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November 18, 2009 (San Diego’s East County) – Legislators representing astern areas in San Diego County got mixed scores from Consumer Federation of California's 2009 scorecard for California lawmakers. The scorecard ranks state Senators and Assemblymembers for votes to protect consumers on issues including food safety, identity theft, health care reform, toxics, false advertising, real estate lending reform, and deceptive insurance industry practices.


Topping the list locally is Assemblymember Lori Saldaña (now a candidate for County Supervisor), who voted to protect consumers 100% of the time in the last year and 98% during her entire legislative career.  Worst was Senator Dennis Hollingsworth, who voted for consumer protections just 7% of the time last year and 15% over his cumulative years in the legislature—earning the second worse score in the entire Legislature. 



Democratic lawmakers scored consistently higher than area Republicans on consumer protection issues locally and statewide.



Below are votes for all representatives with all or a portion of their districts east of I-15 in San Diego County. The first score is for 2009, the second is a lifetime legislative ranking.


Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) 20%, 21%
Marty Block (D-Lemon Grove) 80%, 80%
Nathan Fletcher (R-San Diego) 19%, 19%
*Martin Garrick (R-Carlsbad) 20%, 13%
Mary Salas (D-Chula Vista) 94%, 90%
Lori Saldaña (D-San Diego) 100% 98%


Denise Ducheny (D-San Diego) 71%, 78%
*Dennis Holilngsworth (R-Murrieta) 7% , 15%
Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) 87%, 92%
Mark Wyland (R-Escondido) 18%, 17%

*cities denote where officials live; districts include portions of San Diego County’s eastern regions)


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Untold Story

The Story here is that the Consumer Federation is run by sue-happy trial attorneys who's sole goal is to pass laws that make it easy for ambulance chasing attorneys to sue every last business and employer left in California! The trail attorneys provide millions of dollars each election cycle to far-left liberal legislators who will help crush businesses and jobs in this state. But hey, lets keep the readers and taxpayers in the dark about these little facts.