Rating Group: California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

2002 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 10%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 78%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 57%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House-29 Tony Cárdenas D 100%
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 100%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 7%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 100%
CA State Assembly-2 Wesley Chesbro D 100%
CA State Senate-6 Darrell Steinberg D 100%
CA State Senate-10 Ellen Corbett D 100%
CA State Senate-19 Hannah-Beth Jackson D 100%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 100%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 100%
CA State Senate-34 Lou Correa D 86%
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 7%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen D 89%
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan D 100%
CA Supervisor-4 Dick Monteith 13%
CA Supervisor-5 Bruce McPherson 10%
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 100%
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz D 100%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 0%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 90%
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Richard Ackerman 11%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 100%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Dion Aroner 100%
Roy Ashburn 0%
Pat Bates 7%
James Battin 10%
Russell Bogh 0%
Mike Briggs 8%
James Brulte 10%
John Burton 100%
Thomas Calderon 100%
Bill Campbell 7%
Joseph Canciamilla 86%
Dennis Cardoza 93%
Edward Chavez 100%
Rebecca Cohn 86%
Dave Cox 0%
Lynn Daucher 0%
Manny Diaz 100%
Richard Dickerson 0%
Joseph Dunn 100%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 100%
Dean Florez 71%
Dario Frommer 100%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 7%
Sally Havice 92%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 10%
Robert Hertzberg 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Jerome Horton 100%
K. Maurice Johannessen 10%
Ross Johnson 11%
Betty Karnette 100%
Fred Keeley 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
David Kelley 7%
William Knight 10%
Sheila Kuehl 90%
Jay La Suer 0%
Lynne Leach 8%
Bill Leonard 8%
Robert Leslie 0%
John Longville 100%
Michael Machado 80%
Ken Maddox 7%
Abel Maldonado 7%
Bob Margett 10%
Barbara Matthews 57%
Carole Migden 100%
William Phillip Morrow 11%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0%
Kevin Murray 90%
George Nakano 100%
Joseph Nation 100%
Jack O'Connell 100%
Thomas Oller 10%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Robert Pacheco 8%
Rod Pacheco 0%
Louis Papan 57%
Steve Peace 50%
Don Perata 90%
Anthony Pescetti 7%
Richard Polanco 80%
Charles Poochigian 10%
Sarah Reyes 86%
Keith Stuart Richman 7%
Gloria Romero 100%
George Runner, Jr. 17%
Simón Salinas 100%
Jack Scott 100%
Kevin Shelley 100%
Byron Sher 100%
Nell Soto 100%
Tony Strickland 8%
Virginia Strom-Martin 100%
Helen Thomson 100%
John Vasconcellos 100%
Edward Vincent 100%
Carl Washington 100%
Howard Wayne 100%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Roderick Wright 85%
Phillip Wyman 0%
Charlene Zettel 7%

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