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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Consumer Federation of California

2005-2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Tom Ammiano 100%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Mike Feuer 100%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 100%
Bonnie Lowenthal 100%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 100%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 99%
Ira Ruskin 99%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 98%
Lori Saldaña 98%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 97%
Mike Eng 97%
Pedro Nava 97%
Sandré Swanson 97%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 95%
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 95%
Noreen Evans 95%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 95%
Darrell Steinberg 95%
Patricia Wiggins 95%
Elaine Alquist 94%
John Pérez 94%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield 93%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 93%
Paul Fong 93%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 93%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 93%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 93%
Mariko Yamada 93%
Christine Kehoe 92%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 92%
Gloria Romero 92%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 91%
Joe Coto 90%
Hector De La Torre 90%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 90%
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 90%
Amina Carter 88%
Mary Hayashi 88%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 88%
Nancy Skinner 88%
Alberto Torrico 88%
Anna Caballero 87%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 87%
Jenny Oropeza 87%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 87%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 87%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 84%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 84%
Joan Buchanan 83%
Leland Yee 83%
Juan Arambula 82%
Warren Furutani 82%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 82%
CA State Senate 22 Edward Hernandez Democratic 81%
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 80%
Mike Davis 80%
Dean Florez 79%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 79%
Denise Ducheny 78%
Manuel Pérez 75%
Roderick Wright 73%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 72%
Charles Calderon 70%
Jose Solorio 70%
CA State Senate 35 Isadore Hall III Democratic 63%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 54%
Alyson Huber 53%
Lou Correa 51%
Ron Calderon 46%
Abel Maldonado 42%
Samuel Aanestad 35%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 31%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 29%
Roy Ashburn 28%
Dan Logue 27%
Sam Blakeslee 22%
Dave Cox 22%
Tony Strickland 22%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 21%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 21%
Bill Berryhill 20%
Danny Gilmore 20%
Jeff Miller 20%
Audra Strickland 20%
Nathan Fletcher 19%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 19%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 19%
Anthony Adams 18%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 18%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 18%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 18%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 17%
Robert Dutton 17%
Bill Emmerson 17%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 17%
Van Tran 17%
Mark Wyland 17%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 15%
Tom Harman 15%
Dennis Hollingsworth 15%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 15%
Jim Silva 15%
Cameron Smyth 15%
Mike Villines 15%
Roger Niello 14%
Martin Garrick 13%
CA Supervisor 4 Curt Hagman 13%
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey Republican 13%
Brian Nestande 13%
Charles DeVore 12%
Connie Conway 11%
Michael Duvall 11%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 8%

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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