Rating Group: California Teachers Association

2016 Positions

Issues: Education

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State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House - 8 Jay Obernolte Republican 48%
CA U.S. House - 34 Jimmy Gomez Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House - 39 Young Kim Republican 61%
CA State Assembly - 2 Jim Wood Democratic 95%
CA State Assembly - 3 James Gallagher Republican 49%
CA State Assembly - 5 Frank Bigelow Republican 51%
CA State Assembly - 7 Kevin McCarty Democratic 93%
CA State Assembly - 8 Ken Cooley Democratic 88%
CA State Assembly - 9 Jim Cooper Democratic 94%
CA State Assembly - 10 Marc Levine Democratic 92%
CA State Assembly - 19 Phil Ting Democratic 95%
CA State Assembly - 20 Bill Quirk Democratic 93%
CA State Assembly - 21 Adam Gray Democratic 87%
CA State Assembly - 22 Kevin Mullin Democratic 94%
CA State Assembly - 23 Jim Patterson Republican 46%
CA State Assembly - 26 Devon Mathis Republican 48%
CA State Assembly - 28 Evan Low Democratic 96%
CA State Assembly - 29 Mark Stone Democratic 96%
CA State Assembly - 31 Joaquin Arambula Democratic 91%
CA State Assembly - 32 Rudy Salas, Jr. Democratic 92%
CA State Assembly - 36 Tom Lackey Republican 62%
CA State Assembly - 41 Chris Holden Democratic 94%
CA State Assembly - 42 Chad Mayes Independent 56%
CA State Assembly - 44 Jacqui Irwin Democratic 90%
CA State Assembly - 46 Adrin Nazarian Democratic 96%
CA State Assembly - 50 Richard Bloom Democratic 95%
CA State Assembly - 52 Freddie Rodriguez Democratic 96%
CA State Assembly - 53 Miguel Santiago Democratic 93%
CA State Assembly - 56 Eduardo Garcia Democratic 96%
CA State Assembly - 58 Cristina Garcia Democratic 95%
CA State Assembly - 59 Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Sr. Democratic 95%
CA State Assembly - 61 Jose Medina Democratic 97%
CA State Assembly - 63 Anthony Rendon Democratic 95%
CA State Assembly - 64 Mike Gipson Democratic 95%
CA State Assembly - 69 Tom Daly Democratic 93%
CA State Assembly - 70 Patrick O'Donnell Democratic 91%
CA State Assembly - 72 Janet Nguyen Republican 63%
CA State Assembly - 75 Marie Waldron Republican 56%
CA State Assembly - 77 Brian Maienschein Democratic 64%
CA State Senate - 1 Brian Dahle Republican 52%
CA State Senate - 2 Mike McGuire Democratic 91%
CA State Senate - 3 Bill Dodd Democratic 93%
CA State Senate - 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 59%
CA State Senate - 5 Susan Eggman Democratic 95%
CA State Senate - 6 Richard Pan Democratic 93%
CA State Senate - 7 Steve Glazer Democratic 85%
CA State Senate - 10 Bob Wieckowski Democratic 94%
CA State Senate - 16 Shannon Grove Republican 48%
CA State Senate - 18 Robert Hertzberg Democratic 93%
CA State Senate - 20 Connie Leyva Democratic 94%
CA State Senate - 21 Scott Wilk Republican 61%
CA State Senate - 26 Ben Allen Democratic 95%
CA State Senate - 28 Melissa Melendez Republican 48%
CA State Senate - 31 Richard Roth Democratic 90%
CA State Senate - 36 Pat Bates Republican 60%
CA State Senate - 38 Brian Jones Republican 49%
CA State Senate - 39 Toni Atkins Democratic 97%
CA State Senate - 40 Ben Hueso Democratic 95%
CA Attorney General Rob Bonta Democratic 95%
CA Secretary of State Shirley Weber Democratic 93%
CA Supervisor - 1 Luis Alejo 96%
CA Supervisor - 1 Das Williams 94%
CA Supervisor - 2 Holly Mitchell 95%
CA Supervisor - 3 Don Wagner 50%
CA Council Member - 14 Kevin De Leon 95%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond Non-partisan 93%
CA County Supervisor - 2 Joel Anderson 52%
Katcho Achadjian 63%
Travis Allen 53%
Catharine Baker 58%
Jim Beall, Jr. 93%
Tom Berryhill 60%
Martin Block 94%
Susan Bonilla 95%
Bill Brough 45%
Cheryl Brown 94%
Autumn Burke 95%
Ian Calderon 95%
Nora Campos 94%
Anthony Cannella 72%
