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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
Samuel Aanestad 13
Anthony Adams 39
Elaine Alquist 77
CA State Assembly 17 Tom Ammiano Democratic 83
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 33
Juan Arambula 78
Roy Ashburn 27
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 89
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 94
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 27
Bill Berryhill 44
CA State Senate 14 Tom Berryhill Republican 33
Sam Blakeslee 39
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 92
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield Democratic 94
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100
CA State Assembly 16 Joan Buchanan Democratic 89
Anna Caballero 94
Charles Calderon 83
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 87
Amina Carter 89
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 100
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 94
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 27
CA State Assembly 26 Connie Conway Republican 44
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 33
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 67
Joe Coto 89
Dave Cox 13
Mike Davis 73
Hector De La Torre 100
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 83
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 20
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100
Charles DeVore 22
Denise Ducheny 80
Robert Dutton 20
Michael Duvall 6
Bill Emmerson 39
Mike Eng 100
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 78
Mike Feuer 94
Nathan Fletcher 29
Dean Florez 93
CA State Assembly 28 Paul Fong Democratic 100
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 89
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican 44
Warren Furutani 100
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 28
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 78
Martin Garrick 33
Danny Gilmore 56
CA State Assembly 55 Curt Hagman Republican 22
CA State Assembly 64 Isadore Hall III Democratic 94
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 100
CA State Assembly 73 Diane Harkey Republican 28
Tom Harman 33
Mary Hayashi 89
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 94
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 100
Dennis Hollingsworth 13
Alyson Huber 72
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 20
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 33
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 100
Christine Kehoe 93
CA State Senate 21 Steve Knight Republican 28
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic 94
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 94
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 93
CA State Assembly 3 Dan Logue Republican 29
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100
CA State Assembly 70 Bonnie Lowenthal Democratic 89
Fiona Ma 89
Abel Maldonado 47
Tony Mendoza 89
Jeff Miller 28
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 100
Pedro Nava 89
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 100
CA State Assembly 42 Brian Nestande Republican 28
Roger Niello 33
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 39
Jenny Oropeza 85
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 87
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 93
CA State Assembly 53 John Pérez Democratic 89
CA State Assembly 56 Manuel Pérez Democratic 94
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 91
Gloria Romero 93
George Runner, Jr. 27
Ira Ruskin 100
Mary Salas 100
Lori Saldaña 94
Jim Silva 29
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 87
CA State Assembly 15 Nancy Skinner Democratic 100
Cameron Smyth 39
Jose Solorio 94
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 87
Tony Strickland 33
Audra Strickland 50
Sandré Swanson 100
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 94
CA State Senate 32 Norma Torres Democratic 83
Alberto Torrico 100
Van Tran 44
Mike Villines 28
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 13
Patricia Wiggins 87
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 80
CA State Senate 35 Roderick Wright Democratic 80
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 40
CA State Assembly 4 Mariko Yamada Democratic 94
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 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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