Rating Group: Equality California

2007 Positions on LGBT Rights

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 0
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 100
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 0
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 10
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 0
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 100
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 100
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 100
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 10
CA State Senate-2 Noreen Evans D 100
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 60
CA State Senate-6 Darrell Steinberg D 100
CA State Senate-7 Mark DeSaulnier D 100
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100
CA State Senate-10 Ellen Corbett D 100
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100
CA State Senate-14 Tom Berryhill R 10
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 100
CA State Senate-18 Jean Fuller R 0
CA State Senate-20 Alex Padilla D 100
CA State Senate-22 Kevin de Leon D 100
CA State Senate-24 Edward Hernandez D 100
CA State Senate-28 Ted Lieu D 100
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 20
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 90
CA State Senate-34 Lou Correa D 80
CA State Senate-36 Joel Anderson R 0
CA State Senate-37 Mimi Walters R 10
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 0
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries R 10
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas D 100
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 10
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 0
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 100
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 100
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian D 100
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 10
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes D 100
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. D 100
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 10
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 100
Samuel Aanestad 10
Richard Ackerman 10
Anthony Adams 20
Gregory Aghazarian 10
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 90
Roy Ashburn 10
James Battin 10
Patty Berg 100
Sam Blakeslee 20
Anna Caballero 100
Charles Calderon 70
Amina Carter 80
Joe Coto 100
Dave Cox 10
Mike Davis 90
Hector De La Torre 100
Charles DeVore 10
Denise Ducheny 100
Robert Dutton 10
Michael Duvall 10
Mervyn Dymally 100
Bill Emmerson 0
Mike Eng 100
Mike Feuer 100
Dean Florez 70
Bonnie Garcia 10
Martin Garrick 0
Tom Harman 10
Mary Hayashi 100
Dennis Hollingsworth 0
Shirley Horton 10
Guy Houston 10
Betty Karnette 100
Richard Keene 10
Christine Kehoe 100
Sheila Kuehl 100
John Laird 100
Lloyd Levine 100
Sally Lieber 100
Fiona Ma 100
Michael Machado 80
Abel Maldonado 20
Bob Margett 10
Bill Maze 10
Tony Mendoza 100
Carole Migden 100
Eugene Mullin 100
Pedro Nava 100
Roger Niello 20
Fabian Núñez 100
Jenny Oropeza 90
Nicole Parra 70
Don Perata 100
George Plescia 10
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100
Laura Richardson 100
Gloria Romero 100
George Runner, Jr. 10
Sharon Runner 0
Ira Ruskin 100
Mary Salas 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Jack Scott 100
Jim Silva 10
Cameron Smyth 10
Jose Solorio 100
Nell Soto 100
Audra Strickland 10
Sandré Swanson 100
Alberto Torrico 100
Van Tran 10
Mike Villines 0
Edward Vincent 100
Patricia Wiggins 100
Leland Yee 100

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