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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
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100
Joe Coto 100
Mike Davis 100
Hector De La Torre 100
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100
Mervyn Dymally 100
Mike Eng 100
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 100
Mike Feuer 100
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 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 Democratic 100
John Laird 100
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100
Lloyd Levine 100
Sally Lieber 100
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100
Tony Mendoza 100
Carole Migden 100
Eugene Mullin 100
Pedro Nava 100
Fabian Núñez 100
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 100
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100
Gloria Romero 100
Ira Ruskin 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Jack Scott 100
Nell Soto 100
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100
Sandré Swanson 100
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100
Alberto Torrico 100
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100
Anna Caballero 95
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 95
Denise Ducheny 95
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 95
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 95
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 95
Sheila Kuehl 95
Fiona Ma 95
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 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
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 90
Dean Florez 90
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 90
Nicole Parra 90
Don Perata 90
Michael Machado 85
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 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 14 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 18 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
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 37
Samuel Aanestad 35
Richard Ackerman 35
CA State Senate 36 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
Sharon Runner 30
Robert Dutton 28
Tom Harman 26
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 25
Dave Cox 25
George Runner, Jr. 25
CA State Senate 37 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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