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-11 Mark DeSaulnier D 100
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 25
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 42
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 100
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 90
CA State Senate-8 Tom Berryhill R 55
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 95
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100
CA State Senate-15 Jim Beall, Jr. D 100
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 45
CA State Senate-21 Sharon Runner R 30
CA State Senate-22 Ed Hernandez D 95
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 100
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 35
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 100
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 35
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 100
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 95
CA Mayor-At-Large Mary Salas 95
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries 40
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 60
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 50
CA Supervisor-5 Joe Simitian D 95
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo 95
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian 100
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill 25
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes 100
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. 100
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 55
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 100
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma D 95
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 25
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
Ron Calderon 90
Amina Carter 100
Ellen Corbett 100
Lou Correa 80
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
Noreen Evans 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
Michael Machado 85
Abel Maldonado 75
Bob Margett 40
Bill Maze 55
Carole Migden 100
Eugene Mullin 100
Pedro Nava 100
Gloria Negrete McLeod 95
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
Ira Ruskin 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Jack Scott 100
Jim Silva 45
Cameron Smyth 47
Jose Solorio 95
Nell Soto 100
Darrell Steinberg 100
Audra Strickland 40
Sandré Swanson 100
Alberto Torrico 100
Van Tran 55
Mike Villines 55
Edward Vincent 93
Patricia Wiggins 95
Mark Wyland 37
Leland Yee 95

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