Ling-Ling Chang 62%
Edwin Chau 96%
Rocky Chavez 63%
David Chiu 95%
Kansen Chu 96%
Matt Dababneh 93%
Jim Frazier 92%
Jean Fuller 56%
Beth Gaines 43%
Ted Gaines 57%
Cathleen Galgiani 90%
Mike Gatto 92%
Lorena Gonzalez 96%
Richard Gordon 95%
David Hadley 57%
Isadore Hall III 96%
Loni Hancock 93%
Matthew Harper 40%
Ed Hernandez 93%
Roger Hernandez 96%
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House - 8 Jay Obernolte R 48%
CA U.S. House - 34 Jimmy Gomez D 95%
CA U.S. House - 39 Young Kim R 61%
CA State Assembly - 2 Jim Wood D 95%
CA State Assembly - 3 James Gallagher R 49%
CA State Assembly - 5 Frank Bigelow R 51%
CA State Assembly - 7 Kevin McCarty D 93%
CA State Assembly - 8 Ken Cooley D 88%
CA State Assembly - 9 Jim Cooper D 94%
CA State Assembly - 10 Marc Levine D 92%
CA State Assembly - 19 Phil Ting D 95%
CA State Assembly - 20 Bill Quirk D 93%
CA State Assembly - 21 Adam Gray D 87%
CA State Assembly - 22 Kevin Mullin D 94%
CA State Assembly - 23 Jim Patterson R 46%
CA State Assembly - 26 Devon Mathis R 48%
CA State Assembly - 28 Evan Low D 96%
CA State Assembly - 29 Mark Stone D 96%
CA State Assembly - 31 Joaquin Arambula D 91%
CA State Assembly - 32 Rudy Salas, Jr. D 92%
CA State Assembly - 36 Tom Lackey R 62%
CA State Assembly - 41 Chris Holden D 94%
CA State Assembly - 42 Chad Mayes I 56%
CA State Assembly - 44 Jacqui Irwin D 90%
CA State Assembly - 46 Adrin Nazarian D 96%
CA State Assembly - 50 Richard Bloom D 95%
CA State Assembly - 52 Freddie Rodriguez D 96%
CA State Assembly - 53 Miguel Santiago D 93%
CA State Assembly - 56 Eduardo Garcia D 96%
CA State Assembly - 58 Cristina Garcia D 95%
CA State Assembly - 59 Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Sr. D 95%
CA State Assembly - 61 Jose Medina D 97%
CA State Assembly - 63 Anthony Rendon D 95%
CA State Assembly - 64 Mike Gipson D 95%
CA State Assembly - 69 Tom Daly D 93%
CA State Assembly - 70 Patrick O'Donnell D 91%
CA State Assembly - 72 Janet Nguyen R 63%
CA State Assembly - 75 Marie Waldron R 56%
CA State Assembly - 77 Brian Maienschein D 64%
CA State Senate - 1 Brian Dahle R 52%
CA State Senate - 2 Mike McGuire D 91%
CA State Senate - 3 Bill Dodd D 93%
CA State Senate - 4 Jim Nielsen R 59%
CA State Senate - 5 Susan Eggman D 95%
CA State Senate - 6 Richard Pan D 93%
CA State Senate - 7 Steve Glazer D 85%
CA State Senate - 10 Bob Wieckowski D 94%
CA State Senate - 16 Shannon Grove R 48%
CA State Senate - 18 Robert Hertzberg D 93%
CA State Senate - 20 Connie Leyva D 94%
CA State Senate - 21 Scott Wilk R 61%
CA State Senate - 26 Ben Allen D 95%
CA State Senate - 28 Melissa Melendez R 48%
CA State Senate - 31 Richard Roth D 90%
CA State Senate - 36 Pat Bates R 60%
CA State Senate - 38 Brian Jones R 49%
CA State Senate - 39 Toni Atkins D 97%
CA State Senate - 40 Ben Hueso D 95%
CA Attorney General Rob Bonta D 95%
CA Secretary of State Shirley Weber D 93%
CA Supervisor - 1 Luis Alejo 96%
CA Supervisor - 1 Das Williams 94%
CA Supervisor - 2 Holly Mitchell 95%
CA Supervisor - 3 Don Wagner 50%
CA Council Member - 14 Kevin De Leon 95%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond Other 93%
CA County Supervisor - 2 Joel Anderson 52%
Katcho Achadjian 63%
Travis Allen 53%
Catharine Baker 58%
Jim Beall, Jr. 93%
Tom Berryhill 60%
Martin Block 94%
Susan Bonilla 95%
Bill Brough 45%
Cheryl Brown 94%
Autumn Burke 95%
Ian Calderon 95%
Nora Campos 94%
Anthony Cannella 72%
Ling-Ling Chang 62%
Edwin Chau 96%
Rocky Chavez 63%
David Chiu 95%
Kansen Chu 96%
Matt Dababneh 93%
Jim Frazier 92%
Jean Fuller 56%
Beth Gaines 43%
Ted Gaines 57%
Cathleen Galgiani 90%
Mike Gatto 92%
Lorena Gonzalez 96%
Richard Gordon 95%
David Hadley 57%
Isadore Hall III 96%
Loni Hancock 93%
Matthew Harper 40%
Ed Hernandez 93%
Roger Hernandez 96%
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