Rating Group: Lambda Letters Project

2007 Economic Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 22
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 100
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 17
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 30
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 33
CA U.S. House-11 Mark DeSaulnier D 100
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 100
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 100
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 96
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 13
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 90
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 17
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 100
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 96
CA State Senate-8 Tom Berryhill R 28
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 93
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100
CA State Senate-15 Jim Beall, Jr. D 100
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 24
CA State Senate-21 Sharon Runner R 30
CA State Senate-22 Ed Hernandez D 100
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 100
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 22
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 100
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 22
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 95
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100
CA Mayor-At-Large Mary Salas 91
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries 22
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 98
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer 22
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 22
CA Supervisor-5 Joe Simitian N/A 93
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo 93
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian 100
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill 14
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes 96
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. 100
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 22
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 93
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma D 100
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 19
Samuel Aanestad 24
Richard Ackerman 14
Anthony Adams 26
Gregory Aghazarian 26
Elaine Alquist 95
Juan Arambula 100
Roy Ashburn 29
James Battin 33
Patty Berg 100
Sam Blakeslee 22
Anna Caballero 100
Charles Calderon 96
Ron Calderon 93
Amina Carter 100
Ellen Corbett 95
Lou Correa 76
Joe Coto 100
Dave Cox 14
Mike Davis 100
Hector De La Torre 98
Charles DeVore 22
Denise Ducheny 93
Robert Dutton 21
Michael Duvall 24
Mervyn Dymally 100
Bill Emmerson 26
Mike Eng 100
Noreen Evans 100
Mike Feuer 100
Dean Florez 79
Bonnie Garcia 30
Martin Garrick 20
Tom Harman 12
Mary Hayashi 100
Dennis Hollingsworth 14
Shirley Horton 28
Guy Houston 22
Betty Karnette 100
Richard Keene 26
Christine Kehoe 95
Sheila Kuehl 90
John Laird 100
Lloyd Levine 100
Sally Lieber 100
Michael Machado 83
Abel Maldonado 57
Bob Margett 19
Bill Maze 26
Carole Migden 95
Eugene Mullin 100
Pedro Nava 100
Gloria Negrete McLeod 88
Roger Niello 22
Fabian Núñez 100
Jenny Oropeza 95
Nicole Parra 100
Don Perata 90
George Plescia 26
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100
Gloria Romero 93
Ira Ruskin 100
Lori Saldaña 100
Jack Scott 95
Jim Silva 22
Cameron Smyth 26
Jose Solorio 100
Nell Soto 78
Darrell Steinberg 95
Audra Strickland 41
Sandré Swanson 100
Alberto Torrico 100
Van Tran 30
Mike Villines 24
Edward Vincent 81
Patricia Wiggins 90
Mark Wyland 24
Leland Yee 93

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