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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Labor Federation

2009 Positions on Workplace Rights

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 100%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Hector De La Torre 100%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100%
Mike Eng 100%
Paul Fong 100%
Warren Furutani 100%
Loni Hancock 100%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
Dave Jones 100%
Mark Leno 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
CA State Senate 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. Democratic 100%
Ira Ruskin 100%
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 100%
CA State Senate 9 Nancy Skinner Democratic 100%
Sandré Swanson 100%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Leland Yee 100%
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 94%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield 94%
CA State Assembly 30 Anna Caballero Democratic 94%
Wesley Chesbro 94%
Mike Feuer 94%
Isadore Hall III 94%
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 94%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 94%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 94%
Manuel Pérez 94%
Lori Saldaña 94%
Jose Solorio 94%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 94%
Mariko Yamada 94%
Dean Florez 93%
Christine Kehoe 93%
Carol Liu 93%
Fran Pavley 93%
Gloria Romero 93%
Martin Block 92%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 91%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 89%
Joan Buchanan 89%
Amina Carter 89%
Joe Coto 89%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 89%
Mary Hayashi 89%
Bonnie Lowenthal 89%
Fiona Ma 89%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 89%
Pedro Nava 89%
John Pérez 89%
Ron Calderon 87%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 87%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 87%
Darrell Steinberg 87%
Patricia Wiggins 87%
Jenny Oropeza 85%
Tom Ammiano 83%
Charles Calderon 83%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 83%
Denise Ducheny 80%
Lois Wolk 80%
Roderick Wright 80%
Juan Arambula 78%
Noreen Evans 78%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 78%
Elaine Alquist 77%
Mike Davis 73%
Alyson Huber 72%
CA U.S. House 46 Lou Correa Democratic 67%
Danny Gilmore 56%
Audra Strickland 50%
Abel Maldonado 47%
Bill Berryhill 44%
Connie Conway 44%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 44%
Van Tran 44%
Mark Wyland 40%
Anthony Adams 39%
Sam Blakeslee 39%
Bill Emmerson 39%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 39%
Cameron Smyth 39%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 33%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 33%
Martin Garrick 33%
Tom Harman 33%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 33%
Roger Niello 33%
Tony Strickland 33%
Nathan Fletcher 29%
Dan Logue 29%
Jim Silva 29%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 28%
Diane Harkey 28%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 28%
Jeff Miller 28%
Brian Nestande 28%
Mike Villines 28%
Roy Ashburn 27%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 27%
David Cogdill 27%
George Runner, Jr. 27%
Charles DeVore 22%
CA Supervisor 4 Curt Hagman 22%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 20%
Robert Dutton 20%
Robert Huff 20%
Samuel Aanestad 13%
Dave Cox 13%
Dennis Hollingsworth 13%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 13%
Michael Duvall 6%

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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