Rating Group: California League of Conservation Voters

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 14%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 19%
CA U.S. House-11 Mark DeSaulnier D 90%
CA U.S. House-25 Steve Knight R 5%
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 90%
CA U.S. House-35 Norma Torres D 76%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 90%
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 5%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 0%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 90%
CA State Senate-4 Jim Nielsen R 9%
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 48%
CA State Senate-8 Tom Berryhill R 10%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100%
CA State Senate-13 Gerald Hill D 95%
CA State Senate-15 Jim Beall, Jr. D 95%
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 14%
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D 100%
CA State Senate-22 Ed Hernandez D 76%
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 95%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 81%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 100%
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 5%
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 62%
CA State Senate-35 Isadore Hall III D 71%
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 10%
CA State Senate-39 Martin Block D 89%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 81%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 95%
CA Mayor-At-Large Mary Salas 100%
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries 10%
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 5%
CA Supervisor-4 Curt Hagman 10%
CA Supervisor-5 Joe Simitian N/A 100%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo 86%
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian 100%
CA Council Member-3 Bob Blumenfield 95%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill 5%
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes 68%
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. 90%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 82%
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey R 14%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma D 90%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 0%
Samuel Aanestad 10%
Anthony Adams 19%
Elaine Alquist 90%
Tom Ammiano 100%
Juan Arambula 86%
Roy Ashburn 5%
Bill Berryhill 24%
Sam Blakeslee 33%
Steven Bradford 88%
Joan Buchanan 95%
Anna Caballero 81%
Charles Calderon 62%
Ron Calderon 67%
Amina Carter 81%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
Connie Conway 9%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 29%
Joe Coto 86%
Dave Cox 5%
Mike Davis 86%
Hector De La Torre 90%
Charles DeVore 5%
Denise Ducheny 71%
Robert Dutton 10%
Michael Duvall 0%
Bill Emmerson 24%
Mike Eng 90%
Noreen Evans 90%
Mike Feuer 100%
Nathan Fletcher 33%
Dean Florez 70%
Paul Fong 90%
Warren Furutani 81%
Martin Garrick 10%
Danny Gilmore 24%
Tom Harman 0%
Mary Hayashi 86%
Dennis Hollingsworth 5%
Alyson Huber 48%
Christine Kehoe 95%
Dan Logue 5%
Bonnie Lowenthal 100%
Abel Maldonado 38%
Jeff Miller 5%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 57%
Brian Nestande 14%
Roger Niello 5%
Jenny Oropeza 48%
John Pérez 91%
Manuel Pérez 52%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 90%
Gloria Romero 86%
Ira Ruskin 95%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Arnold Schwarzenegger 28%
Jim Silva 5%
Nancy Skinner 100%
Cameron Smyth 24%
Jose Solorio 64%
Darrell Steinberg 79%
Tony Strickland 19%
Audra Strickland 18%
Sandré Swanson 86%
Alberto Torrico 90%
Van Tran 19%
Mike Villines 5%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Roderick Wright 38%
Mark Wyland 10%
Mariko Yamada 95%
Leland Yee 95%

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