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-26 Julia Brownley D 75%
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 75%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 40%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 40%
CA State Assembly-2 Wesley Chesbro D 80%
CA State Assembly-3 Dan Logue R 33%
CA State Assembly-4 Mariko Yamada D 70%
CA State Assembly-15 Nancy Skinner D 90%
CA State Assembly-16 Joan Buchanan D 60%
CA State Assembly-17 Tom Ammiano D 56%
CA State Assembly-26 Connie Conway R 10%
CA State Assembly-28 Paul Fong D 60%
CA State Assembly-42 Brian Nestande R 11%
CA State Assembly-53 John Pérez D 62%
CA State Assembly-55 Curt Hagman R 0%
CA State Assembly-56 Manuel Pérez D 50%
CA State Assembly-64 Isadore Hall III D 40%
CA State Assembly-70 Bonnie Lowenthal D 50%
CA State Assembly-73 Diane Harkey R 0%
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 30%
CA State Senate-2 Noreen Evans D 44%
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-6 Darrell Steinberg D 33%
CA State Senate-7 Mark DeSaulnier D 62%
CA State Senate-8 Leland Yee D 100%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 80%
CA State Senate-10 Ellen Corbett D 60%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 80%
CA State Senate-13 Gerald Hill D 55%
CA State Senate-14 Tom Berryhill R 13%
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 50%
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D 85%
CA State Senate-18 Jean Fuller R 20%
CA State Senate-20 Alex Padilla D 40%
CA State Senate-21 Steve Knight R 10%
CA State Senate-22 Kevin de Leon D 66%
CA State Senate-24 Edward Hernandez D 70%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 50%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 40%
CA State Senate-28 Ted Lieu D 55%
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 10%
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 44%
CA State Senate-32 Norma Torres D 62%
CA State Senate-34 Lou Correa D 50%
CA State Senate-35 Roderick Wright D 50%
CA State Senate-36 Joel Anderson R 20%
CA State Senate-37 Mimi Walters R 0%
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 20%
CA State Senate-39 Martin Block D 44%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 88%
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries R 11%
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 10%
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 40%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 66%
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian D 50%
CA Council Member-3 Bob Blumenfield D 60%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 10%
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes D 71%
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. D 50%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 60%
Samuel Aanestad 11%
Anthony Adams 22%
Elaine Alquist 33%
Juan Arambula 40%
Roy Ashburn 10%
Bill Berryhill 30%
Sam Blakeslee 22%
Anna Caballero 50%
Charles Calderon 50%
Amina Carter 44%
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%
Mike Feuer 60%
Nathan Fletcher 12%
Dean Florez 40%
Warren Furutani 62%
Martin Garrick 20%
Danny Gilmore 22%
Tom Harman 20%
Mary Hayashi 60%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Alyson Huber 60%
Christine Kehoe 44%
Fiona Ma 40%
Abel Maldonado 20%
Tony Mendoza 33%
Jeff Miller 20%
Pedro Nava 50%
Roger Niello 30%
Jenny Oropeza 37%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 50%
Gloria Romero 77%
George Runner, Jr. 12%
Ira Ruskin 60%
Mary Salas 33%
Lori Saldaña 50%
Jim Silva 11%
Cameron Smyth 20%
Jose Solorio 40%
Tony Strickland 30%
Audra Strickland 30%
Sandré Swanson 77%
Alberto Torrico 40%
Van Tran 30%
Mike Villines 11%
Patricia Wiggins 60%

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