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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

1999 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 8%
Richard Ackerman 7%
Richard Alarcón 92%
Deirdre Alpert 88%
Elaine Alquist 96%
Dion Aroner 100%
Roy Ashburn 11%
Steve Charles Baldwin 0%
Pat Bates 11%
James Battin 7%
Scott Baugh 7%
Audie Bock 100%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 88%
Marilyn Brewer 7%
Mike Briggs 19%
James Brulte 12%
John Burton 100%
Thomas Calderon 96%
Bill Campbell 8%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 96%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 96%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 79%
Dave Cox 11%
James Cunneen 30%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 89%
Richard Dickerson 7%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Joseph Dunn 100%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 96%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 96%
Dean Florez 89%
Richard Floyd 63%
Peter Frusetta 41%
Martin Gallegos 96%
Brett Granlund 41%
Sally Havice 93%
Tom Hayden 96%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
Robert Hertzberg 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
George House, Jr. 7%
Teresa Hughes 91%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
K. Maurice Johannessen 12%
Ross Johnson 8%
Patrick Johnston 88%
Howard Kaloogian 0%
Betty Karnette 100%
Fred Keeley 100%
David Kelley 12%
William Knight 0%
Wally Knox 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
Lynne Leach 11%
Ted Lempert 93%
Bill Leonard 7%
Robert Leslie 4%
John Lewis 0%
John Longville 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Michael Machado 93%
Ken Maddox 30%
Abel Maldonado 26%
Bob Margett 19%
Kerry Mazzoni 89%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 20%
Carole Migden 100%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 0%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Richard Mountjoy 4%
Kevin Murray 68%
George Nakano 89%
Jack O'Connell 100%
Keith Olberg 7%
Thomas Oller 7%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Robert Pacheco 15%
Rod Pacheco 7%
Louis Papan 96%
Steve Peace 52%
Don Perata 84%
Anthony Pescetti 44%
Richard Polanco 100%
Charles Poochigian 12%
Richard Keith Rainey 20%
Sarah Reyes 96%
Gloria Romero 100%
George Runner, Jr. 92%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 84%
Jack Scott 96%
Kevin Shelley 100%
Byron Sher 96%
Hilda Solis 100%
Nell Soto 93%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 92%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
Tony Strickland 15%
Virginia Strom-Martin 96%
Bruce Thompson 4%
Helen Thomson 93%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100%
John Vasconcellos 92%
Antonio Villaraigosa 100%
Edward Vincent 96%
Carl Washington 96%
Howard Wayne 96%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 93%
Scott Wildman 100%
Cathie Wright 16%
Roderick Wright 96%
Charlene Zettel 19%

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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