Rating Group: California League of Conservation Voters

2009 Lifetime Score

Issues: Environment
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 100%
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 11%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 10%
CA U.S. House-11 Mark DeSaulnier D 97%
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 95%
CA U.S. House-35 Norma Torres D 76%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 96%
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 2%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 96%
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 3%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 88%
CA State Senate-4 Jim Nielsen R 10%
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 37%
CA State Senate-8 Tom Berryhill R 15%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 99%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100%
CA State Senate-13 Gerald Hill D 95%
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 98%
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 8%
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D 100%
CA State Senate-22 Edward Hernandez D 87%
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 93%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 91%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 100%
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 4%
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 84%
CA State Senate-35 Isadore Hall III D 71%
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 7%
CA State Senate-39 Martin Block D 89%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 92%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 98%
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries R 10%
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 3%
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 99%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo N/A 93%
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian N/A 98%
CA Council Member-3 Bob Blumenfield N/A 95%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 4%
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes N/A 83%
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. N/A 95%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 96%
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey R 14%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma D 95%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 4%
Samuel Aanestad 5%
Anthony Adams 16%
Elaine Alquist 96%
Tom Ammiano 100%
Juan Arambula 76%
Roy Ashburn 4%
Bill Berryhill 24%
Sam Blakeslee 25%
Steven Bradford 88%
Joan Buchanan 95%
Anna Caballero 85%
Charles Calderon 76%
Ron Calderon 67%
Amina Carter 87%
Wesley Chesbro 98%
Connie Conway 9%
Ellen Corbett 99%
Lou Correa 58%
Joe Coto 87%
Dave Cox 7%
Mike Davis 88%
Hector De La Torre 90%
Charles DeVore 3%
Denise Ducheny 81%
Robert Dutton 5%
Michael Duvall 2%
Bill Emmerson 11%
Mike Eng 97%
Noreen Evans 98%
Mike Feuer 100%
Nathan Fletcher 33%
Dean Florez 61%
Paul Fong 90%
Warren Furutani 86%
Martin Garrick 7%
Danny Gilmore 24%
Curt Hagman 10%
Tom Harman 18%
Mary Hayashi 95%
Dennis Hollingsworth 2%
Alyson Huber 48%
Christine Kehoe 95%
Dan Logue 5%
Bonnie Lowenthal 100%
Abel Maldonado 43%
Jeff Miller 5%
Pedro Nava 98%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 70%
Brian Nestande 14%
Roger Niello 6%
Jenny Oropeza 87%
John Pérez 91%
Manuel Pérez 52%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 92%
Gloria Romero 95%
Ira Ruskin 99%
Mary Salas 97%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Arnold Schwarzenegger 53%
Jim Silva 5%
Nancy Skinner 100%
Cameron Smyth 18%
Jose Solorio 82%
Darrell Steinberg 97%
Tony Strickland 5%
Audra Strickland 8%
Sandré Swanson 94%
Alberto Torrico 80%
Van Tran 8%
Mike Villines 4%
Patricia Wiggins 99%
Roderick Wright 75%
Mark Wyland 4%
Mariko Yamada 95%
Leland Yee 90%

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