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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

2003 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 88%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 82%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 93%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 96%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 96%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 79%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 96%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 89%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 89%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 0%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 88%
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 96%
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 7%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 0%
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 4%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 96%
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 96%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 0%
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 0%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 96%
Samuel Aanestad 4%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Gregory Aghazarian 4%
Richard Alarcón 96%
Deirdre Alpert 96%
Roy Ashburn 0%
Pat Bates 4%
James Battin 0%
Patty Berg 93%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
Russell Bogh 0%
James Brulte 4%
John Burton 100%
Joseph Canciamilla 64%
Edward Chavez 96%
Rebecca Cohn 89%
Dave Cox 0%
Lynn Daucher 7%
Manny Diaz 100%
Denise Ducheny 96%
Joseph Dunn 96%
John Anthony Dutra 89%
Robert Dutton 0%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Martha Escutia 88%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 100%
Dean Florez 83%
Dario Frommer 93%
Bonnie Garcia 4%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 0%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Jerome Horton 86%
Shirley Horton 7%
Guy Houston 0%
Ross Johnson 5%
Betty Karnette 92%
Richard Keene 4%
Christine Kehoe 96%
William Knight 0%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
Jay La Suer 0%
Robert Leslie 0%
Lloyd Levine 96%
Sally Lieber 100%
John Longville 93%
Michael Machado 71%
Ken Maddox 15%
Abel Maldonado 11%
Bob Margett 0%
Barbara Matthews 54%
Bill Maze 0%
Cindy Montañez 96%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 100%
George Nakano 89%
Joseph Nation 96%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Thomas Oller 0%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 92%
Robert Pacheco 4%
Nicole Parra 82%
Don Perata 100%
George Plescia 4%
Charles Poochigian 0%
Sarah Reyes 82%
Keith Stuart Richman 4%
Gloria Romero 100%
Sharon Runner 0%
Simón Salinas 96%
Steve Samuelian 4%
Jack Scott 58%
Byron Sher 96%
Nell Soto 88%
Tony Strickland 4%
John Vasconcellos 81%
Edward Vincent 84%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 96%
Leland Yee 93%

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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