Rating Group: California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

2009 Lifetime Committee Votes Score

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 100
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 0
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 100
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 93
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 100
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100
CA State Assembly-2 Wesley Chesbro D 94
CA State Assembly-3 Dan Logue R 0
CA State Assembly-15 Nancy Skinner D 100
CA State Assembly-16 Joan Buchanan D 100
CA State Assembly-17 Tom Ammiano D 100
CA State Assembly-26 Connie Conway R 33
CA State Assembly-42 Brian Nestande R 0
CA State Assembly-53 John Pérez D 100
CA State Assembly-56 Manuel Pérez D 100
CA State Assembly-64 Isadore Hall III D 50
CA State Assembly-70 Bonnie Lowenthal D 100
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 0
CA State Senate-2 Noreen Evans D 100
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 83
CA State Senate-4 Jim Nielsen R 50
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 0
CA State Senate-6 Darrell Steinberg D 100
CA State Senate-7 Mark DeSaulnier D 100
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100
CA State Senate-10 Ellen Corbett D 98
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 94
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 100
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D 100
CA State Senate-20 Alex Padilla D 50
CA State Senate-21 Steve Knight R 33
CA State Senate-22 Kevin de Leon D 100
CA State Senate-24 Edward Hernandez D 80
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 100
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 100
CA State Senate-28 Ted Lieu D 100
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 0
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 67
CA State Senate-34 Lou Correa D 78
CA State Senate-37 Mimi Walters R 0
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 13
CA State Senate-39 Martin Block D 50
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 14
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 100
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 98
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian D 100
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 14
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes D 100
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 100
Samuel Aanestad 3
Anthony Adams 0
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 0
Roy Ashburn 2
Bill Berryhill 50
Sam Blakeslee 0
Anna Caballero 100
Charles Calderon 88
Amina Carter 80
Joe Coto 100
Dave Cox 0
Mike Davis 100
Hector De La Torre 100
Denise Ducheny 100
Robert Dutton 9
Michael Duvall 25
Bill Emmerson 0
Mike Eng 100
Mike Feuer 100
Nathan Fletcher 0
Dean Florez 93
Warren Furutani 86
Martin Garrick 25
Tom Harman 25
Mary Hayashi 50
Dennis Hollingsworth 0
Christine Kehoe 100
Fiona Ma 100
Abel Maldonado 4
Pedro Nava 100
Jenny Oropeza 91
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100
Gloria Romero 99
George Runner, Jr. 0
Ira Ruskin 100
Mary Salas 50
Lori Saldaña 100
Cameron Smyth 0
Jose Solorio 0
Tony Strickland 0
Audra Strickland 8
Sandré Swanson 100
Alberto Torrico 100
Van Tran 33
Patricia Wiggins 100
Roderick Wright 100
Leland Yee 98

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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