CA Republican Assembly Releases 2012 Legislative Scorecard
You can download the CRA 2012 legislative scorecard here — which includes both spreadsheets of the Senate and Assembly, as well as documentation detailing the legislation that was scored this year. The scorecard is easy to read, so I encourage you to “dig in” and check it out. I would encourage you, of course, to provide your legislator with feedback. Where they did a good job, call or email them with your praise. If they voted poorly, well you should share that with them as well.
It seems appropriate to praise the handful of legislative Republicans who scored a perfect 100% on this years scorecard. So congratulations to State Senators Joel Anderson, Ted Gaines and Mimi Walters — the “perfect score” club in the Senate! Honorable mentions go to Senators Dutton and La Malfa for scoring over 90%. The dubious honors of being the Republicans with the worst voting records in the Senate go to Tom Harman (by far, who voted with the CRA position a mere 54% of the time) and Bill Emmerson (62%). The latter actually had the dubious distinction of authoring one of the bad bills used in the scorecard. Of note – while Democrats in the Senate, as expected, score very poorly on this card, one of them actually scored better than Harman — Lou Correa voted with the CRA position 56% of the time. An honorable mention goes to Rod Wright who hit the 50% mark.
On the State Assembly side, congratulations to the perfect 100 club — Diane Harkey, Steve Knight and Dan Logue! In the 90% club, worthy of being mentioned are Connie Conway, Paul Cook, Tim Donnelly, Beth Gaines, Martin Garrick, Shannon Grove, Curt Hagman, Linda Halderman, Kevin Jeffries, Brian Jones, Allan Mansoor, Mike Morrell, Chris Norby, Jim Silva and Don Wagner. Which Assembly Republicans fared the worst on the CRA scorecard? Katcho Achadjian (63%), Jeff Gorrell (66%), and Cameron Smyth (67%). Which Democrats voted with the CRA position the most? Kathleen Galgiani (33%) and Allyson Huber (44%). Of particular note to our readers would be the dismal 17% score from former Republican turned Independent Nathan Fletcher. ..