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-11 Mark DeSaulnier D 92%
CA U.S. House-25 Steve Knight R 13%
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 87%
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 67%
CA U.S. House-35 Norma Torres D 47%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 60%
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 0%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 87%
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 13%
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-8 Tom Berryhill R 8%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 87%
CA State Senate-13 Gerald Hill D 87%
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 80%
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 0%
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D 100%
CA State Senate-22 Edward Hernandez D 53%
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 67%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 60%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 80%
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 7%
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 53%
CA State Senate-35 Isadore Hall III D 53%
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 27%
CA State Senate-39 Martin Block D 67%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 60%
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 N/A 80%
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian N/A 80%
CA Council Member-3 Bob Blumenfield N/A 73%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 0%
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes N/A 47%
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. N/A 69%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 73%
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey R 13%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma D 73%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 0%
Samuel Aanestad 15%
Anthony Adams 7%
Elaine Alquist 60%
Tom Ammiano 93%
Juan Arambula 53%
Roy Ashburn 13%
Bill Berryhill 13%
Sam Blakeslee 27%
Steven Bradford 63%
Joan Buchanan 80%
Anna Caballero 53%
Charles Calderon 62%
Ron Calderon 53%
Amina Carter 60%
Wesley Chesbro 93%
Connie Conway 7%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 20%
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%
Noreen Evans 80%
Mike Feuer 87%
Nathan Fletcher 33%
Dean Florez 79%
Paul Fong 87%
Warren Furutani 47%
Martin Garrick 13%
Danny Gilmore 7%
Curt Hagman 0%
Tom Harman 0%
Mary Hayashi 80%
Dennis Hollingsworth 7%
Alyson Huber 47%
Christine Kehoe 80%
Dan Logue 13%
Bonnie Lowenthal 80%
Abel Maldonado 20%
Jeff Miller 20%
Pedro Nava 87%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 33%
Brian Nestande 7%
Roger Niello 20%
Jenny Oropeza 64%
John Pérez 67%
Manuel Pérez 47%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 60%
Gloria Romero 80%
Ira Ruskin 87%
Mary Salas 73%
Lori Saldaña 80%
Arnold Schwarzenegger 15%
Jim Silva 0%
Nancy Skinner 100%
Cameron Smyth 13%
Jose Solorio 40%
Darrell Steinberg 53%
Tony Strickland 13%
Audra Strickland 13%
Sandré Swanson 80%
Alberto Torrico 60%
Van Tran 13%
Mike Villines 13%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Roderick Wright 20%
Mark Wyland 7%
Mariko Yamada 93%
Leland Yee 93%

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