Rating Group: California Chamber of Commerce

2007 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 100
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 7
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 93
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 100
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 100
CA U.S. House-11 Mark DeSaulnier D 7
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 7
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 14
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 7
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 100
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 7
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 100
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 14
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 64
CA State Senate-8 Tom Berryhill R 100
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 21
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 7
CA State Senate-15 Jim Beall, Jr. D 7
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 100
CA State Senate-21 Sharon Runner R 93
CA State Senate-22 Ed Hernandez D 7
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 7
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 100
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 7
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 100
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 7
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 7
CA Mayor-At-Large Mary Salas 14
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries 100
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 7
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer 100
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 100
CA Supervisor-5 Joe Simitian D 21
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo 7
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian 7
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill 100
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes 14
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. 14
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 100
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 7
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma D 7
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 100
Samuel Aanestad 93
Richard Ackerman 100
Anthony Adams 100
Gregory Aghazarian 100
Elaine Alquist 7
Juan Arambula 14
Roy Ashburn 100
James Battin 93
Patty Berg 7
Sam Blakeslee 93
Anna Caballero 29
Charles Calderon 21
Ron Calderon 36
Amina Carter 7
Ellen Corbett 7
Lou Correa 57
Joe Coto 7
Dave Cox 100
Mike Davis 7
Hector De La Torre 7
Charles DeVore 100
Denise Ducheny 29
Robert Dutton 100
Michael Duvall 100
Mervyn Dymally 7
Bill Emmerson 100
Mike Eng 7
Noreen Evans 7
Mike Feuer 7
Dean Florez 14
Bonnie Garcia 100
Martin Garrick 100
Tom Harman 100
Mary Hayashi 14
Dennis Hollingsworth 100
Shirley Horton 100
Guy Houston 100
Betty Karnette 7
Richard Keene 100
Christine Kehoe 7
Sheila Kuehl 21
John Laird 7
Lloyd Levine 7
Sally Lieber 14
Michael Machado 36
Abel Maldonado 93
Bob Margett 93
Bill Maze 100
Carole Migden 7
Eugene Mullin 7
Pedro Nava 7
Gloria Negrete McLeod 29
Roger Niello 100
Fabian Núñez 7
Jenny Oropeza 14
Nicole Parra 57
Don Perata 21
George Plescia 100
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 7
Gloria Romero 7
Ira Ruskin 7
Lori Saldaña 7
Jack Scott 14
Jim Silva 100
Cameron Smyth 93
Jose Solorio 14
Nell Soto 7
Darrell Steinberg 7
Audra Strickland 36
Sandré Swanson 7
Alberto Torrico 14
Van Tran 100
Mike Villines 100
Edward Vincent 29
Patricia Wiggins 14
Mark Wyland 100
Leland Yee 21

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