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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Congress of California Seniors

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 91%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 18%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 33%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 100%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield 100%
CA Supervisor 4 Curt Hagman 25%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 25%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 67%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 100%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 91%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 36%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 100%
CA State Senate 9 Nancy Skinner Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 25%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 92%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin De Leon Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 33%
CA State Senate 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 30 Anna Caballero Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 83%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 46 Lou Correa Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 100%
CA Mayor At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 91%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
Samuel Aanestad 25%
Anthony Adams 50%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Tom Ammiano 100%
Juan Arambula 100%
Roy Ashburn 42%
John Benoit 18%
Bill Berryhill 25%
Sam Blakeslee 33%
Martin Block 92%
Joan Buchanan 67%
Charles Calderon 75%
Ron Calderon 92%
Amina Carter 92%
Wesley Chesbro 92%
David Cogdill 33%
Connie Conway 33%
Ellen Corbett 100%
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%
Isadore Hall III 83%
Loni Hancock 100%
Diane Harkey 33%
Tom Harman 25%
Mary Hayashi 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 17%
Alyson Huber 67%
Robert Huff 25%
Dave Jones 100%
Christine Kehoe 92%
Mark Leno 100%
Carol Liu 92%
Dan Logue 25%
Bonnie Lowenthal 100%
Fiona Ma 100%
Abel Maldonado 58%
Jeff Miller 25%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 75%
Brian Nestande 33%
Roger Niello 42%
Jenny Oropeza 70%
Fran Pavley 100%
John Pérez 100%
Manuel Pérez 92%
Gloria Romero 100%
George Runner, Jr. 25%
Ira Ruskin 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%
Lois Wolk 92%
Roderick Wright 92%
Mark Wyland 27%
Mariko Yamada 100%
Leland Yee 92%

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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