Rating Group: Consumer Federation of California

2009 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 100%
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 20%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 20%
CA U.S. House-11 Mark DeSaulnier D 91%
CA U.S. House-25 Steve Knight R 19%
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Ted Lieu D 88%
CA U.S. House-35 Norma Torres D 87%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 87%
CA U.S. House-45 Mimi Walters R 6%
CA U.S. House-46 Lou Correa D 67%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 93%
CA State Assembly-30 Anna Caballero D 73%
CA State Senate-1 Ted Gaines R 13%
CA State Senate-4 Jim Nielsen R 31%
CA State Senate-5 Cathleen Galgiani D 60%
CA State Senate-8 Tom Berryhill R 20%
CA State Senate-9 Nancy Skinner D 88%
CA State Senate-13 Gerald Hill D 88%
CA State Senate-15 Jim Beall, Jr. D 87%
CA State Senate-16 Jean Fuller R 20%
CA State Senate-17 Bill Monning D 100%
CA State Senate-22 Ed Hernandez D 71%
CA State Senate-24 Kevin de Leon D 88%
CA State Senate-25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. D 87%
CA State Senate-32 Tony Mendoza D 80%
CA State Senate-38 Joel Anderson R 20%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla D 100%
CA Mayor-At-Large Mary Salas 94%
CA Mayor-At-Large Darrell Steinberg D 93%
CA Supervisor-1 Kevin Jeffries 20%
CA Supervisor-4 Curt Hagman 13%
CA Supervisor-5 Joe Simitian N/A 100%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo 79%
CA Council Member-2 Paul Krekorian 100%
CA Council Member-3 Bob Blumenfield 93%
CA Council Member-7 Felipe Fuentes 75%
CA Council Member-9 Curren Price, Jr. 93%
CA Council Member-Ward 3 Jose Solorio 69%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Other 94%
Samuel Aanestad 47%
Anthony Adams 13%
Elaine Alquist 93%
Tom Ammiano 100%
Juan Arambula 80%
Roy Ashburn 17%
John Benoit 13%
Bill Berryhill 20%
Sam Blakeslee 13%
Martin Block 80%
Joan Buchanan 83%
Charles Calderon 63%
Ron Calderon 53%
Amina Carter 75%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
David Cogdill 14%
Connie Conway 11%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Joe Coto 88%
Dave Cox 20%
Mike Davis 75%
Hector De La Torre 94%
Charles DeVore 13%
Denise Ducheny 71%
Robert Dutton 14%
Michael Duvall 17%
Bill Emmerson 18%
Mike Eng 100%
Noreen Evans 100%
Mike Feuer 100%
Nathan Fletcher 19%
Dean Florez 81%
Paul Fong 93%
Warren Furutani 80%
Martin Garrick 20%
Danny Gilmore 20%
Isadore Hall III 63%
Loni Hancock 100%
Diane Harkey 13%
Tom Harman 15%
Mary Hayashi 82%
Dennis Hollingsworth 7%
Alyson Huber 53%
Robert Huff 14%
Dave Jones 100%
Christine Kehoe 87%
Mark Leno 100%
Carol Liu 100%
Dan Logue 27%
Bonnie Lowenthal 100%
Fiona Ma 87%
Abel Maldonado 64%
Jeff Miller 18%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 75%
Brian Nestande 13%
Roger Niello 25%
Jenny Oropeza 87%
Fran Pavley 93%
John Pérez 94%
Manuel Pérez 75%
Gloria Romero 93%
George Runner, Jr. 13%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Jim Silva 13%
Cameron Smyth 12%
Tony Strickland 29%
Audra Strickland 18%
Sandré Swanson 100%
Alberto Torrico 93%
Van Tran 25%
Mike Villines 27%
Patricia Wiggins 93%
Lois Wolk 87%
Roderick Wright 73%
Mark Wyland 18%
Mariko Yamada 93%
Leland Yee 82%

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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