Rating Group: Sierra Club California

2018 Positions

Issues: Environment

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State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House - 8 Jay Obernolte Republican 9%
CA State Assembly - 2 Jim Wood Democratic 82%
CA State Assembly - 3 James Gallagher Republican 9%
CA State Assembly - 4 Cecilia Aguiar-Curry Democratic 64%
CA State Assembly - 5 Frank Bigelow Republican 0%
CA State Assembly - 6 Kevin Kiley Republican 9%
CA State Assembly - 7 Kevin McCarty Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 8 Ken Cooley Democratic 55%
CA State Assembly - 9 Jim Cooper Democratic 9%
CA State Assembly - 10 Marc Levine Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 12 Heath Flora Republican 0%
CA State Assembly - 14 Tim Grayson Democratic 64%
CA State Assembly - 19 Phil Ting Democratic 91%
CA State Assembly - 20 Bill Quirk Democratic 91%
CA State Assembly - 21 Adam Gray Democratic 27%
CA State Assembly - 22 Kevin Mullin Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 23 Jim Patterson Republican 9%
CA State Assembly - 24 Marc Berman Democratic 91%
CA State Assembly - 26 Devon Mathis Republican 9%
CA State Assembly - 27 Ash Kalra Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 28 Evan Low Democratic 73%
CA State Assembly - 29 Mark Stone Democratic 91%
CA State Assembly - 31 Joaquin Arambula Democratic 64%
CA State Assembly - 32 Rudy Salas, Jr. Democratic 36%
CA State Assembly - 34 Vince Fong Republican 9%
CA State Assembly - 35 Jordan Cunningham Republican 18%
CA State Assembly - 36 Tom Lackey Republican 9%
CA State Assembly - 39 Luz Rivas Democratic 89%
CA State Assembly - 41 Chris Holden Democratic 91%
CA State Assembly - 42 Chad Mayes Independent 0%
CA State Assembly - 43 Laura Friedman Democratic 91%
CA State Assembly - 44 Jacqui Irwin Democratic 82%
CA State Assembly - 45 Jesse Gabriel Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 46 Adrin Nazarian Democratic 91%
CA State Assembly - 47 Eloise Reyes Democratic 91%
CA State Assembly - 48 Blanca Rubio Democratic 36%
CA State Assembly - 50 Richard Bloom Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 51 Wendy Carrillo Democratic 91%
CA State Assembly - 52 Freddie Rodriguez Democratic 55%
CA State Assembly - 53 Miguel Santiago Democratic 91%
CA State Assembly - 55 Phillip Chen Republican 0%
CA State Assembly - 56 Eduardo Garcia Democratic 64%
CA State Assembly - 58 Cristina Garcia Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 59 Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Sr. Democratic 91%
CA State Assembly - 60 Sabrina Cervantes Democratic 55%
CA State Assembly - 61 Jose Medina Democratic 64%
CA State Assembly - 63 Anthony Rendon Democratic 91%
CA State Assembly - 64 Mike Gipson Democratic 73%
CA State Assembly - 65 Sharon Quirk-Silva Democratic 45%
CA State Assembly - 66 Al Muratsuchi Democratic 82%
CA State Assembly - 68 Steven Choi Republican 0%
CA State Assembly - 69 Tom Daly Democratic 27%
CA State Assembly - 70 Patrick O'Donnell Democratic 45%
CA State Assembly - 71 Randy Voepel Republican 0%
CA State Assembly - 72 Janet Nguyen Republican 20%
CA State Assembly - 75 Marie Waldron Republican 0%
CA State Assembly - 77 Brian Maienschein Democratic 64%
CA State Senate - 1 Brian Dahle Republican 0%
CA State Senate - 2 Mike McGuire Democratic 90%
CA State Senate - 3 Bill Dodd Democratic 90%
CA State Senate - 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 0%
CA State Senate - 5 Susan Eggman Democratic 73%
CA State Senate - 6 Richard Pan Democratic 90%
CA State Senate - 7 Steve Glazer Democratic 80%
CA State Senate - 9 Nancy Skinner Democratic 90%
CA State Senate - 10 Bob Wieckowski Democratic 80%
CA State Senate - 11 Scott Wiener Democratic 90%
CA State Senate - 12 Anna Caballero Democratic 64%
CA State Senate - 18 Robert Hertzberg Democratic 90%
CA State Senate - 19 Monique Limón Democratic 100%
CA State Senate - 20 Connie Leyva Democratic 89%
CA State Senate - 21 Scott Wilk Republican 20%
CA State Senate - 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. Democratic 90%
CA State Senate - 26 Ben Allen Democratic 90%
CA State Senate - 27 Henry Stern Democratic 80%
CA State Senate - 28 Melissa Melendez Republican 9%
CA State Senate - 30 Sydney Kamlager Democratic 91%
CA State Senate - 31 Richard Roth Democratic 60%
CA State Senate - 35 Steven Bradford Democratic 90%
CA State Senate - 36 Pat Bates Republican 20%
CA State Senate - 39 Toni Atkins Democratic 90%
CA State Senate - 40 Ben Hueso Democratic 90%
