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-11 Mark DeSaulnier D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Steve Knight R 33%
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 92%
CA U.S. House-35 Norma Torres D 100%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 83%
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 25%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 18%
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-8 Tom Berryhill R 25%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100%
CA State Senate-13 Gerald Hill D 100%
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 100%
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 25%
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D 100%
CA State Senate-22 Edward Hernandez D 92%
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 100%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 92%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 100%
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 25%
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 100%
CA State Senate-35 Isadore Hall III D 83%
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 25%
CA State Senate-39 Martin Block D 92%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 91%
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 N/A 91%
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian N/A 100%
CA Council Member-3 Bob Blumenfield N/A 100%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 33%
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes N/A 91%
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. N/A 100%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 100%
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey R 33%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma D 100%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 25%
Samuel Aanestad 25%
Anthony Adams 50%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Tom Ammiano 100%
Juan Arambula 100%
Roy Ashburn 42%
Bill Berryhill 25%
Sam Blakeslee 33%
Joan Buchanan 67%
Anna Caballero 100%
Charles Calderon 75%
Ron Calderon 92%
Amina Carter 92%
Wesley Chesbro 92%
Connie Conway 33%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 67%
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%
Noreen Evans 100%
Mike Feuer 100%
Nathan Fletcher 20%
Dean Florez 100%
Paul Fong 100%
Warren Furutani 100%
Martin Garrick 33%
Danny Gilmore 42%
Curt Hagman 25%
Tom Harman 25%
Mary Hayashi 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 17%
Alyson Huber 67%
Christine Kehoe 92%
Dan Logue 25%
Bonnie Lowenthal 100%
Abel Maldonado 58%
Jeff Miller 25%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 75%
Brian Nestande 33%
Roger Niello 42%
Jenny Oropeza 70%
John Pérez 100%
Manuel Pérez 92%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 92%
Gloria Romero 100%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Mary Salas 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Jim Silva 25%
Nancy Skinner 100%
Cameron Smyth 27%
Jose Solorio 92%
Darrell Steinberg 100%
Tony Strickland 33%
Audra Strickland 25%
Sandré Swanson 100%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Van Tran 33%
Mike Villines 36%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Roderick Wright 92%
Mark Wyland 27%
Mariko Yamada 100%
Leland Yee 92%

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