Rating Group: California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

2009 Lifetime Score

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 99
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 20
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 12
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 100
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 92
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 94
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 98
CA State Assembly-2 Wesley Chesbro D 92
CA State Assembly-3 Dan Logue R 29
CA State Assembly-4 Mariko Yamada D 94
CA State Assembly-15 Nancy Skinner D 100
CA State Assembly-16 Joan Buchanan D 89
CA State Assembly-17 Tom Ammiano D 83
CA State Assembly-26 Connie Conway R 44
CA State Assembly-28 Paul Fong D 100
CA State Assembly-42 Brian Nestande R 28
CA State Assembly-53 John Pérez D 89
CA State Assembly-55 Curt Hagman R 22
CA State Assembly-56 Manuel Pérez D 94
CA State Assembly-64 Isadore Hall III D 94
CA State Assembly-70 Bonnie Lowenthal D 89
CA State Assembly-73 Diane Harkey R 28
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 20
CA State Senate-2 Noreen Evans D 93
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 87
CA State Senate-4 Jim Nielsen R 39
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 70
CA State Senate-6 Darrell Steinberg D 98
CA State Senate-7 Mark DeSaulnier D 100
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 97
CA State Senate-10 Ellen Corbett D 99
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100
CA State Senate-13 Gerald Hill D 100
CA State Senate-14 Tom Berryhill R 19
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 93
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D 100
CA State Senate-18 Jean Fuller R 20
CA State Senate-20 Alex Padilla D 87
CA State Senate-21 Steve Knight R 28
CA State Senate-22 Kevin de Leon D 91
CA State Senate-24 Edward Hernandez D 99
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 91
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 97
CA State Senate-28 Ted Lieu D 93
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 11
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 88
CA State Senate-32 Norma Torres D 83
CA State Senate-34 Lou Correa D 80
CA State Senate-36 Joel Anderson R 18
CA State Senate-37 Mimi Walters R 7
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 8
CA State Senate-39 Martin Block D 92
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries R 18
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 8
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 93
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 94
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian D 92
CA Council Member-3 Bob Blumenfield D 94
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 9
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes D 88
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. D 94
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 95
Samuel Aanestad 7
Anthony Adams 20
Elaine Alquist 95
Juan Arambula 80
Roy Ashburn 10
Bill Berryhill 44
Sam Blakeslee 14
Anna Caballero 90
Charles Calderon 88
Amina Carter 90
Joe Coto 94
Dave Cox 7
Mike Davis 85
Hector De La Torre 97
Charles DeVore 10
Denise Ducheny 90
Robert Dutton 9
Michael Duvall 10
Bill Emmerson 14
Mike Eng 100
Mike Feuer 96
Nathan Fletcher 29
Dean Florez 82
Warren Furutani 100
Martin Garrick 18
Danny Gilmore 56
Tom Harman 9
Mary Hayashi 92
Dennis Hollingsworth 4
Alyson Huber 72
Christine Kehoe 98
Fiona Ma 96
Abel Maldonado 21
Tony Mendoza 92
Jeff Miller 28
Pedro Nava 96
Roger Niello 13
Jenny Oropeza 94
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 97
Gloria Romero 99
George Runner, Jr. 9
Ira Ruskin 98
Mary Salas 91
Lori Saldaña 98
Jim Silva 17
Cameron Smyth 19
Jose Solorio 87
Tony Strickland 12
Audra Strickland 14
Sandré Swanson 100
Alberto Torrico 94
Van Tran 15
Mike Villines 11
Patricia Wiggins 96
Roderick Wright 90
Leland Yee 98

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