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Jerry Brown on Crime
Democratic Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Brown on other issues.
  • Major reductions in our prison population. (Jan 2014)
  • Curb prison spending through an historic realignment. (Jan 2013)
  • Cracked down on violent gangs. (Nov 2010)
  • War on crime is fabricated to frighten people. (Feb 1996)
Eric Garcetti on Crime
Mayor of Los Angeles: Click here for Eric Garcetti on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Neel Kashkari on Crime
Republican Gubernatorial Challenger : Click here for Neel Kashkari on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jerry Sanders on Crime
Mayor of San Diego: Click here for Jerry Sanders on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Hilda Solis on Crime
Democratic Representative (CA-32): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Hilda Solis on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Antonio Villaraigosa on Crime
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Antonio Villaraigosa on other issues.
  • Reduced violent crime by 50%; increased size of LAPD. (Jun 2013)
  • Reduce prison population & deal with recidivism. (Oct 2011)

Senate:

CA 2012: 2012 CA Senate debate


Barbara Boxer on Crime
Democratic Jr Senator (CA): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Barbara Boxer on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted NO on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted NO on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted NO on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
  • Rated 75% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Supports more severe penalties for Hate Crimes. (Aug 2010)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
Elizabeth Emken on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Elizabeth Emken on other issues.
  • Endorsed by author of 1994 Three Strikes law. (Feb 2012)
Dianne Feinstein on Crime
Democratic Sr Senator (CA): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Dianne Feinstein on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted NO on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted YES on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
  • Rated 63% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
  • Easier access to rape kits, and more rape kit analysis. (Nov 2009)

House:


Joe Baca on Crime
Democratic Representative (CA-43): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Joe Baca on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
  • Easier access to rape kits, and more rape kit analysis. (Nov 2009)
Karen Bass on Crime
Democrat (District 37): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Karen Bass on other issues.
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
Xavier Becerra on Crime
Democratic Representative (CA-31): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Xavier Becerra on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 80% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
Ami Bera on Crime
Democrat (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ami Bera on other issues.
  • Public deserves to know if child predators are nearby. (Nov 2012)
Howard Berman on Crime
Democratic Representative (CA-28): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Howard Berman on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 71% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
Brian Bilbray on Crime
Republican Representative (CA-50): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Brian Bilbray on other issues.
  • Impose truth in sentencing; build more prisons. (Nov 2000)
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Mary Bono on Crime
Republican Representative (CA-45): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Mary Bono on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
Julia Brownley on Crime
Democrat (District 26): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Julia Brownley on other issues.
  • Opposes capital punishment. (Oct 2010)
  • Alternative sentencing and separate juvenile courts. (Oct 2010)
Ken Calvert on Crime
Republican Representative (CA-44): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Ken Calvert on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 20% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Sponsored Constitutional Amendment defining victims' rights. (Apr 2013)
  • More prison cells; more truth in sentencing. (Nov 1993)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Lois Capps on Crime
Democratic Representative (CA-23): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Lois Capps on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 50% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Easier access to rape kits, and more rape kit analysis. (Nov 2009)
Tony Cardenas on Crime
Democrat (District 29): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tony Cardenas on other issues.
  • 15-year battle against gang violence. (Nov 2012)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
Judy Chu on Crime
Democrat (District 27): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Judy Chu on other issues.
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored providing defense lawyers for all indigent defendants. (May 2013)
  • Easier access to rape kits, and more rape kit analysis. (Nov 2009)
Paul Cook on Crime
Republican (District 8): Click here for Paul Cook on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Costa on Crime
Democratic Representative (CA-20): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jim Costa on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
  • Sponsored Constitutional Amendment defining victims' rights. (Apr 2013)
  • Easier access to rape kits, and more rape kit analysis. (Nov 2009)
Susan Davis on Crime
Democratic Representative (CA-53): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Susan Davis on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Jun 2013)
Jeff Denham on Crime
Republican (District 10): Click here for Jeff Denham on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Anna Eshoo on Crime
Democratic Representative (CA-14): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Anna Eshoo on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 68% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Sam Farr on Crime
Democratic Representative (CA-17): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Sam Farr on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 78% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
John Garamendi on Crime
Democrat (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Garamendi on other issues.
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
Janice Hahn on Crime
Democrat (District 44): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Janice Hahn on other issues.
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
Mike Honda on Crime
Democratic Representative (CA-15): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mike Honda on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
Jared Huffman on Crime
Democrat (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jared Huffman on other issues.
