Rating Group: California Labor Federation

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-11 Mark DeSaulnier D 100
CA U.S. House-25 Steve Knight R 28
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 100
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 93
CA U.S. House-35 Norma Torres D 83
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 94
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 7
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 98
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 20
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-8 Tom Berryhill R 19
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 97
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100
CA State Senate-13 Gerald Hill D 100
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 93
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 20
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D 100
CA State Senate-22 Edward Hernandez D 99
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 91
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 91
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 97
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 11
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 92
CA State Senate-35 Isadore Hall III D 94
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 18
CA State Senate-39 Martin Block D 92
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 87
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries 18
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 8
CA Supervisor-4 Curt Hagman 22
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 93
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo N/A 94
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian N/A 92
CA Council Member-3 Bob Blumenfield N/A 94
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 9
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes N/A 88
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. N/A 94
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 95
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey R 28
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma D 96
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 9
Samuel Aanestad 7
Anthony Adams 20
Elaine Alquist 95
Tom Ammiano 83
Juan Arambula 80
Roy Ashburn 10
Bill Berryhill 44
Sam Blakeslee 14
Joan Buchanan 89
Anna Caballero 90
Charles Calderon 88
Ron Calderon 88
Amina Carter 90
Wesley Chesbro 92
Connie Conway 44
Ellen Corbett 99
Lou Correa 80
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
Noreen Evans 93
Mike Feuer 96
Nathan Fletcher 29
Dean Florez 82
Paul Fong 100
Warren Furutani 100
Martin Garrick 18
Danny Gilmore 56
Tom Harman 9
Mary Hayashi 92
Dennis Hollingsworth 4
Alyson Huber 72
Christine Kehoe 98
Dan Logue 29
Bonnie Lowenthal 89
Abel Maldonado 21
Jeff Miller 28
Pedro Nava 96
Gloria Negrete McLeod 92
Brian Nestande 28
Roger Niello 13
Jenny Oropeza 94
John Pérez 89
Manuel Pérez 94
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 97
Gloria Romero 99
Ira Ruskin 98
Mary Salas 91
Lori Saldaña 98
Jim Silva 17
Nancy Skinner 100
Cameron Smyth 19
Jose Solorio 87
Darrell Steinberg 98
Tony Strickland 12
Audra Strickland 14
Sandré Swanson 100
Alberto Torrico 94
Van Tran 15
Mike Villines 11
Patricia Wiggins 96
Roderick Wright 90
Mark Wyland 8
Mariko Yamada 94
Leland Yee 98

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