Rating Group: California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

2003 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 0%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 4%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 8%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 88%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 4%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 100%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 82%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 93%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100%
CA State Senate-19 Hannah-Beth Jackson D 96%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 79%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 96%
CA State Senate-36 Pat Bates R 4%
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas D 100%
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan D 96%
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 7%
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 0%
CA Supervisor-5 Bruce McPherson 4%
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 100%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo N/A 96%
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz N/A 96%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 0%
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 0%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 96%
CA State Board of Equalization Jerome Horton D 86%
Samuel Aanestad 4%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Gregory Aghazarian 4%
Richard Alarcón 96%
Deirdre Alpert 96%
Roy Ashburn 0%
James Battin 0%
Patty Berg 93%
Rudy Bermúdez 100%
Russell Bogh 0%
Debra Bowen 88%
James Brulte 4%
John Burton 100%
Ron Calderon 89%
John Campbell III 0%
Joseph Canciamilla 64%
Edward Chavez 96%
Wesley Chesbro 88%
Rebecca Cohn 89%
Ellen Corbett 96%
Lou Correa 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%
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%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 82%
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%
Darrell Steinberg 100%
Tony Strickland 4%
John Vasconcellos 81%
Edward Vincent 84%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 100%
Patricia Wiggins 96%
Mark Wyland 0%
Leland Yee 93%

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