James Battin 35%
John Benoit 14%
Patty Berg 100%
Sam Blakeslee 33%
Charles Calderon 92%
Ron Calderon 97%
Amina Carter 92%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 100%
David Cogdill 21%
Ellen Corbett 94%
Joe Coto 100%
Dave Cox 21%
Mike Davis 97%
Hector De La Torre 97%
Charles DeVore 17%
Denise Ducheny 97%
Robert Dutton 24%
Michael Duvall 17%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Bill Emmerson 14%
Mike Eng 100%
Noreen Evans 97%
Mike Feuer 100%
Dean Florez 85%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 100%
Bonnie Garcia 28%
Martin Garrick 14%
Loni Hancock 97%
Tom Harman 24%
Mary Hayashi 97%
Dennis Hollingsworth 6%
Shirley Horton 19%
Guy Houston 19%
Robert Huff 22%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 17%
Dave Jones 100%
Betty Karnette 100%
Richard Keene 17%
Christine Kehoe 100%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 97%
CA Supervisor 3 Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
Mark Leno 100%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
Fiona Ma 100%
Michael Machado 94%
Abel Maldonado 29%
Bob Margett 24%
Bill Maze 17%
Carole Migden 100%
Eugene Mullin 100%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 17%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Roger Niello 28%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 88%
Nicole Parra 89%
Don Perata 97%
George Plescia 17%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 100%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 97%
Gloria Romero 100%
George Runner, Jr. 35%
Sharon Runner 22%
Ira Ruskin 100%
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Jack Scott 100%
Jim Silva 17%
Cameron Smyth 19%
CA Council Member Ward 3 Jose Solorio 100%
Nell Soto 81%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 19%
Audra Strickland 39%
Sandré Swanson 100%
Alberto Torrico 97%
Van Tran 17%
Mike Villines 14%
Edward Vincent 79%
Patricia Wiggins 94%
Lois Wolk 100%
Mark Wyland 18%
Leland Yee 97%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 97%
CA State Assembly 30 Anna Caballero Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Lou Correa Democratic 82%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 97%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 89%
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 94%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 100%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA Mayor At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 94%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 100%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 11%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 19%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 15%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 14%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 19%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 17%

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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