Rating Group: Drug Policy Forum of California (DPFCA)

2015-2016 Positions

Issues: Drugs

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State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House - 8 Jay Obernolte Republican 80%
CA U.S. House - 34 Jimmy Gomez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 39 Young Kim Republican 80%
CA State Assembly - 2 Jim Wood Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 3 James Gallagher Republican 20%
CA State Assembly - 5 Frank Bigelow Republican 17%
CA State Assembly - 7 Kevin McCarty Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 8 Ken Cooley Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 9 Jim Cooper Democratic 40%
CA State Assembly - 10 Marc Levine Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 19 Phil Ting Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 20 Bill Quirk Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 21 Adam Gray Democratic 83%
CA State Assembly - 22 Kevin Mullin Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 23 Jim Patterson Republican 33%
CA State Assembly - 26 Devon Mathis Republican 60%
CA State Assembly - 28 Evan Low Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 29 Mark Stone Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 31 Joaquin Arambula Democratic 50%
CA State Assembly - 32 Rudy Salas, Jr. Democratic 83%
CA State Assembly - 36 Tom Lackey Republican 83%
CA State Assembly - 41 Chris Holden Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 42 Chad Mayes Independent 50%
CA State Assembly - 44 Jacqui Irwin Democratic 83%
CA State Assembly - 46 Adrin Nazarian Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 50 Richard Bloom Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 52 Freddie Rodriguez Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 53 Miguel Santiago Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 56 Eduardo Garcia Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 58 Cristina Garcia Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 59 Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Sr. Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 61 Jose Medina Democratic 83%
CA State Assembly - 63 Anthony Rendon Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 64 Mike Gipson Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 69 Tom Daly Democratic 100%
CA State Assembly - 70 Patrick O'Donnell Democratic 83%
CA State Assembly - 72 Janet Nguyen Republican 33%
CA State Assembly - 75 Marie Waldron Republican 80%
CA State Assembly - 77 Brian Maienschein Democratic 40%
CA State Senate - 1 Brian Dahle Republican 50%
CA State Senate - 2 Mike McGuire Democratic 100%
CA State Senate - 3 Bill Dodd Democratic 100%
CA State Senate - 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 33%
CA State Senate - 5 Susan Eggman Democratic 100%
CA State Senate - 6 Richard Pan Democratic 100%
CA State Senate - 7 Steve Glazer Democratic 100%
CA State Senate - 10 Bob Wieckowski Democratic 100%
CA State Senate - 16 Shannon Grove Republican 17%
CA State Senate - 18 Robert Hertzberg Democratic 100%
CA State Senate - 20 Connie Leyva Democratic 100%
CA State Senate - 21 Scott Wilk Republican 83%
CA State Senate - 26 Ben Allen Democratic 100%
CA State Senate - 28 Melissa Melendez Republican 17%
CA State Senate - 31 Richard Roth Democratic 83%
CA State Senate - 36 Pat Bates Republican 33%
CA State Senate - 38 Brian Jones Republican 50%
CA State Senate - 39 Toni Atkins Democratic 100%
CA State Senate - 40 Ben Hueso Democratic 100%
CA Attorney General Rob Bonta Democratic 100%
CA Secretary of State Shirley Weber Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Luis Alejo 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Das Williams 80%
CA Supervisor - 2 Holly Mitchell 100%
CA Supervisor - 3 Don Wagner 40%
CA Council Member - 14 Kevin De Leon 100%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond Non-partisan 100%
CA County Supervisor - 2 Joel Anderson 17%
Katcho Achadjian 33%
Travis Allen 17%
Catharine Baker 83%
Jim Beall, Jr. 100%
