Rating Group: Congress of California Seniors

2007 Positions on Senior & Retirement Issues

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 45
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 100
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 15
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 50
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 35
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 100
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 95
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 42
CA State Senate-2 Noreen Evans D 100
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 100
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 90
CA State Senate-6 Darrell Steinberg D 100
CA State Senate-7 Mark DeSaulnier D 100
CA State Senate-8 Leland Yee D 95
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 95
CA State Senate-10 Ellen Corbett D 100
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100
CA State Senate-14 Tom Berryhill R 55
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 100
CA State Senate-18 Jean Fuller R 45
CA State Senate-20 Alex Padilla D 100
CA State Senate-22 Kevin de Leon D 100
CA State Senate-24 Edward Hernandez D 95
CA State Senate-28 Ted Lieu D 100
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 35
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 90
CA State Senate-34 Lou Correa D 80
CA State Senate-36 Joel Anderson R 35
CA State Senate-37 Mimi Walters R 25
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 37
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 95
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries R 40
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas D 100
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 60
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 50
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 95
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 95
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian D 100
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 25
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes D 100
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. D 100
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 55
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 100
Samuel Aanestad 35
Richard Ackerman 35
Anthony Adams 60
Gregory Aghazarian 65
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 100
Roy Ashburn 30
James Battin 32
Patty Berg 100
Sam Blakeslee 65
Anna Caballero 95
Charles Calderon 90
Amina Carter 100
Joe Coto 100
Dave Cox 25
Mike Davis 100
Hector De La Torre 100
Charles DeVore 35
Denise Ducheny 95
Robert Dutton 28
Michael Duvall 30
Mervyn Dymally 100
Bill Emmerson 60
Mike Eng 100
Mike Feuer 100
Dean Florez 90
Bonnie Garcia 65
Martin Garrick 45
Tom Harman 26
Mary Hayashi 100
Dennis Hollingsworth 30
Shirley Horton 65
Guy Houston 50
Betty Karnette 100
Richard Keene 60
Christine Kehoe 100
Sheila Kuehl 95
John Laird 100
Lloyd Levine 100
Sally Lieber 100
Fiona Ma 95
Michael Machado 85
Abel Maldonado 75
Bob Margett 40
Bill Maze 55
Tony Mendoza 100
Carole Migden 100
Eugene Mullin 100
Pedro Nava 100
Roger Niello 55
Fabian Núñez 100
Jenny Oropeza 95
Nicole Parra 90
Don Perata 90
George Plescia 50
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100
Gloria Romero 100
George Runner, Jr. 25
Sharon Runner 30
Ira Ruskin 100
Mary Salas 95
Lori Saldaña 100
Jack Scott 100
Jim Silva 45
Cameron Smyth 47
Jose Solorio 95
Nell Soto 100
Audra Strickland 40
Sandré Swanson 100
Alberto Torrico 100
Van Tran 55
Mike Villines 55
Edward Vincent 93
Patricia Wiggins 95

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