Rating Group: BIOCOM

2002 Positions

Issues: Science

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State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 40%
CA State Senate - 36 Pat Bates Republican 75%
CA Mayor - At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 22%
CA Supervisor - 3 Wilma Chan 25%
CA Supervisor - 3 Sheila Kuehl 25%
CA Supervisor - 5 Bruce McPherson 86%
CA Supervisor - 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 43%
CA Council Member - 1 Gilbert Cedillo 33%
CA Council Member - 5 Paul Koretz 25%
Samuel Aanestad 71%
Richard Ackerman 67%
Richard Alarcón 25%
Deirdre Alpert 38%
Roy Ashburn 71%
James Battin 88%
Russell Bogh 50%
Debra Bowen 29%
James Brulte 86%
John Burton 13%
Ron Calderon 33%
John Campbell III 67%
Joseph Canciamilla 33%
Edward Chavez 38%
Wesley Chesbro 29%
David Cogdill 71%
Rebecca Cohn 43%
Ellen Corbett 22%
Dave Cox 71%
Lynn Daucher 100%
Manny Diaz 33%
Joe Dunn 25%
John Anthony Dutra 60%
Martha Escutia 22%
Liz Figueroa 25%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 14%
Dean Florez 43%
Dario Frommer 29%
Jackie Goldberg 29%
Tom Harman 86%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 75%
Dennis Hollingsworth 71%
Jerome Horton 33%
Hannah-Beth Jackson 20%
Ross Johnson 60%
Betty Karnette 25%
Christine Kehoe 25%
William Knight 71%
Jay La Suer 71%
Robert Leslie 67%
Carol Liu 43%
John Longville 22%
Michael Machado 38%
Ken Maddox 71%
Abel Maldonado 67%
Bob Margett 75%
Barbara Matthews 50%
William Phillip Morrow 75%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 71%
Kevin Murray 14%
George Nakano 33%
Joseph Nation 17%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 43%
Thomas Oller 71%
Jenny Oropeza 29%
Deborah Ortiz 29%
Robert Pacheco 75%
Fran Pavley 22%
Don Perata 13%
Charles Poochigian 67%
Sarah Reyes 33%
Keith Stuart Richman 75%
Gloria Romero 25%
George Runner, Jr. 71%
Simón Salinas 33%
Jack Scott 29%
Byron Sher 33%
Nell Soto 14%
Tony Strickland 57%
Tom Torlakson 25%
John Vasconcellos 17%
Edward Vincent 33%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 25%
Patricia Wiggins 25%
Mark Wyland 71%
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 100%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 25%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 22%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa D 33%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 25%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 40%
CA State Senate - 36 Pat Bates R 75%
CA Mayor - At-Large Darrell Steinberg D 22%
CA Supervisor - 3 Wilma Chan 25%
CA Supervisor - 3 Sheila Kuehl 25%
CA Supervisor - 5 Bruce McPherson 86%
CA Supervisor - 5 Joe Simitian N/A 43%
CA Council Member - 1 Gilbert Cedillo 33%
CA Council Member - 5 Paul Koretz 25%
Samuel Aanestad 71%
Richard Ackerman 67%
Richard Alarcón 25%
Deirdre Alpert 38%
Roy Ashburn 71%
James Battin 88%
Russell Bogh 50%
Debra Bowen 29%
James Brulte 86%
John Burton 13%
Ron Calderon 33%
John Campbell III 67%
Joseph Canciamilla 33%
Edward Chavez 38%
Wesley Chesbro 29%
David Cogdill 71%
Rebecca Cohn 43%
Ellen Corbett 22%
Dave Cox 71%
Lynn Daucher 100%
Manny Diaz 33%
Joe Dunn 25%
John Anthony Dutra 60%
Martha Escutia 22%
Liz Figueroa 25%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 14%
Dean Florez 43%
Dario Frommer 29%
Jackie Goldberg 29%
Tom Harman 86%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 75%
Dennis Hollingsworth 71%
Jerome Horton 33%
Hannah-Beth Jackson 20%
Ross Johnson 60%
Betty Karnette 25%
Christine Kehoe 25%
William Knight 71%
Jay La Suer 71%
Robert Leslie 67%
Carol Liu 43%
John Longville 22%
Michael Machado 38%
Ken Maddox 71%
Abel Maldonado 67%
Bob Margett 75%
Barbara Matthews 50%
William Phillip Morrow 75%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 71%
Kevin Murray 14%
George Nakano 33%
Joseph Nation 17%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 43%
Thomas Oller 71%
Jenny Oropeza 29%
Deborah Ortiz 29%
Robert Pacheco 75%
Fran Pavley 22%
Don Perata 13%
Charles Poochigian 67%
Sarah Reyes 33%
Keith Stuart Richman 75%
Gloria Romero 25%
George Runner, Jr. 71%
Simón Salinas 33%
Jack Scott 29%
Byron Sher 33%
Nell Soto 14%
Tony Strickland 57%
Tom Torlakson 25%
John Vasconcellos 17%
Edward Vincent 33%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 25%
Patricia Wiggins 25%
Mark Wyland 71%
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