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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

2009 Positions on Workplace Rights

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo No Party Affiliation 100
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 28
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 33
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian No Party Affiliation 94
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield No Party Affiliation 94
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 80
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 27
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 39
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 78
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 87
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 27
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes No Party Affiliation 89
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 33
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 33
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. No Party Affiliation 91
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 20
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 100
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 94
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 44
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 100
CA State Senate 22 Edward Hernandez Democratic 94
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 83
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 28
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 93
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 93
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 20
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 89
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 94
CA State Senate 35 Isadore Hall III Democratic 94
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 83
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 89
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 33
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 92
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 13
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey Republican 28
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 89
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 87
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 27
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 94
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
Curt Hagman 22
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

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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