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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Labor Federation

2009 Lifetime Score

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 99
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 20
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 12
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 28
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 93
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 83
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 94
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 7
CA U.S. House 46 Lou Correa Democratic 80
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 98
CA State Assembly 30 Anna Caballero Democratic 90
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 20
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 39
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 70
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 19
CA State Senate 9 Nancy Skinner Democratic 100
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 100
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 93
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 20
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 100
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 99
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 91
CA State Senate 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. Democratic 97
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 92
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 18
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 87
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 91
CA Mayor At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 98
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 18
CA Supervisor 4 Curt Hagman 22
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 93
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 94
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 92
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield 94
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 88
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 94
CA Council Member Ward 3 Jose Solorio 87
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 95
Samuel Aanestad 7
Anthony Adams 20
Elaine Alquist 95
Tom Ammiano 83
Juan Arambula 80
Roy Ashburn 10
John Benoit 8
Bill Berryhill 44
Sam Blakeslee 14
Martin Block 92
Joan Buchanan 89
Charles Calderon 88
Ron Calderon 88
Amina Carter 90
Wesley Chesbro 92
David Cogdill 9
Connie Conway 44
Ellen Corbett 99
Joe Coto 94
Dave Cox 7
Mike Davis 85
Hector De La Torre 97
Charles DeVore 10
Denise Ducheny 90
Robert Dutton 9
Michael Duvall 10
Bill Emmerson 14
Mike Eng 100
Noreen Evans 93
Mike Feuer 96
Nathan Fletcher 29
Dean Florez 82
Paul Fong 100
Warren Furutani 100
Martin Garrick 18
Danny Gilmore 56
Isadore Hall III 94
Loni Hancock 97
Diane Harkey 28
Tom Harman 9
Mary Hayashi 92
Dennis Hollingsworth 4
Alyson Huber 72
Robert Huff 11
Dave Jones 100
Christine Kehoe 98
Mark Leno 100
Carol Liu 91
Dan Logue 29
Bonnie Lowenthal 89
Fiona Ma 96
Abel Maldonado 21
Jeff Miller 28
Pedro Nava 96
Gloria Negrete McLeod 92
Brian Nestande 28
Roger Niello 13
Jenny Oropeza 94
Fran Pavley 97
John Pérez 89
Manuel Pérez 94
Gloria Romero 99
George Runner, Jr. 9
Ira Ruskin 98
Lori Saldaña 98
Jim Silva 17
Cameron Smyth 19
Tony Strickland 12
Audra Strickland 14
Sandré Swanson 100
Alberto Torrico 94
Van Tran 15
Mike Villines 11
Patricia Wiggins 96
Lois Wolk 87
Roderick Wright 90
Mark Wyland 8
Mariko Yamada 94
Leland Yee 98

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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