Rating Group: Consumer Federation of California

2005-2009 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 100%
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 18%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 29%
CA U.S. House-11 Mark DeSaulnier D 97%
CA U.S. House-25 Steve Knight R 19%
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 97%
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 87%
CA U.S. House-35 Norma Torres D 87%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 95%
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 8%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 95%
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 19%
CA State Senate-3 Lois Wolk D 93%
CA State Senate-4 Jim Nielsen R 31%
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 54%
CA State Senate-8 Tom Berryhill R 21%
CA State Senate-9 Loni Hancock D 98%
CA State Senate-11 Mark Leno D 100%
CA State Senate-13 Gerald Hill D 88%
CA State Senate-15 Jim Beall, Jr. D 95%
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 18%
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D 100%
CA State Senate-22 Ed Hernandez D 81%
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 93%
CA State Senate-25 Carol Liu D 100%
CA State Senate-27 Fran Pavley D 93%
CA State Senate-29 Robert Huff R 15%
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 82%
CA State Senate-35 Isadore Hall III D 63%
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 21%
CA State Senate-39 Martin Block D 80%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 84%
CA Mayor-At-Large Mary Salas 90%
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries 18%
CA Supervisor-4 John Benoit 15%
CA Supervisor-4 Curt Hagman 13%
CA Supervisor-5 Joe Simitian N/A 98%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo 84%
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian 90%
CA Council Member-3 Bob Blumenfield 93%
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes 79%
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. 92%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 91%
Samuel Aanestad 35%
Anthony Adams 18%
Elaine Alquist 94%
Tom Ammiano 100%
Juan Arambula 82%
Roy Ashburn 28%
Bill Berryhill 20%
Sam Blakeslee 22%
Joan Buchanan 83%
Anna Caballero 87%
Charles Calderon 70%
Ron Calderon 46%
Amina Carter 88%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
David Cogdill 17%
Connie Conway 11%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 51%
Joe Coto 90%
Dave Cox 22%
Mike Davis 80%
Hector De La Torre 90%
Charles DeVore 12%
Denise Ducheny 78%
Robert Dutton 17%
Michael Duvall 11%
Bill Emmerson 17%
Mike Eng 97%
Noreen Evans 95%
Mike Feuer 100%
Nathan Fletcher 19%
Dean Florez 79%
Paul Fong 93%
Warren Furutani 82%
Martin Garrick 13%
Danny Gilmore 20%
Diane Harkey 13%
Tom Harman 15%
Mary Hayashi 88%
Dennis Hollingsworth 15%
Alyson Huber 53%
Dave Jones 99%
Christine Kehoe 92%
Dan Logue 27%
Bonnie Lowenthal 100%
Fiona Ma 93%
Abel Maldonado 42%
Jeff Miller 20%
Pedro Nava 97%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 72%
Brian Nestande 13%
Roger Niello 14%
Jenny Oropeza 87%
John Pérez 94%
Manuel Pérez 75%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 87%
Gloria Romero 92%
George Runner, Jr. 17%
Ira Ruskin 99%
Lori Saldaña 98%
Jim Silva 15%
Nancy Skinner 88%
Cameron Smyth 15%
Jose Solorio 70%
Darrell Steinberg 95%
Tony Strickland 22%
Audra Strickland 20%
Sandré Swanson 97%
Alberto Torrico 88%
Van Tran 17%
Mike Villines 15%
Patricia Wiggins 95%
Roderick Wright 73%
Mark Wyland 17%
Mariko Yamada 93%
Leland Yee 83%

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.

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