Rating Group: Equality California

2005-2006 Positions on LGBT Rights

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 0
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 0
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 0
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 87
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 0
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu 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 93
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 93
CA State Assembly-2 Wesley Chesbro D 100
CA State Senate-2 Noreen Evans D 100
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 100
CA State Senate-8 Leland Yee D 100
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 100
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 100
CA State Senate-28 Ted Lieu D 100
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 0
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 93
CA State Senate-37 Mimi Walters R 0
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 0
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen D 93
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas D 100
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan D 100
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 0
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 0
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 100
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 100
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz D 100
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 0
CA Council Member-At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 93
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 0
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 100
Samuel Aanestad 0
Richard Ackerman 0
Gregory Aghazarian 0
Richard Alarcón 87
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 67
Roy Ashburn 0
James Battin 0
Patty Berg 100
Rudy Bermúdez 100
Sam Blakeslee 0
Russell Bogh 0
Joseph Canciamilla 100
Edward Chavez 100
Rebecca Cohn 100
Joe Coto 100
Dave Cox 0
Lynn Daucher 13
Hector De La Torre 100
Charles DeVore 0
Denise Ducheny 93
Joseph Dunn 100
Robert Dutton 0
Mervyn Dymally 100
Bill Emmerson 0
Martha Escutia 73
Liz Figueroa 100
Dean Florez 27
Dario Frommer 93
Bonnie Garcia 7
Jackie Goldberg 100
Tom Harman 0
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0
Dennis Hollingsworth 0
Jerome Horton 93
Shirley Horton 0
Guy Houston 0
Betty Karnette 100
Richard Keene 0
Christine Kehoe 100
Johan Klehs 100
Sheila Kuehl 100
John Laird 100
Jay La Suer 0
Robert Leslie 0
Lloyd Levine 100
Sally Lieber 100
Michael Machado 87
Abel Maldonado 0
Bob Margett 0
Barbara Matthews 93
Bill Maze 0
Carole Migden 100
Cindy Montañez 100
William Phillip Morrow 0
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 7
Eugene Mullin 100
Kevin Murray 92
Joseph Nation 100
Pedro Nava 100
Roger Niello 0
Fabian Núñez 100
Jenny Oropeza 100
Deborah Ortiz 100
Nicole Parra 73
Don Perata 100
George Plescia 0
Charles Poochigian 0
Keith Stuart Richman 20
Gloria Romero 93
George Runner, Jr. 0
Sharon Runner 0
Ira Ruskin 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Simón Salinas 100
Arnold Schwarzenegger 71
Jack Scott 93
Nell Soto 93
Audra Strickland 0
Alberto Torrico 93
Van Tran 0
Thomas Umberg 93
Mike Villines 0
Edward Vincent 100

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