Rating Group: California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG)

2013 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. Senate - Jr Alex Padilla Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 22 Connie Conway Republican 18%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 34 Jimmy Gomez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa Democratic 78%
CA State Assembly - 5 Frank Bigelow Republican 15%
CA State Assembly - 8 Ken Cooley Democratic 91%
CA State Assembly - 10 Marc Levine Democratic 91%
CA State Assembly - 19 Phil Ting Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 20 Bill Quirk Democratic 92%
CA State Assembly - 21 Adam Gray Democratic 91%
CA State Assembly - 22 Kevin Mullin Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 23 Jim Patterson Republican 25%
CA State Assembly - 29 Mark Stone Democratic 82%
CA State Assembly - 32 Rudy Salas, Jr. Democratic 82%
CA State Assembly - 41 Chris Holden Democratic 67%
CA State Assembly - 46 Adrin Nazarian Democratic 92%
CA State Assembly - 50 Richard Bloom Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 58 Cristina Garcia Democratic 83%
CA State Assembly - 59 Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Sr. Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 61 Jose Medina Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 63 Anthony Rendon Democratic 92%
CA State Assembly - 65 Sharon Quirk-Silva Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 66 Al Muratsuchi Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 69 Tom Daly Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 75 Marie Waldron Republican 36%
CA State Assembly - 77 Brian Maienschein Democratic 18%
CA State Senate - 1 Brian Dahle Republican 27%
CA State Senate - 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 25%
CA State Senate - 5 Susan Eggman Democratic 92%
CA State Senate - 6 Richard Pan Democratic 100%
CA State Senate - 9 Nancy Skinner Democratic 100%
CA State Senate - 10 Bob Wieckowski Democratic 100%
CA State Senate - 16 Shannon Grove Republican 18%
CA State Senate - 21 Scott Wilk Republican 17%
CA State Senate - 28 Melissa Melendez Republican 18%
CA State Senate - 31 Richard Roth Democratic 78%
CA State Senate - 35 Steven Bradford Democratic 92%
CA State Senate - 38 Brian Jones Republican 17%
CA State Senate - 39 Toni Atkins Democratic 100%
CA State Senate - 40 Ben Hueso Democratic 89%
CA Attorney General Rob Bonta Democratic 100%
CA Secretary of State Shirley Weber Democratic 100%
CA Mayor - At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Luis Alejo 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Das Williams 100%
CA Supervisor - 2 Holly Mitchell 100%
CA Supervisor - 3 Don Wagner 17%
CA Supervisor - 4 Curt Hagman 42%
CA Council Member - 14 Kevin De Leon 100%
CA County Supervisor - 2 Joel Anderson 18%
Katcho Achadjian 64%
Travis Allen 36%
Tom Ammiano 100%
Jim Beall, Jr. 94%
Tom Berryhill 28%
Martin Block 100%
Raul Bocanegra 100%
Susan Bonilla 92%
Cheryl Brown 83%
Joan Buchanan 92%
Ian Calderon 78%
Ron Calderon 100%
Nora Campos 100%
Anthony Cannella 69%
Edwin Chau 100%
Rocky Chavez 25%
Wesley Chesbro 91%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Roger Dickinson 100%
Tim Donnelly 20%
Bill Emmerson 38%
Noreen Evans 100%
Paul Fong 100%
Steve Fox 82%
Jim Frazier 91%
Jean Fuller 19%
Beth Gaines 17%
Ted Gaines 31%
Cathleen Galgiani 94%
Mike Gatto 92%
Lorena Gonzalez 100%
Richard Gordon 91%
Jeff Gorell 42%
Isadore Hall III 93%
Loni Hancock 100%
