Rating Group: Sierra Club California

2008 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 10%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 0%
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 90%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 90%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 0%
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 30%
CA State Senate-8 Tom Berryhill R 20%
CA State Senate-15 Jim Beall, Jr. D 100%
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 0%
CA State Senate-22 Ed Hernandez D 100%
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 100%
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 100%
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 0%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 100%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100%
CA Mayor-At-Large Mary Salas 100%
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries 10%
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100%
CA Supervisor-5 Joe Simitian D 100%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo 100%
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian 90%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill 0%
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes 90%
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. 90%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma D 90%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 0%
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Anthony Adams 10%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Juan Arambula 80%
Roy Ashburn 0%
Sam Blakeslee 60%
Anna Caballero 80%
Charles Calderon 67%
Ron Calderon 43%
Amina Carter 80%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 43%
Joe Coto 90%
Dave Cox 14%
Mike Davis 90%
Hector De La Torre 90%
Charles DeVore 0%
Denise Ducheny 86%
Robert Dutton 0%
Michael Duvall 0%
Bill Emmerson 20%
Mike Eng 100%
Noreen Evans 100%
Mike Feuer 100%
Dean Florez 100%
Warren Furutani 100%
Martin Garrick 0%
Tom Harman 29%
Mary Hayashi 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Abel Maldonado 57%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 57%
Roger Niello 20%
Jenny Oropeza 86%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100%
Gloria Romero 86%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Jim Silva 0%
Cameron Smyth 30%
Jose Solorio 90%
Darrell Steinberg 89%
Audra Strickland 30%
Sandré Swanson 100%
Alberto Torrico 90%
Van Tran 13%
Mike Villines 0%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Mark Wyland 0%
Leland Yee 86%

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