  • Life-without-parole instead of capital punishment. (Oct 2012)
Duncan Hunter Jr. on Crime
Republican (District 50): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Duncan Hunter Jr. on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Darrell Issa on Crime
Republican Representative (CA-49); Initiator of Recall CA Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Darrell Issa on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
Doug LaMalfa on Crime
Republican (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Doug LaMalfa on other issues.
  • Supports the death penalty. (Nov 2002)
  • End parole for repeat violent offenders. (Nov 2002)
Barbara Lee on Crime
Democratic Representative (CA-9): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Barbara Lee on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 100% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Abolish the federal death penalty. (Sep 2011)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored providing defense lawyers for all indigent defendants. (May 2013)
  • Easier access to rape kits, and more rape kit analysis. (Nov 2009)
Zoe Lofgren on Crime
Democratic Representative (CA-16): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Zoe Lofgren on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Rated 68% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Megan's Law: public list of sexually violent offenders. (Jul 1995)
Alan Lowenthal on Crime
Democrat (District 47): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Alan Lowenthal on other issues.
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored Constitutional Amendment defining victims' rights. (Jun 2013)
Dan Lungren on Crime
Republican Representative (CA-3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Dan Lungren on other issues.
  • Led the passage of the Effective Death Penalty Act. (Nov 2004)
  • Supported and defended Three Strikes. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Doris Matsui on Crime
Democratic Representative (CA-5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Doris Matsui on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Jun 2013)
Kevin McCarthy on Crime
Republican: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Kevin McCarthy on other issues.
  • Support death penalty; build more prisons. (Nov 2002)
  • End parole for repeat violent offenders. (Nov 2002)
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Jerry McNerney on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jerry McNerney on other issues.
  • Eliminate the death penalty. (Nov 2006)
  • Provide inmates with job skills & alcohol treatment. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
Grace Napolitano on Crime
Democratic Representative (CA-38): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Grace Napolitano on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 70% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Apr 2013)
Devin Nunes on Crime
Republican Representative (CA-21): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Devin Nunes on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Nancy Pelosi on Crime
Democratic Representative (CA-8): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Pelosi on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 88% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
Scott Peters on Crime
Democrat (District 52): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott Peters on other issues.
  • 8% pay increase for police officers. (Nov 2012)
Laura Richardson on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Laura Richardson on other issues.
  • Supported 40,000 more prison at cost of $7.4 billion. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
  • Easier access to rape kits, and more rape kit analysis. (Nov 2009)
Dana Rohrabacher on Crime
Republican Representative (CA-46): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Dana Rohrabacher on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons. (Jan 1995)
Lucille Roybal-Allard on Crime
Democratic Representative (CA-34): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Lucille Roybal-Allard on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 89% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Ed Royce on Crime
Republican Representative (CA-40): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Ed Royce on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 0% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Sponsored Constitutional Amendment defining victims' rights. (Apr 2013)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
Raul Ruiz on Crime
Democrat (District 36): Click here for Raul Ruiz on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Linda Sanchez on Crime
Democratic Representative (CA-39): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Linda Sanchez on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Loretta Sanchez on Crime
Democratic Representative (CA-47): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Loretta Sanchez on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 67% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Adam Schiff on Crime
Democratic Representative (CA-29): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Adam Schiff on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (May 2013)
  • Easier access to rape kits, and more rape kit analysis. (Nov 2009)
Brad Sherman on Crime
Democratic Representative (CA-27): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Brad Sherman on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Jackie Speier on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jackie Speier on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Easier access to rape kits, and more rape kit analysis. (Nov 2009)
Pete Stark on Crime
Democratic Representative (CA-13): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Pete Stark on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 78% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Abolish the federal death penalty. (Sep 2011)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
  • Easier access to rape kits, and more rape kit analysis. (Nov 2009)
Eric Swalwell on Crime
Democrat (District 15): Click here for Eric Swalwell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Takano on Crime
Democrat (District 41): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mark Takano on other issues.
  • Mandatory life sentences and truth-in-sentencing. (Nov 1998)
Mike Thompson on Crime
Democratic Representative (CA-1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Mike Thompson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
David Valadao on Crime
Republican (District 21): Click here for David Valadao on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Juan Vargas on Crime
Democrat (District 51): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Juan Vargas on other issues.
  • Life sentences for violent sex crimes against children. (Nov 2012)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
Maxine Waters on Crime
Democratic Representative (CA-35): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Maxine Waters on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 100% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Darrell Issa on Crime
Republican Representative (CA-49); Initiator of Recall CA Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Darrell Issa on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Crime
Republican CA Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Arnold Schwarzenegger on other issues.
