Rating Group: Drug Policy Forum of California (DPFCA)

2000 Positions

Issues: Drugs

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State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 67%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 50%
CA State Senate - 18 Robert Hertzberg Democratic 100%
CA State Senate - 36 Pat Bates Republican 25%
CA Mayor - At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor - 3 Sheila Kuehl 100%
CA Supervisor - 5 Bruce McPherson 50%
CA Council Member - 1 Gilbert Cedillo 100%
Samuel Aanestad 40%
Richard Ackerman 25%
Deirdre Alpert 83%
Elaine Alquist 75%
Dion Aroner 100%
Roy Ashburn 0%
James Battin 0%
Mike Briggs 0%
James Brulte 17%
John Burton 100%
Thomas Calderon 100%
Bill Campbell 20%
Joseph Canciamilla 67%
Dennis Cardoza 20%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Dave Cox 0%
Richard Dickerson 20%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 100%
Dean Florez 20%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Sally Havice 20%
Hannah-Beth Jackson 50%
Ross Johnson 20%
Betty Karnette 75%
Fred Keeley 100%
David Kelley 0%
William Knight 0%
Lynne Leach 0%
Bill Leonard 33%
Robert Leslie 25%
John Longville 100%
Michael Machado 33%
Ken Maddox 0%
Abel Maldonado 0%
Bob Margett 0%
Carole Migden 100%
George Nakano 0%
Thomas Oller 0%
Robert Pacheco 0%
Rod Pacheco 0%
Louis Papan 100%
Fran Pavley 100%
Don Perata 100%
Anthony Pescetti 0%
Sarah Reyes 0%
George Runner, Jr. 33%
Jack Scott 33%
Kevin Shelley 100%
Byron Sher 100%
Tony Strickland 0%
Virginia Strom-Martin 100%
Helen Thomson 67%
Tom Torlakson 75%
John Vasconcellos 100%
Edward Vincent 100%
Carl Washington 100%
Howard Wayne 0%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Roderick Wright 100%
Charlene Zettel 25%
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 67%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 100%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa D 0%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 50%
CA State Senate - 18 Robert Hertzberg D 100%
CA State Senate - 36 Pat Bates R 25%
CA Mayor - At-Large Darrell Steinberg D 100%
CA Supervisor - 3 Sheila Kuehl 100%
CA Supervisor - 5 Bruce McPherson 50%
CA Council Member - 1 Gilbert Cedillo 100%
Samuel Aanestad 40%
Richard Ackerman 25%
Deirdre Alpert 83%
Elaine Alquist 75%
Dion Aroner 100%
Roy Ashburn 0%
James Battin 0%
Mike Briggs 0%
James Brulte 17%
John Burton 100%
Thomas Calderon 100%
Bill Campbell 20%
Joseph Canciamilla 67%
Dennis Cardoza 20%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Dave Cox 0%
Richard Dickerson 20%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 100%
Dean Florez 20%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Sally Havice 20%
Hannah-Beth Jackson 50%
Ross Johnson 20%
Betty Karnette 75%
Fred Keeley 100%
David Kelley 0%
William Knight 0%
Lynne Leach 0%
Bill Leonard 33%
Robert Leslie 25%
John Longville 100%
Michael Machado 33%
Ken Maddox 0%
Abel Maldonado 0%
Bob Margett 0%
Carole Migden 100%
George Nakano 0%
Thomas Oller 0%
Robert Pacheco 0%
Rod Pacheco 0%
Louis Papan 100%
Fran Pavley 100%
Don Perata 100%
Anthony Pescetti 0%
Sarah Reyes 0%
George Runner, Jr. 33%
Jack Scott 33%
Kevin Shelley 100%
Byron Sher 100%
Tony Strickland 0%
Virginia Strom-Martin 100%
Helen Thomson 67%
Tom Torlakson 75%
John Vasconcellos 100%
Edward Vincent 100%
Carl Washington 100%
Howard Wayne 0%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Roderick Wright 100%
Charlene Zettel 25%
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