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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

2006 Positions on Workplace Rights

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 85
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 4
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 85
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 3 Wilma Chan Democratic 96
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer Republican 8
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 92
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 4
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 7
CA Council Member 5 Paul Koretz Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 96
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 4
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 96
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 96
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 11
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 96
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 4
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 96
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 96
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 4
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 80
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 4
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 4
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 93
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 88
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 12
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 93
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 93
Samuel Aanestad 4
Richard Ackerman 4
Gregory Aghazarian 8
Richard Alarcón 100
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 92
Roy Ashburn 15
Joe Baca, Sr. 96
James Battin 4
Patty Berg 96
Rudy Bermúdez 100
Sam Blakeslee 8
Russell Bogh 4
Charles Calderon 92
Joseph Canciamilla 64
Edward Chavez 88
Rebecca Cohn 96
Joe Coto 100
Dave Cox 7
Lynn Daucher 15
Hector De La Torre 100
Charles DeVore 4
Denise Ducheny 93
Joseph Dunn 96
Robert Dutton 7
Mervyn Dymally 100
Bill Emmerson 4
Martha Escutia 96
Liz Figueroa 81
Dean Florez 93
Dario Frommer 92
Bonnie Garcia 15
Jackie Goldberg 100
Jane Harman 0
Tom Harman 13
Ray Haynes, Jr. 4
Dennis Hollingsworth 4
Jerome Horton 96
Shirley Horton 12
Guy Houston 4
Betty Karnette 100
Richard Keene 4
Christine Kehoe 100
Johan Klehs 96
Sheila Kuehl 100
John Laird 100
Jay La Suer 4
Robert Leslie 0
Lloyd Levine 100
Sally Lieber 100
Michael Machado 67
Abel Maldonado 12
Bob Margett 4
Barbara Matthews 65
Bill Maze 4
Carole Migden 85
Cindy Montañez 100
William Phillip Morrow 0
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 4
Eugene Mullin 92
Kevin Murray 93
Joseph Nation 92
Pedro Nava 100
Roger Niello 8
Fabian Núñez 100
Jenny Oropeza 96
Deborah Ortiz 89
Nicole Parra 69
Don Perata 89
George Plescia 8
Charles Poochigian 11
Keith Stuart Richman 4
Gloria Romero 100
George Runner, Jr. 4
Sharon Runner 8
Ira Ruskin 96
Lori Saldaña 100
Simón Salinas 100
Jack Scott 96
Nell Soto 93
Audra Strickland 4
Alberto Torrico 96
Van Tran 4
Thomas Umberg 100
Mike Villines 4
Edward Vincent 100

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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