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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

2002 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 10%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 13%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 10%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 0%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 57%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cardenas Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 35 Roderick Wright Democratic 85%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 89%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 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%
Phillip Wyman 0%
Charlene Zettel 7%

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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