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