Rating Group: California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

2007 Positions on Workplace Rights

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 12
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 97
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 3
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 12
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 10
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 100
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 88
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 85
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 97
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 21
CA State Senate-2 Noreen Evans D 91
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 97
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 61
CA State Senate-6 Darrell Steinberg D 100
CA State Senate-7 Mark DeSaulnier D 100
CA State Senate-8 Leland Yee D 100
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 94
CA State Senate-10 Ellen Corbett D 100
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100
CA State Senate-14 Tom Berryhill R 12
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 88
CA State Senate-18 Jean Fuller R 12
CA State Senate-20 Alex Padilla D 87
CA State Senate-22 Kevin de Leon D 94
CA State Senate-24 Edward Hernandez D 100
CA State Senate-28 Ted Lieu D 88
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 12
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 90
CA State Senate-34 Lou Correa D 53
CA State Senate-36 Joel Anderson R 12
CA State Senate-37 Mimi Walters R 9
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 10
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries R 12
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas D 80
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 12
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 12
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 77
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 97
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian D 94
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 20
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes D 83
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. D 91
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 12
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 87
Samuel Aanestad 3
Richard Ackerman 7
Anthony Adams 12
Gregory Aghazarian 12
Elaine Alquist 87
Juan Arambula 76
Roy Ashburn 20
James Battin 10
Patty Berg 94
Sam Blakeslee 12
Anna Caballero 85
Charles Calderon 79
Amina Carter 88
Joe Coto 88
Dave Cox 7
Mike Davis 85
Hector De La Torre 94
Charles DeVore 9
Denise Ducheny 77
Robert Dutton 13
Michael Duvall 12
Mervyn Dymally 97
Bill Emmerson 12
Mike Eng 100
Mike Feuer 94
Dean Florez 83
Bonnie Garcia 12
Martin Garrick 12
Tom Harman 7
Mary Hayashi 88
Dennis Hollingsworth 7
Shirley Horton 12
Guy Houston 12
Betty Karnette 91
Richard Keene 12
Christine Kehoe 100
Sheila Kuehl 97
John Laird 94
Lloyd Levine 97
Sally Lieber 88
Fiona Ma 100
Michael Machado 53
Abel Maldonado 10
Bob Margett 7
Bill Maze 12
Tony Mendoza 88
Carole Migden 100
Eugene Mullin 91
Pedro Nava 91
Roger Niello 9
Fabian Núñez 88
Jenny Oropeza 83
Nicole Parra 67
Don Perata 73
George Plescia 12
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 97
Laura Richardson 94
Gloria Romero 97
George Runner, Jr. 7
Sharon Runner 9
Ira Ruskin 100
Mary Salas 82
Lori Saldaña 100
Jack Scott 93
Jim Silva 12
Cameron Smyth 9
Jose Solorio 85
Nell Soto 75
Audra Strickland 9
Sandré Swanson 100
Alberto Torrico 85
Van Tran 12
Mike Villines 12
Edward Vincent 95
Patricia Wiggins 100

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