Rating Group: Sierra Club California

2009 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 87%
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 0%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 20%
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 87%
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 33%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 60%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 87%
CA State Assembly-2 Wesley Chesbro D 93%
CA State Assembly-3 Dan Logue R 13%
CA State Assembly-4 Mariko Yamada D 93%
CA State Assembly-15 Nancy Skinner D 100%
CA State Assembly-16 Joan Buchanan D 80%
CA State Assembly-17 Tom Ammiano D 93%
CA State Assembly-26 Connie Conway R 7%
CA State Assembly-28 Paul Fong D 87%
CA State Assembly-42 Brian Nestande R 7%
CA State Assembly-53 John Pérez D 67%
CA State Assembly-55 Curt Hagman R 0%
CA State Assembly-56 Manuel Pérez D 47%
CA State Assembly-62 Steven Bradford D 63%
CA State Assembly-64 Isadore Hall III D 53%
CA State Assembly-70 Bonnie Lowenthal D 80%
CA State Assembly-73 Diane Harkey R 13%
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 13%
CA State Senate-2 Noreen Evans D 80%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 87%
CA State Senate-4 Jim Nielsen R 13%
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 47%
CA State Senate-6 Darrell Steinberg D 53%
CA State Senate-7 Mark DeSaulnier D 92%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100%
CA State Senate-10 Ellen Corbett D 100%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 87%
CA State Senate-13 Gerald Hill D 87%
CA State Senate-14 Tom Berryhill R 8%
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 80%
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D 100%
CA State Senate-18 Jean Fuller R 0%
CA State Senate-20 Alex Padilla D 60%
CA State Senate-21 Steve Knight R 13%
CA State Senate-22 Kevin de Leon D 67%
CA State Senate-24 Edward Hernandez D 53%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 60%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 80%
CA State Senate-28 Ted Lieu D 67%
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 7%
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 53%
CA State Senate-32 Norma Torres D 47%
CA State Senate-34 Lou Correa D 20%
CA State Senate-36 Joel Anderson R 27%
CA State Senate-37 Mimi Walters R 0%
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 7%
CA State Senate-39 Martin Block D 67%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 80%
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries R 0%
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 0%
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 87%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 80%
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian D 80%
CA Council Member-3 Bob Blumenfield D 73%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 0%
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes D 47%
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. D 69%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 73%
Samuel Aanestad 15%
Anthony Adams 7%
Elaine Alquist 60%
Juan Arambula 53%
Roy Ashburn 13%
Bill Berryhill 13%
Sam Blakeslee 27%
Anna Caballero 53%
Charles Calderon 62%
Amina Carter 60%
Joe Coto 60%
Dave Cox 20%
Mike Davis 71%
Hector De La Torre 60%
Charles DeVore 20%
Denise Ducheny 53%
Robert Dutton 7%
Michael Duvall 13%
Bill Emmerson 13%
Mike Eng 67%
Mike Feuer 87%
Nathan Fletcher 33%
Dean Florez 79%
Warren Furutani 47%
Martin Garrick 13%
Danny Gilmore 7%
Tom Harman 0%
Mary Hayashi 80%
Dennis Hollingsworth 7%
Alyson Huber 47%
Christine Kehoe 80%
Fiona Ma 73%
Abel Maldonado 20%
Tony Mendoza 53%
Jeff Miller 20%
Pedro Nava 87%
Roger Niello 20%
Jenny Oropeza 64%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 60%
Gloria Romero 80%
George Runner, Jr. 0%
Ira Ruskin 87%
Mary Salas 73%
Lori Saldaña 80%
Arnold Schwarzenegger 15%
Jim Silva 0%
Cameron Smyth 13%
Jose Solorio 40%
Tony Strickland 13%
Audra Strickland 13%
Sandré Swanson 80%
Alberto Torrico 60%
Van Tran 13%
Mike Villines 13%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Roderick Wright 20%
Leland Yee 93%

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