Rating Group: Equality California

2009 Positions on LGBT Rights

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-11 Mark DeSaulnier D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Steve Knight R 0%
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 100%
CA U.S. House-35 Norma Torres D 86%
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 13%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 100%
CA State Senate-4 Jim Nielsen R 0%
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 100%
CA State Senate-8 Tom Berryhill R 13%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100%
CA State Senate-13 Gerald Hill D 100%
CA State Senate-15 Jim Beall, Jr. D 100%
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 0%
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D 100%
CA State Senate-22 Ed Hernandez D 100%
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 100%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 100%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 100%
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 0%
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 100%
CA State Senate-35 Isadore Hall III D 100%
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 0%
CA State Senate-39 Martin Block D 88%
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-4 John Benoit 0%
CA Supervisor-4 Curt Hagman 13%
CA Supervisor-5 Joe Simitian N/A 100%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo 100%
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian 100%
CA Council Member-3 Bob Blumenfield 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 Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 100%
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey R 13%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma D 100%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 0%
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Anthony Adams 13%
Alfred Ernest Alquist 100%
Tom Ammiano 100%
Juan Arambula 75%
Roy Ashburn 0%
Bill Berryhill 13%
Sam Blakeslee 13%
Steven Bradford 100%
Joan Buchanan 100%
Anna Caballero 88%
Ron Calderon 100%
Amina Carter 63%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
Connie Conway 13%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 86%
Joe Coto 88%
Dave Cox 0%
Mike Davis 100%
Hector De La Torre 100%
Charles DeVore 13%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Robert Dutton 0%
Bill Emmerson 13%
Mike Eng 100%
Noreen Evans 88%
Mike Feuer 100%
Nathan Fletcher 29%
Dean Florez 83%
Paul Fong 100%
Warren Furutani 100%
Martin Garrick 0%
Danny Gilmore 14%
Tom Harman 0%
Mary Hayashi 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Alyson Huber 88%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Dan Logue 0%
Bonnie Lowenthal 100%
Abel Maldonado 43%
Jeff Miller 0%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Brian Nestande 13%
Roger Niello 13%
Jenny Oropeza 75%
John Pérez 100%
Manuel Pérez 100%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Arnold Schwarzenegger 60%
Jim Silva 0%
Nancy Skinner 100%
Cameron Smyth 30%
Jose Solorio 88%
Darrell Steinberg 100%
Tony Strickland 0%
Audra Strickland 30%
Sandré Swanson 100%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Van Tran 13%
Mike Villines 0%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Roderick Wright 88%
Mark Wyland 0%
Mariko Yamada 100%
Leland Yee 100%

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