Hall of Shame

These representatives consistently fail their constituents by aligning with corporations and lobbyists instead of everyday Californians. Hold them accountable!

Jim Cooper
F

State assembly

Chair of Public Employment and Retirement Committee

District

9

Party

d

Score
8

The Assembly's ex-cop has an arresting aversion to progress.

Carlos Villapudua
F

State assembly

District

13

Party

d

Score
35

This district lost an Eggman and got a Yes Man -- who's all too happy to go along with whatever Big Business wants.

Adrin Nazarian
C

State assembly

Chair of Aging and Long-Term Care Committee

District

46

Party

d

Score
76

When it comes to matching the values of his district, this disappointing Dem from The Valley is totally clueless.

Tim Grayson
F

State assembly

Chair of Banking and Finance Committee

District

14

Party

d

Score
46

It can't be comfortable being this deep in the pocket of Big Oil.

Tom Daly
F

State assembly

Chair of Insurance Committee

District

69

Party

d

Score
35

Disneyland's legislator has made a career of taking constituents for a ride.

Freddie Rodriguez
F

State assembly

Chair of Emergency Management Committee

District

52

Party

d

Score
35

You can't spell Freddie without "F".

Patrick O’Donnell
F

State assembly

Chair of Education Committee

District

70

Party

d

Score
38

After a one year hiatus from the Courage Cellar, O'Donnell's shameful ways have returned.

Steve Glazer
F

State senate

Chair of Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee

District

7

Party

d

Score
36

An anti-union Dem backed by millions in for-profit charter school dollars.

Dishonorable Mentions

In 2021, these representatives stood in the way of progress that our communities demand and deserve. Although they didn’t quite make it into the Hall of Shame this year, they have room for improvement. Let them know you’re paying attention and that you want them to show courage for you!

Autumn Burke

Former Assembly Member

Burke ended her tenure in the Assembly just weeks ago with a dubious honor -- not one legislator in the capitol earned had a higher Shame Score than she. Despite hailing from a safe blue district, where her constituents want (and vote for!) progressive values, Burke consistently sided with power over people. Thankfully, for the voters of AD-48, her season in the Assembly is over.
District

62

Party

D

Score

77

Jim Frazier

Former Assembly Member

Fraizer resigned from the Assembly at the end of 2021, ending a tenure marked by doing the fossil fuel lobby's dirty work in every way from blocking meaningful pollution regulations to make life easier on Big Oil -- of whom he just happened to be a major stockholder. Au revoir, Jim. Hopefully your successor knows a climate crisis when they see one.
District

11

Party

D

Score

8

Bob Hertzberg

Senator

For the second consecutive year, Fossil Fools Bob Hertzberg and Ben Hueso blocked a deeply needed environmental bill -- the measure to ban new oil & gas drilling near homes, hospitals and schools -- from getting out of committee and to a vote on the floor. On behalf of the thousands of Californians who will get sick from the toxic chemicals breathed into their backyard by professional polluters, we say: For Shame.
District

18

Party

D

Score

92

Ben Hueso

Senator

For the second consecutive year, Fossil Fools Bob Hertzberg and Ben Hueso blocked a deeply needed environmental bill -- the measure to ban new oil & gas drilling near homes, hospitals and schools -- from getting out of committee and to a vote on the floor. On behalf of the thousands of Californians who will get sick from the toxic chemicals breathed into their backyard by professional polluters, we say: For Shame.
District

40

Party

D

Score

80

Melissa Hurtado

Senator

Despite being a member of the Assembly's Problem Solvers Caucus, it's hard to deny Hurtado causes more problems than she fixes. Consistently among the lowest scoring Democrats in all of Sacramento, she outdid herself this year, scoring just a 15, a range of the F-grade usually occupied by only Republicans.
District

14

Party

D

Score

20

Blanca Rubio

Assembly Member

Susan Rubio once bragged that she and sister Blanca were "Donald Trump's worst nightmare." We'd say these two might also be the oil industry's dream come true. On bill after bill -- AB1371, AB1200, AB1395, SB47, just to name a few -- the sisters have a habit of siding with the corporations destroying our planet instead of enacting meaningful, commonsense regulation of single-use plastics, airborne toxins, and other pollutants. What's worse, folks on the ground in West Covina tell us the Rubios actively recruit candidates to run for office by teaching them how the game is played: vote with the oil companies, and they'll keep donating to your campaigns forever. Talk about polluting the environment.
District

48

Party

D

Score

42

Susan Rubio

Senator

Susan Rubio once bragged that she and sister Blanca were "Donald Trump's worst nightmare." We'd say these two might also be the oil industry's dream come true. On bill after bill -- AB1371, AB1200, AB1395, SB47, just to name a few -- the sisters have a habit of siding with the corporations destroying our planet instead of enacting meaningful, commonsense regulation of single-use plastics, airborne toxins, and other pollutants. What's worse, folks on the ground in West Covina tell us the Rubios actively recruit candidates to run for office by teaching them how the game is played: vote with the oil companies, and they'll keep donating to your campaigns forever. Talk about polluting the environment.
District

22

Party

D

Score

71

Rudy Salas

Assembly Member

With remarkable – and concerning – consistency, Salas maintains his position on the edge of shame for the seventh straight year, earning another solid F-rating. With over $550k in donations from big oil, police, and real estate, his campaign runs on dirty money. His record indicates that he shamelessly earns those donations, as he has taken every opportunity to oppose criminal justice reforms, corporate housing transparency, and accountability this term.
District

32

Party

D

Score

12