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Ronald 'Ron' S. Calderon

Ronald 'Ron' S. Calderon's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Ronald 'Ron' S. Calderon
Current Office: State Senate - District 30, Democratic
First Elected: 11/2006
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
As of March 2, 2014 Senator Calderon has taken an indefinite leave of absence from the California State Senate due to a federal investigation.

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 50%
2013 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 14%
2012 American Conservative Union (California State Legislature) - Positions 0%
2012 American Conservative Union (California State Legislature) - Positions 0%
2012 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 53%
2012 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 0%
2011 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 20%
2011 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 29%
2010 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 33%
2010 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 60
2009 Applied Research Center - Housing and Economics Score 100%
2009 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 0
2008 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 42%
2008 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 12.5
2007 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions on Tax and Fiscal Policy 8
2007 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 13.6
2006 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions on Tax and Fiscal Policy 45
2005 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 50%
2005 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 16
2004 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 55%
2004 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 19
2003 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 10%
2003 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 13
2002 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 20%
2001-2002 National Tax-Limitation Committee - Positions 22%

Business and Consumers

2013 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 36%
2012 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 67%
2012 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 67%
2012 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 50%
2012 Consumer Federation of California - Positions on Consumer Issues 38%
2012 Consumer Federation of California - Lifetime Score 50%
2011 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 46%
2011 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 55%
2011 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 29%
2011 Consumer Federation of California - Lifetime Score 51%
2011 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 33%
2010 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 44%
2010 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 40%
2010 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 31%
2009 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 23%
2009 California National Federation of Independent Business - State Senate Score 14%
2009 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 54%
2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 53%
2008 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 71%
2008 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 55
2008 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 57%
2007-2008 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 25%
2007 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 36
2007 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 11
2007 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 75
2007 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 64%
2006 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 63%
2006 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 80
2005-2010 Consumer Federation of California - Cumulative Score 43%
2005-2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 46%
2005-2006 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 33%
2005 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%
2005 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 75%
2004 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 36%
2004 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 80%
2003-2004 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 36%
2003-2004 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 10%
2003 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 39%
2003 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 93%
2002 Alliance for Better Business - Positions 73%
2002 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 79%
2002 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 79%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions 91%
2011 California Communities United Institute - Positions 90
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Civil Liberties Score 43%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Economic Liberties Score 27%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Overall Score 35%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Minority Issues Score 93%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Economic Justice 86%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Score 100%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on AIDS Policy 92%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Overall Score 92%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Women's Issues Score 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Civil Rights 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Legal Racism Score 0%
2009 Applied Research Center - Green Equity Score 67%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Education Equity 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Overall Score 76%
2009 Applied Research Center - Housing and Economics Score 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Health Equity Score 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Criminal Justice 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Leadership Score 0%
2008 Equality California - Positions 100%
2007 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 86
2007 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions on Civil Rights & Equality 100
2007 California Communities United Institute - Positions 97
2007 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 97
2007 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 90
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 100
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Economic Policy Score 93
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 96
2006 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 90
2006 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions on Civil Rights & Equality 93%
2006 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Underrepresented Group Issues 95
2006 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 95
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 94
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 96
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Economic Policy Score 91
2006 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 100
2005-2006 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 93
2005 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 100
2005 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 92%
2005 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - Positions 100%
2005 Equality California - Positions 100%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 96%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 88%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 100%
2004 Applied Research Center - Positions 89%
2004 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 100%
2004 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - Positions 92%
2004 Equality California - Positions 0%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 89%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 100%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 100%
2003 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 100%
2003 California Communities United Institute - Positions 96%
2003 Equality California - Positions 94%
2002 California Communities United Institute - Positions 90%
1997-2003 Gay Rights Information - Positions on LGBT Rights 0%

Environment

2012 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 53%
2012 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 68%
2012 Clean Water Action California - Positions 53%
2011-2012 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 100%
2011 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 71%
2011 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 70%
2011 Sierra Club California - Positions 54%
2010 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 70%
2010 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 85%
2010 Sierra Club California - Positions 75%
2009-2010 Clean Water Action California - Positions 77%
2009 Applied Research Center - Green Equity Score 67%
2009 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 67%
2009 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 67%
2009 Environment California - Positions 70%
2009 Sierra Club California - Positions 53%
2008 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions on Environmental Conservation 67
2008 Sierra Club California - Positions 43%
2007-2008 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 90%
2007 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions on Environmental Conservation 67
2007 Sierra Club California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 70
2006 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 50%
2006 Environment California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 65
2006 Sierra Club California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 45
2005-2006 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 100
2005 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 58%
2005 Sierra Club California - Positions 50%
2004 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 82%
2004 Sierra Club California - Positions 64%
2003-2004 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 89%
2003 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 81%
2003 Sierra Club California - Positions 100%
2002 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 65%

Government Operations

2013 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 50%
2013 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 14%
2012 American Conservative Union (California State Legislature) - Positions 0%
2012 American Conservative Union (California State Legislature) - Positions 0%
2012 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 53%
2012 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 0%
2011 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 20%
2011 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 29%
2010 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 33%
2010 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 60
2009 Applied Research Center - Legal Racism Score 0%
2009 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 0
2008 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 42%
2008 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 12.5
2007 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions on Tax and Fiscal Policy 8
2007 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 13.6
2006 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions on Tax and Fiscal Policy 45
2005 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 50%
2005 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 16
2004 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 55%
2004 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 19
2003 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 10%
2003 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 13
2002 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 20%
2001-2002 National Tax-Limitation Committee - Positions 22%

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