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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Consumer Federation of California

2005-2010 Cumulative Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 86%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 15%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 15%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield 92%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 92%
CA Supervisor 4 Curt Hagman 8%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 26%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 52%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 99%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 14%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 78%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 15%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 99%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 86%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 24%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 94%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 88%
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 96%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 15%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 12%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 98%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 96%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 15%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 89%
CA State Senate 35 Isadore Hall III Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 94%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 19%
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 75%
CA State Assembly 43 Mike Gatto Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 96%
CA State Assembly 48 Roger Hernandez Democratic 78%
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 91%
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey Republican 7%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 99%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 94%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 82%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 17%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 92%
Samuel Aanestad 33%
Anthony Adams 14%
Elaine Alquist 94%
Tom Ammiano 100%
Juan Arambula 83%
Roy Ashburn 27%
Bill Berryhill 13%
Sam Blakeslee 21%
Steven Bradford 91%
Joan Buchanan 76%
Anna Caballero 83%
Charles Calderon 70%
Ron Calderon 43%
Amina Carter 90%
Wesley Chesbro 96%
Connie Conway 9%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Lou Correa 52%
Joe Coto 92%
Dave Cox 21%
Mike Davis 80%
Hector De La Torre 88%
Charles DeVore 10%
Denise Ducheny 82%
Robert Dutton 17%
Bill Emmerson 17%
Mike Eng 98%
Noreen Evans 96%
Mike Feuer 100%
Nathan Fletcher 19%
Dean Florez 83%
Paul Fong 96%
Warren Furutani 83%
Martin Garrick 11%
Danny Gilmore 16%
Tom Harman 14%
Mary Hayashi 91%
Dennis Hollingsworth 12%
Alyson Huber 54%
Christine Kehoe 92%
Dan Logue 17%
Bonnie Lowenthal 100%
Abel Maldonado 41%
Jeff Miller 15%
Pedro Nava 96%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 73%
Brian Nestande 16%
Roger Niello 13%
Chris Norby 0%
Jenny Oropeza 88%
John Pérez 96%
Manuel Pérez 74%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 88%
Gloria Romero 93%
Ira Ruskin 99%
Lori Saldaña 97%
Jim Silva 12%
Nancy Skinner 93%
Cameron Smyth 12%
Jose Solorio 73%
Darrell Steinberg 96%
Tony Strickland 20%
Audra Strickland 20%
Sandré Swanson 96%
Alberto Torrico 86%
Van Tran 16%
Mike Villines 16%
Patricia Wiggins 95%
Roderick Wright 64%
Mark Wyland 18%
Mariko Yamada 91%
Leland Yee 85%

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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