Rating Group: California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

1997 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 11%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 92%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 86%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House-29 Tony Cardenas D 100%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 15%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 96%
CA State Senate-35 Roderick Wright D 100%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen D 100%
CA Mayor-At-Large Michael Sweeney 100%
CA Supervisor-4 Dick Monteith 5%
CA Supervisor-5 Bruce McPherson 19%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 100%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Fred Aguiar 20%
Barbara Alby 17%
Deirdre Alpert 100%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Dion Aroner 100%
Roy Ashburn 18%
Ruben Ayala 95%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Steve Charles Baldwin 4%
James Battin 12%
Scott Baugh 4%
Tom Bordonaro, Jr. 14%
Larry Bowler 11%
Marilyn Brewer 0%
Valerie Kent Brown 100%
James Brulte 4%
John Burton 100%
Cruz Bustamante 100%
Louis Caldera 85%
Charles Calderon 100%
Bill Campbell 7%
Dennis Cardoza 86%
William Craven 100%
James Cunneen 39%
Ralph Dills 100%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Brooks Firestone 14%
Richard Floyd 100%
Peter Frusetta 58%
Martin Gallegos 100%
Jan Goldsmith 15%
Brett Granlund 21%
Leroy Greene 100%
Sally Havice 97%
Tom Hayden 100%
Raymond Haynes, Jr. 5%
Robert Hertzberg 100%
George House, Jr. 11%
Teresa Hughes 100%
Rob Hurtt 0%
K. Maurice Johannessen 11%
Ross Johnson 0%
Patrick Johnston 95%
Howard Kaloogian 3%
Betty Karnette 100%
Fred Keeley 100%
David Kelley 13%
William Knight 0%
Wally Knox 100%
Quentin Kopp 46%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
Steven Kuykendall 17%
Lynne Leach 12%
Ted Lempert 100%
Bill Leonard 3%
Robert Leslie 23%
John Lewis 5%
Michael Machado 92%
Kenneth Leon Maddy 18%
Bob Margett 4%
Diane Janet Martinez 100%
Kerry Mazzoni 100%
Carole Migden 100%
Jim Morrissey 52%
William Phillip Morrow 7%
Richard Mountjoy 0%
Kevin Murray 100%
Jack O'Connell 100%
Keith Olberg 4%
Thomas Oller 3%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Rod Pacheco 19%
Louis Papan 100%
Steve Peace 91%
Don Perata 100%
Richard Polanco 100%
Charles Poochigian 8%
Robert Prenter, Jr. 31%
Curt Pringle 3%
Richard Keith Rainey 9%
Bernie Richter 13%
Herschel Rosenthal 100%
George Runner, Jr. 4%
Jack Scott 100%
Kevin Shelley 100%
Byron Sher 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Virginia Strom-Martin 100%
Nao Takasugi 11%
Bruce Thompson 4%
Helen Thomson 100%
John Vasconcellos 100%
Antonio Villaraigosa 100%
Edward Vincent 100%
Carl Washington 93%
Diane Watson 100%
Howard Wayne 96%
Scott Wildman 100%
Tom Woods 18%
Cathie Wright 8%

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