Rating Group: California Labor Federation

2002 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions

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State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 10%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
CA State Senate - 18 Robert Hertzberg Democratic 100%
CA State Senate - 36 Pat Bates Republican 7%
CA Mayor - At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor - 3 Wilma Chan 100%
CA Supervisor - 3 Sheila Kuehl 90%
CA Supervisor - 5 Bruce McPherson 10%
CA Supervisor - 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 100%
CA Council Member - 5 Paul Koretz 100%
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Richard Ackerman 11%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 100%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Dion Aroner 100%
Roy Ashburn 0%
James Battin 10%
Russell Bogh 0%
Debra Bowen 89%
Mike Briggs 8%
James Brulte 10%
John Burton 100%
Thomas Calderon 100%
Bill Campbell 7%
John Campbell III 7%
Joseph Canciamilla 86%
Dennis Cardoza 93%
Edward Chavez 100%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
David Cogdill 0%
Rebecca Cohn 86%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Dave Cox 0%
Lynn Daucher 0%
Manny Diaz 100%
Richard Dickerson 0%
Joe Dunn 100%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 100%
Dean Florez 71%
Dario Frommer 100%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 7%
Sally Havice 92%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 10%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Jerome Horton 100%
Hannah-Beth Jackson 100%
K. Maurice Johannessen 10%
Ross Johnson 11%
Betty Karnette 100%
Fred Keeley 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
David Kelley 7%
William Knight 10%
Jay La Suer 0%
Lynne Leach 8%
Bill Leonard 8%
Robert Leslie 0%
Carol Liu 100%
John Longville 100%
Michael Machado 80%
Ken Maddox 7%
Abel Maldonado 7%
Bob Margett 10%
Barbara Matthews 57%
Carole Migden 100%
Dick Monteith 13%
William Phillip Morrow 11%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0%
Kevin Murray 90%
George Nakano 100%
Joseph Nation 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Jack O'Connell 100%
Thomas Oller 10%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Robert Pacheco 8%
Rod Pacheco 0%
Louis Papan 57%
Fran Pavley 100%
Steve Peace 50%
Don Perata 90%
Anthony Pescetti 7%
Richard Polanco 80%
Charles Poochigian 10%
Sarah Reyes 86%
Keith Stuart Richman 7%
Gloria Romero 100%
George Runner, Jr. 17%
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 10%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 78%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 57%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 100%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa D 86%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 100%
CA State Senate - 18 Robert Hertzberg D 100%
CA State Senate - 36 Pat Bates R 7%
CA Mayor - At-Large Darrell Steinberg D 100%
CA Supervisor - 3 Wilma Chan 100%
CA Supervisor - 3 Sheila Kuehl 90%
CA Supervisor - 5 Bruce McPherson 10%
CA Supervisor - 5 Joe Simitian N/A 100%
CA Council Member - 5 Paul Koretz 100%
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Richard Ackerman 11%
Richard Alarcón 100%
Deirdre Alpert 100%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Dion Aroner 100%
Roy Ashburn 0%
James Battin 10%
Russell Bogh 0%
Debra Bowen 89%
Mike Briggs 8%
James Brulte 10%
John Burton 100%
Thomas Calderon 100%
Bill Campbell 7%
John Campbell III 7%
Joseph Canciamilla 86%
Dennis Cardoza 93%
Edward Chavez 100%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
David Cogdill 0%
Rebecca Cohn 86%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Dave Cox 0%
Lynn Daucher 0%
Manny Diaz 100%
Richard Dickerson 0%
Joe Dunn 100%
John Anthony Dutra 100%
Martha Escutia 100%
Liz Figueroa 100%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 100%
Dean Florez 71%
Dario Frommer 100%
Jackie Goldberg 100%
Tom Harman 7%
Sally Havice 92%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 10%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Jerome Horton 100%
Hannah-Beth Jackson 100%
K. Maurice Johannessen 10%
Ross Johnson 11%
Betty Karnette 100%
Fred Keeley 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
David Kelley 7%
William Knight 10%
Jay La Suer 0%
Lynne Leach 8%
Bill Leonard 8%
Robert Leslie 0%
Carol Liu 100%
John Longville 100%
Michael Machado 80%
Ken Maddox 7%
Abel Maldonado 7%
Bob Margett 10%
Barbara Matthews 57%
Carole Migden 100%
Dick Monteith 13%
William Phillip Morrow 11%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0%
Kevin Murray 90%
George Nakano 100%
Joseph Nation 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 100%
Jack O'Connell 100%
Thomas Oller 10%
Jenny Oropeza 100%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Robert Pacheco 8%
Rod Pacheco 0%
Louis Papan 57%
Fran Pavley 100%
Steve Peace 50%
Don Perata 90%
Anthony Pescetti 7%
Richard Polanco 80%
Charles Poochigian 10%
Sarah Reyes 86%
Keith Stuart Richman 7%
Gloria Romero 100%
George Runner, Jr. 17%
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