Rating Group: Applied Research Center

2007 Positions on Racial Justice

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 9
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 90
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 8
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 14
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 25
CA U.S. House-11 Mark DeSaulnier D 90
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 95
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 81
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 95
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 9
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 86
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 14
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 90
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 76
CA State Senate-8 Tom Berryhill R 14
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 85
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 90
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 90
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 24
CA State Senate-21 Sharon Runner R 14
CA State Senate-22 Edward Hernandez D 90
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 90
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 14
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 90
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 9
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 90
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 85
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries R 19
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas D 91
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 14
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 14
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 78
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo N/A 96
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian N/A 85
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 8
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes N/A 85
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. N/A 100
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 14
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 81
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma D 90
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 12
Samuel Aanestad 16
Richard Ackerman 12
Anthony Adams 19
Gregory Aghazarian 14
Elaine Alquist 86
Juan Arambula 81
Roy Ashburn 20
James Battin 13
Patty Berg 90
Sam Blakeslee 19
Anna Caballero 90
Charles Calderon 95
Ron Calderon 86
Amina Carter 95
Ellen Corbett 91
Lou Correa 70
Joe Coto 95
Dave Cox 16
Mike Davis 90
Hector De La Torre 90
Charles DeVore 14
Denise Ducheny 82
Robert Dutton 12
Michael Duvall 14
Mervyn Dymally 90
Bill Emmerson 14
Mike Eng 95
Noreen Evans 90
Mike Feuer 90
Dean Florez 78
Bonnie Garcia 24
Martin Garrick 9
Tom Harman 12
Mary Hayashi 90
Dennis Hollingsworth 8
Shirley Horton 24
Guy Houston 14
Betty Karnette 90
Richard Keene 19
Christine Kehoe 90
Sheila Kuehl 100
John Laird 95
Lloyd Levine 95
Sally Lieber 95
Michael Machado 74
Abel Maldonado 33
Bob Margett 20
Bill Maze 14
Carole Migden 95
Eugene Mullin 85
Pedro Nava 81
Gloria Negrete McLeod 86
Roger Niello 14
Fabian Núñez 90
Jenny Oropeza 78
Nicole Parra 85
Don Perata 74
George Plescia 14
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 90
Gloria Romero 95
Ira Ruskin 90
Mary Salas 90
Lori Saldaña 90
Jack Scott 95
Jim Silva 24
Cameron Smyth 10
Jose Solorio 95
Nell Soto 90
Darrell Steinberg 88
Audra Strickland 0
Sandré Swanson 95
Alberto Torrico 90
Van Tran 24
Mike Villines 14
Edward Vincent 68
Patricia Wiggins 82
Mark Wyland 16
Leland Yee 90

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