Rating Group: California Labor Federation

2009 Positions on Workplace Rights

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 100
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 33
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 20
CA U.S. House-11 Mark DeSaulnier D 100
CA U.S. House-25 Steve Knight R 28
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 100
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 94
CA U.S. House-35 Norma Torres D 83
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 89
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 13
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 28
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 80
CA State Senate-4 Jim Nielsen R 39
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 78
CA State Senate-8 Tom Berryhill R 33
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100
CA State Senate-13 Gerald Hill D 100
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 94
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 44
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D 100
CA State Senate-22 Edward Hernandez D 94
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 83
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 93
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 93
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 20
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 89
CA State Senate-35 Isadore Hall III D 94
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 33
CA State Senate-39 Martin Block D 92
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 87
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries 33
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 27
CA Supervisor-4 Curt Hagman 22
CA Supervisor-5 Joe Simitian D 87
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo N/A 100
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian N/A 94
CA Council Member-3 Bob Blumenfield N/A 94
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 27
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes N/A 89
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. N/A 91
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 94
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey R 28
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma D 89
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 27
Samuel Aanestad 13
Anthony Adams 39
Elaine Alquist 77
Tom Ammiano 83
Juan Arambula 78
Roy Ashburn 27
Bill Berryhill 44
Sam Blakeslee 39
Joan Buchanan 89
Anna Caballero 94
Charles Calderon 83
Ron Calderon 87
Amina Carter 89
Wesley Chesbro 94
Connie Conway 44
Ellen Corbett 100
Lou Correa 67
Joe Coto 89
Dave Cox 13
Mike Davis 73
Hector De La Torre 100
Charles DeVore 22
Denise Ducheny 80
Robert Dutton 20
Michael Duvall 6
Bill Emmerson 39
Mike Eng 100
Noreen Evans 78
Mike Feuer 94
Nathan Fletcher 29
Dean Florez 93
Paul Fong 100
Warren Furutani 100
Martin Garrick 33
Danny Gilmore 56
Tom Harman 33
Mary Hayashi 89
Dennis Hollingsworth 13
Alyson Huber 72
Christine Kehoe 93
Dan Logue 29
Bonnie Lowenthal 89
Abel Maldonado 47
Jeff Miller 28
Pedro Nava 89
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100
Brian Nestande 28
Roger Niello 33
Jenny Oropeza 85
John Pérez 89
Manuel Pérez 94
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100
Gloria Romero 93
Ira Ruskin 100
Mary Salas 100
Lori Saldaña 94
Jim Silva 29
Nancy Skinner 100
Cameron Smyth 39
Jose Solorio 94
Darrell Steinberg 87
Tony Strickland 33
Audra Strickland 50
Sandré Swanson 100
Alberto Torrico 100
Van Tran 44
Mike Villines 28
Patricia Wiggins 87
Roderick Wright 80
Mark Wyland 40
Mariko Yamada 94
Leland Yee 100

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