Rating Group: Race Forward

2009 Positions on Education Equity

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 100%
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 67%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 67%
CA U.S. House-11 Mark DeSaulnier D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Steve Knight R 67%
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 100%
CA U.S. House-35 Norma Torres D 100%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 100%
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 33%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 67%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 100%
CA State Senate-4 Jim Nielsen R 67%
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 100%
CA State Senate-8 Tom Berryhill R 67%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100%
CA State Senate-13 Gerald Hill D 100%
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 100%
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 67%
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D 100%
CA State Senate-22 Edward Hernandez D 100%
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 100%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 100%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 100%
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 67%
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 100%
CA State Senate-35 Isadore Hall III D 100%
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 67%
CA State Senate-39 Martin Block D 100%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 100%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100%
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries R 67%
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 67%
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 100%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo N/A 100%
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian N/A 100%
CA Council Member-3 Bob Blumenfield N/A 100%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 33%
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes N/A 100%
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. N/A 100%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 100%
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey R 67%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma D 100%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 33%
Samuel Aanestad 33%
Anthony Adams 67%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Tom Ammiano 100%
Juan Arambula 100%
Roy Ashburn 33%
Bill Berryhill 67%
Sam Blakeslee 67%
Steven Bradford 0%
Joan Buchanan 100%
Anna Caballero 100%
Charles Calderon 67%
Ron Calderon 100%
Amina Carter 100%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
Connie Conway 67%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 100%
Joe Coto 100%
Dave Cox 67%
Mike Davis 100%
Hector De La Torre 100%
Charles DeVore 67%
Denise Ducheny 67%
Robert Dutton 33%
Michael Duvall 67%
Bill Emmerson 100%
Mike Eng 100%
Noreen Evans 67%
Mike Feuer 100%
Nathan Fletcher 67%
Dean Florez 67%
Paul Fong 100%
Warren Furutani 100%
Martin Garrick 67%
Danny Gilmore 67%
Curt Hagman 67%
Tom Harman 67%
Mary Hayashi 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 33%
Alyson Huber 67%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Dan Logue 67%
Bonnie Lowenthal 100%
Abel Maldonado 33%
Jeff Miller 67%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 67%
Brian Nestande 67%
Roger Niello 67%
Jenny Oropeza 33%
John Pérez 100%
Manuel Pérez 100%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100%
Gloria Romero 67%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Mary Salas 100%
Lori Saldaña 67%
Jim Silva 67%
Nancy Skinner 100%
Cameron Smyth 67%
Jose Solorio 100%
Darrell Steinberg 100%
Tony Strickland 67%
Audra Strickland 67%
Sandré Swanson 100%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Van Tran 67%
Mike Villines 67%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Roderick Wright 67%
Mark Wyland 67%
Mariko Yamada 100%
Leland Yee 100%

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