Rating Group: California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

2005 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 7%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 7%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 14%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 85%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 7%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 97%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 100%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 100%
CA State Assembly-2 Wesley Chesbro D 96%
CA State Senate-2 Noreen Evans D 96%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 89%
CA State Senate-8 Leland Yee D 100%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 96%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 100%
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 7%
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 90%
CA State Senate-37 Mimi Walters R 7%
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 7%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen D 93%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100%
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas D 100%
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan D 100%
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 3%
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 3%
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 100%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 85%
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz D 100%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 7%
CA Council Member-At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 100%
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 4%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 96%
Samuel Aanestad 14%
Richard Ackerman 11%
Gregory Aghazarian 7%
Richard Alarcón 93%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Juan Arambula 76%
Roy Ashburn 7%
James Battin 11%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 97%
Sam Blakeslee 7%
Russell Bogh 7%
Joseph Canciamilla 76%
Edward Chavez 93%
Rebecca Cohn 100%
Joe Coto 100%
Dave Cox 11%
Lynn Daucher 7%
Hector De La Torre 100%
Charles DeVore 3%
Denise Ducheny 86%
Joseph Dunn 100%
Robert Dutton 11%
Mervyn Dymally 100%
Bill Emmerson 7%
Martha Escutia 88%
Liz Figueroa 93%
Dean Florez 86%
Dario Frommer 97%
Bonnie Garcia 10%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 7%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 3%
Dennis Hollingsworth 11%
Jerome Horton 96%
Shirley Horton 11%
Guy Houston 3%
Betty Karnette 96%
Richard Keene 3%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Johan Klehs 100%
Sheila Kuehl 100%
John Laird 100%
Jay La Suer 4%
Robert Leslie 4%
Lloyd Levine 100%
Sally Lieber 100%
Michael Machado 61%
Abel Maldonado 18%
Bob Margett 8%
Barbara Matthews 69%
Bill Maze 4%
Carole Migden 96%
Cindy Montañez 100%
William Phillip Morrow 11%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 3%
Eugene Mullin 100%
Kevin Murray 71%
Joseph Nation 96%
Pedro Nava 100%
Roger Niello 7%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 96%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Nicole Parra 69%
Don Perata 86%
George Plescia 7%
Charles Poochigian 11%
Keith Stuart Richman 7%
Gloria Romero 96%
George Runner, Jr. 11%
Sharon Runner 7%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Simón Salinas 100%
Jack Scott 96%
Nell Soto 100%
Audra Strickland 3%
Alberto Torrico 96%
Van Tran 10%
Thomas Umberg 93%
Mike Villines 3%
Edward Vincent 100%

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