Rating Group: Congress of California Seniors

2009 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 100%
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 36%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 25%
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 100%
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 75%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 83%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA State Assembly-2 Wesley Chesbro D 92%
CA State Assembly-3 Dan Logue R 25%
CA State Assembly-4 Mariko Yamada D 100%
CA State Assembly-15 Nancy Skinner D 100%
CA State Assembly-16 Joan Buchanan D 67%
CA State Assembly-17 Tom Ammiano D 100%
CA State Assembly-26 Connie Conway R 33%
CA State Assembly-28 Paul Fong D 100%
CA State Assembly-42 Brian Nestande R 33%
CA State Assembly-53 John Pérez D 100%
CA State Assembly-55 Curt Hagman R 25%
CA State Assembly-56 Manuel Pérez D 92%
CA State Assembly-64 Isadore Hall III D 83%
CA State Assembly-70 Bonnie Lowenthal D 100%
CA State Assembly-73 Diane Harkey R 33%
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 18%
CA State Senate-2 Noreen Evans D 100%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 92%
CA State Senate-4 Jim Nielsen R 25%
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 67%
CA State Senate-6 Darrell Steinberg D 100%
CA State Senate-7 Mark DeSaulnier D 100%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100%
CA State Senate-10 Ellen Corbett D 100%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100%
CA State Senate-13 Gerald Hill D 100%
CA State Senate-14 Tom Berryhill R 25%
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 100%
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D 100%
CA State Senate-18 Jean Fuller R 25%
CA State Senate-20 Alex Padilla D 91%
CA State Senate-21 Steve Knight R 33%
CA State Senate-22 Kevin de Leon D 100%
CA State Senate-24 Edward Hernandez D 92%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 92%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 100%
CA State Senate-28 Ted Lieu D 92%
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 25%
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 92%
CA State Senate-32 Norma Torres D 100%
CA State Senate-34 Lou Correa D 67%
CA State Senate-36 Joel Anderson R 25%
CA State Senate-37 Mimi Walters R 25%
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 27%
CA State Senate-39 Martin Block D 92%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100%
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries R 33%
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 18%
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 100%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 91%
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian D 100%
CA Council Member-3 Bob Blumenfield D 100%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 33%
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes D 91%
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. D 100%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 100%
Samuel Aanestad 25%
Anthony Adams 50%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Juan Arambula 100%
Roy Ashburn 42%
Bill Berryhill 25%
Sam Blakeslee 33%
Anna Caballero 100%
Charles Calderon 75%
Amina Carter 92%
Joe Coto 100%
Dave Cox 33%
Mike Davis 100%
Hector De La Torre 100%
Charles DeVore 17%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Robert Dutton 25%
Michael Duvall 42%
Bill Emmerson 42%
Mike Eng 92%
Mike Feuer 100%
Nathan Fletcher 20%
Dean Florez 100%
Warren Furutani 100%
Martin Garrick 33%
Danny Gilmore 42%
Tom Harman 25%
Mary Hayashi 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 17%
Alyson Huber 67%
Christine Kehoe 92%
Fiona Ma 100%
Abel Maldonado 58%
Tony Mendoza 100%
Jeff Miller 25%
Pedro Nava 100%
Roger Niello 42%
Jenny Oropeza 70%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 92%
Gloria Romero 100%
George Runner, Jr. 25%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Mary Salas 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Jim Silva 25%
Cameron Smyth 27%
Jose Solorio 92%
Tony Strickland 33%
Audra Strickland 25%
Sandré Swanson 100%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Van Tran 33%
Mike Villines 36%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Roderick Wright 92%
Leland Yee 92%

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