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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

2001 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Dion Aroner 100%
John Burton 100%
Thomas Calderon 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 100%
Edward Chavez 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
Manny Diaz 100%
Joseph Dunn 100%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 100%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Robert Hertzberg 100%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 100%
Fred Keeley 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Longville 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Carole Migden 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Kevin Shelley 100%
Nell Soto 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
Virginia Strom-Martin 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
Carl Washington 100%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Richard Alarcón 97%
Elaine Alquist 97%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 97%
Dario Frommer 97%
George Nakano 97%
Jack O'Connell 97%
Sarah Reyes 97%
Simón Salinas 97%
Byron Sher 97%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 97%
Helen Thomson 97%
Edward Vincent 97%
Patricia Wiggins 97%
Joseph Canciamilla 94%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 94%
Liz Figueroa 94%
Betty Karnette 94%
Kevin Murray 94%
Joseph Nation 94%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 94%
Howard Wayne 94%
CA State Senate 35 Roderick Wright Democratic 94%
Dennis Cardoza 93%
Deirdre Alpert 91%
Martha Escutia 91%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 91%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 91%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 88%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 88%
Sally Havice 88%
Jack Scott 88%
Don Perata 87%
Richard Polanco 87%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 85%
Barbara Matthews 85%
Dean Florez 84%
Jerome Horton 84%
Louis Papan 82%
John Vasconcellos 82%
Michael Machado 69%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 61%
Steve Peace 61%
Abel Maldonado 33%
Ken Maddox 30%
Anthony Pescetti 27%
Mike Briggs 17%
Bill Leonard 16%
David Kelley 15%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 15%
Robert Leslie 12%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 10%
Samuel Aanestad 9%
Russell Bogh 9%
Dave Cox 9%
Jay La Suer 9%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 9%
Robert Pacheco 9%
Keith Stuart Richman 9%
Tony Strickland 9%
Charlene Zettel 7%
James Battin 6%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 6%
Lynn Daucher 6%
Richard Dickerson 6%
Tom Harman 6%
Lynne Leach 6%
Bob Margett 6%
George Runner, Jr. 6%
Pat Bates 3%
Bill Campbell 3%
K. Maurice Johannessen 3%
Rod Pacheco 3%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 3%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Roy Ashburn 0%
James Brulte 0%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Ross Johnson 0%
William Knight 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 0%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Thomas Oller 0%
Charles Poochigian 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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