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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California School Employees Association

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 11%
Anthony Adams 22%
Elaine Alquist 33%
Tom Ammiano 56%
Juan Arambula 40%
Roy Ashburn 10%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 10%
Bill Berryhill 30%
Sam Blakeslee 22%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield 60%
Joan Buchanan 60%
Anna Caballero 50%
Charles Calderon 50%
Ron Calderon 44%
Amina Carter 44%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 66%
Wesley Chesbro 80%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 10%
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%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 71%
Warren Furutani 62%
Martin Garrick 20%
Danny Gilmore 22%
CA Supervisor 4 Curt Hagman 0%
Tom Harman 20%
Mary Hayashi 60%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Alyson Huber 60%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 11%
Christine Kehoe 44%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 50%
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%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 50%
Gloria Romero 77%
Ira Ruskin 60%
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 33%
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%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 40%
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 50%
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 75%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 62%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 40%
CA State Senate 35 Isadore Hall III Democratic 40%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 80%
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 70%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 70%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 88%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 55%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 40%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 40%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 33%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 85%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 40%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 62%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 44%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 60%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 40%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 20%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 40%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 20%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 30%
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey Republican 0%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 10%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 30%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 12%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 0%

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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