  • Allow private prisons to compete, to spend less on prisons. (Jan 2010)
  • Tookie Williams insufficiently remorseful; so execution on. (Dec 2005)
  • Death penalty is a necessary and effective deterrent. (Aug 2003)
  • Keep “Three Strikes” law. (Aug 2003)
Keith Holbrook on Crime
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Keith Holbrook on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Gail Lightfoot on Crime
2000 Libertarian Challenger for Senate (CA): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Gail Lightfoot on other issues.
  • Oppose government sanctioned killing. (Jul 2010)
  • Let judge and jury decide sentences, not Three Strikes. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes the death penalty. (Oct 2000)
  • Oppose mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws. (Oct 2000)
Orly Taitz on Crime
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Orly Taitz on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Campbell on Crime
Republican Representative (CA-48): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Campbell on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Dennis Cardoza on Crime
Democratic Representative (CA-18): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Cardoza on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
David Dreier on Crime
Republican Representative (CA-26): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for David Dreier on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 33% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Bob Filner on Crime
Democratic Representative (CA-51): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Bob Filner on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 75% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
Elton Gallegly on Crime
Republican Representative (CA-24): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Elton Gallegly on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons. (Jan 1995)
Jane Harman on Crime
Democratic Representative (CA-36): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jane Harman on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
Wally Herger on Crime
Republican Representative (CA-2): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Wally Herger on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 20% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prison cells; more truth in sentencing. (Nov 1993)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Jerry Lewis on Crime
Republican Representative (CA-41): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Lewis on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 33% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Tom McClintock on Crime
Republican (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom McClintock on other issues.
  • Death penalty protects us from violent predators. (Sep 2003)
  • Three Strikes law enforces right to self-protection. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Buck McKeon on Crime
Republican Representative (CA-25): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Buck McKeon on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons. (Jan 1995)
Gloria Negrete McLeod on Crime
Democrat (County run 2014) (District 35): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Gloria Negrete McLeod on other issues.
  • Keep gangs out of our neighborhoods; help the police. (Nov 2012)
Gary Miller on Crime
Republican Representative (CA-42): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Gary Miller on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
George Miller on Crime
Democratic Representative (CA-7): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for George Miller on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 68% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Doug Ose on Crime
Republican challenger (District 3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Doug Ose on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 20% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
Henry Waxman on Crime
Democratic Representative (CA-30): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Henry Waxman on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 67% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
  • Easier access to rape kits, and more rape kit analysis. (Nov 2009)
Lynn Woolsey on Crime
Democratic Representative (CA-6): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Lynn Woolsey on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 78% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
  • More prison cells; more truth in sentencing. (Nov 1993)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
  • Easier access to rape kits, and more rape kit analysis. (Nov 2009)
Cruz Bustamante on Crime
Former Democratic Lt. Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Cruz Bustamante on other issues.
  • Death penalty with every opportunity to prove innocence. (Sep 2003)
Peter Camejo on Crime
Former Green Challenger (2003): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Peter Camejo on other issues.
  • Dems oppose social movements like fighting death penalty. (Jan 2004)
  • Totally opposed to death penalty, along with rest of world. (Sep 2003)
  • Three Strikes is wrong-against life in prison for thieves. (Sep 2003)
  • Moratorium on death penalty. (Jul 2002)
  • Don’t use Three Strikes for small crimes. (Jul 2002)
Gray Davis on Crime
Former Democratic: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Gray Davis on other issues.
  • Life imprisonment or death penalty for hate crimes. (Sep 2003)
  • Supports capital punishment. (Feb 2000)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
  • Zero tolerance for violence against government employees. (Aug 2001)
Arianna Huffington on Crime
Former Independent Challenger (2003): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Arianna Huffington on other issues.
  • We can choose books or bars; we've built bigger prisons. (Sep 2010)
  • Philosophically opposed to the death penalty. (Sep 2003)
  • Roll back $1B prison guard pay raise: books, not bars. (Aug 2003)
  • Moratorium on capital punishment based on racial disparity. (Aug 2003)
  • Mandatory minimum sentencing is cowardly. (Jul 2000)
  • Investigate anti-depressants’ role in school shootings. (Jul 2000)
Tom McClintock on Crime
Former Republican Challenger (2003): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom McClintock on other issues.
