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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
Juan Arambula 100
Roy Ashburn 30
James Battin 32
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 50
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
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 55
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
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 90
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 95
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 80
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 100
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 100
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 90
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 95
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 95
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 95
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic 100
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 95
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 100
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 95
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 95
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 35
CA State Senate 14 Thomas Berryhill Republican 55
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 25
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 50
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 35
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican 45
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 42
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 35
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 40
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 45
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 15
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 60
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 25
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 37

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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