Rating Group: California School Employees Association

2009 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 70%
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 22%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 40%
CA U.S. House-11 Mark DeSaulnier D 62%
CA U.S. House-25 Steve Knight R 10%
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 75%
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 55%
CA U.S. House-35 Norma Torres D 62%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 40%
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 0%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 40%
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 30%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 44%
CA State Senate-4 Jim Nielsen R 30%
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 40%
CA State Senate-8 Tom Berryhill R 13%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 80%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 80%
CA State Senate-13 Gerald Hill D 55%
CA State Senate-15 Jim Beall, Jr. D 50%
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 20%
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D 85%
CA State Senate-22 Ed Hernandez D 70%
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 66%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 50%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 40%
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 10%
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 33%
CA State Senate-35 Isadore Hall III D 40%
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 20%
CA State Senate-39 Martin Block D 44%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 40%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 88%
CA Mayor-At-Large Mary Salas 33%
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries 11%
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 10%
CA Supervisor-4 Curt Hagman 0%
CA Supervisor-5 Joe Simitian D 40%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo 66%
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian 50%
CA Council Member-3 Bob Blumenfield 60%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill 10%
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes 71%
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. 50%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 60%
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey R 0%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma D 40%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 12%
Samuel Aanestad 11%
Anthony Adams 22%
Elaine Alquist 33%
Tom Ammiano 56%
Juan Arambula 40%
Roy Ashburn 10%
Bill Berryhill 30%
Sam Blakeslee 22%
Joan Buchanan 60%
Anna Caballero 50%
Charles Calderon 50%
Ron Calderon 44%
Amina Carter 44%
Wesley Chesbro 80%
Connie Conway 10%
Ellen Corbett 60%
Lou Correa 50%
Joe Coto 50%
Dave Cox 10%
Mike Davis 16%
Hector De La Torre 80%
Charles DeVore 11%
Denise Ducheny 62%
Robert Dutton 37%
Michael Duvall 0%
Bill Emmerson 20%
Mike Eng 57%
Noreen Evans 44%
Mike Feuer 60%
Nathan Fletcher 12%
Dean Florez 40%
Paul Fong 60%
Warren Furutani 62%
Martin Garrick 20%
Danny Gilmore 22%
Tom Harman 20%
Mary Hayashi 60%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Alyson Huber 60%
Christine Kehoe 44%
Dan Logue 33%
Bonnie Lowenthal 50%
Abel Maldonado 20%
Jeff Miller 20%
Pedro Nava 50%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 75%
Brian Nestande 11%
Roger Niello 30%
Jenny Oropeza 37%
John Pérez 62%
Manuel Pérez 50%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 50%
Gloria Romero 77%
Ira Ruskin 60%
Lori Saldaña 50%
Jim Silva 11%
Nancy Skinner 90%
Cameron Smyth 20%
Jose Solorio 40%
Darrell Steinberg 33%
Tony Strickland 30%
Audra Strickland 30%
Sandré Swanson 77%
Alberto Torrico 40%
Van Tran 30%
Mike Villines 11%
Patricia Wiggins 60%
Roderick Wright 50%
Mark Wyland 20%
Mariko Yamada 70%
Leland Yee 100%

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