  • Death penalty protects us from violent predators. (Sep 2003)
  • Three Strikes law enforces right to self-protection. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Bill Simon on Crime
Former Republican Challenger (2003): Click here for Bill Simon on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Ueberroth on Crime
Former Republican Challenger (2003): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Peter Ueberroth on other issues.
  • For death penalty, but people don’t want to talk about it. (Sep 2003)
Bill Baker on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 10): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bill Baker on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More prison cells; more truth in sentencing. (Nov 1993)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Sonny Bono on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 44): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Sonny Bono on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Tom Campbell on Crime
2010 Republican Challenger (lost primary): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Campbell on other issues.
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
Cal Dooley on Crime
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 20): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Cal Dooley on other issues.
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 50% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Bob Dornan on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 46): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bob Dornan on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Jim Gray on Crime
2004 former Libertarian challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Gray on other issues.
  • Severely reduce mandatory minimum sentences. (Aug 2004)
Bill Jones on Crime
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Jones on other issues.
  • Three Strikes is a worthy criminal justice reform. (May 2004)
Jay Kim on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 41): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jay Kim on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons. (Jan 1995)
Tom Lantos on Crime
Former Democrat (until 2008) (District 12): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Tom Lantos on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 75% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
Robert Matsui on Crime
Former Democrat (deceased) (District 5): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Robert Matsui on other issues.
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 60% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
Carlos Moorhead on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 27): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Carlos Moorhead on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Dick Mountjoy on Crime
Former Republican Senate Challenger (2006): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dick Mountjoy on other issues.
  • No visitation for sex offenders with kids or grandkids. (Dec 2005)
Frank Riggs on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Frank Riggs on other issues.
  • Endorsed as former cop & prosecutor. (Jul 2014)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Andrea Seastrand on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 22): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Andrea Seastrand on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
George Brown on Crime
Democrat (District 42): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for George Brown on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
Tom Campbell on Crime
Republican (Retired) (District 15): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Campbell on other issues.
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
Gary Condit on Crime
Democrat (District 18): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Gary Condit on other issues.
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • More prison cells; more truth in sentencing. (Nov 1993)
Christopher Cox on Crime
Republican (District 47): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Cox on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Duke Cunningham on Crime
Republican (District 51): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Duke Cunningham on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons. (Jan 1995)
Ron Dellums on Crime
Democrat (1993-1998) (District 9): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ron Dellums on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
Julian Dixon on Crime
Democrat (District 32): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Julian Dixon on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
John Doolittle on Crime
Republican Representative (CA-4): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for John Doolittle on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Vic Fazio on Crime
Democrat (District 3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Vic Fazio on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
Carly Fiorina on Crime
2010 Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Carly Fiorina on other issues.
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
Steve Horn on Crime
Republican (District 38): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Steve Horn on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Duncan Hunter on Crime
Republican Representative (CA-52): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Duncan Hunter on other issues.
  • Trust juries to ensure equal justice. (Sep 2007)
  • Death penalty is needed for deterrence. (Sep 2007)
  • Opposes “hate crimes” legislation. (Sep 2007)
  • Prosecute all illegal adult pornography. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons. (Jan 1995)
Steven Kuykendall on Crime
Republican (District 36): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steven Kuykendall on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
Marty Martinez on Crime
Republican (District 31): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Marty Martinez on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
Juanita Millender-McDonald on Crime
Democrat (District 37): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Juanita Millender-McDonald on other issues.
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 78% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Ron Packard on Crime
Republican (District 48): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Ron Packard on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Richard Pombo on Crime
Republican (District 11): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Richard Pombo on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prison cells; more truth in sentencing. (Nov 1993)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
George Radanovich on Crime
Republican Representative (CA-19): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for George Radanovich on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
James Rogan on Crime
Republican (District 27): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for James Rogan on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
Hilda Solis on Crime
Democratic Representative (CA-32): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Hilda Solis on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Ellen Tauscher on Crime
Democratic Representative (CA-10): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Ellen Tauscher on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 56% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Bill Thomas on Crime
Republican (District 21): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bill Thomas on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 29% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Esteban Torres on Crime
Democrat (District 34): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Esteban Torres on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
Andy Vidak on Crime
Republican Challenger 2010 (District 20): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Andy Vidak on other issues.
  • I'm tough on crime--period. (Nov 2010)
Diane Watson on Crime
Democratic Representative (CA-33): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Diane Watson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Easier access to rape kits, and more rape kit analysis. (Nov 2009)
Charlie Brown on Crime
Democrat (District 4): Click here for Charlie Brown on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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