Diane Harkey 17%
Ed Hernandez 88%
Roger Hernandez 92%
Gerald Hill 94%
Robert Huff 29%
Hannah-Beth Jackson 94%
Steve Knight 31%
Ricardo Lara 88%
Mark Leno 100%
Eric Linder 25%
Carol Liu 94%
Dan Logue 21%
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. Senate - Jr Alex Padilla D 94%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier D 100%
CA U.S. House - 22 Connie Conway R 18%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu D 100%
CA U.S. House - 34 Jimmy Gomez D 100%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres D 87%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa D 78%
CA State Assembly - 5 Frank Bigelow R 15%
CA State Assembly - 8 Ken Cooley D 91%
CA State Assembly - 10 Marc Levine D 91%
CA State Assembly - 19 Phil Ting D 100%
CA State Assembly - 20 Bill Quirk D 92%
CA State Assembly - 21 Adam Gray D 91%
CA State Assembly - 22 Kevin Mullin D 100%
CA State Assembly - 23 Jim Patterson R 25%
CA State Assembly - 29 Mark Stone D 82%
CA State Assembly - 32 Rudy Salas, Jr. D 82%
CA State Assembly - 41 Chris Holden D 67%
CA State Assembly - 46 Adrin Nazarian D 92%
CA State Assembly - 50 Richard Bloom D 100%
CA State Assembly - 58 Cristina Garcia D 83%
CA State Assembly - 59 Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Sr. D 100%
CA State Assembly - 61 Jose Medina D 100%
CA State Assembly - 63 Anthony Rendon D 92%
CA State Assembly - 65 Sharon Quirk-Silva D 100%
CA State Assembly - 66 Al Muratsuchi D 100%
CA State Assembly - 69 Tom Daly D 100%
CA State Assembly - 75 Marie Waldron R 36%
CA State Assembly - 77 Brian Maienschein D 18%
CA State Senate - 1 Brian Dahle R 27%
CA State Senate - 4 Jim Nielsen R 25%
CA State Senate - 5 Susan Eggman D 92%
CA State Senate - 6 Richard Pan D 100%
CA State Senate - 9 Nancy Skinner D 100%
CA State Senate - 10 Bob Wieckowski D 100%
CA State Senate - 16 Shannon Grove R 18%
CA State Senate - 21 Scott Wilk R 17%
CA State Senate - 28 Melissa Melendez R 18%
CA State Senate - 31 Richard Roth D 78%
CA State Senate - 35 Steven Bradford D 92%
CA State Senate - 38 Brian Jones R 17%
CA State Senate - 39 Toni Atkins D 100%
CA State Senate - 40 Ben Hueso D 89%
CA Attorney General Rob Bonta D 100%
CA Secretary of State Shirley Weber D 100%
CA Mayor - At-Large Darrell Steinberg D 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Luis Alejo 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Das Williams 100%
CA Supervisor - 2 Holly Mitchell 100%
CA Supervisor - 3 Don Wagner 17%
CA Supervisor - 4 Curt Hagman 42%
CA Council Member - 14 Kevin De Leon 100%
CA County Supervisor - 2 Joel Anderson 18%
Katcho Achadjian 64%
Travis Allen 36%
Tom Ammiano 100%
Jim Beall, Jr. 94%
Tom Berryhill 28%
Martin Block 100%
Raul Bocanegra 100%
Susan Bonilla 92%
Cheryl Brown 83%
Joan Buchanan 92%
Ian Calderon 78%
Ron Calderon 100%
Nora Campos 100%
Anthony Cannella 69%
Edwin Chau 100%
Rocky Chavez 25%
Wesley Chesbro 91%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Roger Dickinson 100%
Tim Donnelly 20%
Bill Emmerson 38%
Noreen Evans 100%
Paul Fong 100%
Steve Fox 82%
Jim Frazier 91%
Jean Fuller 19%
Beth Gaines 17%
Ted Gaines 31%
Cathleen Galgiani 94%
Mike Gatto 92%
Lorena Gonzalez 100%
Richard Gordon 91%
Jeff Gorell 42%
Isadore Hall III 93%
Loni Hancock 100%
Diane Harkey 17%
Ed Hernandez 88%
Roger Hernandez 92%
Gerald Hill 94%
Robert Huff 29%
Hannah-Beth Jackson 94%
Steve Knight 31%
Ricardo Lara 88%
Mark Leno 100%
Eric Linder 25%
Carol Liu 94%
Dan Logue 21%
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