Rating Group: California Alliance for Retired Americans

2006 Positions on Senior & Retirement Issues

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 13
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 13
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 25
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 94
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 13
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 88
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 100
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 88
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 88
CA State Assembly-2 Wesley Chesbro D 93
CA State Senate-2 Noreen Evans D 100
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 100
CA State Senate-8 Leland Yee D 100
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 100
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 100
CA State Senate-28 Ted Lieu D 93
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 13
CA State Senate-37 Mimi Walters R 13
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 13
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen D 94
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas D 100
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan D 100
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 19
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 13
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 93
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 81
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz D 94
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 13
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 6
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 94
Samuel Aanestad 19
Richard Ackerman 13
Gregory Aghazarian 13
Richard Alarcón 81
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 88
Roy Ashburn 19
Joe Baca, Sr. 94
James Battin 19
Patty Berg 100
Rudy Bermúdez 94
Sam Blakeslee 19
Russell Bogh 25
Charles Calderon 81
Joseph Canciamilla 81
Edward Chavez 88
Rebecca Cohn 100
Joe Coto 100
Dave Cox 25
Lynn Daucher 56
Hector De La Torre 100
Charles DeVore 6
Denise Ducheny 93
Joseph Dunn 100
Robert Dutton 19
Mervyn Dymally 100
Bill Emmerson 19
Martha Escutia 87
Liz Figueroa 94
Dean Florez 81
Dario Frommer 100
Bonnie Garcia 25
Jackie Goldberg 100
Tom Harman 27
Ray Haynes, Jr. 13
Dennis Hollingsworth 6
Jerome Horton 94
Shirley Horton 44
Guy Houston 13
Betty Karnette 100
Richard Keene 13
Christine Kehoe 88
Johan Klehs 88
Sheila Kuehl 94
John Laird 100
Jay La Suer 13
Robert Leslie 6
Lloyd Levine 100
Sally Lieber 100
Michael Machado 80
Abel Maldonado 31
Bob Margett 25
Barbara Matthews 63
Bill Maze 19
Carole Migden 100
Cindy Montañez 94
William Phillip Morrow 13
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 19
Eugene Mullin 88
Kevin Murray 88
Joseph Nation 93
Pedro Nava 94
Roger Niello 19
Fabian Núñez 100
Jenny Oropeza 100
Deborah Ortiz 94
Nicole Parra 75
Don Perata 88
George Plescia 13
Charles Poochigian 13
Keith Stuart Richman 19
Gloria Romero 100
George Runner, Jr. 19
Sharon Runner 13
Ira Ruskin 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Simón Salinas 100
Arnold Schwarzenegger 73
Jack Scott 87
Nell Soto 87
Audra Strickland 13
Alberto Torrico 100
Van Tran 19
Thomas Umberg 100
Mike Villines 13
Edward Vincent 100

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