Rating Group: California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG)

2007 Positions on Public Interest Advocacy

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State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. Senate - Jr Alex Padilla Democratic 92
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 20
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 93
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 33
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 93
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 87
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 80
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 87
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa Democratic 58
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 92
CA State Senate - 12 Anna Caballero Democratic 80
CA State Senate - 17 John Laird Democratic 93
CA State Senate - 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. Democratic 80
CA Mayor - At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 92
CA Mayor Mary Salas 87
CA Supervisor - 1 Paul Cook 20
CA Supervisor - 1 Kevin Jeffries 27
CA Supervisor - 3 Sheila Kuehl 83
CA Supervisor - 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 83
CA Council Member - 1 Gilbert Cedillo 92
CA Council Member - 2 Paul Krekorian 87
CA Council Member - 9 Curren Price, Jr. 87
CA Council Member - 10 Mark Ridley-Thomas 92
CA Council Member - 14 Kevin De Leon 87
CA Council Member - At-Large Sally Lieber Democratic 87
CA Council Member - At-Large Cameron Smyth 21
CA Council Member Alan Nakanishi 27
CA Treasurer Fiona Ma Democratic 87
CA County Supervisor - 2 Joel Anderson 20
Samuel Aanestad 42
Richard Ackerman 8
Anthony Adams 13
Gregory Aghazarian 27
Elaine Alquist 92
Juan Arambula 87
Roy Ashburn 17
James Battin 25
Jim Beall, Jr. 93
John Benoit 33
Patty Berg 87
Tom Berryhill 27
Sam Blakeslee 40
Charles Calderon 60
Ron Calderon 75
Amina Carter 87
David Cogdill 17
Ellen Corbett 91
Joe Coto 80
Dave Cox 17
Mike Davis 73
Hector De La Torre 80
Jeff Denham 42
Charles DeVore 13
Denise Ducheny 92
Robert Dutton 0
Michael Duvall 20
Mervyn Dymally 80
Bill Emmerson 20
Mike Eng 87
Noreen Evans 87
Mike Feuer 93
Dean Florez 92
Felipe Fuentes 73
Jean Fuller 27
Ted Gaines 20
Cathleen Galgiani 53
Bonnie Garcia 40
Martin Garrick 33
Loni Hancock 87
Tom Harman 8
Mary Hayashi 93
Ed Hernandez 80
Dennis Hollingsworth 17
Shirley Horton 20
Guy Houston 33
Robert Huff 13
Dave Jones 93
Betty Karnette 87
Richard Keene 27
Christine Kehoe 92
Mark Leno 93
Lloyd Levine 87
Michael Machado 50
Abel Maldonado 50
Bob Margett 17
Bill Maze 21
Tony Mendoza 80
Carole Migden 75
Eugene Mullin 93
Pedro Nava 87
Gloria Negrete McLeod 92
Roger Niello 7
Fabian Núñez 87
Jenny Oropeza 92
Nicole Parra 53
Don Perata 75
George Plescia 13
Gloria Romero 92
George Runner, Jr. 8
Sharon Runner 27
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. Senate - Jr Alex Padilla D 92
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 20
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 93
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 33
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier D 93
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 87
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu D 80
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 87
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa D 58
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 92
CA State Senate - 12 Anna Caballero D 80
CA State Senate - 17 John Laird D 93
CA State Senate - 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. D 80
CA Mayor - At-Large Darrell Steinberg D 92
CA Mayor Mary Salas 87
CA Supervisor - 1 Paul Cook 20
CA Supervisor - 1 Kevin Jeffries 27
CA Supervisor - 3 Sheila Kuehl 83
CA Supervisor - 5 Joe Simitian N/A 83
CA Council Member - 1 Gilbert Cedillo 92
CA Council Member - 2 Paul Krekorian 87
CA Council Member - 9 Curren Price, Jr. 87
CA Council Member - 10 Mark Ridley-Thomas 92
CA Council Member - 14 Kevin De Leon 87
CA Council Member - At-Large Sally Lieber D 87
CA Council Member - At-Large Cameron Smyth 21
CA Council Member Alan Nakanishi 27
CA Treasurer Fiona Ma D 87
CA County Supervisor - 2 Joel Anderson 20
Samuel Aanestad 42
Richard Ackerman 8
Anthony Adams 13
Gregory Aghazarian 27
Elaine Alquist 92
Juan Arambula 87
Roy Ashburn 17
James Battin 25
Jim Beall, Jr. 93
John Benoit 33
Patty Berg 87
Tom Berryhill 27
Sam Blakeslee 40
Charles Calderon 60
Ron Calderon 75
Amina Carter 87
David Cogdill 17
Ellen Corbett 91
Joe Coto 80
Dave Cox 17
Mike Davis 73
Hector De La Torre 80
Jeff Denham 42
Charles DeVore 13
Denise Ducheny 92
Robert Dutton 0
Michael Duvall 20
Mervyn Dymally 80
Bill Emmerson 20
Mike Eng 87
Noreen Evans 87
Mike Feuer 93
Dean Florez 92
Felipe Fuentes 73
Jean Fuller 27
Ted Gaines 20
Cathleen Galgiani 53
Bonnie Garcia 40
Martin Garrick 33
Loni Hancock 87
Tom Harman 8
Mary Hayashi 93
Ed Hernandez 80
Dennis Hollingsworth 17
Shirley Horton 20
Guy Houston 33
Robert Huff 13
Dave Jones 93
Betty Karnette 87
Richard Keene 27
Christine Kehoe 92
Mark Leno 93
Lloyd Levine 87
Michael Machado 50
Abel Maldonado 50
Bob Margett 17
Bill Maze 21
Tony Mendoza 80
Carole Migden 75
Eugene Mullin 93
Pedro Nava 87
Gloria Negrete McLeod 92
Roger Niello 7
Fabian Núñez 87
Jenny Oropeza 92
Nicole Parra 53
Don Perata 75
George Plescia 13
Gloria Romero 92
George Runner, Jr. 8
Sharon Runner 27
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