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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Congress of California Seniors

2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 29%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 19%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 24%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 43 Mike Gatto Democratic 95%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 33%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 24%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 71%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 28%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 94%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 95%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 29%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 28%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 35 Isadore Hall III Democratic 90%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 19%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 89%
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 29%
CA Supervisor 4 Curt Hagman 29%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 94%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 100%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 28%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 95%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 100%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
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 43%
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%
Diane Harkey 24%
Tom Harman 36%
Mary Hayashi 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 27%
Alyson Huber 76%
Dave Jones 95%
Christine Kehoe 94%
Dan Logue 24%
Bonnie Lowenthal 100%
Fiona Ma 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%
George Runner, Jr. 22%
Ira Ruskin 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%

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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