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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California National Organization for Women

1999 Positions on Women's Rights

Issues: Women
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 96
CA State Assembly 2 Wesley Chesbro Democratic 91
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 11
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 13
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 52
CA State Senate 6 Darrell Steinberg Democratic 102
CA State Senate 10 Ellen Corbett Democratic 96
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 83
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 61
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 102
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cardenas Democratic 89
CA State Senate 34 Lou Correa Democratic 61
CA State Senate 35 Roderick Wright Democratic 86
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 96
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100
Samuel Aanestad 11
Richard Ackerman 7
Richard Alarcón 100
Deirdre Alpert 96
Elaine Alquist 102
Dion Aroner 102
Roy Ashburn 11
Patricia Bates 14
James Battin 21
Mike Briggs 7
James Brulte 17
John Burton 102
Thomas Calderon 100
Bill Campbell 14
Dennis Cardoza 71
Dave Cox 18
Richard Dickerson 21
Joseph Dunn 100
John Anthony Dutra 89
Martha Escutia 93
Liz Figueroa 100
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 93
Dean Florez 43
Sally Havice 57
Raymond Haynes, Jr. 9
Robert Hertzberg 102
K. Maurice Johannessen 26
Ross Johnson 9
Betty Karnette 100
Fred Keeley 100
William Knight 9
Sheila Kuehl 105
Lynne Leach 21
Bill Leonard 11
John Longville 100
Michael Machado 75
Ken Maddox 18
Abel Maldonado 28
Bob Margett 18
Carole Migden 102
William Phillip Morrow 4
Kevin Murray 102
George Nakano 89
Jack O'Connell 91
Thomas Oller 11
Deborah Ortiz 93
Robert Pacheco 18
Rod Pacheco 21
Louis Papan 71
Steve Peace 61
Don Perata 96
Anthony Pescetti 39
Richard Polanco 102
Charles Poochigian 13
Sarah Reyes 68
Gloria Romero 100
George Runner, Jr. 11
Jack Scott 96
Kevin Shelley 100
Byron Sher 96
Nell Soto 71
Tony Strickland 14
Virginia Strom-Martin 98
Helen Thomson 100
John Vasconcellos 87
Edward Vincent 78
Carl Washington 78
Howard Wayne 86
Herb Wesson, Jr. 89
Patricia Wiggins 96
Charlene Zettel 28

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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