Rating Group: Friends Committee on Legislation of California

2004 Positions

Issues: Social

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State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 33%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 90%
CA State Senate - 17 John Laird Democratic 90%
CA Supervisor - 3 Wilma Chan 90%
CA Supervisor - 3 Sheila Kuehl 92%
CA Supervisor - 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 78%
CA Council Member - 1 Gilbert Cedillo 89%
CA Council Member - 5 Paul Koretz 75%
CA Council Member - 10 Mark Ridley-Thomas 90%
CA Council Member - At-Large Sally Lieber Democratic 90%
CA Council Member Alan Nakanishi 30%
Samuel Aanestad 18%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Gregory Aghazarian 0%
Richard Alarcón 92%
Roy Ashburn 8%
James Battin 0%
John Benoit 0%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 78%
Russell Bogh 0%
Debra Bowen 100%
Ron Calderon 89%
Joseph Canciamilla 80%
Edward Chavez 90%
Wesley Chesbro 82%
David Cogdill 0%
Rebecca Cohn 78%
Dave Cox 10%
Lynn Daucher 33%
Jeff Denham 8%
Denise Ducheny 89%
Joe Dunn 89%
Robert Dutton 10%
Mervyn Dymally 90%
Martha Escutia 91%
Liz Figueroa 92%
Dean Florez 80%
Dario Frommer 89%
Bonnie Garcia 10%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Loni Hancock 90%
Tom Harman 0%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 20%
Dennis Hollingsworth 10%
Jerome Horton 80%
Shirley Horton 20%
Guy Houston 20%
Richard Keene 0%
Christine Kehoe 90%
Jay La Suer 0%
Mark Leno 100%
Robert Leslie 20%
Lloyd Levine 90%
Carol Liu 89%
Michael Machado 100%
Abel Maldonado 10%
Bob Margett 22%
Barbara Matthews 30%
Bill Maze 0%
Cindy Montañez 90%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 10%
Eugene Mullin 90%
Kevin Murray 100%
Joseph Nation 89%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 78%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 89%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Nicole Parra 40%
Fran Pavley 88%
Don Perata 100%
George Plescia 0%
Charles Poochigian 0%
Keith Stuart Richman 50%
Gloria Romero 91%
Sharon Runner 0%
Simón Salinas 90%
Jack Scott 100%
Nell Soto 92%
Todd Spitzer 20%
Tom Torlakson 91%
Edward Vincent 67%
Lois Wolk 80%
Mark Wyland 10%
Leland Yee 90%
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 0%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 33%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 100%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 90%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 90%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 90%
CA State Senate - 17 John Laird D 90%
CA Supervisor - 3 Wilma Chan 90%
CA Supervisor - 3 Sheila Kuehl 92%
CA Supervisor - 5 Joe Simitian N/A 78%
CA Council Member - 1 Gilbert Cedillo 89%
CA Council Member - 5 Paul Koretz 75%
CA Council Member - 10 Mark Ridley-Thomas 90%
CA Council Member - At-Large Sally Lieber D 90%
CA Council Member Alan Nakanishi 30%
Samuel Aanestad 18%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Gregory Aghazarian 0%
Richard Alarcón 92%
Roy Ashburn 8%
James Battin 0%
John Benoit 0%
Patty Berg 100%
Rudy Bermúdez 78%
Russell Bogh 0%
Debra Bowen 100%
Ron Calderon 89%
Joseph Canciamilla 80%
Edward Chavez 90%
Wesley Chesbro 82%
David Cogdill 0%
Rebecca Cohn 78%
Dave Cox 10%
Lynn Daucher 33%
Jeff Denham 8%
Denise Ducheny 89%
Joe Dunn 89%
Robert Dutton 10%
Mervyn Dymally 90%
Martha Escutia 91%
Liz Figueroa 92%
Dean Florez 80%
Dario Frommer 89%
Bonnie Garcia 10%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Loni Hancock 90%
Tom Harman 0%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 20%
Dennis Hollingsworth 10%
Jerome Horton 80%
Shirley Horton 20%
Guy Houston 20%
Richard Keene 0%
Christine Kehoe 90%
Jay La Suer 0%
Mark Leno 100%
Robert Leslie 20%
Lloyd Levine 90%
Carol Liu 89%
Michael Machado 100%
Abel Maldonado 10%
Bob Margett 22%
Barbara Matthews 30%
Bill Maze 0%
Cindy Montañez 90%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 10%
Eugene Mullin 90%
Kevin Murray 100%
Joseph Nation 89%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 78%
Fabian Núñez 100%
Jenny Oropeza 89%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Nicole Parra 40%
Fran Pavley 88%
Don Perata 100%
George Plescia 0%
Charles Poochigian 0%
Keith Stuart Richman 50%
Gloria Romero 91%
Sharon Runner 0%
Simón Salinas 90%
Jack Scott 100%
Nell Soto 92%
Todd Spitzer 20%
Tom Torlakson 91%
Edward Vincent 67%
Lois Wolk 80%
Mark Wyland 10%
Leland Yee 90%
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