Rating Group: California Alliance for Retired Americans

2006 Positions on Senior & Retirement Issues

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State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 13
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 13
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 94
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 13
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 93
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 88
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 88
CA State Senate - 17 John Laird Democratic 100
CA State Senate - 34 Thomas Umberg Democratic 100
CA Supervisor - 3 Wilma Chan 100
CA Supervisor - 3 Sheila Kuehl 94
CA Supervisor - 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 93
CA Council Member - 1 Gilbert Cedillo 81
CA Council Member - 5 Paul Koretz 94
CA Council Member - 10 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100
CA Council Member - At-Large Sally Lieber Democratic 100
CA Council Member Alan Nakanishi 6
Samuel Aanestad 19
Richard Ackerman 13
Gregory Aghazarian 13
Richard Alarcón 81
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 88
Roy Ashburn 19
Joe Baca, Sr. 94
James Battin 19
John Benoit 13
Patty Berg 100
Rudy Bermúdez 94
Sam Blakeslee 19
Russell Bogh 25
Debra Bowen 94
Charles Calderon 81
Joseph Canciamilla 81
Edward Chavez 88
Wesley Chesbro 93
David Cogdill 13
Rebecca Cohn 100
Joe Coto 100
Dave Cox 25
Lynn Daucher 56
Hector De La Torre 100
Jeff Denham 25
Charles DeVore 6
Denise Ducheny 93
Joe Dunn 100
Robert Dutton 19
Mervyn Dymally 100
Bill Emmerson 19
Martha Escutia 87
Noreen Evans 100
Liz Figueroa 94
Dean Florez 81
Dario Frommer 100
Bonnie Garcia 25
Jackie Goldberg 100
Loni Hancock 100
Tom Harman 27
Ray Haynes, Jr. 13
Dennis Hollingsworth 6
Jerome Horton 94
Shirley Horton 44
Guy Houston 13
Robert Huff 13
Dave Jones 100
Betty Karnette 100
Richard Keene 13
Christine Kehoe 88
Johan Klehs 88
Jay La Suer 13
Mark Leno 100
Robert Leslie 6
Lloyd Levine 100
Carol Liu 100
Michael Machado 80
Abel Maldonado 31
Bob Margett 25
Barbara Matthews 63
Bill Maze 19
Carole Migden 100
Cindy Montañez 94
William Phillip Morrow 13
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 19
Eugene Mullin 88
Kevin Murray 88
Joseph Nation 93
Pedro Nava 94
Gloria Negrete McLeod 88
Roger Niello 19
Fabian Núñez 100
Jenny Oropeza 100
Deborah Ortiz 94
Nicole Parra 75
Fran Pavley 100
Don Perata 88
George Plescia 13
Charles Poochigian 13
Keith Stuart Richman 19
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 13
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 13
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 94
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 13
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 100
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu D 93
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 100
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 88
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 88
CA State Senate - 17 John Laird D 100
CA State Senate - 34 Thomas Umberg D 100
CA Supervisor - 3 Wilma Chan 100
CA Supervisor - 3 Sheila Kuehl 94
CA Supervisor - 5 Joe Simitian N/A 93
CA Council Member - 1 Gilbert Cedillo 81
CA Council Member - 5 Paul Koretz 94
CA Council Member - 10 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100
CA Council Member - At-Large Sally Lieber D 100
CA Council Member Alan Nakanishi 6
Samuel Aanestad 19
Richard Ackerman 13
Gregory Aghazarian 13
Richard Alarcón 81
Elaine Alquist 100
Juan Arambula 88
Roy Ashburn 19
Joe Baca, Sr. 94
James Battin 19
John Benoit 13
Patty Berg 100
Rudy Bermúdez 94
Sam Blakeslee 19
Russell Bogh 25
Debra Bowen 94
Charles Calderon 81
Joseph Canciamilla 81
Edward Chavez 88
Wesley Chesbro 93
David Cogdill 13
Rebecca Cohn 100
Joe Coto 100
Dave Cox 25
Lynn Daucher 56
Hector De La Torre 100
Jeff Denham 25
Charles DeVore 6
Denise Ducheny 93
Joe Dunn 100
Robert Dutton 19
Mervyn Dymally 100
Bill Emmerson 19
Martha Escutia 87
Noreen Evans 100
Liz Figueroa 94
Dean Florez 81
Dario Frommer 100
Bonnie Garcia 25
Jackie Goldberg 100
Loni Hancock 100
Tom Harman 27
Ray Haynes, Jr. 13
Dennis Hollingsworth 6
Jerome Horton 94
Shirley Horton 44
Guy Houston 13
Robert Huff 13
Dave Jones 100
Betty Karnette 100
Richard Keene 13
Christine Kehoe 88
Johan Klehs 88
Jay La Suer 13
Mark Leno 100
Robert Leslie 6
Lloyd Levine 100
Carol Liu 100
Michael Machado 80
Abel Maldonado 31
Bob Margett 25
Barbara Matthews 63
Bill Maze 19
Carole Migden 100
Cindy Montañez 94
William Phillip Morrow 13
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 19
Eugene Mullin 88
Kevin Murray 88
Joseph Nation 93
Pedro Nava 94
Gloria Negrete McLeod 88
Roger Niello 19
Fabian Núñez 100
Jenny Oropeza 100
Deborah Ortiz 94
Nicole Parra 75
Fran Pavley 100
Don Perata 88
George Plescia 13
Charles Poochigian 13
Keith Stuart Richman 19
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