Rating Group: Congress of California Seniors

2002 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 18%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 88%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 82%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 31%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 94%
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 94%
CA State Assembly-2 Wesley Chesbro D 94%
CA State Senate-6 Darrell Steinberg D 100%
CA State Senate-10 Ellen Corbett D 82%
CA State Senate-19 Hannah-Beth Jackson D 94%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 71%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 88%
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 88%
CA State Senate-34 Lou Correa D 59%
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 35%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen D 88%
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan D 100%
CA Supervisor-5 Bruce McPherson 24%
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 88%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 100%
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz D 100%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 35%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 88%
Samuel Aanestad 41%
Richard Ackerman 6%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 100%
Roy Ashburn 29%
Pat Bates 35%
James Battin 18%
Russell Bogh 35%
James Brulte 18%
John Burton 100%
Joseph Canciamilla 94%
Edward Chavez 94%
Rebecca Cohn 94%
Dave Cox 29%
Lynn Daucher 35%
Manny Diaz 100%
Joseph Dunn 94%
John Anthony Dutra 94%
Martha Escutia 82%
Liz Figueroa 94%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 100%
Dean Florez 88%
Dario Frommer 100%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 47%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 12%
Dennis Hollingsworth 31%
Jerome Horton 82%
Ross Johnson 6%
Betty Karnette 94%
Christine Kehoe 94%
William Knight 18%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
Jay La Suer 35%
Robert Leslie 35%
John Longville 100%
Michael Machado 94%
Ken Maddox 35%
Abel Maldonado 41%
Bob Margett 24%
Barbara Matthews 65%
William Phillip Morrow 12%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 29%
Kevin Murray 82%
George Nakano 82%
Joseph Nation 88%
Thomas Oller 18%
Jenny Oropeza 88%
Deborah Ortiz 88%
Robert Pacheco 41%
Don Perata 88%
Charles Poochigian 19%
Sarah Reyes 100%
Keith Stuart Richman 29%
Gloria Romero 94%
George Runner, Jr. 18%
Simón Salinas 100%
Jack Scott 94%
Byron Sher 81%
Nell Soto 94%
Tony Strickland 35%
John Vasconcellos 88%
Edward Vincent 67%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 94%

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