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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
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 100
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 100
Patty Berg 100
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100
Amina Carter 100
Ellen Corbett 100
Joe Coto 100
Mike Davis 100
Hector De La Torre 100
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100
Mervyn Dymally 100
Mike Eng 100
Noreen Evans 100
Mike Feuer 100
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes No Party Affiliation 100
Mary Hayashi 100
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100
Betty Karnette 100
Christine Kehoe 100
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian No Party Affiliation 100
John Laird 100
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 Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 100
Carole Migden 100
Eugene Mullin 100
Pedro Nava 100
Fabian Núñez 100
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 100
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. No Party Affiliation 100
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100
Gloria Romero 100
Ira Ruskin 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Jack Scott 100
Nell Soto 100
Darrell Steinberg 100
Sandré Swanson 100
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100
Alberto Torrico 100
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100
Anna Caballero 95
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo No Party Affiliation 95
Denise Ducheny 95
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 95
CA State Senate 22 Edward Hernandez Democratic 95
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 95
Sheila Kuehl 95
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 95
Gloria Negrete McLeod 95
Jenny Oropeza 95
Mary Salas 95
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 95
Jose Solorio 95
Patricia Wiggins 95
Leland Yee 95
Edward Vincent 93
Charles Calderon 90
Ron Calderon 90
Dean Florez 90
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 90
Nicole Parra 90
Don Perata 90
Michael Machado 85
Lou Correa 80
Abel Maldonado 75
Gregory Aghazarian 65
Sam Blakeslee 65
Bonnie Garcia 65
Shirley Horton 65
Anthony Adams 60
Bill Emmerson 60
Richard Keene 60
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 60
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 55
Bill Maze 55
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 55
Roger Niello 55
Van Tran 55
Mike Villines 55
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 50
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 50
Guy Houston 50
George Plescia 50
Cameron Smyth 47
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 45
Martin Garrick 45
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 45
Jim Silva 45
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 42
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 40
Bob Margett 40
Audra Strickland 40
Mark Wyland 37
Samuel Aanestad 35
Richard Ackerman 35
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 35
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 35
Charles DeVore 35
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 35
James Battin 32
Roy Ashburn 30
Michael Duvall 30
Dennis Hollingsworth 30
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 30
Robert Dutton 28
Tom Harman 26
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 25
Dave Cox 25
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 25
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 25
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 15

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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