Rating Group: Equality California

2008 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 100%
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 0%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 0%
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 100%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 100%
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 0%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 0%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 100%
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 100%
CA State Senate-8 Tom Berryhill R 0%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100%
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 0%
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 100%
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 0%
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 100%
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 0%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 100%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100%
CA Mayor-At-Large Mary Salas 100%
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries 0%
CA Supervisor-5 Joe Simitian N/A 80%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo 100%
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian 100%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill 0%
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes 100%
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. 100%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma D 100%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 0%
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Anthony Adams 0%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Juan Arambula 100%
Roy Ashburn 0%
Sam Blakeslee 0%
Anna Caballero 100%
Charles Calderon 100%
Ron Calderon 100%
Amina Carter 100%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 100%
Joe Coto 100%
Dave Cox 0%
Mike Davis 100%
Hector De La Torre 100%
Charles DeVore 0%
Denise Ducheny 80%
Robert Dutton 0%
Michael Duvall 0%
Bill Emmerson 0%
Mike Eng 100%
Noreen Evans 100%
Mike Feuer 100%
Dean Florez 100%
Warren Furutani 100%
Martin Garrick 0%
Tom Harman 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Abel Maldonado 0%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Roger Niello 0%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Jim Silva 20%
Cameron Smyth 0%
Jose Solorio 100%
Darrell Steinberg 100%
Tony Strickland 0%
Audra Strickland 0%
Sandré Swanson 100%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Van Tran 0%
Mike Villines 0%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Mark Wyland 0%
Leland Yee 100%

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