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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

1997 Positions

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