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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Labor Federation

2007 Positions on Workplace Rights

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100
Ellen Corbett 100
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100
Mike Eng 100
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 100
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
Christine Kehoe 100
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 100
Carole Migden 100
Ira Ruskin 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Darrell Steinberg 100
Sandré Swanson 100
Patricia Wiggins 100
Leland Yee 100
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 97
Mervyn Dymally 97
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 97
Sheila Kuehl 97
Lloyd Levine 97
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 97
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 97
Gloria Romero 97
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 97
Edward Vincent 95
Patty Berg 94
Hector De La Torre 94
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 94
Mike Feuer 94
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 94
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 94
John Laird 94
Laura Richardson 94
Jack Scott 93
Noreen Evans 91
Betty Karnette 91
Eugene Mullin 91
Pedro Nava 91
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 91
Ron Calderon 90
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 88
Amina Carter 88
Joe Coto 88
Mary Hayashi 88
Sally Lieber 88
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 88
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 88
Gloria Negrete McLeod 88
Fabian Núñez 88
Elaine Alquist 87
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 87
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 87
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 85
Anna Caballero 85
Mike Davis 85
Jose Solorio 85
Alberto Torrico 85
Dean Florez 83
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 83
Jenny Oropeza 83
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 82
CA Supervisor 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 80
Charles Calderon 79
Denise Ducheny 77
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian Democratic 77
Juan Arambula 76
Nell Soto 75
Don Perata 73
Nicole Parra 67
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 61
Lou Correa 53
Michael Machado 53
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 21
Roy Ashburn 20
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 20
Robert Dutton 13
Anthony Adams 12
Gregory Aghazarian 12
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 12
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 12
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 12
Sam Blakeslee 12
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 12
Michael Duvall 12
Bill Emmerson 12
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 12
Bonnie Garcia 12
Martin Garrick 12
Shirley Horton 12
Guy Houston 12
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 12
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 12
Richard Keene 12
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 12
Bill Maze 12
CA Council Member At-Large Alan Nakanishi 12
George Plescia 12
Jim Silva 12
CA Supervisor 3 Todd Spitzer 12
Van Tran 12
Mike Villines 12
James Battin 10
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 10
Abel Maldonado 10
Mark Wyland 10
Charles DeVore 9
Roger Niello 9
CA State Senate 21 Sharon Runner Republican 9
Cameron Smyth 9
Audra Strickland 9
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 9
Richard Ackerman 7
Dave Cox 7
Tom Harman 7
Dennis Hollingsworth 7
Bob Margett 7
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 7
Samuel Aanestad 3
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 3

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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