Rating Group: California Labor Federation

2009 Positions on Workplace Rights

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 100%
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 33%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 20%
CA U.S. House-11 Mark DeSaulnier D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Steve Knight R 28%
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 94%
CA U.S. House-35 Norma Torres D 83%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 89%
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 13%
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 94%
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 28%
CA State Senate-4 Jim Nielsen R 39%
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 78%
CA State Senate-8 Tom Berryhill R 33%
CA State Senate-9 Nancy Skinner D 100%
CA State Senate-13 Gerald Hill D 100%
CA State Senate-15 Jim Beall, Jr. D 94%
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 44%
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D 100%
CA State Senate-22 Ed Hernandez D 94%
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 83%
CA State Senate-25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. D 100%
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 33%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 87%
CA Mayor-At-Large Mary Salas 100%
CA Mayor-At-Large Darrell Steinberg D 87%
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries 33%
CA Supervisor-4 Curt Hagman 22%
CA Supervisor-5 Joe Simitian N/A 87%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo 100%
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian 94%
CA Council Member-3 Bob Blumenfield 94%
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes 89%
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. 91%
CA Council Member-Ward 3 Jose Solorio 94%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 94%
Samuel Aanestad 13%
Anthony Adams 39%
Elaine Alquist 77%
Tom Ammiano 83%
Juan Arambula 78%
Roy Ashburn 27%
John Benoit 27%
Bill Berryhill 44%
Sam Blakeslee 39%
Martin Block 92%
Joan Buchanan 89%
Charles Calderon 83%
Ron Calderon 87%
Amina Carter 89%
Wesley Chesbro 94%
David Cogdill 27%
Connie Conway 44%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Joe Coto 89%
Dave Cox 13%
Mike Davis 73%
Hector De La Torre 100%
Charles DeVore 22%
Denise Ducheny 80%
Robert Dutton 20%
Michael Duvall 6%
Bill Emmerson 39%
Mike Eng 100%
Noreen Evans 78%
Mike Feuer 94%
Nathan Fletcher 29%
Dean Florez 93%
Paul Fong 100%
Warren Furutani 100%
Martin Garrick 33%
Danny Gilmore 56%
Isadore Hall III 94%
Loni Hancock 100%
Diane Harkey 28%
Tom Harman 33%
Mary Hayashi 89%
Dennis Hollingsworth 13%
Alyson Huber 72%
Robert Huff 20%
Dave Jones 100%
Christine Kehoe 93%
Mark Leno 100%
Carol Liu 93%
Dan Logue 29%
Bonnie Lowenthal 89%
Fiona Ma 89%
Abel Maldonado 47%
Tony Mendoza 89%
Jeff Miller 28%
Pedro Nava 89%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Brian Nestande 28%
Roger Niello 33%
Jenny Oropeza 85%
Fran Pavley 93%
John Pérez 89%
Manuel Pérez 94%
Gloria Romero 93%
George Runner, Jr. 27%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 94%
Jim Silva 29%
Cameron Smyth 39%
Tony Strickland 33%
Audra Strickland 50%
Sandré Swanson 100%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Van Tran 44%
Mike Villines 28%
Patricia Wiggins 87%
Lois Wolk 80%
Roderick Wright 80%
Mark Wyland 40%
Mariko Yamada 94%
Leland Yee 100%

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