Rating Group: Congress of California Seniors

2009 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 100%
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 36%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 25%
CA U.S. House-11 Mark DeSaulnier D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Steve Knight R 33%
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 92%
CA U.S. House-35 Norma Torres D 100%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 83%
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 25%
CA U.S. House-46 Lou Correa D 67%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA State Assembly-30 Anna Caballero D 100%
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 18%
CA State Senate-4 Jim Nielsen R 25%
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 67%
CA State Senate-8 Tom Berryhill R 25%
CA State Senate-9 Nancy Skinner D 100%
CA State Senate-13 Gerald Hill D 100%
CA State Senate-15 Jim Beall, Jr. D 100%
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 25%
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D 100%
CA State Senate-22 Ed Hernandez D 92%
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 100%
CA State Senate-25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. D 92%
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 100%
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 25%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 91%
CA Mayor-At-Large Mary Salas 100%
CA Mayor-At-Large Darrell Steinberg D 100%
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries 33%
CA Supervisor-4 Curt Hagman 25%
CA Supervisor-5 Joe Simitian N/A 100%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo 91%
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian 100%
CA Council Member-3 Bob Blumenfield 100%
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes 91%
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. 100%
CA Council Member-Ward 3 Jose Solorio 92%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 100%
Samuel Aanestad 25%
Anthony Adams 50%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Tom Ammiano 100%
Juan Arambula 100%
Roy Ashburn 42%
John Benoit 18%
Bill Berryhill 25%
Sam Blakeslee 33%
Martin Block 92%
Joan Buchanan 67%
Charles Calderon 75%
Ron Calderon 92%
Amina Carter 92%
Wesley Chesbro 92%
David Cogdill 33%
Connie Conway 33%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Joe Coto 100%
Dave Cox 33%
Mike Davis 100%
Hector De La Torre 100%
Charles DeVore 17%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Robert Dutton 25%
Michael Duvall 42%
Bill Emmerson 42%
Mike Eng 92%
Noreen Evans 100%
Mike Feuer 100%
Nathan Fletcher 20%
Dean Florez 100%
Paul Fong 100%
Warren Furutani 100%
Martin Garrick 33%
Danny Gilmore 42%
Isadore Hall III 83%
Loni Hancock 100%
Diane Harkey 33%
Tom Harman 25%
Mary Hayashi 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 17%
Alyson Huber 67%
Robert Huff 25%
Dave Jones 100%
Christine Kehoe 92%
Mark Leno 100%
Carol Liu 92%
Dan Logue 25%
Bonnie Lowenthal 100%
Fiona Ma 100%
Abel Maldonado 58%
Jeff Miller 25%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 75%
Brian Nestande 33%
Roger Niello 42%
Jenny Oropeza 70%
Fran Pavley 100%
John Pérez 100%
Manuel Pérez 92%
Gloria Romero 100%
George Runner, Jr. 25%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Jim Silva 25%
Cameron Smyth 27%
Tony Strickland 33%
Audra Strickland 25%
Sandré Swanson 100%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Van Tran 33%
Mike Villines 36%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Lois Wolk 92%
Roderick Wright 92%
Mark Wyland 27%
Mariko Yamada 100%
Leland Yee 92%

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.

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