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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Congress of California Seniors

2007 Positions on Senior & Retirement Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 35
Richard Ackerman 35
Anthony Adams 60
Gregory Aghazarian 65
Elaine Alquist 100
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 35
Juan Arambula 100
Roy Ashburn 30
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100
James Battin 32
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 50
Patty Berg 100
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 55
Sam Blakeslee 65
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100
Anna Caballero 95
Charles Calderon 90
Ron Calderon 90
Amina Carter 100
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 95
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 25
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 50
Ellen Corbett 100
Lou Correa 80
Joe Coto 100
Dave Cox 25
Mike Davis 100
Hector De La Torre 100
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 35
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 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
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 100
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 45
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 42
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 90
Bonnie Garcia 65
Martin Garrick 45
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 95
Tom Harman 26
Mary Hayashi 100
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 95
Dennis Hollingsworth 30
Shirley Horton 65
Guy Houston 50
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 35
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 40
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 95
Betty Karnette 100
Richard Keene 60
Christine Kehoe 100
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 100
Sheila Kuehl 95
John Laird 100
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 45
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100
Lloyd Levine 100
Sally Lieber 100
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 95
Michael Machado 85
Abel Maldonado 75
Bob Margett 40
Bill Maze 55
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 15
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 100
Carole Migden 100
Eugene Mullin 100
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 55
Pedro Nava 100
Gloria Negrete McLeod 95
Roger Niello 55
Fabian Núñez 100
Jenny Oropeza 95
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 100
Nicole Parra 90
Don Perata 90
George Plescia 50
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 100
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100
Gloria Romero 100
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 25
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 30
Ira Ruskin 100
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 95
Lori Saldaña 100
Jack Scott 100
Jim Silva 45
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian Democratic 95
Cameron Smyth 47
Jose Solorio 95
Nell Soto 100
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 60
Darrell Steinberg 100
Audra Strickland 40
Sandré Swanson 100
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100
Alberto Torrico 100
Van Tran 55
Mike Villines 55
Edward Vincent 93
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 25
Patricia Wiggins 95
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100
Mark Wyland 37
Leland Yee 95

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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