Anthony Rendon
2020 Score: 99%
Ca. Score: 74%
Caucus Score: 85%
Lifetime Score:99%

Past Scores:

Anthony Rendon

Assembly Speaker

Phone: 916 319 2063

Party: Democrat
District: 63 (Lakewood)
Years in office:



As the leader of the Assembly, the Speaker not only represents their own constituents, but also the people of California and the chamber as a whole. The Assembly Speaker plays a significant leadership role because of their ability to appoint additional leadership roles such as policy committee chairs, which are critical positions that can make the difference between a major climate policy passing or not.

In 2020, the Assembly passed AB 345 by just one vote, a major win in overcoming fierce opposition from the oil industry. This bill would have required the state to establish a minimum distance between oil and gas drilling and sensitive places such as homes and child care centers.

The failure of the California Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act (SB 54) in the Assembly by just four votes, ended the 2020 legislative session on a disappointing note. T This bill would have established a comprehensive plan to reduce plastic waste through source reduction, recycling, and composting.

One of the reasons why the Assembly Democratic Caucus’s overall average score (85%) for 2020 is lower than the Senate Democratic Caucus average score (94%) is in part because the Assembly voted on a larger number of pro-environment bills than the Senate. Out of the total list of 2020 Scorecard bills, 14 pro-environment bills were introduced by Assemblymembers and 9 out of 11 total legislators who received a 100% Environmental Score in 2020 were Assemblymembers.

We encourage you to take a moment to call your legislator using the phone number listed above, let them what you think about their environmental score and why it matters to you that your legislator always vote for climate justice.


Extra Credit:
+1 for authoring a pro-environment bill or letter
-1 for authoring an anti-environment bill or letter

PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIONANTI-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIONDID NOT VOTEDid not vote on good bill. Counted negatively.DID NOT VOTEDid not vote on a bad bill. Counted positively.EXCUSEDAbsent due to illness or family leave; not counted positively or negatively.

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