Rating Group: Congress of California Seniors

2010 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 100%
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 29%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 22%
CA U.S. House-11 Mark DeSaulnier D 94%
CA U.S. House-25 Steve Knight R 19%
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 100%
CA U.S. House-35 Norma Torres D 100%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 95%
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 24%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA State Assembly-43 Mike Gatto D 95%
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 33%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 100%
CA State Senate-4 Jim Nielsen R 24%
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 71%
CA State Senate-8 Tom Berryhill R 28%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 94%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100%
CA State Senate-13 Gerald Hill D 100%
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 95%
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 29%
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D 100%
CA State Senate-22 Edward Hernandez D 100%
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 100%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 100%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 100%
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 28%
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 100%
CA State Senate-35 Isadore Hall III D 90%
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 19%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 89%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 95%
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries R 29%
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 94%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo N/A 100%
CA Council Member-3 Bob Blumenfield N/A 100%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 28%
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes N/A 95%
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 24%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma D 100%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 22%
Samuel Aanestad 33%
Anthony Adams 24%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Tom Ammiano 100%
Juan Arambula 95%
Roy Ashburn 28%
Bill Berryhill 24%
Sam Blakeslee 33%
Steven Bradford 95%
Joan Buchanan 81%
Anna Caballero 90%
Charles Calderon 90%
Ron Calderon 88%
Amina Carter 100%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
Connie Conway 24%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 56%
Joe Coto 100%
Mike Davis 100%
Hector De La Torre 100%
Charles DeVore 24%
Denise Ducheny 94%
Robert Dutton 22%
Bill Emmerson 18%
Mike Eng 95%
Noreen Evans 100%
Mike Feuer 100%
Nathan Fletcher 35%
Dean Florez 100%
Paul Fong 100%
Warren Furutani 76%
Martin Garrick 24%
Danny Gilmore 43%
Curt Hagman 29%
Tom Harman 36%
Mary Hayashi 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 27%
Alyson Huber 76%
Christine Kehoe 94%
Dan Logue 24%
Bonnie Lowenthal 100%
Jeff Miller 19%
Pedro Nava 95%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Brian Nestande 38%
Roger Niello 24%
Chris Norby 30%
Jenny Oropeza 50%
John Pérez 100%
Manuel Pérez 95%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Mary Salas 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Jim Silva 24%
Nancy Skinner 100%
Cameron Smyth 30%
Jose Solorio 100%
Darrell Steinberg 100%
Tony Strickland 28%
Audra Strickland 24%
Sandré Swanson 100%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Van Tran 24%
Mike Villines 35%
Patricia Wiggins 80%
Roderick Wright 83%
Mark Wyland 22%
Mariko Yamada 100%
Leland Yee 94%

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