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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Consumer Federation of California

2005-2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 84%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 19%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries Republican 18%
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 2 Noreen Evans Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian Democratic 90%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield Democratic 93%
CA State Assembly 3 Dan Logue Republican 27%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 93%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 15%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 31%
CA State Assembly 4 Mariko Yamada Democratic 93%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 54%
CA Supervisor 5 Saren Simitian Democratic 98%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill Republican 17%
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 95%
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 97%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 18%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 83%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 98%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. Democratic 92%
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 29%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 88%
CA State Senate 14 Thomas Berryhill Republican 21%
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 95%
CA State Assembly 15 Nancy Skinner Democratic 88%
CA State Assembly 16 Joan Buchanan Democratic 83%
CA State Assembly 17 Tom Ammiano Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 18 Jean Fuller Republican 18%
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 84%
CA State Senate 21 Stephen Knight Republican 19%
CA State Senate 22 Kevin de Leon Democratic 93%
CA State Senate 24 Edward Hernandez Democratic 81%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 97%
CA State Assembly 26 Connie Conway Republican 11%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 93%
CA State Assembly 28 Paul Fong Democratic 93%
CA State Senate 28 Ted Lieu Democratic 87%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 15%
CA State Senate 30 Ron Calderon Democratic 46%
CA State Senate 32 Norma Torres Democratic 87%
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 51%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 72%
CA State Senate 35 Roderick Wright Democratic 73%
CA State Senate 36 Joel Anderson Republican 21%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 95%
CA State Senate 37 Mimi Walters Republican 8%
CA State Senate 38 Mark Wyland Republican 17%
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 80%
CA State Assembly 42 Brian Nestande Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 95%
CA State Assembly 53 John Pérez Democratic 94%
CA State Assembly 55 Curt Hagman Republican 13%
CA State Assembly 56 Manuel Pérez Democratic 75%
CA State Assembly 64 Isadore Hall III Democratic 63%
CA State Assembly 70 Bonnie Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly 73 Diane Harkey Republican 13%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 99%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 91%
Samuel Aanestad 35%
Anthony Adams 18%
Elaine Alquist 94%
Juan Arambula 82%
Roy Ashburn 28%
Bill Berryhill 20%
Sam Blakeslee 22%
Anna Caballero 87%
Charles Calderon 70%
Amina Carter 88%
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%
Mike Feuer 100%
Nathan Fletcher 19%
Dean Florez 79%
Warren Furutani 82%
Martin Garrick 13%
Danny Gilmore 20%
Tom Harman 15%
Mary Hayashi 88%
Dennis Hollingsworth 15%
Alyson Huber 53%
Christine Kehoe 92%
Fiona Ma 93%
Abel Maldonado 42%
Tony Mendoza 82%
Jeff Miller 20%
Pedro Nava 97%
Roger Niello 14%
Jenny Oropeza 87%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 87%
Gloria Romero 92%
George Runner, Jr. 17%
Ira Ruskin 99%
Mary Salas 90%
Lori Saldaña 98%
Jim Silva 15%
Cameron Smyth 15%
Jose Solorio 70%
Tony Strickland 22%
Audra Strickland 20%
Sandré Swanson 97%
Alberto Torrico 88%
Van Tran 17%
Mike Villines 15%
Patricia Wiggins 95%

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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