Rating Group: Environment California

2009 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 100%
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 8%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 0%
CA U.S. House-11 Mark DeSaulnier D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Steve Knight R 0%
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 92%
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 92%
CA U.S. House-35 Norma Torres D 69%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 77%
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 10%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA State Assembly-48 Roger Hernandez D 69%
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 0%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 100%
CA State Senate-4 Jim Nielsen R 0%
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 62%
CA State Senate-8 Tom Berryhill R 8%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 90%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100%
CA State Senate-13 Gerald Hill D 92%
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 100%
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 0%
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D 100%
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 92%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 70%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 100%
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 10%
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 62%
CA State Senate-35 Isadore Hall III D 62%
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 0%
CA State Senate-39 Martin Block D 91%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 90%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 77%
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries 0%
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 10%
CA Supervisor-4 Curt Hagman 0%
CA Supervisor-5 Joe Simitian D 100%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo N/A 100%
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian N/A 92%
CA Council Member-3 Bob Blumenfield N/A 92%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 0%
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes N/A 58%
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. N/A 89%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 92%
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey R 0%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma D 85%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 10%
Samuel Aanestad 10%
Anthony Adams 15%
Elaine Alquist 90%
Tom Ammiano 92%
Juan Arambula 69%
Roy Ashburn 10%
Bill Berryhill 8%
Sam Blakeslee 38%
Joan Buchanan 83%
Anna Caballero 69%
Charles Calderon 54%
Ron Calderon 70%
Amina Carter 85%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
Connie Conway 8%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 30%
Joe Coto 92%
Dave Cox 10%
Mike Davis 85%
Hector De La Torre 85%
Charles DeVore 0%
Denise Ducheny 80%
Robert Dutton 10%
Michael Duvall 0%
Bill Emmerson 8%
Mike Eng 92%
Noreen Evans 92%
Mike Feuer 100%
Nathan Fletcher 8%
Dean Florez 100%
Paul Fong 92%
Warren Furutani 69%
Martin Garrick 0%
Danny Gilmore 8%
Tom Harman 20%
Mary Hayashi 85%
Dennis Hollingsworth 10%
Alyson Huber 46%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Dan Logue 0%
Bonnie Lowenthal 92%
Abel Maldonado 50%
Jeff Miller 0%
Pedro Nava 92%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 40%
Brian Nestande 8%
Roger Niello 0%
Jenny Oropeza 80%
John Pérez 85%
Manuel Pérez 62%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 92%
Gloria Romero 100%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Mary Salas 92%
Lori Saldaña 92%
Jim Silva 0%
Nancy Skinner 100%
Cameron Smyth 8%
Jose Solorio 46%
Darrell Steinberg 70%
Tony Strickland 30%
Audra Strickland 15%
Sandré Swanson 100%
Alberto Torrico 85%
Van Tran 0%
Mike Villines 8%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Roderick Wright 20%
Mark Wyland 10%
Mariko Yamada 92%
Leland Yee 100%

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