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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
Dion Aroner 100%
Audie Bock 100%
John Burton 100%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cardenas Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 100%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Joseph Dunn 100%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
Robert Hertzberg 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
Betty Karnette 100%
Fred Keeley 100%
Wally Knox 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Longville 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Carole Migden 100%
Jack O'Connell 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Richard Polanco 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Kevin Shelley 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 100%
Antonio Villaraigosa 100%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Scott Wildman 100%
Elaine Alquist 96%
Thomas Calderon 96%
Dennis Cardoza 96%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 96%
Liz Figueroa 96%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 96%
Martin Gallegos 96%
Tom Hayden 96%
Louis Papan 96%
Sarah Reyes 96%
Jack Scott 96%
Byron Sher 96%
Virginia Strom-Martin 96%
Edward Vincent 96%
Carl Washington 96%
Howard Wayne 96%
CA State Senate 35 Roderick Wright Democratic 96%
Sally Havice 93%
Ted Lempert 93%
Michael Machado 93%
Nell Soto 93%
Helen Thomson 93%
Patricia Wiggins 93%
Richard Alarcón 92%
George Runner, Jr. 92%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 92%
John Vasconcellos 92%
Teresa Hughes 91%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 89%
Dean Florez 89%
Kerry Mazzoni 89%
George Nakano 89%
Deirdre Alpert 88%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 88%
Patrick Johnston 88%
Don Perata 84%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 79%
Kevin Murray 68%
Richard Floyd 63%
Steve Peace 52%
Anthony Pescetti 44%
Peter Frusetta 41%
Brett Granlund 41%
James Cunneen 30%
Ken Maddox 30%
Abel Maldonado 26%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 20%
Richard Keith Rainey 20%
Mike Briggs 19%
Bob Margett 19%
Charlene Zettel 19%
Cathie Wright 16%
Robert Pacheco 15%
Tony Strickland 15%
James Brulte 12%
K. Maurice Johannessen 12%
David Kelley 12%
Charles Poochigian 12%
Roy Ashburn 11%
Pat Bates 11%
Dave Cox 11%
Lynne Leach 11%
Samuel Aanestad 8%
Bill Campbell 8%
Ross Johnson 8%
Richard Ackerman 7%
James Battin 7%
Scott Baugh 7%
Marilyn Brewer 7%
Richard Dickerson 7%
George House, Jr. 7%
Bill Leonard 7%
Keith Olberg 7%
Thomas Oller 7%
Rod Pacheco 7%
Robert Leslie 4%
Richard Mountjoy 4%
Bruce Thompson 4%
Steve Charles Baldwin 0%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
Howard Kaloogian 0%
William Knight 0%
John Lewis 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 0%
William Phillip Morrow 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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