Rating Group: California Chamber of Commerce

2006 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 94%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 94%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 94%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 13%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 94%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 24%
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 33%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 24%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 27%
CA State Assembly-2 Wesley Chesbro D 13%
CA State Senate-2 Noreen Evans D 24%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 31%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 18%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 24%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 19%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 24%
CA State Senate-28 Ted Lieu D 24%
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 94%
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 63%
CA State Senate-37 Mimi Walters R 94%
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 94%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen D 27%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 24%
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas D 19%
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan D 19%
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 100%
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 94%
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 29%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 33%
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz D 13%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 94%
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 100%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 20%
Samuel Aanestad 94%
Richard Ackerman 94%
Gregory Aghazarian 100%
Richard Alarcón 25%
Elaine Alquist 27%
Juan Arambula 27%
Roy Ashburn 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 29%
James Battin 93%
Patty Berg 18%
Rudy Bermúdez 24%
Sam Blakeslee 94%
Russell Bogh 94%
Joseph Canciamilla 65%
Edward Chavez 47%
Rebecca Cohn 29%
Joe Coto 24%
Dave Cox 94%
Lynn Daucher 94%
Hector De La Torre 24%
Charles DeVore 94%
Denise Ducheny 27%
Joseph Dunn 19%
Robert Dutton 100%
Mervyn Dymally 18%
Bill Emmerson 100%
Martha Escutia 25%
Robert Figueroa 23%
Dean Florez 38%
Dario Frommer 29%
Bonnie Garcia 100%
Jackie Goldberg 19%
Tom Harman 92%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 94%
Dennis Hollingsworth 88%
Jerome Horton 24%
Shirley Horton 88%
Guy Houston 94%
Betty Karnette 24%
Richard Keene 94%
Christine Kehoe 25%
Johan Klehs 25%
Sheila Kuehl 25%
John Laird 24%
Jay La Suer 94%
Robert Leslie 93%
Lloyd Levine 24%
Sally Lieber 24%
Michael Machado 43%
Abel Maldonado 94%
Bob Margett 94%
Barbara Matthews 82%
Bill Maze 100%
Carole Migden 20%
Cindy Montañez 24%
William Phillip Morrow 92%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 100%
Eugene Mullin 18%
Kevin Murray 33%
Joseph Nation 25%
Pedro Nava 25%
Roger Niello 100%
Fabian Núñez 24%
Jenny Oropeza 13%
Deborah Ortiz 29%
Nicole Parra 93%
Don Perata 25%
George Plescia 94%
Charles Poochigian 94%
Keith Stuart Richman 94%
Gloria Romero 25%
George Runner, Jr. 100%
Sharon Runner 94%
Ira Ruskin 18%
Lori Saldaña 24%
Simón Salinas 24%
Jack Scott 25%
Nell Soto 20%
Audra Strickland 94%
Alberto Torrico 44%
Van Tran 100%
Thomas Umberg 29%
Mike Villines 94%
Edward Vincent 25%
Leland Yee 24%

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