Rating Group: California Communities United Institute

2006 Positions on Underrepresented Group Issues

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 16
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 13
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 28
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 95
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 14
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 100
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 98
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 98
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 100
CA State Assembly-2 Wesley Chesbro D 98
CA State Senate-2 Noreen Evans D 100
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 99
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 99
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 99
CA State Senate-28 Ted Lieu D 97
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 13
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 95
CA State Senate-37 Mimi Walters R 15
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 23
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen D 95
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100
CA Supervisor-2 Mark Ridley-Thomas D 100
CA Supervisor-3 Wilma Chan D 99
CA Supervisor-3 Todd Spitzer R 21
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 14
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 99
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 93
CA Council Member-5 Paul Koretz D 96
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 16
CA Council Member-At-Large Joe Baca, Jr. 100
CA Council Member-At-Large Alan Nakanishi 30
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 99
Samuel Aanestad 12
Richard Ackerman 12
Gregory Aghazarian 24
Richard Alarcón 96
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 94
Roy Ashburn 17
James Battin 20
Patty Berg 99
Rudy Bermúdez 99
Sam Blakeslee 22
Russell Bogh 16
Charles Calderon 95
Joseph Canciamilla 92
Edward Chavez 100
Rebecca Cohn 98
Joe Coto 99
Dave Cox 15
Lynn Daucher 39
Hector De La Torre 99
Charles DeVore 19
Denise Ducheny 94
Joseph Dunn 96
Robert Dutton 16
Mervyn Dymally 99
Bill Emmerson 23
Martha Escutia 96
Liz Figueroa 99
Dean Florez 76
Dario Frommer 99
Bonnie Garcia 48
Jackie Goldberg 99
Tom Harman 18
Ray Haynes, Jr. 7
Dennis Hollingsworth 10
Jerome Horton 93
Shirley Horton 38
Guy Houston 21
Betty Karnette 99
Richard Keene 17
Christine Kehoe 98
Johan Klehs 99
Sheila Kuehl 100
John Laird 100
Jay La Suer 12
Robert Leslie 14
Lloyd Levine 99
Sally Lieber 100
Michael Machado 89
Abel Maldonado 31
Bob Margett 20
Barbara Matthews 93
Bill Maze 13
Carole Migden 96
Cindy Montañez 100
William Phillip Morrow 16
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 14
Eugene Mullin 98
Kevin Murray 95
Joseph Nation 99
Pedro Nava 98
Roger Niello 19
Fabian Núñez 98
Jenny Oropeza 97
Deborah Ortiz 93
Nicole Parra 87
Don Perata 92
George Plescia 16
Charles Poochigian 19
Keith Stuart Richman 39
Gloria Romero 96
George Runner, Jr. 19
Sharon Runner 14
Ira Ruskin 100
Lori Saldaña 99
Simón Salinas 100
Jack Scott 99
Nell Soto 98
Audra Strickland 19
Alberto Torrico 97
Van Tran 28
Thomas Umberg 92
Mike Villines 16
Edward Vincent 99
Leland Yee 100

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