Tom Berryhill 100%
Martin Block 100%
Susan Bonilla 100%
Bill Brough 20%
Cheryl Brown 100%
Autumn Burke 100%
Ian Calderon 100%
Nora Campos 100%
Anthony Cannella 83%
Ling-Ling Chang 100%
Edwin Chau 100%
Rocky Chavez 50%
David Chiu 100%
Kansen Chu 100%
Matt Dababneh 100%
Jim Frazier 83%
Jean Fuller 20%
Beth Gaines 0%
Ted Gaines 33%
Cathleen Galgiani 100%
Mike Gatto 17%
Lorena Gonzalez 100%
Richard Gordon 100%
David Hadley 100%
Isadore Hall III 100%
Loni Hancock 100%
Matthew Harper 33%
Ed Hernandez 100%
Roger Hernandez 100%
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House - 8 Jay Obernolte R 80%
CA U.S. House - 34 Jimmy Gomez D 100%
CA U.S. House - 39 Young Kim R 80%
CA State Assembly - 2 Jim Wood D 100%
CA State Assembly - 3 James Gallagher R 20%
CA State Assembly - 5 Frank Bigelow R 17%
CA State Assembly - 7 Kevin McCarty D 100%
CA State Assembly - 8 Ken Cooley D 100%
CA State Assembly - 9 Jim Cooper D 40%
CA State Assembly - 10 Marc Levine D 100%
CA State Assembly - 19 Phil Ting D 100%
CA State Assembly - 20 Bill Quirk D 100%
CA State Assembly - 21 Adam Gray D 83%
CA State Assembly - 22 Kevin Mullin D 100%
CA State Assembly - 23 Jim Patterson R 33%
CA State Assembly - 26 Devon Mathis R 60%
CA State Assembly - 28 Evan Low D 100%
CA State Assembly - 29 Mark Stone D 100%
CA State Assembly - 31 Joaquin Arambula D 50%
CA State Assembly - 32 Rudy Salas, Jr. D 83%
CA State Assembly - 36 Tom Lackey R 83%
CA State Assembly - 41 Chris Holden D 100%
CA State Assembly - 42 Chad Mayes I 50%
CA State Assembly - 44 Jacqui Irwin D 83%
CA State Assembly - 46 Adrin Nazarian D 100%
CA State Assembly - 50 Richard Bloom D 100%
CA State Assembly - 52 Freddie Rodriguez D 100%
CA State Assembly - 53 Miguel Santiago D 100%
CA State Assembly - 56 Eduardo Garcia D 100%
CA State Assembly - 58 Cristina Garcia D 100%
CA State Assembly - 59 Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Sr. D 100%
CA State Assembly - 61 Jose Medina D 83%
CA State Assembly - 63 Anthony Rendon D 100%
CA State Assembly - 64 Mike Gipson D 100%
CA State Assembly - 69 Tom Daly D 100%
CA State Assembly - 70 Patrick O'Donnell D 83%
CA State Assembly - 72 Janet Nguyen R 33%
CA State Assembly - 75 Marie Waldron R 80%
CA State Assembly - 77 Brian Maienschein D 40%
CA State Senate - 1 Brian Dahle R 50%
CA State Senate - 2 Mike McGuire D 100%
CA State Senate - 3 Bill Dodd D 100%
CA State Senate - 4 Jim Nielsen R 33%
CA State Senate - 5 Susan Eggman D 100%
CA State Senate - 6 Richard Pan D 100%
CA State Senate - 7 Steve Glazer D 100%
CA State Senate - 10 Bob Wieckowski D 100%
CA State Senate - 16 Shannon Grove R 17%
CA State Senate - 18 Robert Hertzberg D 100%
CA State Senate - 20 Connie Leyva D 100%
CA State Senate - 21 Scott Wilk R 83%
CA State Senate - 26 Ben Allen D 100%
CA State Senate - 28 Melissa Melendez R 17%
CA State Senate - 31 Richard Roth D 83%
CA State Senate - 36 Pat Bates R 33%
CA State Senate - 38 Brian Jones R 50%
CA State Senate - 39 Toni Atkins D 100%
CA State Senate - 40 Ben Hueso D 100%
CA Attorney General Rob Bonta D 100%
CA Secretary of State Shirley Weber D 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Luis Alejo 100%
CA Supervisor - 1 Das Williams 80%
CA Supervisor - 2 Holly Mitchell 100%
CA Supervisor - 3 Don Wagner 40%
CA Council Member - 14 Kevin De Leon 100%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond Other 100%
CA County Supervisor - 2 Joel Anderson 17%
Katcho Achadjian 33%
Travis Allen 17%
Catharine Baker 83%
Jim Beall, Jr. 100%
Tom Berryhill 100%
Martin Block 100%
Susan Bonilla 100%
Bill Brough 20%
Cheryl Brown 100%
Autumn Burke 100%
Ian Calderon 100%
Nora Campos 100%
Anthony Cannella 83%
Ling-Ling Chang 100%
Edwin Chau 100%
Rocky Chavez 50%
David Chiu 100%
Kansen Chu 100%
Matt Dababneh 100%
Jim Frazier 83%
Jean Fuller 20%
Beth Gaines 0%
Ted Gaines 33%
Cathleen Galgiani 100%
Mike Gatto 17%
Lorena Gonzalez 100%
Richard Gordon 100%
David Hadley 100%
Isadore Hall III 100%
Loni Hancock 100%
Matthew Harper 33%
Ed Hernandez 100%
Roger Hernandez 100%
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