Rating Group: Consumer Federation of California

2002 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 9%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 86%
CA State Senate - 36 Pat Bates Republican 12%
CA Mayor - At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 87%
CA Supervisor - 3 Wilma Chan 94%
CA Supervisor - 3 Sheila Kuehl 100%
CA Supervisor - 5 Bruce McPherson 9%
CA Supervisor - 5 Joe Simitian No Party Affiliation 93%
CA Council Member - 1 Gilbert Cedillo 82%
CA Council Member - 5 Paul Koretz 100%
Samuel Aanestad 7%
Richard Ackerman 9%
Richard Alarcón 82%
Deirdre Alpert 100%
Roy Ashburn 14%
James Battin 10%
Russell Bogh 7%
Debra Bowen 80%
James Brulte 9%
John Burton 100%
Ron Calderon 79%
John Campbell III 7%
Joseph Canciamilla 64%
Edward Chavez 75%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
David Cogdill 0%
Rebecca Cohn 87%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Dave Cox 7%
Lynn Daucher 20%
Manny Diaz 86%
Joe Dunn 100%
John Anthony Dutra 64%
Martha Escutia 91%
Liz Figueroa 91%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 93%
Dean Florez 46%
Dario Frommer 81%
Jackie Goldberg 94%
Tom Harman 7%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 10%
Dennis Hollingsworth 7%
Jerome Horton 71%
Hannah-Beth Jackson 100%
Ross Johnson 9%
Betty Karnette 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
William Knight 11%
Jay La Suer 0%
Robert Leslie 7%
Carol Liu 100%
John Longville 93%
Michael Machado 55%
Ken Maddox 7%
Abel Maldonado 7%
Bob Margett 9%
Barbara Matthews 64%
William Phillip Morrow 11%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0%
Kevin Murray 100%
George Nakano 43%
Joseph Nation 79%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 63%
Thomas Oller 9%
Jenny Oropeza 71%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Robert Pacheco 0%
Fran Pavley 87%
Don Perata 91%
Charles Poochigian 9%
Sarah Reyes 93%
Keith Stuart Richman 7%
Gloria Romero 100%
George Runner, Jr. 6%
Simón Salinas 81%
Jack Scott 100%
Byron Sher 100%
Nell Soto 100%
Tony Strickland 7%
Tom Torlakson 91%
John Vasconcellos 91%
Edward Vincent 25%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 80%
Patricia Wiggins 87%
Mark Wyland 7%
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 9%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 100%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House - 46 Lou Correa D 73%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 100%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 86%
CA State Senate - 36 Pat Bates R 12%
CA Mayor - At-Large Darrell Steinberg D 87%
CA Supervisor - 3 Wilma Chan 94%
CA Supervisor - 3 Sheila Kuehl 100%
CA Supervisor - 5 Bruce McPherson 9%
CA Supervisor - 5 Joe Simitian N/A 93%
CA Council Member - 1 Gilbert Cedillo 82%
CA Council Member - 5 Paul Koretz 100%
Samuel Aanestad 7%
Richard Ackerman 9%
Richard Alarcón 82%
Deirdre Alpert 100%
Roy Ashburn 14%
James Battin 10%
Russell Bogh 7%
Debra Bowen 80%
James Brulte 9%
John Burton 100%
Ron Calderon 79%
John Campbell III 7%
Joseph Canciamilla 64%
Edward Chavez 75%
Wesley Chesbro 100%
David Cogdill 0%
Rebecca Cohn 87%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Dave Cox 7%
Lynn Daucher 20%
Manny Diaz 86%
Joe Dunn 100%
John Anthony Dutra 64%
Martha Escutia 91%
Liz Figueroa 91%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 93%
Dean Florez 46%
Dario Frommer 81%
Jackie Goldberg 94%
Tom Harman 7%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 10%
Dennis Hollingsworth 7%
Jerome Horton 71%
Hannah-Beth Jackson 100%
Ross Johnson 9%
Betty Karnette 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
William Knight 11%
Jay La Suer 0%
Robert Leslie 7%
Carol Liu 100%
John Longville 93%
Michael Machado 55%
Ken Maddox 7%
Abel Maldonado 7%
Bob Margett 9%
Barbara Matthews 64%
William Phillip Morrow 11%
Dennis Lee Mountjoy 0%
Kevin Murray 100%
George Nakano 43%
Joseph Nation 79%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 63%
Thomas Oller 9%
Jenny Oropeza 71%
Deborah Ortiz 100%
Robert Pacheco 0%
Fran Pavley 87%
Don Perata 91%
Charles Poochigian 9%
Sarah Reyes 93%
Keith Stuart Richman 7%
Gloria Romero 100%
George Runner, Jr. 6%
Simón Salinas 81%
Jack Scott 100%
Byron Sher 100%
Nell Soto 100%
Tony Strickland 7%
Tom Torlakson 91%
John Vasconcellos 91%
Edward Vincent 25%
Herb Wesson, Jr. 80%
Patricia Wiggins 87%
Mark Wyland 7%
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