Rating Group: Lambda Letters Project

2007 Minority Rights Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 38
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 100
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 19
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 63
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 42
CA U.S. House-11 Mark DeSaulnier D 100
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 98
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 98
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 98
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 38
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 96
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 40
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 100
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 98
CA State Senate-8 Tom Berryhill R 45
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100
CA State Senate-15 Jim Beall, Jr. D 100
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 50
CA State Senate-21 Sharon Runner R 48
CA State Senate-22 Ed Hernandez D 100
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 100
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 40
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 100
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 33
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 100
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100
CA Mayor-At-Large Mary Salas 95
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries 38
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 50
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 35
CA Supervisor-5 Joe Simitian D 92
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo 100
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian 98
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill 23
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes 97
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. 100
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 48
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 96
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma D 100
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 27
Samuel Aanestad 23
Richard Ackerman 23
Anthony Adams 65
Gregory Aghazarian 63
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 100
Roy Ashburn 38
James Battin 35
Patty Berg 98
Sam Blakeslee 55
Anna Caballero 100
Charles Calderon 95
Ron Calderon 96
Amina Carter 98
Ellen Corbett 92
Lou Correa 100
Joe Coto 100
Dave Cox 23
Mike Davis 100
Hector De La Torre 95
Charles DeVore 50
Denise Ducheny 96
Robert Dutton 23
Michael Duvall 48
Mervyn Dymally 98
Bill Emmerson 50
Mike Eng 100
Noreen Evans 100
Mike Feuer 100
Dean Florez 92
Bonnie Garcia 68
Martin Garrick 40
Tom Harman 19
Mary Hayashi 100
Dennis Hollingsworth 27
Shirley Horton 70
Guy Houston 45
Betty Karnette 100
Richard Keene 48
Christine Kehoe 100
Sheila Kuehl 100
John Laird 98
Lloyd Levine 98
Sally Lieber 98
Michael Machado 92
Abel Maldonado 54
Bob Margett 31
Bill Maze 43
Carole Migden 100
Eugene Mullin 100
Pedro Nava 98
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100
Roger Niello 40
Fabian Núñez 93
Jenny Oropeza 100
Nicole Parra 98
Don Perata 92
George Plescia 50
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100
Gloria Romero 96
Ira Ruskin 95
Lori Saldaña 100
Jack Scott 96
Jim Silva 43
Cameron Smyth 48
Jose Solorio 98
Nell Soto 73
Darrell Steinberg 96
Audra Strickland 48
Sandré Swanson 100
Alberto Torrico 100
Van Tran 70
Mike Villines 48
Edward Vincent 73
Patricia Wiggins 100
Mark Wyland 19
Leland Yee 100

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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