Rating Group: California Communities United Institute

2010 Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Score

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 95%
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 23%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 16%
CA U.S. House-11 Mark DeSaulnier D 97%
CA U.S. House-25 Steve Knight R 10%
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 98%
CA U.S. House-35 Norma Torres D 100%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 83%
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 9%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA State Assembly-43 Mike Gatto D 100%
CA State Assembly-48 Roger Hernandez D 100%
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 10%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 100%
CA State Senate-4 Jim Nielsen R 20%
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 90%
CA State Senate-8 Tom Berryhill R 10%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100%
CA State Senate-13 Gerald Hill D 100%
CA State Senate-15 Jim Beall, Jr. D 100%
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 8%
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D 100%
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 98%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 97%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 97%
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 13%
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 98%
CA State Senate-35 Isadore Hall III D 93%
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 0%
CA State Senate-39 Martin Block D 98%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 94%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 95%
CA Mayor-At-Large Mary Salas 98%
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries 33%
CA Supervisor-4 Curt Hagman 28%
CA Supervisor-5 Joe Simitian N/A 97%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo 94%
CA Council Member-3 Bob Blumenfield 95%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill 13%
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes 98%
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. 100%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 95%
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey R 30%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma D 100%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. R 6%
Samuel Aanestad 19%
Anthony Adams 40%
Elaine Alquist 97%
Tom Ammiano 100%
Juan Arambula 93%
Roy Ashburn 75%
Bill Berryhill 15%
Sam Blakeslee 13%
Steven Bradford 100%
Joan Buchanan 100%
Anna Caballero 90%
Charles Calderon 90%
Ron Calderon 100%
Amina Carter 95%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
Connie Conway 20%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 78%
Joe Coto 100%
Mike Davis 98%
Hector De La Torre 100%
Charles DeVore 30%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Robert Dutton 9%
Mike Eng 100%
Noreen Evans 98%
Mike Feuer 100%
Nathan Fletcher 60%
Dean Florez 97%
Paul Fong 100%
Warren Furutani 90%
Martin Garrick 18%
Danny Gilmore 30%
Tom Harman 38%
Mary Hayashi 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 19%
Alyson Huber 90%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Dan Logue 10%
Bonnie Lowenthal 95%
Jeff Miller 13%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Brian Nestande 30%
Roger Niello 30%
Chris Norby 21%
Jenny Oropeza 53%
John Pérez 98%
Manuel Pérez 95%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Jim Silva 10%
Nancy Skinner 98%
Cameron Smyth 25%
Jose Solorio 100%
Darrell Steinberg 97%
Tony Strickland 13%
Audra Strickland 30%
Sandré Swanson 100%
Alberto Torrico 95%
Van Tran 33%
Mike Villines 33%
Patricia Wiggins 50%
Roderick Wright 100%
Mark Wyland 22%
Mariko Yamada 100%
Leland Yee 91%

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