Rating Group: Sierra Club California

2008 Positions

Issues: Environment

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State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. Senate - Jr Alex Padilla Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA State Senate - 12 Anna Caballero Democratic 80%
CA State Senate - 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA Mayor - At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 89%
CA Mayor Mary Salas 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Paul Cook 10%
CA Supervisor - 1 Kevin Jeffries 10%
CA Supervisor - 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 100%
CA Council Member - 1 Gilbert Cedillo 100%
CA Council Member - 2 Paul Krekorian 90%
CA Council Member - 9 Curren Price, Jr. 90%
CA Council Member - 10 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100%
CA Council Member - 14 Kevin De Leon 100%
CA Council Member - At-Large Cameron Smyth 30%
CA Treasurer Fiona Ma Democratic 90%
CA County Supervisor - 2 Joel Anderson 0%
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Anthony Adams 10%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Juan Arambula 80%
Roy Ashburn 0%
Jim Beall, Jr. 100%
Tom Berryhill 20%
Sam Blakeslee 60%
Charles Calderon 67%
Ron Calderon 43%
Amina Carter 80%
David Cogdill 0%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Joe Coto 90%
Dave Cox 14%
Mike Davis 90%
Hector De La Torre 90%
Jeff Denham 0%
Charles DeVore 0%
Denise Ducheny 86%
Robert Dutton 0%
Michael Duvall 0%
Bill Emmerson 20%
Mike Eng 100%
Noreen Evans 100%
Mike Feuer 100%
Dean Florez 100%
Felipe Fuentes 90%
Jean Fuller 0%
Warren Furutani 100%
Ted Gaines 0%
Cathleen Galgiani 30%
Martin Garrick 0%
Tom Harman 29%
Mary Hayashi 100%
Ed Hernandez 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Dave Jones 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Abel Maldonado 57%
Tony Mendoza 100%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 57%
Roger Niello 20%
Jenny Oropeza 86%
Gloria Romero 86%
George Runner, Jr. 0%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Jim Silva 0%
Jose Solorio 90%
Audra Strickland 30%
Sandré Swanson 100%
Alberto Torrico 90%
Van Tran 13%
Mike Villines 0%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Mark Wyland 0%
Leland Yee 86%
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. Senate - Jr Alex Padilla D 100%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 100%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 100%
CA U.S. House - 33 Ted Lieu D 90%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 90%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa D 43%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA State Senate - 12 Anna Caballero D 80%
CA State Senate - 25 Anthony Portantino, Jr. D 100%
CA Mayor - At-Large Darrell Steinberg D 89%
CA Mayor Mary Salas 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Paul Cook 10%
CA Supervisor - 1 Kevin Jeffries 10%
CA Supervisor - 5 Joe Simitian N/A 100%
CA Council Member - 1 Gilbert Cedillo 100%
CA Council Member - 2 Paul Krekorian 90%
CA Council Member - 9 Curren Price, Jr. 90%
CA Council Member - 10 Mark Ridley-Thomas 100%
CA Council Member - 14 Kevin De Leon 100%
CA Council Member - At-Large Cameron Smyth 30%
CA Treasurer Fiona Ma D 90%
CA County Supervisor - 2 Joel Anderson 0%
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Anthony Adams 10%
Elaine Alquist 100%
Juan Arambula 80%
Roy Ashburn 0%
Jim Beall, Jr. 100%
Tom Berryhill 20%
Sam Blakeslee 60%
Charles Calderon 67%
Ron Calderon 43%
Amina Carter 80%
David Cogdill 0%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Joe Coto 90%
Dave Cox 14%
Mike Davis 90%
Hector De La Torre 90%
Jeff Denham 0%
Charles DeVore 0%
Denise Ducheny 86%
Robert Dutton 0%
Michael Duvall 0%
Bill Emmerson 20%
Mike Eng 100%
Noreen Evans 100%
Mike Feuer 100%
Dean Florez 100%
Felipe Fuentes 90%
Jean Fuller 0%
Warren Furutani 100%
Ted Gaines 0%
Cathleen Galgiani 30%
Martin Garrick 0%
Tom Harman 29%
Mary Hayashi 100%
Ed Hernandez 100%
Dennis Hollingsworth 0%
Dave Jones 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
Abel Maldonado 57%
Tony Mendoza 100%
Pedro Nava 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 57%
Roger Niello 20%
Jenny Oropeza 86%
Gloria Romero 86%
George Runner, Jr. 0%
Ira Ruskin 100%
Lori Saldaña 100%
Jim Silva 0%
Jose Solorio 90%
Audra Strickland 30%
Sandré Swanson 100%
Alberto Torrico 90%
Van Tran 13%
Mike Villines 0%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
Mark Wyland 0%
Leland Yee 86%
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