Rating Group: Consumer Federation of California

2009 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 100%
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 20%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 20%
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 100%
CA U.S. House-35 Gloria Negrete McLeod D 75%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 87%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 93%
CA State Assembly-2 Wesley Chesbro D 100%
CA State Assembly-3 Dan Logue R 27%
CA State Assembly-4 Mariko Yamada D 93%
CA State Assembly-15 Nancy Skinner D 88%
CA State Assembly-16 Joan Buchanan D 83%
CA State Assembly-17 Tom Ammiano D 100%
CA State Assembly-26 Connie Conway R 11%
CA State Assembly-28 Paul Fong D 93%
CA State Assembly-42 Brian Nestande R 13%
CA State Assembly-53 John Pérez D 94%
CA State Assembly-55 Curt Hagman R 13%
CA State Assembly-56 Manuel Pérez D 75%
CA State Assembly-64 Isadore Hall III D 63%
CA State Assembly-70 Bonnie Lowenthal D 100%
CA State Assembly-73 Diane Harkey R 13%
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 13%
CA State Senate-2 Noreen Evans D 100%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 87%
CA State Senate-4 Jim Nielsen R 31%
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 60%
CA State Senate-6 Darrell Steinberg D 93%
CA State Senate-7 Mark DeSaulnier D 91%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 100%
CA State Senate-10 Ellen Corbett D 100%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100%
CA State Senate-13 Gerald Hill D 88%
CA State Senate-14 Tom Berryhill R 20%
CA State Senate-15 James Beall, Jr. D 87%
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D 100%
CA State Senate-18 Jean Fuller R 20%
CA State Senate-20 Alex Padilla D 100%
CA State Senate-21 Steve Knight R 19%
CA State Senate-22 Kevin de Leon D 88%
CA State Senate-24 Edward Hernandez D 71%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 100%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 93%
CA State Senate-28 Ted Lieu D 88%
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 14%
CA State Senate-30 Ron Calderon D 53%
CA State Senate-32 Norma Torres D 87%
CA State Senate-34 Lou Correa D 67%
CA State Senate-36 Joel Anderson R 20%
CA State Senate-37 Mimi Walters R 6%
CA State Senate-38 Mark Wyland R 18%
CA State Senate-39 Martin Block D 80%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones D 100%
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries R 20%
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 13%
CA Supervisor-5 Saren Simitian D 100%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 79%
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian D 100%
CA Council Member-3 Bob Blumenfield D 93%
CA Council Member-6 David Cogdill R 14%
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes D 75%
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. D 93%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 94%
Samuel Aanestad 47%
Anthony Adams 13%
Elaine Alquist 93%
Juan Arambula 80%
Roy Ashburn 17%
Bill Berryhill 20%
Sam Blakeslee 13%
Anna Caballero 73%
Charles Calderon 63%
Amina Carter 75%
Joe Coto 88%
Dave Cox 20%
Mike Davis 75%
Hector De La Torre 94%
Charles DeVore 13%
Denise Ducheny 71%
Robert Dutton 14%
Michael Duvall 17%
Bill Emmerson 18%
Mike Eng 100%
Mike Feuer 100%
Nathan Fletcher 19%
Dean Florez 81%
Warren Furutani 80%
Martin Garrick 20%
Danny Gilmore 20%
Tom Harman 15%
Mary Hayashi 82%
Dennis Hollingsworth 7%
Alyson Huber 53%
Christine Kehoe 87%
Fiona Ma 87%
Abel Maldonado 64%
Tony Mendoza 80%
Jeff Miller 18%
Pedro Nava 100%
Roger Niello 25%
Jenny Oropeza 87%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 87%
Gloria Romero 93%
George Runner, Jr. 13%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Mary Salas 94%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Jim Silva 13%
Cameron Smyth 12%
Jose Solorio 69%
Tony Strickland 29%
Audra Strickland 18%
Sandré Swanson 100%
Alberto Torrico 93%
Van Tran 25%
Mike Villines 27%
Patricia Wiggins 93%
Roderick Wright 73%
Leland Yee 82%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.