CA Attorney General Rob Bonta Democratic 100%
CA Secretary of State Shirley Weber Democratic 82%
CA Mayor Todd Gloria 91%
CA Supervisor - 2 Holly Mitchell 80%
CA Council Member - 14 Kevin De Leon 80%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond Non-partisan 91%
CA County Supervisor - 2 Joel Anderson 0%
Dante Acosta 18%
Travis Allen 0%
Catharine Baker 64%
Jim Beall, Jr. 90%
Tom Berryhill 0%
Bill Brough 0%
Autumn Burke 73%
Ian Calderon 73%
Anthony Cannella 0%
Ling-Ling Chang 11%
Edwin Chau 91%
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House - 8 Jay Obernolte R 9%
CA State Assembly - 2 Jim Wood D 82%
CA State Assembly - 3 James Gallagher R 9%
CA State Assembly - 4 Cecilia Aguiar-Curry D 64%
CA State Assembly - 5 Frank Bigelow R 0%
CA State Assembly - 6 Kevin Kiley R 9%
CA State Assembly - 7 Kevin McCarty D 100%
CA State Assembly - 8 Ken Cooley D 55%
CA State Assembly - 9 Jim Cooper D 9%
CA State Assembly - 10 Marc Levine D 100%
CA State Assembly - 12 Heath Flora R 0%
CA State Assembly - 14 Tim Grayson D 64%
CA State Assembly - 19 Phil Ting D 91%
CA State Assembly - 20 Bill Quirk D 91%
CA State Assembly - 21 Adam Gray D 27%
CA State Assembly - 22 Kevin Mullin D 100%
CA State Assembly - 23 Jim Patterson R 9%
CA State Assembly - 24 Marc Berman D 91%
CA State Assembly - 26 Devon Mathis R 9%
CA State Assembly - 27 Ash Kalra D 100%
CA State Assembly - 28 Evan Low D 73%
CA State Assembly - 29 Mark Stone D 91%
CA State Assembly - 31 Joaquin Arambula D 64%
CA State Assembly - 32 Rudy Salas, Jr. D 36%
CA State Assembly - 34 Vince Fong R 9%
CA State Assembly - 35 Jordan Cunningham R 18%
CA State Assembly - 36 Tom Lackey R 9%
CA State Assembly - 39 Luz Rivas D 89%
CA State Assembly - 41 Chris Holden D 91%
CA State Assembly - 42 Chad Mayes I 0%
CA State Assembly - 43 Laura Friedman D 91%
CA State Assembly - 44 Jacqui Irwin D 82%
CA State Assembly - 45 Jesse Gabriel D 100%
CA State Assembly - 46 Adrin Nazarian D 91%
CA State Assembly - 47 Eloise Reyes D 91%
CA State Assembly - 48 Blanca Rubio D 36%
CA State Assembly - 50 Richard Bloom D 100%
CA State Assembly - 51 Wendy Carrillo D 91%
CA State Assembly - 52 Freddie Rodriguez D 55%
CA State Assembly - 53 Miguel Santiago D 91%
CA State Assembly - 55 Phillip Chen R 0%
CA State Assembly - 56 Eduardo Garcia D 64%
CA State Assembly - 58 Cristina Garcia D 100%
CA State Assembly - 59 Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Sr. D 91%
CA State Assembly - 60 Sabrina Cervantes D 55%
CA State Assembly - 61 Jose Medina D 64%
CA State Assembly - 63 Anthony Rendon D 91%
CA State Assembly - 64 Mike Gipson D 73%
CA State Assembly - 65 Sharon Quirk-Silva D 45%
CA State Assembly - 66 Al Muratsuchi D 82%
CA State Assembly - 68 Steven Choi R 0%
CA State Assembly - 69 Tom Daly D 27%
CA State Assembly - 70 Patrick O'Donnell D 45%
CA State Assembly - 71 Randy Voepel R 0%
CA State Assembly - 72 Janet Nguyen R 20%
CA State Assembly - 75 Marie Waldron R 0%
CA State Assembly - 77 Brian Maienschein D 64%
CA State Senate - 1 Brian Dahle R 0%
CA State Senate - 2 Mike McGuire D 90%
CA State Senate - 3 Bill Dodd D 90%
CA State Senate - 4 Jim Nielsen R 0%
CA State Senate - 5 Susan Eggman D 73%
CA State Senate - 6 Richard Pan D 90%
CA State Senate - 7 Steve Glazer D 80%
CA State Senate - 9 Nancy Skinner D 90%
CA State Senate - 10 Bob Wieckowski D 80%
CA State Senate - 11 Scott Wiener D 90%
CA State Senate - 12 Anna Caballero D 64%
CA State Senate - 18 Robert Hertzberg D 90%
CA State Senate - 19 Monique Limón D 100%
CA State Senate - 20 Connie Leyva D 89%
CA State Senate - 21 Scott Wilk R 20%
CA State Senate - 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. D 90%
CA State Senate - 26 Ben Allen D 90%
CA State Senate - 27 Henry Stern D 80%
CA State Senate - 28 Melissa Melendez R 9%
CA State Senate - 30 Sydney Kamlager D 91%
CA State Senate - 31 Richard Roth D 60%
CA State Senate - 35 Steven Bradford D 90%
CA State Senate - 36 Pat Bates R 20%
CA State Senate - 39 Toni Atkins D 90%
CA State Senate - 40 Ben Hueso D 90%
CA Attorney General Rob Bonta D 100%
CA Secretary of State Shirley Weber D 82%
CA Mayor Todd Gloria 91%
CA Supervisor - 2 Holly Mitchell 80%
CA Council Member - 14 Kevin De Leon 80%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond Other 91%
CA County Supervisor - 2 Joel Anderson 0%
Dante Acosta 18%
Travis Allen 0%
Catharine Baker 64%
Jim Beall, Jr. 90%
Tom Berryhill 0%
Bill Brough 0%
Autumn Burke 73%
Ian Calderon 73%
Anthony Cannella 0%
Ling-Ling Chang 11%
Edwin Chau 91%
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