Rating Group: California Chamber of Commerce

2009 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 15%
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 15%
CA U.S. House-25 Steve Knight R 100%
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 15%
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 23%
CA U.S. House-35 Norma Torres D 23%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 23%
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 100%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 15%
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 100%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 15%
CA State Senate-4 Jim Nielsen R 100%
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 69%
CA State Senate-8 Tom Berryhill R 100%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 23%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 15%
CA State Senate-13 Gerald Hill D 15%
CA State Senate-15 Jim Beall, Jr. D 15%
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 100%
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D 15%
CA State Senate-22 Ed Hernandez D 31%
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 23%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 15%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 15%
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 100%
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 31%
CA State Senate-35 Isadore Hall III D 46%
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 100%
CA State Senate-39 Martin Block D 23%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 23%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 15%
CA Mayor-At-Large Mary Salas 15%
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries 100%
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 100%
CA Supervisor-4 Curt Hagman 100%
CA Supervisor-5 Joe Simitian D 23%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo 31%
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian 15%
CA Council Member-3 Bob Blumenfield 23%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill 100%
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes 38%
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. 23%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 31%
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey R 100%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma D 23%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 100%
Samuel Aanestad 100%
Anthony Adams 92%
Elaine Alquist 15%
Tom Ammiano 15%
Juan Arambula 23%
Roy Ashburn 92%
Bill Berryhill 100%
Sam Blakeslee 100%
Steven Bradford 8%
Joan Buchanan 38%
Anna Caballero 38%
Charles Calderon 46%
Ron Calderon 23%
Amina Carter 23%
Wesley Chesbro 23%
Connie Conway 100%
Ellen Corbett 8%
Lou Correa 77%
Joe Coto 31%
Dave Cox 100%
Mike Davis 38%
Hector De La Torre 23%
Charles DeVore 100%
Denise Ducheny 23%
Robert Dutton 100%
Michael Duvall 38%
Bill Emmerson 100%
Mike Eng 15%
Noreen Evans 15%
Mike Feuer 15%
Nathan Fletcher 100%
Dean Florez 15%
Paul Fong 15%
Warren Furutani 23%
Martin Garrick 100%
Danny Gilmore 92%
Tom Harman 85%
Mary Hayashi 23%
Dennis Hollingsworth 100%
Alyson Huber 77%
Christine Kehoe 15%
Dan Logue 100%
Bonnie Lowenthal 15%
Abel Maldonado 85%
Jeff Miller 100%
Pedro Nava 15%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 38%
Brian Nestande 92%
Roger Niello 100%
Jenny Oropeza 8%
John Pérez 15%
Manuel Pérez 46%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 31%
Gloria Romero 31%
Ira Ruskin 15%
Lori Saldaña 15%
Jim Silva 100%
Nancy Skinner 15%
Cameron Smyth 100%
Jose Solorio 54%
Darrell Steinberg 23%
Tony Strickland 92%
Audra Strickland 100%
Sandré Swanson 23%
Alberto Torrico 23%
Van Tran 100%
Mike Villines 100%
Patricia Wiggins 15%
Roderick Wright 38%
Mark Wyland 100%
Mariko Yamada 31%
Leland Yee 15%

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