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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Consumer Federation of California

2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Tom Ammiano 100%
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
Amina Carter 100%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Joe Coto 100%
Denise Ducheny 100%
Mike Eng 100%
Noreen Evans 100%
Mike Feuer 100%
Dean Florez 100%
Paul Fong 100%
Loni Hancock 100%
Mary Hayashi 100%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
Dave Jones 100%
Mark Leno 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Bonnie Lowenthal 100%
Fiona Ma 100%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 100%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Fran Pavley 100%
John Pérez 100%
Gloria Romero 100%
Ira Ruskin 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 100%
CA State Senate 9 Nancy Skinner Democratic 100%
CA Mayor At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
Elaine Alquist 92%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 92%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 92%
Christine Kehoe 92%
Carol Liu 92%
Pedro Nava 92%
Leland Yee 92%
CA State Senate 35 Steven Bradford Democratic 91%
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 91%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 90%
Juan Arambula 89%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield 89%
Wesley Chesbro 89%
Tony Mendoza 89%
CA State Senate 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. Democratic 89%
Lori Saldaña 89%
Sandré Swanson 89%
Mariko Yamada 89%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 88%
Warren Furutani 88%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 85%
Lois Wolk 85%
CA Council Member Ward 3 Jose Solorio 82%
Mike Davis 80%
Mike Gatto 80%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 77%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 77%
Hector De La Torre 73%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 73%
Isadore Hall III 73%
Manuel Pérez 73%
Alberto Torrico 73%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 69%
Martin Block 67%
Joan Buchanan 67%
CA State Assembly 30 Anna Caballero Democratic 67%
Charles Calderon 67%
Roger Hernandez 67%
Alyson Huber 56%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 46 Lou Correa Democratic 54%
Roderick Wright 54%
Patricia Wiggins 50%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 44%
Ron Calderon 31%
Roy Ashburn 23%
Mark Wyland 23%
Bill Emmerson 22%
Mike Villines 22%
Brian Nestande 20%
Audra Strickland 20%
Nathan Fletcher 18%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 18%
Samuel Aanestad 17%
Robert Dutton 15%
Robert Huff 15%
George Runner, Jr. 15%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 11%
Van Tran 11%
Sam Blakeslee 10%
Danny Gilmore 10%
Tom Harman 10%
Roger Niello 10%
Jeff Miller 9%
Tony Strickland 8%
Connie Conway 7%
Anthony Adams 0%
Bill Berryhill 0%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 0%
David Cogdill 0%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 0%
Charles DeVore 0%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 0%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 0%
Martin Garrick 0%
CA Supervisor 4 Curt Hagman 0%
Diane Harkey 0%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 0%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 0%
Dan Logue 0%
Chris Norby 0%
Jim Silva 0%
Cameron Smyth 0%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 0%

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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